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Annual Christmas ‘Dog’ Party

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.Screen Shot 2018-01-13 at 5.19.40 PM

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November 4, 2017

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/

Program:

  • Measuring hand spun
    • yarn winders & niddy noddy
    • wraps per inch (wpi)
    • weighing
  • Utilizing Ravelry to find patterns to knit & crochet

Meeting Minutes

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:

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Purchases from Fiber Fusion (Monroe):

Handwoven work:

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10/7 Meeting

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.

October Minutes

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9/2/17 Meeting

So hopefully all of the smoke will be out of the valley by the fair begins. We discussed fair set up & take down. Members also signed up for different times to be at our booth and demonstrate a fiber skill.

Updates from members:

  • Website now has a membership form.
  • Website has link to archived website. This side has great information.
  • Brochure has been approved and Mary will make sure that we have plenty at the fair.
  • Mary will have business cards also available that will have all contact & social media information.

Show & Tell included: saddle blanket left over warp, purse with tape loom, hand spun cowl, tubular weave, sweater, spun blended fiber, & an asymmetrical shawl.

 

More in-depth notes can be found here Alpine Meadows 9:2:17 Minutes

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March 2017 Meeting

“Tanya and I decided it would be fun to learn about weft-faced weaves on the rigid heddle loom. These techniques are usually used for rugs, but we are making cloth for very small purses, and it has been a lot of fun. At the meeting on March 4th, please bring the following, if you have it:

Rigid heddle loom

7.5 or 8 dent reed

Small stick shuttles if you have them

Weft:  yarn from your stash for weft. Bring a variety of sizes and colors. Worsted weight or DK or lighter weight yarn in singles or plied. Noro worked well, Lamb’s Pride is called for in the Weaver’s Idea Book, Cascade 220 or Cascade Tangiers. Handspun looks good.

Warp: the loom will be warped with 8/4 carpet warp. Go ahead and set yours up if you have carpet warp, otherwise you can use the carpet warp at the studio and set it up the day of the meeting (come early if possible).  The color might show a bit.
Number of ends:  36
Length of warp:  40 inches or more, depending on what is a convenient length for you to wind in your situation (the length of your table) and also depending on how much sampling you would like to do. Tanya did 50 inches in length, I did 84 inches in length.”

Also, please bring your show-and-tell.