September meeting

This September we will be meeting in Butler Memorial Park at Optimus pavilion.

Our program this month was about mordants, natural dyes, making dye stocks, and modifiers for a variety of fiber types.

Samples on Display at the Guild Program
Fiber in Jewelweed dye stock after the program
Judy Lecturing at the Mushroom Dye workshop
Dye Samples from Mushroom workshop!

January 2021

January’s meetings have been cancelled. Stash-to-Treasure will be the “program” for February’s meeting provided it is once again safe to meet.

Trinity Lutheran Church (where we have been meeting since fall weather pushed us out of the park) has informed us that they will be closing until further notice in order to help curb the spread of Covid 19 through the community.

I hope everyone has a happy and safe Christmas and new year’s!

-Jen

November, 2020

November’s meeting was held at Trinity Lutheran Church (120 Sunset drive in Butler) just past the Clearview Mall. Project day was there also.

The program was a zoom presentation by Pittsburgh fiber artist and author Deb Brandon. Her presentation is available for guild members to stream until November 27, if you did not receive a link in your email, please comment and I will get that to you ASAP.

We collected a table full of handmade items to donate to various local charities:

And a handful of members told of items they had already donated to charities of their choosing.

October, 2020

October’s meeting was held at Trinity Lutheran Church (120 Sunset drive in Butler) just past the Clearview Mall. Project day will be there also.

The program this month was about spinning wheels, with a focus on drive types (what does double drive mean?) and maintance.

This was also the final day for the 1oz angora challenge. Five contestants submitted projects:

Since we will be inside, I would like to encourage our membership to follow indoor gathering guidelines. From the CDC website: “In general, the more people you interact with, the more closely you interact with them, and the longer that interaction, the higher your risk of getting and spreading COVID-19. Indoor spaces are more risky than outdoor spaces” and “Masks are meant to protect other people in case the wearer is unknowingly infected but does not have symptoms”. I will have some disposable masks available if you need one.