FIRST THE HARD STUFF: The time has come to sign up for positions to keep the SCWS Guild running for the coming year. Please be thinking of what you can do for the good of the order. Since Sarah will be away on a NorCal teaching expedition, the onus is on your editor to pinch-hit for her. If you have your eye on a particular job, please get your dibs in early by return email to me or to Sarah. Positions open include president, 1⁄2 of programs, newsletter, etc. This needs to happen quickly during the business meeting so we can get to.....
THE FUN STUFF: From Program Chair Susan Upson: Do your projects sometimes take a wrong turn, ending up completely differently than originally planned? The you'll want to join us for Deborah Jarchow's April program "It’s All In Your Perspective - Make Discoveries, Not Mistakes -It happens to everyone. The project we work so hard on turns out totally different from what we envisioned. Don’t despair! We’ll talk about ways to make “mistakes” into springboards for future projects. I’ll show some of my past bloopers that turned into valuable pieces or were responsible for a new direction in my work."
****Students are encouraged to bring in projects that have gone awry for discussion.****
BUT WAIT...THERE'S MORE! Deborah will be giving a short workshop on Rigid Heddle Pick-up starting at 1:00. We have space for 12-16 participants with looms, but any member is welcome to hang out and pick up some pointers. We will be direct warping our looms under Deborah's direction, complete with tips and tricks from her experiences. We will then be working on a sampler of pick up techniques. A completed project is not part of this workshop.
IF YOU PLAN TO PARTICIPATE WITH A LOOM, PLEASE CONTACT SUSAN UPSON to reserve your space. If you do not have a rigid heddle loom, you may contact Deborah Heyman to make arrangements to check out one of the guild's rigid heddle looms. If those are all gone, and there is still space permitting, arrangements may be made through Susan to borrow (or buy!) a loom from Deborah. Last chance to do that is this Sunday, 4/3 by 5 pm. Pick-up sticks will be available for purchase from Deborah.
The materials and supplies that need to be brought are as follows: A rigid heddle loom with at least 8" weaving width, 7.5 or 8 dent reed, warping peg, clamps, sley and threading hooks, shuttle, scissors, measuring tape, 2 pick up sticks, 10 - 15 yards waste yarn, about 200 yards worsted weight yarn that is not hairy, strong enough not to break easily and at least 2 ply (no single ply). The yarn can be 100 yards each of 2 colors...and a Manila file folder.