Guild Meeting Saturday April 13th at 10:30

Don’t forget that we are meeting this Saturday at 10:30 at the Western Watauga Community Center for our Fiber Guild Meeting. This is a week earlier than usual due to Easter.

This will be a Show and Tell meeting so bring all your lovely projects and we will make sure and photograph them for the website this time.

Also we have a LOT of business to discuss with so many activities coming up for us in June:

June 1st: Anything Fiber Sale at Warren Wilson College
We will have a table for the guild and we will discuss at the meeting how you can sell your items plus contribute to the guild

June 7th and 8th: Blue Ridge Fiber Fest in Sparta
We will have a booth there and will have raffle prizes and kits to sell to benefit the guild among other things plus demos.

June 7th is the reception at the Jones House for our show there and we will be displaying and selling there for the month of June.

Bring a snack to share if you would like. Hope to see you on Saturday.

Grassroots Grant Awarded to Weaving Class

Grant Awarded to Our Weaving Class!
We are thrilled to announce that our weaving class was awarded a Grassroots Grant on the recommendation of the Watauga County Arts Council Board of Directors. We will be using this to purchase much needed equipment and supplies.

Next Guild Meeting is April 13th!

We are changing the date of our April Guild Meeting to April 13th because April 20th is the day before Easter and we couldn’t find a place to meet on that day. So, we will meet at the Western Watauga Community Center on April 13th from 10:30 – 12:30 for another fabulous show and tell. I hope this works for most of you. I for one was not going to be able to attend on the 20th because I would be out of town. Our meeting in May will be at the library downtown.

We have lots of things coming up for our guild. June is a very full month with the Blue Ridge Fiber Fest on the 7th and 8th and the show at the Jones house starting the same week. The Anything Fiber Sale is on June 1st and registration for that opens Monday. We are planning on having a table for our guild. We will discuss this at the meeting if we get a spot.

We have some wonderful news to share about our Weaving Class that meets on Friday mornings. We were awarded a Grassroots Grant on the recommendation of the Watauga County Arts Council Board of Directors. We are so excited to be able to purchase much needed equipment and supplies for this program from the proceeds!

Hope to see you at the meeting on the 13th. Bring your show and tell items and we will remember to photograph them for the website this time.

February 16th Guild Meeting at the Western Watauga Community Center at 10:30

Our next guild meeting is this Saturday at 10:30 at the Western 
Watauga Community Center starting at 10:30. This is a show and tell 
meeting so bring all the wonderful projects you have been working on 
hopefully to show at the Jones House and the Blue Ridge Fiber Fest in 
June.

Our Agenda is as follows:

Discuss and vote on going to the Spring Fiber Fare at Sycamore Shoals 
in lieu of our March meeting like we did last year since they are held 
at the same time: This event is hosted by the Overmountain Weavers and 
is held March 16th from 10 – 4. Here is their website:
http://www.omwg.net

Discuss show at Jones House and the Blue Ridge Fiber Fest

Discuss and vote on having all our guild meetings on the 3rd Sat. of 
each month rather than moving to Thursday evenings in the summer months

Susan Sharpe may do a demo on a simple way to remove rust from weaving 
harnesses using vinegar

Show and tell

Bring snacks to share if you would like. We do enjoy them.

See you Sat.

Felt Workshop: Wet Felted Vessels from Valentines to Vases – Spring 2019

WET FELTED VESSELS “FROM VALENTINES to VASES”

Indulge your creativity through fibers!  In the workshop, you will create one or more 3-dimensional wool vessels.  Embellishments can be added such as silk hankies, silk roving, wool fibers and yarns ….to  decorate your one of a kind vessel. 

Wool fibers will be layered around a foam resist, wet with slightly soapy water, then rubbed and rolled to tangle and bind the fibers together to form a non-woven fabric, which is felt.  To shrink and full your forms, you will squeeze and possibly throw them, making them more dense and thick. 

Felt making is a very physical activity.  Most of the work will be done while standing.  Wear comfortable shoes and clothing that you don’t mind getting wet.   Each person should bring 2 or 3 old bath towels. 

For beginners & all levels.

Instructor: Jane Campbell
Enrollment:
 16
Date:  Saturday, February 2 (1 day)
Time:  10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Cost:  $80  (Materials included in course fee.)
Location:  Edwin Duncan Hall,  TBA

More Info and Registration

January Meeting is on the 19th at the Watauga County Library

Dear all Guild Members and Friends,
 
Our next meeting will be held at the downtown library again next Sat., Jan. 19th, from 10:30-1:00.
 
We have quite a treat in store for our program. Mary Gale from Mountain City has offered to teach us how to weave hearts from reeds or paper or whatever. I have photos here of some of her larger work. We will of course be making smaller versions of the hearts. We need a head count for this for Mary to plan for materials and to get them started for us so please respond to rgwebweaver@charter.net if you will be attending on Sat.
 
Also on our agenda is planning for 3 upcoming shows/events.
We have the Jones House Show coming up in June
 
We are registering to show/demo/sell at Edgewood Residency this summer and the deadline for registration for this has been extended to the end of this month so we can discuss this.
 
Susan Payne has sent info about showing in Caldwell County for 2020. The deadline for that is also the end of this month. Here is the link to this info for you to take a look at:
 
As always, bring treats to share at the meeting if you so desire.
 

November Guild Meeting Sat., Nov. 17th at the Library Downtown at 10:30 AM

We have scheduled this Sat.’s meeting at the Watauga Library downtown to see how it appeals to members having a more centralized location especially during the winter months. It would be great if this would increase our attendance and membership. Please let your fellow fiber enthusiasts know about this and ask them to join us as a guest if they would like to. We would love to have new people join our Fiber Swap in Dec.!

Also note that this is a Football Game Day but shouldn’t be too much of an issue for us since we are meeting in the morning. We will probably need to get parking passes from the library because of this though. There is a kitchen so we can have refreshments so bring whatever you would like to share.

Also, if you live in the Cove Creek area and would like to carpool to the library, contact Susan Sharpe!

Guild meeting:
Sat. Nov. 17th 
10:30 am-12:30 pm
Watauga County Library
140 Queen St, Boone, NC

Agenda:
Show and Tell
Discuss changing our meetings to Sat. year-round
Plan show at the Jones house for June 2019
Discuss future meetings at the library. For example we could meet at the library during the winter months or we could alternate show and tell meetings at the library with having program meetings at the Community Center.