Scholarship Presentations, Fashion Show, & Potluck - June 6, 2015

Join us for our last meeting before summer break.  Members who partook of workshop scholarships will share their experiences and tell us all about what they learned.  Presentations will be followed by our annual Member Fashion Show, emceed by Joyce Klein.  So bring your wearable creations and get ready to sashay down the catwalk.

And don't forget our last meeting is a potluck.  Bring something yummy to share as well.

See you all this weekend!

  

Ply-Splitting: Braids, Baskets and Beyond: May 2-4, 2015

We are pleased to announce that we have a few extra spaces available for “Ply-Splitting: Braids, Baskets and Beyond.” May 2-4, 2015. This 2 ½ day workshop will be taught by nationally known fiber artist, Barbara Walker. Ply-split braiding is a technique found in northwest India, traditionally used for making girths, sturdy straps, bags and other accessories for camels. This technique captivates weavers, braiders, basket makers and other fiber enthusiasts alike. In this workshop you will learn the basics, with an eye toward creating one-of-a-kind necklaces.  $120 + $60 materials fee. Take a look at http://www.barbarajwalker.com/ for information about Barbara and her fabulous work.

Contact Janine Reid at janinereid@comcast.net for more information and to register.

 

Member to Member & Spinning Exotic Fibers with Maggie Casey - April 4, 2015

The location for this meeting is the Berthoud Community Building.  

Come one, come all to our annual Member to Member sale on Saturday, April 4, 2015. As this weekend is also Easter weekend the meeting will be held at the Berthoud Community building instead of the Loveland church.  

Berthoud Community Building
248 Welch Ave.
Berthoud, CO 80513

Our April Workshop, Spinning Exotic Fibers with the fabulous Maggie Casey, will be held in the afternoon following the meeting in the same location. If you signed up for the workshop, don't forget to bring your spinning wheel and $12.00 materials fee, to be paid to Maggie. Looking forward to seeing everyone next weekend.

Mixing Techniques and Buff Mittens

This month Sandra Clark will present a program on Mixing Various Techniques in Your Fiber Work.  Sandra earned her BFA and MFA from CSU in fiber arts. She was a quilt instructor and contributing author to Sew News and Designs in Machine Embroidery magazines. She is a collector of techniques and thrives on the challenges of combining them in her art.  Her program starts around 11:00 am (maybe a little before if we finish the general meeting early).

Stick around after the program for a Buff Mittens workshop with Joanna Johnson.  Buff mittens are made by knitting a continuous texture of loops across the outer surface of the mitten. The loops are then cut and trimmed, and the mitten is shagged, creating a warm and weatherproof mitten. It is somewhat like knitting your own mitten-shaped chia pet!

There is still room in the afternoon workshop.

Bring $20 and following materials if you want to participate.

  • 400 yards – worsted weight 100% wool yarn (n, a light color such as tan, cream or grey recommended. 
  • 100 yards – worsted weight 100% wool yarn in contrast color #1, such as green, brown,   blue, red or a color of your choosing.
  • 100 yards – worsted weight 100% wool yarn in contrast color #2, such as green, brown, blue, red or a color of your choosing.
  • Size US 7 straight or circular needles, darning needle, stitch marker, waste yarn, scissors.

 

Lacey Weaves with Susan Wilson - 2 day workshop

Join us on on Saturday, February 7th, for a one hour program on Lacey Waves presented by Susan Wilson.  

The Lacey Weave workshop will take place on Sunday & Monday, February 8-9, 2015 at the Berthoud Community Center. Lacey weaves have been a favorite of generations of handweavers. Weaver-controlled techniques, e.g. Brook's bouquet and leno, allow the weaver to place the lacey areas wherever desired in the cloth. Pictorial images and geometric shapes can be created at will. Lace is created "automatically" using the loom controlled lace structures, e.g. huck, Swedish lace, and Bronson lace. Students will create a sampler of a variety of weaver-controlled techniques and one 4-shaft or 8-shaft loom-controlled structure. Drafting principles for several loom-controlled structures, as well as techniques for creating lace on other threadings, will be covered.

Cost is $100 for guild members and there is no material fee.

For more information or to sign up for the workshop, see our contact page and email our Vice President.