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Jun
10
10:30 AM10:30

June General Meeting

June Tea Party with Fashion Show of your handwork Creations —be it hat, purse, socks, scarf, a treasure or some delight to share. Please bring along some finger food for the table and your own Tea Cup as the tea will be provided. This will be our last meeting until September.

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Apr
8
10:30 AM10:30

April General Meeting

Kate Philbin’s “Backstrap Weaving” demo and hands on activity. Our very own member, Kate, will do a program on backstrap weaving.

Members participating in the Bandweaving class are asked to bring:
1) a warping peg or C-clamp - if you have one
2) a short batten / stick shuttle / inkle shuttle / band knife OR a 6" ruler (wood or plastic)
3) Enthusiasm!

Doors open at 10:15am.

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Feb
11
10:30 AM10:30

February General Meeting

Yan (Mona) -Li brocade weaving techniques. With strong determination to preserve and pass down such precious cultural heritage, Yan started her journey of collecting information on Li brocade weaving skills and putting them into writing with illustrations. During the ten years between 1995 and 2005, following her love and passion for Li brocade, she traveled deep into five Li dialect areas in Hainan Province, China, including Wuzhi Mountain, Li Mother Mountain, Baisha, Dongfang, Changjiang and Ledong. The Li people are divided into five different population groups in terms of the dialect they speak: Qi, Ha, Sai, Meifu, and Run. Yan visited over 100 Li female weaving masters, and lived with them to learn different Li brocade weaving techniques such as spinning, dyeing, weaving and embroidering. She worked side by side with Li people on chopping down bamboo, making weaving tools, tilling the land, picking peanuts, and brewing sweet rice wine. After 10 years of hard work, the first draft of her book was completed in 2010. The book records steps and specifications on Li brocade’s draw-warping, raising heald, weaving techniques scattered in five Li population groups that she visited.

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Jan
14
10:30 AM10:30

January General Meeting

January’s program is by Sydney Berner on the topic of “How to Warp and Weave on a Triangle Loom.” Come and see the amazing possibilities. We will learn how to weave on a triangle loom. If you are already familiar with a triangle loom, Sydney will display several finished items to inspire you. Please feel free to share some of your accomplishments. Doors open at 10:15am.

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Dec
10
10:30 AM10:30

December General Meeting

Our Annual Holliday Auction and Potluck!!! So be collecting your items to auctionon off and add to the excitement of our meeting. Please bring an item of food for our delicious Potluck. Thank you for your help and enthusiasm to make our December Holiday meetingng extra fun for all. Doors open at 10:15 a.m.

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Nov
19
10:30 AM10:30

November General Meeting

Deanna Deeds, “Neno Weaving” Gauze, leno, doup...just what do these mean in weaving? Take a step into the dimension of crossed-warp weaves! In a slide presentaon, Deanna will show the characteriscs of gauze structures and how they can be made on the handloom. Doors open at 10:15am.

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Oct
8
10:30 AM10:30

October General Meeting

Cameron Taylor-Brown will present a program on “Spice It Up: From Bland to Beautiful.” Beginning with simple yarn twisting and wrapping, experiment with adding small amounts of accent yarns and see what a difference they make. Short format covers yarn blending and wrapping longer format includes adding accent yarns to a warp, using a “tie-in” board and weaving samples. Doors open at 10:15 a.m.

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Jun
11
10:30 AM10:30

June General Meeting

Our June program is “Helpful Hints.” Please share ”Tips,” “Hints” anything you wish you would have known sooner! A good book, a favorite tool, etc. It can be anything related to: dyeing, spinning, felng, weaving, wire jewelry making and things from the small groups the whole guild maybe hasn’t heard.  Please think of something to share. Even if only one person benefits, your input was worth while.  Also, don’t forget to bring something to share for our potluck. But don’t stay home if you don’t have me to bring an edible to share. Just come!

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Apr
9
10:30 AM10:30

April General Meeting

For the month of April we will have 3 to 4 different stations with the members of small looms presenting: small looms tapestry, felting slippers, and kumihimo wire jewelry. Come prepared to enjoy demos from our own talented members.  Doors open at 10:15 a.m.

