East Ohio Handweavers will meet on Saturday February 18 at 9:30 am at the Leetonia Library. We will have a guest speaker – Eileen Novotny of the Ursuline Prayer Shawl Ministry will be sharing the work they are doing. They also accept donations of acrylic yarns to make the shawls, so if you have some to donate, feel free to bring it.
After the speaker, we will share the sagas of our towels from the recent exchange…what we chose, why we chose it, what went well, what did not. No matter what they were all wonderful!
The EOHW will meet on Saturday, February 20 at 9:30 am at the Leetonia Library. There is plenty of room to social distance in the Library meeting room. We enter through back door – hit the handicap button as sometimes the door sticks – it is very Covid safe.
Coverlet squares need to be done by May 12!
The program is a demonstration and a bit of history on weaving on a warp-weighted loom.
The East Ohio Handweavers will meet at Monica’s home in Leetonia on Saturday September 19 at 9 am. E-mail Monica for directions and landmarks to get there. Bring your masks.
Bill will be giving a presentation on working with fabric dyes.
There will also be some planning for the upcoming months. Bring show & tell from the past several months of lock-down…
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.
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!