Refreshment committee: Elizabeth Tomcho
Annual membership dues for 2016 are due.
Bolivian Band Weaving with Hal Richardson. Please plan to bring a short sword/beater and basic weaving necessities, (scissors, blunt needle, etc.) and a C-Clamp if available to use to support your band while weaving. Hal will supply warp, weft, material for heddles and heddle loop, and warping boards.
The Bolivian Band we will weave is a complementary-warp uneven twill band in a scroll pattern. We will examine a few Bolivian weavings for inspiration. Then we will prepare a warp and begin to weave a short band. Instructions are derived from The Art of Bolivian Highland Weaving, Marjorie Cason and Adele Cahlander, Watson-Guptill, 1976, pp 43-48.
We will prepare a simple 24 inch warp of 28 ends, wound in a border/pattern/border sequence, where two borders are wound singly in a medium tone and the pattern ends are wound two at a time as light/dark pairs.
After winding the warp we will rearrange the pattern cross, insert a shed loop and wind a set of heddles to allow us to open alternate plain weave sheds. From the plain weave shed we will pick up the twill scroll pattern. Tension is supplied by anchoring the warp to a fixed point and holding the end of the warp in your hand. For longer and more intricate bands tension is typically supplied using a back strap.
Dec. 5 Program: Holiday Celebration
There is no meeting in January 2016.
Minutes of the June 2015 Meeting
Roz Macken called the meeting to order.
Old Business: The minutes from the May meeting were not available. Barb Lodge gave the treasurer's report, noting payments for a program, the fee for Second Saturday and the Piecework subscription, and receipts for dues and registration for the anniversary event. The Treasurer 's report was approved.
Business: : Waterford
Heritage Days will be July 17-19 with guild participation
primarily on the Saturday from 10-8. In August we will meet at the home
of Cate Johns
for a picnic and Dye Day; please bring a dish to pass. On September 12
will be at the Edinboro Highland Games (we will not be meeting the
first weekend of the
month due to Labor Day).
24" Norwood Loom For Sale in beautiful shape. Asking $875. Email email@example.com or phone 724-944-3348.
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 the studio.
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.
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