For those weavers who are participating in the coverlet project this year…
Gasper’s Garden is now open every day for business. It is a centralized location for drop off & pick up of yarn for the coverlet blocks. Wind the skein into 300 yard balls to exchange with the other weavers. Mary Ann will hold onto the balls and hand them out to whoever needs them to keep weaving.
I have seen several finished pattern blocks and this project is going to turn out beautifully!
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.
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.
The warp thread for the coverlets has arrived! Mary Ann has it and if anyone is really anxious, it can be picked up at her house before Sunday the 2nd. She will be out of town until the 11th and will have the warp at both Guild meetings also.
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.