2010 Fundraiser Sale

Guild Fundraiser Sale!

Saturday, Sept. 11th, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

9 – 12   Open to guild members

12 – 5   Open to the public

Pheasant Run Apts. Clubhouse

8800 East Harry, Wichita, KS

(turn in the gate, park straight ahead, clubhouse is straight across from the gate, with the lawn in front of it)

*Thanks to  Marilyn Grisham, Marilyn Jones and the estate of Peggy Mcluen, we have assembled for sale a huge variety of yarns, fiber, fabric, bobbin lacemaking, spinning/weaving supplies, equipment (including floor loom and drum carders). Plus, over 300 books and 100 magazines on all techniques of weaving, spinning, dyeing, braiding, quilting and the needle arts.

(There will be no business meeting in September.)

Dye Day 2010

Everyone is invited to join the Hatchetts for a day of dyeing yarn, fleece and other fiber related items on Saturday, October 2, 2010 from 10 am to 3 pm (or whenever we get done).  We will start setting up around 9:30. Please bring items that you want to dye and if you have a butane stove or a large dye kettle (enamel or stainless), bring that as well.  A main dish for lunch will be provided, probably a hearty soup and if attendees want to bring a salad or dessert, that would be great.  We will be outdoors, so if the weather is bad we will cancel.  Hopefully it will be a beautiful autumn day and a great time to also bring a spinning wheel and sit in the shade and spin, knit, or just be.

If you’re interested in participating in this activity and joining the Guild, please go to our contact page and request directions!

Spinning Retreat – Oct. 2010

Spinning Retreat

1:00 pm to 6:00 pm on the 8th
9:00 to 6:00 on the 9th
9:00 to 12:00 on the 10th

Art of the Prairie Gallery
165 E. Main
Sedan, Kansas

No admission, vendors $10.00 or $15.00 with electricity – free if you do demos.

Two pick-up loads of books, fiber, weaving and knitting yarns and LOTS of other goodies left from the Wichita Guild’s fund-raising sale have been moved to Sedan to be offered to you at the the October 9th  spinning retreat.  Books are $5.00, magazines 25 cents, yarns $1.00 per pound!

This is a great chance to get away, relax, spin, visit, buy stuff you think at the time you can’t live without (you can never have enough stash)!

Lodging available at Stagecoach Ranch (limited)
2 nights with breakfast $50.00
For more information, contact Reta Pipher at 620-346-2221

2010 KAWS

The Kansas Alliance of Weavers and Spinners’ (KAWS) annual conference was held in Emporia this weekend; unfortunately, many Wichita guild members were unable to attend.  But we were well represented by those who did make the trip, and they also made sure our guild table looked its best!

The theme for this year’s guild table exhibit (and competition!) was “Yarn Cocktails”.   Several members contributed fiber interpretations of specific cocktails.  This is a view of the entire table:

Here’s a non-alcoholic “Tequila Sunrise”…

… and one more citrus-y closeup:

We don’t yet know how our table fared in the competition, but had fun seeing everyone’s ideas!