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!

Coverlets & Bandweaving

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

Loom & yarn

This came in through the website if anyone is interested. I have no details so contact her directly.

I have some yarn that I used to weave a rug when I was in college. The yarn is mostly neutral colors. I would like to donate it to someone who could use it.
I also have a 45 inch, four harness loom. It will need some TLC and to be reassembled. It is available to someone who can pick it up.
edie58.davidson@gmail.com