October 10 Meeting

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

 

June Meeting & Free-Style Weaving Workshop

June’s meeting will be baskets at the Weaving Willow in Hubbard. Basket is your choice – please let Liz know what you’d like to make or ask her for some ideas if you are not sure yet. She will have some wood bases made in advance.

Once again, another successful workshop! The creativity was flying for 3 days with bright colors, novelty yarns, roving, locks, beads, buttons and bangles. Just the supply table was a feast for the eyes. Thank you Sheila for a great time.

Samples from the workshop

Workshop May 7 – 9 & Meeting May 9

The free weaving workshop is coming up fast. Sheila has an extensive list of very cool techniques to work through and will open up all your creative abilities. It will be a lot of fun! There is still space if anyone is interested.

There will be a regular monthly meeting on Wednesday the 9th at the Colonial Inn in the Fairgrounds. It will be a chance to see what the workshop participants have done. Also bring any show & tell from those over-the-winter weaving projects.

The April meeting with speaker Ginger Mangie was amazing! Ginger brought her extensive collection of purses and had lovely stories of history and entertainment, as well as what to look for in purchasing vintage bags. Here are some of her treasures:

Also, Katherine brought a collection of miniature purses that she created:Katherine mini 1Lots of inspiration!

 

March Recap

Our March program of revisiting Susan Conover’s workshop of last May proves we had success with the towels! Weaving the fine single ply linen weft with the cotton warp made for some beautiful towels to both see and feel.

Liz A towel

Tracy J towels

Pictured is the 4 shaft broken twill by Liz and the  8 shaft turned twill by Tracy. We had on-loom photos from Colin too, proving there will be more. Hopefully many will be seen at the Fair this fall.

The decision was made to have Susan back again next year for a Rosepath sampler workshop. Mark your calendar now – May 6, 7 & 8, 2019. Details will be available in the fall.

There is still space in the Free-weaving workshop this May. Registration form is on the Meetings page.

What we’ve been doing…