The guild will be holding the annual potluck luncheon, hosted by member Carol L. in her home. Along with plenty of delectable food we will also be sharing the results of our annual weaving challenge. This year the challenge is 'Sewing with Handwovens'. If you have a handwoven item that did not turn out the way you envisioned, this is the perfect opportunity to turn into a small bag, purse, vest, or whatever you can think of! Or...perhaps you wanted to weave yardage for that jacket or coat but needed an incentive to spur you on. Well, here it is! Our usual Show & Tell will be done before the Challenge. Carol's address is in the IPW directory.
Starting in September 2011, a group of our members got together to encourage and support each other in their ongoing weaving. They decided from the beginning that they would not be studying one weaving structure or technique, but would get together to assist each other in either getting back to weaving on their looms or getting over a design hump or color choice. Along the way, this group learned how to use the McMorran yarn balance to help calculate the number of yards in a pound of yarn. Then while discussing how to identify a mystery yarn, they did burn testing on several different fibers (and they did this inside a church!). (If you don't say, anything I won't either.) Over the last couple years, discussions have been about chenille and its dreaded worming and how to manage it, how to twist fringe, what products are available to remove color that has bled, how to read drafts, and what can be accomplished with plain weave.
The word 'just' has been banished, so it is always a beautiful scarf or a wonderful towel... not 'just' a scarf or 'just' a towel. The word 'depends' has taken on a whole new meaning... it 'depends' on your yarn and sett if it would make a drapey scarf or a durable towel... or it 'depends' on what you would like it to be when it's finished. And... the Loose Ends ladies have figured out where all their samples go when they can't be found...
Click here to view the latest Show & Tell pictures!
Click here to view pictures from the Loose Ends Study Group's Program.