The warp thread for the coverlets has arrived! Mary Ann has it and if anyone is really anxious, it can be picked up at her house before Sunday the 2nd. She will be out of town until the 11th and will have the warp at both Guild meetings also.
For the participants in the Coverlet project…
The background thread of 10/2 pearl has been ordered. The cost was $26.50 per pound and each weaver will get about 2.5 pounds. So plan on at least $66 for that. MaryAnn will need to be reimbursed the cost. Contact her with any questions.
The weft will be Fårö 6/1 wool. The color card can be seen here: Faro colors. The actual yarn samples will be at the next meeting. Plan on getting 5 – 6 skeins for the project.
For the Scandinavian Pick-up program…
Here is a supply list, bring what you have and we can make do with what we need to. A long length of 6″ wide muslin will work as the backstrap belt until one can be fabricated.
Written instructions are in 6 files of pdf format, contact Tracy to be sent these in advance or if there are any questions.
Here is the basic supply list: band supply
The next meeting is Saturday, January 18th at 9 o’clock at Harmony Village in Columbiana. We will be electing new officers and setting the schedule for 2020.
Anyone that will be participating in the overshot coverlet project, we will be calculating our warp & weft so materials can be ordered. Mary Ann handed out the pattern books to pick a design and there will be color cards to choose your color. If anyone needs a pattern book, contact MaryAnn.
The after meeting focus group for the Scandinavian pick-up bandweaving will be modifying the rigid heddles and discussing materials to start weaving bands in February. There will be four sizes to choose from, so it will be within everyone’s comfort zone. If there are any questions, contact Tracy.
Time change to 11 am on Wednesday January 8 in the Colonial Inn on the Canfield Fairgrounds.
We will be starting the patchwork Christmas stockings. Sheila will provide a pattern in several sizes and show how to piece together the patchwork. Bring whatever you have to share of handwoven fabrics, trims, ribbons, laces, bands, cords, sequins or any other decorative item. The pieces do not have to be large to do patchwork.
Plus to use as a base for the patchwork, a plain background fabric like muslin, scissors, pins, fabric marker or chalk, needle & thread. There will be extras to use, so no need to go out & buy anything yet.
Putting together and finishing the stocking will be covered at the February meeting.
Also, Mary Ann will be getting more details from us and organizing the coverlet project. Think about which pattern from the book she handed out and what color you prefer so the threads can be ordered.