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As you can see, we had lots of show & tell this April. We had fiber (and shawl) from New Zealand, hand dyed sock blanks being knit into socks, an overshot table runner, hand spinning of qiviuk/silk, and a lovely baby blanket done in Rose Path.
Make sure to read the minutes to find out about upcoming events for the remainder of the year.
We had a great meeting this Saturday. Show and Tell is one of our favorite parts of the meeting. We had quite a variety. It ranged from a knitting project using yarn from the Annual Dog Party, hand spun hat (first hand spinning from a member), projects from the studio (including a vertical warping board with a heck block), sheep breed shawl project, knitted shawl, a baby sling, rigid heddle scarves, and roving from Iceland. If this doesn’t motivate you, I don’t know what will.
Our program was on our social presence. This website was explained to members. We also discussed Instagram, our closed Facebook group, and the open Facebook group. We looked at Ravelry to see how our guild library is being organized. At the end of the program, we shared various websites that we use. If you forget any of the sites, please click on the minutes.
With the annual Christmas ‘Dog’ Party, there wasn’t much of a meeting. The main discuss was about our guild library. Members may check out books and videos. The titles may be added to our Ravelry page but with some titles, it is a full cataloging process (just ask any librarian-it is quite a process). Some ideas were to have a monthly time to knit and peruse titles. If you have any ideas, please contact the guild.
Alpine Meadows Spinners & Weavers had their annual Christmas ‘Dog’ party on 1/13/18. Having the party in January always allow all of us to enjoy the party without all the stress of the holidays.
The ‘Dog’ part of the party is always the funnest part. Participants bring something from their stash that is no longer wanted or needed. It might be some fiber/yarn purchased that there is that buyer’s regret. It could be time to move something out (so more can be moved in).
Our 12 party goers were actually quite nice to each other. There was no stealing. Everyone ended up being happy with what they had.
The mentoring program has begun. If members need mentoring, there are people available from 9:30-10 to help.
Bozeman Weaver’s Guild is hosting a conference in June 2018. Looks like all kinds of classes. http://www.bozemanweaversguild.org/maws-2018/
- Measuring hand spun
- yarn winders & niddy noddy
- wraps per inch (wpi)
- Utilizing Ravelry to find patterns to knit & crochet
Show & Tell
The creativity of members is always amazing and inspiring. The following were brought in to give ideas to members of what to do with their new handspun.
Creations from Arne & Carlos:
Purchases from Fiber Fusion (Monroe):
It’s always nice to see what people are spinning and their finished projects. After the Chelan County Fair, we added some new members.
Speaking of members, there will be a committee working on contacting people who have been members but we haven’t seen. We will also be setting up a contact list of members that can help with spinning/weaving/etc. issues. If you have a skill that you would love to mentor another member, please make sure to come to our meeting in November to sign up.