The Mary Megs Atwater Weavers Guild

May Guild Meeting

What: Crackle Sample Exchange
When: Thursday, May 11, 2017, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Where: South Valley Unitarian Church, 6876 South Highland Drive

May Guild Meeting

The Crackle Challenge Exchange will be held at our May meeting. I hope all of the participants have enjoyed their study of the weave structure and have learned a lot in the process.

The Crackle structure is a tied-block weave from Scandinavia, woven with two shuttles. It was of great interest to Mary Atwater, who studied this weave at some length.

Each participant will need to bring a sample of their weaving, at least one repeat, attached to their weaver’s worksheet, which will contain a draft, threads, and other pertinent weaving information.

All Guild members will be able to see the various samples and come away with a much greater understanding of the Crackle weave structure. Here’s looking forward to all the different samples!

Sonya Campana

P.S. Be sure to bring your show and tell at 6:30!

Upcoming Workshop

Registration Forms available at May meeting.

The Guild is offering a Deflected Double Weave workshop, to be taught by Deanna Baugh, on October 20–21 at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center. In Deflected Double Weave, the warp and weft threads deflect out of their vertical and horizontal positions during finishing to form waves and circles. In this workshop you will learn about designing and weaving this structure while you weave a scarf for yourself or a gift. Both four-shaft and eight-shaft drafts will be provided to accommodate the loom you will be using. You may choose to purchase yarn from Deanna, in which case you will have a choice of a couple of different pathways (we hope to have examples of the pathways at the May and June meetings along with the approximate cost of the yarn). The cost of this workshop will be approximately $55 to $75 (dependent on registration). Registration for the workshop will begin in May. If you have questions, please call Beth Myrer.

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May President’s Message

See photos in the newsletter.

I want to thank Connie Denton for a wonderful, fun April meeting! I am proud to share my first-ever basket with you! Connie’s hand-dyed wood splits and great instructions made it all possible! Needless to say, Deanna’s beautiful little basket was completed and, of course, PERFECT . . . in HALF the time!

I was looking through my pictures file and came across a photo of a most amazing tapestry that I wanted to share with you. Friends bought this tapestry in Peru a few years ago. It is of a folded Peruvian wedding shawl.
The artist has handled the yarns so beautifully that it looks three dimensional. The folds literally seem to pop out at you, but the piece is actually woven totally flat. The artist has done an amazing job of working with color gradations, and I am sure that all of the yarns were hand-dyed to the artist’s specifications. It is a wonderful piece!
I am looking forward to our May meeting and the Crackle exchange! I have seen a number of the Crackle samples that members have woven and they are all so different! As Deanna, Judie, and Mary Atwater all said, there seem to be unlimited possibilities with this structure!
Hope to see you all at the May meeting!
Cheers, Mimi
Cheers, Mimi

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2016–2017 Guild Challenge and Exchange

At our next Guild meeting (October 13) Sonya Campana will introduce the theme for the 2016–2017 Guild Challenge and Exchange.

This year’s challenge centers around the Crackle Weave structure. It is a tied-block weave from Scandinavia, woven with two shuttles.

Sonya will introduce us to the weave and distribute the individual weave drafts. Participants will make multiple samples to share with others and collect in a binder. During the January meeting, we will study the Crackle weave further and learn how to turn a draft using Crackle as an example.

The samples are due during the May meeting. R Juliette Lanvers

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2017–2018 Slate of Guild Officers
The following officers are presented by the nominating committee for the vote of Guild members. These are the elected officers of the Guild. Appointed officers will be announced later. This slate of officers will be voted on at the May Guild meeting:

President: Susan Hainsworth

Vice-Presidents: Juliette Lanvers and Mimi Rodes

Secretaries: Catherine Marchant and Maureen Wilson

Treasurer: Sara Lee Neill

Grants Officers: Karen Elrod and Jeanette Tregeagle

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Southwest Utah Branch

  The meetings start at 5:30 pm at the Washington Branch of the Washington County Library System.     

http://www.dixiesprings.info/weavers for information.

Our mailing address is: Weaving 4292 W 2700 S Hurricane, UT 84737


 

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