Coverlet Project

For those weavers who are participating in the coverlet project this year…

Gasper’s Garden is now open every day for business. It is a centralized location for drop off & pick up of yarn for the coverlet blocks. Wind the skein into 300 yard balls to exchange with the other weavers. Mary Ann will hold onto the balls and hand them out to whoever needs them to keep weaving.

I have seen several finished pattern blocks and this project is going to turn out beautifully!

 

So…

Has everyone been weaving? How about a little virtual show & tell for our members? Send me photos – finished or in progress – of what you have been working on the last few weeks. Does not necessarily have to be weaving, just what you’ve been doing. Share some inspiration until we can meet again.

Here’s a sample…

MG towel
Mary Ann’s linen towels

 

curtains finished copy
Tracy’s huck curtains

YAWG Meeting Reminder

Youngstown Area Weavers will meet March 11 at 10 am at the Colonial Inn on the Canfield Fairgrounds. We will be showing our completed patchwork stockings and making final preparations to begin the coverlet project. Mary Ann has the weft so if you would like it before the meeting, call her to arrange a time to pick it up. The cost of the weft is $68.85 per person.

The program Wednesday is a special presentation by local quilter and designer Ginger Mangie of Wildside Stitching titled “OH, THOSE PEA PICKIN’ PINCUSHIONS”. There are always lots of stories and anecdotes – so come for the entertainment and bring your friends! Here is Ginger’s description of the talk…

We all have many of these utilitarian and sometimes whimsical little sewing accessories.  Take a walk through many decades of pincushions, the oldest one coming from the UK.  This pincushion was made by a WW1 soldier sent home to his sweetheart.  As with my other lectures, there is always a story or history to explore.  I bring 50 different pincushions or related items of interest. 

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And another thing just for fun… I ran across this via an embroidery blog but I think weavers can benefit from it too. It is an amazing way of putting together colors. Go check out Stitch Palettes and peruse the color combinations based on photographs – you will get lost in the inspiring ideas!