April 2016 Meeting

The program  for the April 2 meeting will be a non-standard sock knitting technique:

We will be making Flatlander Socks. They are called that because they are knit flat on 2 needles. Please bring your sock yarn, size 2 or 3 knitting needles and scissors to cut your yarn if needed. The pattern, as written, is knit with size 3 needles fit a size 9 woman’s shoe size generously. If you have a smaller foot you will probably want to use the size 2 needles. You should know how to knit and purl.

Remember – 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!

Meeting location is at WSU in the McKnight building (see directions below)
Officer Meeting @ 9:00am
Social Time @ 9:30am
Meeting & Program begins @ 10:00am

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.

HLA Fiber Mill Tour

Last week, our meeting was a field trip – to HLA Fiber Mill east of Augusta, Kansas!

Owners John and Sara Morris graciously hosted our tour of their small and efficient facility, showing us the many steps of processing fiber from fleece (wool, alpaca, whatever!) to finished product.

 

March 2016 – Fiber Mill Tour

March 5, 2016

Meet at the McDonald’s in Augusta (520 W. 7th) at about 9:30 am, and leave at 10:00 to caravan to HLA Fiber Mill, east of Augusta, Kansas.

We will have a tour of the mill to learn about all the steps in processing fiber, and will also have the opportunity to see some alpacas and do a bit of fiber shopping!

 

Ply Split Projects

The February 2016 program was an absorbing project for everyone!  Susan DeWit and Nancy Squire prepared and provided the materials, and got us all started on our ‘wave’ key chains.

One of the finished keychains:

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Several of the weavings-in-progress…

And here’s the video we followed:

Fiber Fusion Projects

Here are a few pictures of the process and results of the fiber fusion program at the January 2016 meeting.

Members selected snippets from a wide variety of fabrics, ribbon and other trim and yarn, arranged them between two layers of water soluble stabilizer, then stitched through all layers in a grid pattern.  After dissolving the stabilizer, the results were textured, lacy, drapey pieces of art!

April 2016 – Flatland sock

April 2, 2016

Officers meet at 9:00
Social time starts at 9:30
Meeting begins at 10:00

The Flatland sock pattern is written for knitting or Tunisian crochet.  Watch for more details as they become available!

Meeting location is at WSU in the McKnight building

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.

February 2016 – Split ply weaving

February 6, 2016

Officers meet at 9:00
Social time starts at 9:30
Meeting begins at 10:00

Watch here for program details!

Meeting location is at WSU in the McKnight building

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.

January 2016 – Fiber fusion

We will be trying out a fiber fusion technique using water soluble stabilizer and scraps of yarn and fabric this month.  This method uses two layers of stabilizer as a trap for designing with yarn and small pieces of fabric.  After it’s all trapped it is then machine sewn, using the thread as a netting mechanism for holding the design in place.  Like magic once it hits the water the stabilizer disappears and a lovely lacy fabric appears.

The guild will provide the stabilizer, yarn, scraps, machines, and thread, but feel free to bring any yarns, fibers, fabrics you would like to use!  Also, you can hand stitch and bead, which will give one more layer to the piece. Bring some good (not best) scissors and something to line the fusion fabric if you want to make something out of it before you go home.

If you prefer to bring another project to work on, please do so!

Officers meet at 9:00
Social time starts at 9:30
Meeting begins at 10:00

Meeting location is at WSU in the McKnight building

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.

December 2015 Meeting and Fun Auction

Plan now to attend the annual holiday luncheon and ‘auction’ on December 5th! 

Janet and Steve H. will be hosting again this year, and will provide the meat.  Members should plan to bring a side dish or dessert for the luncheon (we’ll eat at noon), and one or more fiber-related items for the auction to follow.

This is a play money auction; everyone gets the same amount, and we have a great time bidding on the items!  It’s a fun way to re-home those nice things that you have realized you won’t get around to using, and bring home something new – and have some good laughs in the process!

Guild members, watch your email for the newsletter with directions.  New members or visitors are welcome to request more information via the ‘Contact Us’ form on this site.