Butler Farm Show Demonstration 2021

This year at the farm show members of the guild demonstrated the fleece to scarf process.

Melissa, Jen, and Sue worked on spinning and plying a grey Lincoln/corriedale fleece; and Linda made singles from a Texel fleece. Karen wove the two into an overshot pattern. Melissa’s husband oversaw the demo loom and gave many spectators an opportunity to try their hand at weaving!

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!

May Meeting

We will be returning to Trinity Lutheran Church for May meeting and project day. We will be meeting upstairs in the fellowship hall, not in the basement meeting room.

The program will be about preparing and spinning from fleece. Last month we discussed skirting, where (on the fleece) to find the best wool, and sampled some. This month we’ll dive deeper into prep, prep tools, cleaning, and blending.

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.