Saturday, April 7, 2018


DON'T FORGET................

Come to The Hen House for our April 10th Guild meeting and take a personal look at the library collections and other materials which the Guild owns. Look through your Library Holdings package and possibly think about what book, magazine or DVD you would like to hold in your hands that night. There is lots to choose from.

 Many books in the Guild collection are out of print; some long forgotten, others still very desirable. It could be the Textiles of Highland Guatemala, by Lisa O’Neale, which a few years ago, weaver/author Deborah Chandler contacted us about purchasing. It is out of print and to some, a collectible. At that time it was worth $250.00.  Current Amazon listings show two books available, one for $148.00 and one for $460.00.

 Or maybe Marian Powell’s book titled:  1000 Patterns in 4,6, and 8 harness Shadow Weaves, which one of our members purchased at a weaving store for $50.00.  and it also is out of print and sometimes mentioned in many articles. Current Amazon listings, show two books available, one for $195.00 and one for $285.00.
 
Hope to see you all there.

 

Monday, March 19, 2018



At our February meeting, we talked about all the different shuttles there are and the best uses for them.   Of course along with shuttles, we had all the different bobbins.  It was a great meeting along with being very interesting.

Then at our March meeting we had a discussion about the nuts and bolts of weaving rag rugs.  This presentation was done by our resident rag rug weaver  – Leslie Johnson.  Lots of information and examples very there for all to look at and enjoy.

Here are some of our show and tells.



 

Tuesday, January 16, 2018


Lynn Hershberger  [aka ColorJoy] was the presenter at our January meeting.  Lynn has been studying the combining of colors for over three decades and teaching for nearly twenty years.   In the presentation she showed combinations of colors and explained why they worked or not.  She broke down the color jargon into concepts that everyone understood.  She also introduced tried and true combination methods that have with stood the test of time.  It was a very interesting and fun evening.

 

 

 


 




After the program, we had our "Show and Tell segment.  Here are a few photographs:
 
 
 



See you next month.
















 



























 











 












 











 

 












Tuesday, December 12, 2017

 
The weather forecast for Tuesday evening hasn’t improved, so in the interest of keeping everyone safe, the guild is canceling the December meeting. Social time and good food are great, but potentially treacherous roads, blowing snow and below-zero wind chills add up to dangerous, especially after dark. So tuck in, stay warm, and we’ll shoot for January, weather permitting.
 
 
 

Friday, November 24, 2017

Today members of the Spinning Group will be getting together at Kathy's to spin and enjoy each others company.  Maybe this should be a new tradition for Black Friday

Saturday, November 18, 2017


Cathy McCarthy, our November speaker, loves winding mixed warps for her looms.  She loves getting things done quickly, and winding a mixed warp is much faster using a warping paddle.  At our meeting she showed us a couple of ways to wind mixed warps using 2 methods she is familiar with.  Also she used 2 different warping paddles.




Wednesday, November 8, 2017

As promised here are a couple photographs of the felted pumpkins.  Aren't they great!