November’s meeting was held at the extension office. For the program, Nancy showed us all how to make corn-husk dolls and showed off some of her wonderful examples of finished/embellished dolls.
Slideshow of finished dolls and instructions below:
We were recently contacted about a virtual conference that will be taking place later this month. Check out the link for a list of classes/lectures.
Registration ends on October 20, suggested donation of $50/class and recordings will be available to registrants for two weeks!
We are finally able to return to the extension office! Masks will be required, but there is currently no occupancy restriction.
Michelle has offered to do a program on rigid heddle weaving so Jen can finally see how pick-up sticks actually work 😉
Penn State Extension
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!
This September we met 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.
We will be at Butler Memorial Park for meeting and project day in August.
The program this month was about band weaving. Marilyn showed us some of her fantastic bands, looms, and books on the subject.
Meeting was held at the Big Butler Fair with a demonstration as program.
For the June meeting we will be returning to Butler Memorial Park.
For the program, I would like to have our second “stash to treasure” of the year. I know many members were unable to attend the meeting at Steward Hall this winter. With the outdoor setting, hopefully everyone who wants to attend will feel comfortable attending.
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.
Due to an event at Steward Hall, we will be returning to Trinity Lutheran Church for April meeting and project day. We will be meeting upstairs in the fellowship hall, not in the basement meeting room.
The program was about spinning from fleece. We discussed skirting, where (on the fleece) to find the best wool, prep, and spinning techniques.