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!
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.
The meeting was held at Stewart Hall in Harmony. Stash-to-Treasure will be the “program” for February’s meeting.
I am tentatively planning “Christmas in July” in the park for those of you (myself included) who aren’t necessarily comfortable with an indoor meeting yet.
I hope everyone had a happy and safe Christmas and New Year’s!
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!
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.