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!!!

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!

Meeting Reminders

This is one of those months where Youngstown and East Ohio happen in the same week… what more could a weaver ask for! Participants in both groups can pick up their coverlet warp and finalize their pattern color choice. The Boundweave workshop is May 11, 12 & 13 in Canfield. It is self directed, but sign up is needed anyway.pw stocking

Youngstown meets Wednesday February 12 at 11 am at the Colonial Inn on the Canfield Fairgrounds. We will be continuing the Patchwork stockings by adding embellishments and then stitching together the stocking and lining it. Bring any ribbons, laces, bows, beads, buttons, baubles that you may like to add to the stocking. You will need enough fabric to cut one stocking back and two lining pieces. A basic sewing kit (needles, thread, scissors, pins) will also be handy.

East Ohio meets Saturday February 15 at 9 am at Harmony Village in Columbiana. We will be finalizing the 2020 programs and beginning Scandinavian bandweaving using the spaltegrind. The supply list for the bands is here. Bring what you have, materials will be available to use during the meeting. Two colors of pattern thread would make the pattern easier to see at first. Contact Tracy with any questions.

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