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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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

EOHG Meeting Reminder

The next meeting is Saturday, January 18th at 9 o’clock at Harmony Village in Columbiana. We will be electing new officers and setting the schedule for 2020.

Anyone that will be participating in the overshot coverlet project, we will be calculating our warp & weft so materials can be ordered. Mary Ann handed out the pattern books to pick a design and there will be  color cards  to choose your color. If anyone needs a pattern book, contact MaryAnn.

The after meeting focus group for the Scandinavian pick-up bandweaving will be modifying the rigid heddles and discussing materials to start weaving bands in February. There will be four sizes to choose from, so it will be within everyone’s comfort zone. If there are any questions, contact Tracy.

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