Equipment for Sale

One of the East Ohio members is downsizing and has the following items available for sale:

  • Little Lilly 10″ loom 2 harness
  • Schacht 20″ loom 4 harness
  • 40″ Nellie Sgt. 6 harness (little rough but weaves fine $100.00
  • Structo 10″
  • several shuttles
  • a couple of reeds

Contact Sandra if you are interested in more information.

Upcoming De-Stash event

This came from Barb & the Canfield Spinning Guild:

You are cordially invited to a De-Stash Event.

              WHEN: Sat., Sept. 26, 2020 (Rain or Shine)

              WHERE: Fair Park, Canfield, OH

              TIME: 9 am – Noon

I don’t know about you, but as I’ve cloistered in my home these past few months, I’ve come to the conclusion that I need to de-clutter and de-stash. Can you relate? Maybe you’re new to the game and wish to increase your stash pile(s). We certainly understand. Well, now is your opportunity to venture out for a few hours and either farm out or adopt fiber!

We will be meeting in Fair Park (rain or shine) under the main pavilion. Since Fair Park is a first-come-first have situation, I’ll be there around 7:30 AM to hold our spot. Please bring whatever you wish to sell, swap, or give away. All we ask is that you duly mark your fiber(s)/yarn(s) into said categories. We will be observing social distancing and mask wearing. If you’d like to bring your wheel and spin a bit, please do so. (Knitting and crochet needles and drop spindles are welcome, too.)

If you decide to sit a spell, please bring your own lawn chair, libations, and dress for the weather. I hope to see a great many of you on the 26th. More importantly, I hope you all will take everything I bring because I don’t want it coming back home with me! 😊 Winter is coming and Christmas will be upon us before we know it. Nothing says “love” like a hand-crafted gift. Come on out and let your creative juices flow!!!

Loom & Equipment for sale

This came in through the website. If anyone is interested, contact me for the seller’s direct contact information. She requested it not be made public.

Due to Coronavirus and Covid-19, unfortunately I must sell my loom. This has hit my family very hard with loss of life as well as loss of employment, therefore forcing me to consider what I need vs. what I want. I do not need my loom.
If you know of anyone who is interested in purchasing it for a fair price please provide them with my email address. It includes 8 harnesses, two reeds (10 & 12), shuttles, a sley hook and a warping board.
I am unable to attach photos but have them available.
I live near New Castle and could deliver if need be.
I thank you in advance for your help.
Sincerely,
April

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