AND WEAVERS GUILD
Editor: Susan Olive
2015 10 AM - 2 PM Tentative
Hands Spin-in at Christ Episcopal Church, Meadville PA.
2015 10 AM - 2 PM Guild
meeting at Christ Episcopal Church, Meadville PA.
Feb. 17, 2015 10
AM - 2 PM Tentative
Hands Spin-in at Christ Episcopal Church, Meadville PA.
Fri., July 10, 2015
6 PM Edinboro PA United Methodist Church. Guild Anniversary Event.
Banquet and after dinner
presentation by Patsy Zawistoski, "The Spinning
Guru." Patsy's topic will be "Using Your Yarns, A Look at the
Creative Process. Patsy's program is free and open
to the public; there is a $10 charge for the banquet.
Sat., July 11, 2015
9 AM-4 PM Edinboro PA United
Methodist Church. Guild Anniversary Event. Workshop with
"Wool Spinners Tune-up." Workshop fee $20
plus a $15 materials fee.
Hanninen will conduct a hands-on program for beginning weavers. This
weaving program will attempt to put some fun into weaving fundamentals
and encourage new weavers to cast their fears aside and jump into the
pool. We will address some philosophical questions, such as "what is
the true meaning of warp?" Participants
should arrive on time; we will start at 10 AM. Be prepared to take
notes; there will be no handouts. There will be a
discussion and hands-on opportunities for making a warp, dressing a
loom, and beginning to weave. Topics include, but are not limited to:
types of looms, choosing a project and appropriate yarns, weaving
equipment, patterns, reading drafts and keeping records, making a warp,
dressing the loom, weaving, finishing the project, and weaving
resources. Guild business will be conducted during a short lunch break.
of the November 2014 Meeting
Macken called the meeting to order.
October 2014 Minutes were approved. Barb Lodge gave the
treasurer’s report. Barb also noted that we have done well with sales
recently from the Highland Games and Goodell Gardens events.
Roz Macken modeled the recently purchased guild aprons which are now
"preferred attire" for guild events. Extra aprons are available for
$20. The question of donating a sheep through Heifer International this
year was raised and unanimously
Business: We were updated about several looms for
sale. In particular, Sigrid Piroch is selling an 8-harness maple Baby
Wolf that would be an appropriate replacement for our current badly
worn guild loom. Updates were given regarding the
Linda Cortwright events in November and the fiber arts exhibit on
display through midJanuary at the Erie Art Museum. The Rochester Guild
is having a holiday sale on November 7-9. Jen Phillips updated us that
Bits N Pieces in Erie would like us to do our Tuesday Spin there on
November 18 from 10-2. They are also looking for someone who can teach
classes in spinning cotton and flax.
Show & Tell: Karen
Shelhamer showed a knitting project in progress and an ear-flap hat she
made in a colorfully variegated yarn. April Cox brought a skein of
beautiful natural colored yarn from her first shipment of this year's
shearing. She also passed a pink Kool Aid-dyed, crocheted baby cap with
matching hand mitts. Judy Drake showed a silver lace bootie and a white
snowflake she crocheted. Jen Phillips brought a large skein of yarn
processed from her "Lizzy." She also passed a cap and scarf of bulky
wool, two pair of finer wool mittens from various of her four-footed
friends, and a pair of fair-isle fingerless gloves in a star pattern of
her own making. Art Lodge modeled a merino scarf, hand spun and woven
by Barb Lodge. Barb also showed a knitted white wool tam with spiral
decreases. Cate Johns started crocheting a pink chenille wrap. Marje
Koehlert is spinning commercially prepared merino on a Turkish drop
spindle. Sindi Collard is practicing needle tatting from last month's
presentation. Judy Hanninen showed two amazing lengths of fabric made
from hand-dyed silk woven at 48 ends per inch. She has been working on
them during the past 3 to 4 years after having been inspired by Bobbie
Irwin's iridescent silk project. Judy also wore an accent piece/shawl
woven on a triangle loom from yarns dyed at Sue Spencer's house and
fastened with silver conchos and leather lacing. Roz Macken showed a
Christmas Tree hanging done with chenille stems woven into a green and
red inkle band as suggested by an article in Handwoven magazine. In
preparation for today's presentation, Mabel Cable and several others
showed shibori samples done on the shibori dye day at Donna Long's
Marje Koehlert, Secretary
Harrisville Design floor loom for
sale: 10 pedals and 8 shuttles [I think she
means it has 8 shafts.] 22 inch weaving space and folds up. It is in
excellent condition. I have to sell it due to my MS progressing. A new
one costs $1775 plus shipping. I am asking $1200. I do not have any
supplies to go with it. If interested, please email me at
email@example.com. I live in Scranton, PA.
Two looms for sale:
One is a maple Baby Wolf with 8 shafts. The other is a large Leclerc
with 12 shafts. For pricing and details, please contact Sigrid Piroch at 724-991-6834.
To see the looms in the ARTS Studio, please contact Judy Hanninen, at 814-425-2784 to make arrangements to go to
for sale. Must sell - my husband wants the garage! Leclerc
Iris loom. 4S, 32" weaving width, frame size 36x35. 12 dent reed, copy
of Warp & Weave by Robert Leclerc (1992).
Asking $300. Contact Roz Macken at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Products 8 harnesses loom for sale. Cherry wood loom was made
in Somerset, PA. Approximately 50 inch weaving width (3 reeds included). A loom bench with storage and a
sliding seat is also included. Asking $1500, reasonable offers will be
considered. Contact Jennifer (voice or text) (814) 860-1698.
Alpaca Animals & Fiber
for sale. Raw Alpaca Fiber –Prime blankets that have been
skirted, ready for washing and spinning. $45. Alpaca Roving –Hand
washed and dyed in various colors. Great for hand spinning and felting.
$16.00 for 4 oz.
Pet and fiber quality alpacas for the hobby spinner and fiber
enthusiast. Alpacas come in a wide range of colors; all are halter
trained and are just plain interesting. They are easy to care for and
come with free guidance and fiber consultations. Alpaca is super warm,
ultra soft, and a pleasure to work with. April Cox, Tupelo Acres
Alpacas & More, LLC, 814-827-2125, email@example.com