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Feb
12
10:30 AM10:30

February General Meeting

Our program is Embellishing, Cutting and Sewing With Your Woven Cloth by Marcia McCormack. Your woven cloth can be used for more than basic projects such as towels, scarves, blankets, and placemats. You can construct garments such as jackets, tops, vests, and skirts ... with hats and purses to match! This presentation on will introduce you the exciting prospect of embellishing, cutting and sewing with your woven fabric. Besides fashion and accessory designs for yourself, friends and family, you will learn how you can construct clothes for dolls ... and your dog too! Learn about embellishing techniques such as needle felting and couching and how to spin and ply your own yarn with your sewing machine.  Doors open at 10:15.

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Dec
11
10:30 AM10:30

December General Meeting

Reminder...our Not So Silent auction is coming up in December, along with our holiday potluck. Now is the time to go through your fiber "stuff" and gather together those things that no longer hold their allure for you. Put 'em in a pretty basket, box or bag and bring them to our December meeting and let the fun begin! Fiber related items only, please.

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Oct
9
10:30 AM10:30

October General Meeting

The program will be a needle felted pumpkin project with Robal O’Larte. Have you ever been interested in needle felting? Already do felting but would like to learn to make cute little pumpkins? If you want to join in on this project you will need to reserve and purchase a kit from Robal. Kits are $10 each and include roving, yarn, dyed wool locks, foam pad and two needles. This kit makes one pumpkin in about an hour. Add $2 if you want to make a face on your pumpkin and it will take about another hour. Pumpkins with easy faces are a little more complicated. Please email Robal at robalco@verizon.net to reserve your kit now if you did not do it at the guild meeting in September. Doors open at 10:15 a.m.

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Jun
12
10:30 AM10:30

June General Meeting

Come to a tea party! Our last meeting of the year, and the installation of officers, will be our interpretation of a high tea and fashion show. Please bring a finger food and tea cup. Tea and accompaniments will be provided, and wear your best tea hat and something you've created for the fashion show (and yes, a handwoven tea towel worn as a hat counts!) Be inspired!  Doors open at 10:15 a.m.

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May
8
10:30 AM10:30

May General Meeting

Spinning Wheel Extravaganza! For the closing program of the year, and the perfect follow up to Michelle Lee's expert lesson in spindling, our group of talented spinners will bring their wheels to demonstrate spinning at the next level. There will be several wheels for our members to try out. This is the perfect opportunity to ask quesons and learn from our best. Come take a spin!  Doors open at 10:15 a.m.

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Mar
13
10:30 AM10:30

March General Meeting

Guild member Michelle Lee will teach everyone how to spin yarn
with a drop spindle. Spindle kits will be available for purchase at $8 each. With a background in Costume Design and Hollywood entertainment, Michelle started weaving and spinning in 2003. She now teaches those crafts both privately and at a local yarn shop.

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Feb
13
10:30 AM10:30

February General Meeting

The program for February is open studio time, so bring hand work, wheels, small looms, or WIPs that have you stumped or designs you need help working through and we will put our creative consciousness to work! Also, as a special guest, Margaret Carlberg will be coming to share her secrets of natural dyeing, from a chemist's perspective. Her work is truly beautiful.

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Jan
9
10:30 AM10:30

January General Meeting

Please join us for our January program featuring historian Sharon Donnan's film “Coton jaune,” the documentary that explores the history of natural brown cotton in Southwest Louisiana and examines its origins and use among the people of Acadiana.  A short introduction will precede the film and there will be a Q&A to follow. Examples of fiber and textiles will be also be available to view.

A short business meeting will be held before the program with the break and Show and Tell to follow the program. Open studio time will be available for those who want to participate. Feel free to bring lunch and a beverage if you plan to stay.

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Dec
12
10:30 AM10:30

December General Meeting

Reminder...our Not So Silent auction is coming up in December, along with our holiday potluck. Now is the time to go through your fiber "stuff" and gather together those things that no longer hold their allure for you. Put 'em in a pretty basket, box or bag and bring them to our December meeting and let the fun begin! Fiber related items only, please.  Doors open at 10:15am.

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Nov
14
10:30 AM10:30

November General Meeting

November's program should be a doozie! The fabulous Ercil Howard will be sharing her insights on Andean textiles, one of her many passions. She will have lots to see and talk about, culminating in a trunk show of Andean fiber delights.

Doors open at 10:15am.

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