Dawn had some fun at our August meeting with some guild members and dyer's Knotweed.
They also had some fresh woad and true indigo to play with. They smashed fresh leaves into various silk pieces, pureed leaves and dipped, also they tied the fabric with string and rubber bands. It was so magical to take the green leaves, crush them in some way then watch the blue color develop .
|Dawn smashing some leaves for the dye|
|Dawn's amazing garden|
Our next guild meeting will be Monday September 17th at Gloria Dei Church in Hancock Michigan, We meet at noon with Show and Tell session then we will learn to warp a floor loom. this will be my way of warping back to front with the aide of weights so that you can wind the warp alone. Beginners; If you want to learn one method of warping a loom this is the meeting to attend.
Also remember we will be having our annual Guild Retreat October 13 and 14th at the Marsin Retreat Center on Red Brick Road. We have a number or workshops set up for your enjoyment. John will provide a list of the planned workshops on Saturday and Sunday 9-5pm then Saturday night I will share some slides from my Norway Cruise in June.
Please bring a dish to pass and your guild dues of $25. Non members are invited to attend for the cost of joining our guild. we will also be planning our guild meeting schedule for 2018-2019, so please bring ideas of what you are interested in learning and\or willing to present for the guild.