Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year to all from the Buellwood Weaver and Fiber Artist Guild.
This year we had a special holiday luncheon at the Kangas Cafe for our December meeting.
After a wonderful lunch at the Cafe, almost no business was discussed. We had another wonderful show and tell along with a Dirty Santa Exchange of handmade gifts for those who wished to participate.
We also had a Weaving word find game for a gift.
Her felted elf hat was a real popular item. John wore it with great pride.
Dawn also made a wool hat with her dyed yarn which was from the fixation hat pattern with many color rows of wool yarn. Lovely colors for sure.
On the dye category she brought in a sample of a lovely Burgundy dyed yarn which she got with Pole Berries soaked in Vinegar with an alum mordant.
|Pole Berry dye sample|
|Fixation Hat pattern and wool|
Karen was wearing her show and tell, a cute reclaimed wool sweater jacket she bought in Trenary, MI from Sunny Day Giggles.
Really cute from the front but wait to you see the back.
She also created this ornament from Redwood and Cedar which was lovely and is working on this looping project around a shell.
|Karen's ornament from Cedar|
|looping on a shell|
Clare has been doing some sampling to aid our production of MLH samples for 2018. We are eager to get started weaving the samples at a location in Houghton and would love to have all our members involved in some part of this project. Contact John or Clare if you are interested in doing either warping, weaving, sewing or serging the edges of the 3 inch samples, Which will be sent out to all MLH members this next fall.
John is now the owner of an original wooden shuttle that belonged to Dorthy Buell.
Mary's show and tell were some Christmas towels that she wove from Handwoven 2013 Huck and Plain weave towels. 20 ends per inch for those who were wondering what my sett was. I found using cottolin for this project 3.5 yard warp was not enough to get 3 full towels 15 inches by 23 inches. as the pattern repeat took 32 inches to weave rather than 28 inches.
I ( Mary ) am obsessed with knitting these miniature sweaters and hats for the Christmas tree right now and I am using all of my left over sock yarn for these little gems. Some I have even added names to the front of the sweater.
Our Dirty Santa exchange started out fun I opened a beautiful hat. Kathie loved her woven dish towels. Sara got a beautiful scarf . Soon the tides turned and Susan stole the dish cloths from Kathie, Kathie stole the wrist warmers from Karen, Karen stole my blue hat, I took the red truck embroidered ornament, Dawn stole the wrist warmers form Kathie, Kathie stole the dish cloths from Susan and on and on.
But Sarah ended up with her beautiful scarf.
Then Debra and her daughters showed up for a bit. A Nice Afternoon!
our next meeting will be January 15th and the topic will be Breeds of Sheep.
See you at Gloria Dei at noon.