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.
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
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:
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.
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
More Info and Registration
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
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!
Sat. Nov. 17th
10:30 am-12:30 pm
Watauga County Library
140 Queen St, Boone, NC
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.
Our guild meeting is this Thursday evening at 6 PM at the Western Watauga Community Center. We have a special treat in store for us. Rita Collie has graciously volunteered to present a program on her Master Weaver Submission which I am super excited about! Several of you have mentioned missing the demo on clasped weft last month so I will bring my little Structo loom again to show that if time/interest permits!
We also need to vote and install our officers for 2019. So far the same people have offered to remain in these roles but if anyone else would like to be a part of our board, please let us know. We would welcome you.
Another item to discuss is programs for next year so be thinking about ideas for this.
Also, please pay your dues to Janeene if you haven’t already done so. Dues are $15/year.
Bring a snack, beverage to share if you would like.
Next month we will change to our winter hours, meeting on Saturday’s at 10:30. We will have show and tell for November and do our fiber swap and potluck for December.
Looking forward to seeing you on Thursday at 6. Don’t forget our earlier start time!
View some photos we took of the weaving class visiting the Watauga County Arts Council Fiber Exhibit last Friday. I will post other pictures of the exhibit as well as I receive them.