Sunday, December 16, 2012

Buellwood Weaver and Fiber Guild meeting

Buellwood Weaver and Fiber Guild Meeting November 12, 2012
We welcomed a new member in November !  Stuart joined our guild and would like to learn how to weave.  He already has a loom that he is repairing with his wood working skills. He has also offered to make any wooden weaving tools that we would like.
Jean with her Birch Bark Journal

Our show and tell was fabulous…. Jean and Lynn took a one day workshop with Karen Tembruel, weaving with birch bark to make a journal . They really had some nice books that they made with the materials provided in the workshop.
Jeanne Medlyn brought some of her beautiful hand spun yarn that she hand dyed.
Eve shared with us her most recent Hand towels and her finished Viking Bracelet. 
Eve's Handwoven towel and her Viking Bracelet.

Jeanne beautiful handspun yarn.. it is so soft.

Our guild met early in November to avoid the Thanksgiving week meeting. Lynn Anderson presented weaving on a triangle loom and showed us how to use the small pot holder looms to create a woven square. We thought this might make a nice transportable loom for weaving as you travel.  Shuttle Spindle and Dyepot had a couple of Articles about using these woven squares to create scarves, hats, Garments and even some woven wire samples.
Working on our small weaving project
We all tried at least one square and some of us may make more to create something to share with the guild at a later meeting. We found the yarn had to be quite heavy to fill in the spaces, so chunky handspun worked very nicely. I am still a little confused about how to assemble these squares into a garment, but I will try to make something with my woven squares. 

We are planning a workshop for May 2013 a Paper weaving workshop, with Bea Grob from Switzerland.  So mark your calendars for the week of May 6 - 8 th. 

We are looking forward to 2 meetings in 2013 studying Tapestry weaving with Leslie Toombs. We meet at noon at Gloria Dei church in Hancock. New members or interested individuals are always welcome.

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