February 2017 Meeting

Wrap Bracelet

Nancy Squire will teach attendees how to create an African Wrap Around Bracelet.  All materials will be provided, but if you have beads or other small items with holes that you would like to add, feel free to bring them!

 

February 4, 2017
Location: Room 118, McKnight Hall, WSU campus
Officers Meet @ 9:00 am
Social Time @ 9:30 am
Meeting & Program begins @ 10:00 am

Directions: Exit off of Hillside onto Alumni Drive. The McKnight building is the second building on your right. Park in the lot across the street, and enter the north wing through the brown double doors that face Hillside (shown in the center of the picture below). Look for a “Guild” sign on the doors!

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Events in 2017

It’s time to start planning your fiber-related travel… some could be just a day trip, but others might turn into a full-blown vacation!

We have listed the ones we’re aware of on our Area Events page.  Have a look, check your calendar, and start saving up for registrations and shopping!

January 2017 Meeting

Rigid Heddle Weaving

Denise Renee will present the interactive program about using rigid heddle looms, including warping and basic weaving.  Even if you are a seasoned floor loom weaver, you can enjoy the ease and flexibility of a rigid heddle loom!

Denise will bring a handful of looms to use including 3 Cricket looms that will be for sale at 15% off the retail price ($165 tax included). Bring a rigid heddle loom if you have one.

January 7, 2017
Location: Room 118, McKnight Hall, WSU campus
Officers Meet @ 9:00 am
Social Time @ 9:30 am
Meeting & Program begins @ 10:00 am

Directions: Exit off of Hillside onto Alumni Drive. The McKnight building is the second building on your right. Park in the lot across the street, and enter the north wing through the brown double doors that face Hillside (shown in the center of the picture below). Look for a “Guild” sign on the doors!

December 2016 Meeting

Annual Holiday Luncheon

The Guild’s traditional December get-together is always a fun time.  Members bring a dish for the pot luck, so there’s always great food – and then the real entertainment kicks in!

Members also bring one or more fiber or fiber-related items; spinning fiber, tools, books, whatever they realize they’re not going to use.  Then, we pass out play money and ‘auction’ everything off.  Everyone goes home with something new (to them) and a few laughs to remember.

December 3, 2016
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Private home – see the Guild newsletter for directions

 

Second Chance Sale

We’re having a ‘Second Chance’ Sale immediately following the November 5th meeting! There is still plenty of commercial yarn for weaving and knitting/crochet, handspun yarn, the beautiful backstrap loom, books & magazines and miscellaneous items. NEW this time around are additional magazines, some spinning fiber (cotton & cotton blends) and workshop notes and other files! Proceeds go to the guild treasury; payment with cash or checks only – we are not able to process cards.

ALSO – Guild members are welcome to bring books, tools and fiber for individual sale (proceeds to the seller). No finished items, please. This is a great opportunity to move along those things you’re not using – and make space for new stuff!

November 2016 Meeting

Art Yarn Refresher

Learn about and practice core spinning techniques to make art yarn – thick and thin, loopy or bumpy, maybe with some added “things.”  Bring a spinning wheel if you have one, or bring another project you’re working on and stay to watch and commune.

Denise Renee will bring her Schacht Wheels for people to test drive them! She will talk about the benefits of each wheel and how spinning wheels work in general (adjustments and mechanics). She will be offering discounts on Schacht Wheels and other Schacht equipment.  If you have ever wondered about Schact products, you can have your questions answered here!

November 5, 2016
Location: Room 118, McKnight Hall, WSU campus
Officers Meet @ 9:00 am
Social Time @ 9:30 am
Meeting & Program begins @ 10:00 am

Directions: Exit off of Hillside onto Alumni Drive. The McKnight building is the second building on your right. Park in the lot across the street, and enter the north wing through the brown double doors that face Hillside (shown in the center of the picture below). Look for a “Guild” sign on the doors!

Flash Sale!

Immediately following the October 1 meeting, the doors will open to a ‘fiber estate sale’, with items ranging from spinning fiber of all kinds through coned yarns, handspun yarn, books and miscellaneous tools including a lovely backstrap loom and a free-standing cage distaff that converts to a reel.  All proceeds will support Guild activities.

A limited area will be set aside for guild members who wish to bring fiber, tools, supplies or books for personal sale.  No finished products at this event, please!

Buyers, be prepared to pay with cash or checks; we are not able to process card payments.

October 2016 Meeting

Weaving Structures

Learn to create and weave a double weave block structure. This will be a continuing program.

We will make available some looms set up and ready for weaving before and on a limited basis after each meeting for members to learn to weave a block structure. If you have a loom to bring please do so!  Nancy Squire is our structure guru.

Remember – even if you are not interested in this month’s program, feel free to bring any portable project to work on, or just come for social time and for any business that needs to be addressed. See you there!

October 1, 2016
Location: Room 118, McKnight Hall, WSU campus
Officers Meet @ 9:00 am
Social Time @ 9:30 am
Meeting & Program begins @ 10:00 am

Directions: Exit off of Hillside onto Alumni Drive. The McKnight building is the second building on your right. Enter the north wing (around the curve of the street) through the brown double doors that face Hillside. Parking is available in the lot across the street from the McKnight Building.

September 2016 Meeting

Cupcakes from Summer

This first meeting of the guild year will include some time for Show and Tell from those summer workshops and projects.  Come and share what you did with fiber this summer!

We will dye balls of yarn a la Kathrin Weber, in a technique from the workshop this spring. This is a fast and fun way to take that old unhappy cellulose-based yarn, wind it into a tight ball, and double dye it into a colorful skein, begging to become a thing of beauty.

Bring some yarn – cotton, bamboo, and rayon work best; no 100 % silk or wool please! – and some flat bottomed cottage cheese containers with lids. There will be ball winders if you can’t wind it ahead. We will provide the white stuff to soak it in and the dye. Nancy Squire and Paula Smith have this all organized and ready.

And we’ll have real cupcakes for snacks!

Remember – even if you are not interested in this month’s program, we still want to see you!  Feel free to bring any portable project to work on, or just come for social time and for any business that needs to be addressed. See you there!

September 10, 2016
Location: Room 118, McKnight Hall, WSU campus
Officers Meet @ 9:00 am
Social Time @ 9:30 am
Meeting & Program begins @ 10:00 am

Directions: Exit off of Hillside onto Alumni Drive. The McKnight building is the second building on your right. Enter the north wing (around the curve of the street) through the brown double doors that face Hillside. Parking is available in the lot across the street from the McKnight Building.

May 2016 – Dye day

May 7, 2016

Our final meeting of the year will be May 7th in room 118 of the McKnight building on the WSU campus. We will be dyeing, so bring something that you would like to work on – warps, skeins of yarn, unspun fiber, silk scarves, or other fabric or items. We will provide the dyes, and we will also have pre-soaking buckets set up. As always, bring plastic bags to transport your wet items home.
We will also be voting on our slate of officers for the 2016-2017 year:
  • President   Susan de Wit
  • Vice President   Terry Harrison
  • Treasurer   Janet Hamous
  • Secretary   Sharon Barnes
Final details on the July 14-18 Kathrin Weber workshops will be presented. Please come prepared to make or arrange payment.
Directions to McKnight Hall: Exit off Hillside onto Alumni Drive. The McKnight building is the second building on your right (around the curve of the street).  Due to construction, access through the brown double doors that face Hillside is somewhat obstructed; park in the lot on your left and walk around the cordoned-off area.