agenda, dyeing, Spinning, weaving

5/5/18 Meeting

Summary

A very busy meeting discussing upcoming events (dye party, Chelan County Fair, and programs), we had a educational discussion on dyeing. Some samples of hand dyed yarn were also showcased…

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Show & tell included:

fleece & roving,

bamboo from a hand spindle and Gotland (from New Zealand),

linen bread bag, Bronson Lace (both single warp/weft, double warp/weft), woven table cloth (with some handspun) and an 8 shaft sampler, and

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a hand knit sweater.

Minutes

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agenda, dyeing, Spinning, weaving

April 7, 2018

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.

April 7, 2018 Minutes

agenda, rigid heddle, Spinning, weaving

2/3/18 Meeting

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.

2/3/18 Minutes

agenda, library

January 13, 2018

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.

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agenda, Spinning

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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agenda, Spinning

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

agenda, band loom, inkle loom, rigid heddle, warp-faced weave, weft-faced weaves

April 1, 2017 Meeting

There were no April Fool’s jokes with our monthly meeting. We had a great time at the studio. After our business meeting, there was show & tell. It was quite a variety of spinning & weaving. After show & tell, the program began.

Tanya & Debbie continued with their instructional program with weft- & warped-faced weaves on the rigid heddle. We learned about Ghiordes Knots to give that ‘piled’ look on a weave. Then we learned about weaving bands on rigid heddles, inkle looms, and a band loom.

 

April Meeting minutes