Sunday, September 11, 2016

Please join us for our "Welcome back meeting", Tuesday, September 13th.
***Location for this meeting only: Fellowship Room***
Remember your “Show and Tell”
Location: St. Matthew Lutheran Church
2418 N Aurelius Road, Holt
Mingle starts at 6:30 --- Meeting starts at 7:00
Please arrive before 7 p.m.
Aneesa from Capital Area District Libraries presents "Accessing Weaving (and other) resources."

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Change of location for April Meeting ~ The Hen House, 211 S Cochran Ave, Charlotte MI
Meeting date - 4/12/2016
Hidden treasures – The Handwoven Sample Sets in the Guild Library. This program and meeting will be held at the guild library (Hen House in Charlotte). The guild has a collection of samples woven by members over the last 50 years. Want to see how a structure looks woven in cloth? Peggy Adams will take us on a tour of this collection.
Amidst the many sample books in the Guild Library, Peggy will be sharing information for only two of them:
1) Harrisville Designs "The Fabric Book". [1980]The Fabric Book was conceived at Harrisville Designs as an educational tool which would make available a collection of ideas illustrated by actual handwoven fabric samples. Since many Guilds could not afford the book, Harrisville made available information and drafts for Guilds to weave their own samples and eventually have an entire "Fabric Book" of their own. The book is divided into four sections, each of which focuses on a particular aspect of fabric design and weaving technique: 1. Setts - single ply, 2, ply, homespun, Designer, Mixed Weight; 2) Finishing: single ply, 2, ply, homespun, Designer, Mixed Weight; 3. Four Harness Idea Fabrics - Eight warps; 4) Multi-Harness Idea Fabrics - 8 Harness Twills; Warp brocade; Twill Blocks; Double Weave Blocks.
Each sample shows the name of the GLWG Weaver and an explanation of the samples.
2) Michigan Sesquicentennial Study Group [1987]. The Michigan Sesquicentennial Study Group began s a celebration of our heritage and our 150 years of statehood. Each member studied the history and weaving of an ethnic group that was a major part of Michigan's population during the first 50 years of statehood.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Tuesday, March 8th, 7:00
Rescheduled from January ~
What’s a Gamp and Why do I want one?
This program features a panel discussion (Peggy Adams, Louise Giddings, Leslie Johnson, and Bonnie Powell) on Gamps.
***Study Group***
The weavers study group will meet Saturday, March 19th, 10:00 a.m. - Noon at the Sam Corey Senior Center, 2108 Cedar Street, Holt.
The topic is iridescent. Weaving plans and samples will be shared. Other weaving ideas will also discussed. Everyone is welcome. Join us for coffee or tea and a social time.

An informal rigid heddle weaving workshop led by Sara Kanya will be held on March 22, 2016 from 1:00-5:00 pm at the Hen House in Charlotte. The first goal is basic warping and weaving of a rigid heddle loom using the indirect warping method. An alternative goal is to explore simulating painted warps by using a variegated warp like sock yarn. Please contact Sara Kanya if interested.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

February 9 ~ Guild Meeting
Location: St. Matthew Lutheran Church
2418 N Aurelius Road, Holt
 ~ Rosemary Anzicek will present an introduction to tapestry weaving.
Mingle starts at 6:30, meeting begins at 7:00.
Show n tell will also be during the evening.
 
*** Workshops ***
Early Weavers is presenting a front to back warping workshop will be held on Sunday, February 28, 2016 from 12:00
noon to 4:00 pm at the Okemos Library 4321 Okemos Rd, Okemos. This will be a hands on workshop where participants
will wind a narrow warp and begin the process of dressing the loom. Because of equipment counts, RSVP’s are required.

An informal rigid heddle weaving workshop led by Sara Kanya will will be held on March 22, 2016 from 1:00-5:00 pm at the
Hen House in Charlotte. Please contact Sara Kanya if interested.

Dye Workshop
Louise Giddings will lead a dye workshop where we will produce space dyed yarn to be used in a weaving or knitting project. Participants will choose an option from the list below, depending on their interests. I will supply directions to participants on how to prepare their yarn for dyeing for each option. We will be using protein fibers such as wool, silk, alpaca, etc.
Option 1: Self-striping yarn for socks.
Option 2: Space dyed yarn for a “bubble” scarf.
Please let Sara Kanya know if you are interested and the workshop will be scheduled.

Monday, January 4, 2016

New for 2016

January 12 ~ Guild Meeting
Location: St. Matthew Lutheran Church
2418 N Aurelius Road, Holt
Mingle starts at 6:30 ~ Meeting at 7:00
Remember your SHOW~n~TELL…..
Program: What’s a Gamp and Why do I want one? This program features a panel discussion (Peggy Adams, Louise Giddings, Leslie Johnson, and Bonnie Powell) on Gamps.
 
 Workshop:
 A sectional warping demo / workshop will be held on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 beginning at 11 am. Cost is free for members and $10 for non-members.
 
 
 Quilts of Southwest China in the MSU Museum on now until April. 
Some of the "quilts" in the show are handwoven.
The weaving collections at the MSU Museum on the Michigan State University campus in East Lansing are a wonderful and unique resource for weavers. The collections are kept in archival storage, and can be viewed by appointment. Visit as an individual researcher, as a study group or arrange a Guild trip to tour the collections. You can see the Michigan League of Handweavers History Project Collection including the samples and weavings of Alice Griswold and others. The samples and weavings of Margaret Windeknecht, who wrote so much about color and weave are housed here, including her color and weave samples. Other collections include the Nineteenth Century Woven Coverlet Collection, Finnish-American Rag Rug collection, Navajo Rug Collection, various international collections and woven blankets (the first was collected in the late 1800s). Call Lynne Swanson, Collections Manager for Cultural Collections at 517 335-3304 or email her swansonl@msu.edu to schedule a visit or for more information. Visit the MSU Museum website museum.msu.edu and select the Research tab to search some of the collections online or for more information.

Friday, December 4, 2015

December 8 ~ Guild Meeting/Holiday Potluck ~
Location: St. Matthew Lutheran Church
2418 N Aurelius Road, Holt
Mingle starts at 6:30 ~ Meeting at 7:00
Remember your SHOW~n~TELL…..

Workshops:
As part of Early Weavers, a sectional warping demo / workshop will be held on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 beginning at 11 am. Cost is free for members and $10 for non-members.

Early Weavers is presenting a front to back warping workshop which will be held on Sunday, February 28, 2016 from 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm. Please bring yarn and a warping board or mill. This will be a hands on workshop where participants will wind a narrow warp and begin the process of dressing the loom. Leslie Johnson will be providing table looms. Because of equipment counts, RSVP’s are required.
Contact Sara Kanya for location and directions.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Early Weavers interest group is meeting this Sunday, May 17 at 1:30.  They will focus on block theory in weaving.  What an interesting topic, so important for designing patterns in weaving.

The GLWG interest groups are open to all members of the guild.  The guild has a number of interest groups that focus on specific topics in weaving and related fiber arts.   Come to a meeting or contact the guild for more information about our interest groups.