Saturday, June 1, 2013

Buellwood Guild - May 15 2013 - Eric's send off

Rep Runner's by Myla

Our guild members gathered again on May 20th at Gloria Dei church in Hancock Michigan. We did not have a planned program as we just finished our Paper workshop with Bea Grob.
Myla and her Rep Runner
We had a nice turnout and welcomed back Myla who we had not seen for a while, our show and tell is always the first thing we cannot wait to share the projects we have finished.
Close up of Myla's Rep Runner

Eve shared her finished tapestry weaving and she found a way to finish off the back of her tapestry from an early issue of Handwoven Magazine September/October 2001.

Leslie is looking forward to the finished tapestries and sent me a picture of Barb’s tapestry. So from Leslie “Congratulations to Barb for completing her first tapestry as a result of this winter's two guild tapestry workshops!  Barb decided to weave her dog.  What a great design.  Leslie wants to know who else has a completed tapestry to show us?” when you finish a tapestry bring it to show and tell. We would love to see it.
Barb's Tapestry of her Dog
Eve also shared a lovely knit hat that was designed by Karina Schmidt. We are all looking to try to knit one of these lovely hats.
Myla has been busy weaving Rep Weave table runners. She has a couple of finished pieces to share with us. Her color choices are beautiful. She wove the rep warp with fabric strips that went with the colors used in the warp. She has a very nice finished product.
Melissa has been weaving on very fine Alpaca which she received as a gift. She wove 2 scarves in a twill pattern using the gray warp. Melissa reported that the Alpaca warp was very sticky to work with. She still has another scarf to weave with the remaining green hank of alpaca but she may take a break from the alpaca to weave a wool blanket throw with yarn from White Fish Bay farms in Door County 
Wisconsin.  I am looking forward to seeing what she does with this yarn as I have my own stash from WFB Farms, all spun from their own sheep and dyed with natural dyes. Some very terrific colors are available.

Margarite shared with us her very first weaving. Nice job on the woven wall hanging Margarite.

Eric was busy knitting another garment and he will be teaching a shawl class at Copper Country Community Art Saturday June1 and Saturday June 8.  Sounds like a good class to get started knitting that Shawl you have the yarn set aside in your stash just for that project. 

For our outing this week we had Eric give us a guided tour of the Student Exhibit at the Finish America Heritage Center. Eric invited 4 artists to Collaborate with him on his Senior Exhibit involving a Scientific approach to weaving.  Among the artists he invited were Mary Burns from Mercer Wisconsin and Sheila O’hara from California who was our Keynote speaker for Northern wefts in 2011. It was a very interesting exhibit and Eric incorporated test tube of dyes in his response to the guest Artist’s woven pieces.

I sent off our Guilds Goodie Bag Donation to Prairie Winds 2013 the Midwest Weavers Conference to be held in Kansas June 16- 23 2013. See you there !
119 Small Pincushions to hang on your weaving loom.

We talked about what our guild will be working on for 2013-14 and the guild members liked the idea of having a concentration on Rugs for this year. So we are looking for those who would like to teach a short session on rug weaving at each of our guild meetings. 

Next week is the Mary Sue Fenner ‘One of kind Art Jacket’ workshop so I will be posting pictures and the fun event in late June once I return from the Midwest conference in Kansas. I sure hope the Tornado’s Keep their distance from Emporia Kansas……..

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