AND WEAVERS GUILD
Editor: Susan Olive
5, 2014 10
AM - 2 PM Guild Meeting at
Christ Church, Meadville PA.
15, 2014 10
AM - 2 PM Joyous Hands Spin-in at Christ
Church Meadville PA
July 18-20, 2014
9 AM - 5 PM Spinning & Weaving demo at Waterford Days,
Guild will demonstrate spinning and weaving July
18-20 at Waterford Days. Two table looms will be used, one for making
mats or a table runner and one for hands-on trial by interested
will work on warping the looms and preparing weft at the July meeting.
is asked to bring prewashed cotton or cotton blend fabrics and/or clean
tee shirts to be used for weft, rotary cutters, cutting mats and rulers
up the fabrics.
of the June 2014 Meeting
meeting was called to order, the minutes of the May meeting were
approved and the treasurer's report was presented and approved.
guild was invited to Edinboro Art &
Music Festival in May and things went well.
which will be July 18-20, was discussed at length. It was requested
demonstrate all three days. A covered booth will be provided to us for
demonstrating. In exchange the guild was asked to donate 10% of the
any items that we sell to the Historical Society this year. This
brought up the
issue of the fee paid to the guild from the proceeds of any sale from
demonstrations or booths by the guild. Roz Macken researched the guilds
policies and found reference to this fee in March 1981 minutes. There
record of this formally being a policy in the guild’s by-laws. A
followed and a motion was made by Jen Phillips to add to the
policy that anyone selling items at a booth operated by the guild make
contribution to the guild from the proceeds of any sale made at that
This was seconded by Karen Fry. In addition, during the Waterford Days
demonstration for 2014 only, this 10% contribution will be made to the
directly and the guild will use these monies collected to make a
to the Historical Society.
It was also
noted that the bylaws state that
for any event that charges an admission fee, the guild will charge the
organization holding the event a $100 fee.
followed about having a banner
with the guild’s name on it as well as other information be made and
events. Karen Fry is getting a quote for an 8’ banner from Brink Ink.
decided that the name of the guild, Northwest
and Weavers Guild,
official logo and web address be
displayed on the banner. Karen will get a few samples of ways to
display the information
and bring it to the next meeting. Karen will also get a quote on a yard
appearance of guild members
working at demonstrations was considered and a discussion followed. We
focusing on an apron that had a bib and skirt with pockets onto which
and organization name be applied in some way. We were discussing
20 bibs and using some fiber art on the bibs. Both Karen Fry and Karen
Shelhamer will be looking into some of the ideas that were discussed
report back next month. It was decided that if the bibs could not be
in time for Waterford Days that this was OK. It was more important to
bibs made to suite the desired image then to get them done in a hurry.
booth: It was decided that we
would be brining spinning wheels and looms and demonstrate on both. Two
will be used for making place mats or a table runner with one for hands
demonstration for observers. We will work on warping the looms and
at the July meeting. Everyone is asked to come prepared with rotary
tools to cut up old jeans and tee shirts. Donations of cotton rags,
blend fabrics, old tee shirts… any color, would be helpful.
addition Karen Fry said that she will take donations of any old jeans
uses them all the time for projects.
Games and Scottish Festival We will have a tent.
The demonstration is
listed as a sheep to shawl and Karen Fry will call her contact to have
changed to spinning and weaving.
Spin in at Bits N Pieces in Erie http://www.bitsnpieces.info/
3214 W. Lake
Rd. in Erie, next door to Presque Isle Skating.
Guild meeting: Prep looms for Waterford Days
asked to demonstrate all three days. Our tent will be across from the
Hotel, in the vicinity of the white house which is the Judson House.
times for demonstrating have yet to be announced. Contact Jen Phillips
up to help man the booth and demonstrate. Jen can be reached at email@example.com
Presque Isle picnic. We are hoping to meet with the Backstrap weavers
there. Details to come at a later date.
Crawford County Fair http://www.crawfordcountyfairpa.com/fair-information/ticket-information/
on August 19th. For information or to sign up to
help contact Elaine
-Highland Games and Scottish Festival at Edinboro http://www.edinboro.edu/events/highlandgames/
The guild has
been invited back to demonstrate. The event planners are hoping to
tent. Details to follow.">Later
in the Fall-The
beginning weaving class by Judy Hanninen will be postponed until fall.
Roz Macken, read a letter she received from Anita Hotchkiss. In the
Anita was informing the guild that due to reprioritizing, she is no
going to have a shop it Pittsfield. She is going back to having her
home in Centerville. She will continue to carry her hand dyed wool and
sell both through the online store and the Etsy store.
, Acting Secretary for June meeting
Animals For Sale
Rabbit - One molting French angora rabbit plus like new cage for
Cockatiels - I can no longer take care of my five cockatiel birds and
would like someone to give them a new home. They come with their cages.
Contact Donna Long firstname.lastname@example.org
Looms and accessories: Tableloom - $50, 4
harness (like a baby wolf) loom - $500,
Old Union rug loom - $100, Old Weaver’s friend rug loom - $350, Leclerc
4 harness 45” loom, never used, 10 – 12 years old - $800 (comes with
bench and 2 ski shuttles),
Rack - $100, Old barn loom. Contact Janet Kleinhans at (724) 253-4183
for an appt.<