First Eve wants to step back as chairperson and it was suggested we have a different person chair each meeting so check out our schedule of topics on this website to see what we have in store for 2015-2016. Each month a different guild member will be in charge of sending out meeting and topics for the month. We have volunteers for chair person up until March then we will need some help to continue this change.
Eve prepared a book with guild members names and emails as well as telephone numbers for contact. Mary will hand them out at the October meeting if you did not receive one. Our guild dues of $15 dollars are due in September but Mary will be collecting them at guild meetings.
Show and tell followed these announcements. Eve brought in a bag of Goodies form Jamilee Jones, who is getting rid of her tools. We passed the bag around and each of us took something we could use. The big item was a Strip cutter that we decided to hold for use by all guild members. If you need a strip cutter we now have one. Contact Carol if you want to use it. Thank you Jamilee Jones for this nice addition to our Guild equipment.
Our show and tell started with Susan showing her finished baby blanket, her first weaving on a rigid heddle loom.
|Susan first weaving with satin trim on the blanket|
|knit weaving sample from Elizabeth|
|meeting at the Feed Mill Cafe|
I showed mine at the last meeting and posted it in the blog last month. Jean and John brought theirs to this meeting.
|Jean's Lake Superior tapestry|
|John's Tapestry from July|
He loved this Tapestry class so much he went to Siever's on Washington Island WI to take Ruth Manning's week long tapestry class.
|John's sample from that class|
|John's inspiration for his weaving at Siever's|
|His finished tapestry|
|close up of John's tapestry from Ruth's class on Washington Is|
I shared my new copies of PLY a new spinning Magazine that I heard about in my silk spinning class at Midwest in June. The ladies are checking it out in the background here. It is a beautiful Magazine check it out website...http://plymagazine.com they will send you one Magazine free so you can see what it is like before you subscribe. Or you can order a specific back issue for $10.
Our guild then traveled 5 minutes to Pekka's house for a tour of his workshop:If you could not make our meeting Pekka is willing to set up a demo for you and your friends to come out and visit his studio. It was a beautiful day and we all enjoyed his wood working demo.
|welcome to Pekka Studio|
|around the corner you are greeted by this guy|
|twisting off the topper|
|the finished tree|
Next he showed us his bird and told us the story that goes with it. It was a little trickier to carve.
It was a beautiful day for a visit and we even saw his loom which he needed help warping and warp yarn right now. But he already had a new plan to weave another wall hanging out of natural materials on.
|Pekka woven wall hanging with carved embellishments|
Weaving tip for today:
If you have questions about how to warp or weave I suggest you check out Peggy Osterkamp's website http://peggyosterkamp.com/. I have found it very helpful especially with my new adventures weaving with linen.
She responded in less than a day to my questions posted on her blog.
|Gail Olson's lovely garden|