Meeting Change!!

Because of the timing of the Fair this year, Youngstown Area Weavers Guild will meet Monday September 13 at the Colonial Inn on the Canfield Fairgrounds at 11:00. It is our luncheon / picnic…the Guild is providing chicken. Bring a covered dish to share.

Also bring your weavette or pin loom and yarn – Sheila will be sharing the pattern for a cute star ornament. Show & tell your dyed yarn from the summer dye day and what you entered in the Fair.

Any questions…contact Marilyn

Meeting Reminder & some bits…

Youngstown Area Weavers will meet on July 14 at 10 am in The Colonial Inn on the Canfield Fairgrounds. We will be doing warp painting on plant based fiber only. Sheila will be bringing a selection of colors, if you want a certain color or have any questions, contact her.

Here is what to bring:

  • Pre-wound warp tied loosely, ends can be tied tight – soak the warp in warm water with a couple drops of dish soap for about 1 hour. Squeeze out excess water and bring to the meeting wet.
  • gloves
  • 1″ & 2″ foam brushes
  • tubs or buckets to hold wet warp
  • plastic table covering or drop cloth
  • paper towels

Canfield Fair Demo: The Guilds will be demonstrating on Thursday, September 2 starting at 10 am. Marilyn can only get 4 free tickets, so speak up by the July meeting to claim one. Please consider participating for a few hours even if you don’t get a free ticket…

For those of you with little ones, this came through the website…

 Greetings from Bend, Oregon. I’m excited to share a fun fiber animal book for kids.  The children’s book I wrote with my daughter, is now available both as a hardcover and an ebook (apple ibook). It’s about our first little alpacas coming to live at our ranch.  We tried to educate a bit about fleece.  As much as you can in a little kid picture book.

It can be ordered directly, now, from the Book Baby Book shop in hardcover: https://store.bookbaby.com/bookshop/book/index.aspx?bookURL=Whiskey-and-Zulu-Get-a-New-Home2
Or as an ebook: https://store.bookbaby.com/book/Whiskey-and-Zulu-get-a-new-home

Sunday Field Trip to Praxis

Sunday May 19, 2019 – Dying with natural indigo

We will be meeting at the Salem airport at 10:15. Park in the parking lot away from buildings. Bring either a lunch or snack and what you may want to drink. We could stop somewhere on the way home to eat if works for everyone.

It will cost $30 and bring whatever you wish to dye. Yarn should be skeined & tied loosely, fabrics can go in as is. They do have silk & wool scarves available to buy to dye as well. It is advisable to wear old clothes and bring latex gloves if you have them. Also some zip-lock bags to transport your wet products home.

This is a fun opportunity especially for those who are not avid dyers. Maybe check out some pictures of shibori and try that too.

Praxis Fiber Workshop     15301 Waterloo Road    Cleveland OH

 

 

 

YAWG Mini Workshop

May 6, 7 & 8 at 10 am at the Colonial Inn on the Canfield Fairgrounds

Liz will be teaching us how to do dip dye batik with a wax resist. It is a traditional color layering technique. We will be starting at 10 am each day and work until we feel like stopping. Bring a lunch or snack to share.

There will be a variety of sizes of silk scarves available to purchase, all very reasonably priced. You may bring your own fine silk fabric if you have it. All dyes and chemicals will be provided. Donations for the supplies and teacher would be appreciated.

Old clothes are recommended when working anywhere near dyes. Other materials to bring are:

  • artist frame or hoop to stretch the fabric
  • thin tacks or pins to hold silk to the frame
  • small paintbrushes
  • paper towels
  • newspapers