agenda, dyeing, recycled materials, Spinning, weaving

Summer Visits

Summer has hit Wenatchee. In June, we had our annual dyeing party. This year, the focus was on using materials safely. We had been prepped about using correct googles & breathing masks. Some of us dyed spun yarn while others used fleece ready to spin.

In August, preparation for upcoming fiber events were the main focus.

Show & Tell

Creativity abounds with this group. There were towels, a shawl, handmade yarn using cut up socks (do I see a woven rug in the future), hand spun yarn made into a hat and even a breed study notebook.

Program

Recycling was the focus today. Debbie taught us how to make yarn out of plastic bags & old t-shirts.

Minutes

 

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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

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

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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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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