Meeting October 14

The Youngstown Area Weavers will meet on Wednesday October 14, 10 am at the Colonial Inn on the Canfield Fairgrounds. As everyone knows, our group is small and the room is large, so there are no worries about distancing, bring your mask and a coffee cup. There will be coffee & tea available and some snacks.

We will be deciding on what the Guild will be doing for the next year for programs, workshops… so have some ideas ready to toss around. Also, bring show & tell – with all this at-home time, there ought be lots to show!

Don’t forget the upcoming Spinning  & Weaving Week! Check out all the great sales at HGA’s website – SWW Sales

YAWG Meeting Reminder

The next meeting is Wednesday October 9 at 10 am at the Colonial Inn on the Canfield Fairgrounds.

We will be going over plans for the November demo & sale so bring your calendar & ideas. We also need to decide what the spring workshop will be this coming May. And show & tell –  let’s see all that award winning weaving from the Fair!

YAWG Mini Workshop

May 6, 7 & 8 at 10 am at the Colonial Inn on the Canfield Fairgrounds

Liz will be teaching us how to do dip dye batik with a wax resist. It is a traditional color layering technique. We will be starting at 10 am each day and work until we feel like stopping. Bring a lunch or snack to share.

There will be a variety of sizes of silk scarves available to purchase, all very reasonably priced. You may bring your own fine silk fabric if you have it. All dyes and chemicals will be provided. Donations for the supplies and teacher would be appreciated.

Old clothes are recommended when working anywhere near dyes. Other materials to bring are:

  • artist frame or hoop to stretch the fabric
  • thin tacks or pins to hold silk to the frame
  • small paintbrushes
  • paper towels
  • newspapers

Meeting February 13…

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

rosepath sample

The winter rules are that the meeting is cancelled if Canfield Schools cancel.

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