At 10 am at The Colonial Inn on the Canfield Fairgrounds.
This meeting is all about sharing some of our favorite tools & toys of spinning & weaving. Bring a favorite tool, something unusual, something interesting, something you cannot work without, something you cannot figure out or anything fun regarding our craft. Be ready to share stories, show off toys and maybe find something new you must have too!
We have been locked up inside with all the cold weather – there should be lots of show and tell to look at too.
Remember to sign up and send a deposit for the Rosepath Sampler workshop taught by Susan Conover in May. Share with friends! Here is the registration form: YAWG 05-2019
The winter rules are that the meeting is cancelled if Canfield Schools cancel.
Tuesday Liz, Ken, Marty & Sheila went to the Expo center and got our booth set up. It is an impressive array of our skills! Watch for a TV appearance sometime Wednesday on channel 21 promoting the event.
Saturday demonstrators should arrive by 9:30 am. Park at the end of the side lot and enter through the side door. We are located straight through the double doors against the wall on the left. Sheila or another Guild member will give you a bracelet to come & go all day. Anyone coming in later, call Sheila’s cell phone and someone will meet you with a bracelet.
Have your items for sale and a list of them with a description and price for Sheila to keep track of sales.
Any concerns or questions, contact Sheila.
Our next meeting is October 10 at 10 am at the Colonial Inn on the Canfield Fairgrounds.
We will be getting organized for the upcoming craft expo and demos in November. For planning of space and product, here is what Sheila must have during the meeting:
What will you be demonstrating?
- Weaving – what type and on what equipment
- Spinning – what type, wheel or drop
- Other techniques covered by our Guild – lacemaking, knitting, kumihimo, baskets
What times during the 2 days will you be available to demonstrate?
What types of product and approximately how many will you be bringing to sell? Sheila only needs a rough idea at this time in order to have enough table space and display racks. A detailed list will need to be provided that weekend.
Another demonstration opportunity…
Marilyn will be demonstrating at The Church of the Brethren’s Festival (Western Reserve Rd near Rt 7 in Boardman) on October 13 from 11 am til 2 pm. Please consider taking a few hours to join her and spread the weaving and spinning word. Talk to Marilyn at the meeting.
Rosepath Sampler Workshop – Spread the word…
Class description, teacher bio and registration is now available for the workshop next May. Access them on the meetings page, under May 2019. Warps will be pre-wound and purchased from Susan before the workshop. To see the color options for the warps, here is a direct link: YAWG workshop warps
Just so everyone can adjust their Fair plans – Youngstown Weavers will not be demonstrating at the Fair this year because of a scheduling conflict.
Good luck to all who entered, let’s hope to see a lot of ribbons shown off at the September meeting!
Since we do not have a regular meeting in August, here are a few tidbits to ponder over as we finish up our Fair entries. The next regular meeting will be the picnic on September 12.
Cheryl Miller of Yarn Works in Niles is looking for someone to assist a new weaver who is working on a Schacht 4 harness table loom. Whoever is interested can use the yarn shop to teach in. This is a wonderful opportunity to help get someone else hooked on weaving!
We received some information from the Marshfield School of Weaving in Vermont. Find them at: Marshfield School of Weaving The setting looks beautifully relaxing and there is an impressive selection of classes in spinning, dying, weaving, historical reproductions and loom mechanics. Give the website a look.
And of course don’t forget the demonstration and sale in November. Hopefully everyone is busy making things for our sale table. Spread the word…