Fiber Festival, Newsletter, and Workshop Info
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March Guild Meeting
What: Designing Rag Rugs,
Who: by ReNee Page and Susan Hainsworth
When: Thursday, 10 March 2016, 6:30 p.m.
Where: South Valley Unitarian Church, 6876 South Highland Drive
Our March Guild meeting will be taught by ReNee Page, who for many years has been collecting old rag rugs and designing gorgeous new rag rugs, all the time solving various weaving problems in innovative ways. For some months, Susan Hainsworth has been working with ReNee to write a book about her important collection—ReNee’s Rag Rugs. ReNee said this about the upcoming meeting:
“Susan and I are really happy to share with all of you. I started weaving and collecting rag rugs in 1986. It became an absolute passion for many years. I found rugs in thrift stores and garage sales, even one in an orchard. They became an inspiration to learn from both in design and appreciation for weavers who came before me. Some of the collections will be at the meeting for you to see.
Susan has been coming to my home every Saturday for many months. With her understanding of the English language and also her love for rag rugs, we have reviewed and interviewed this rug collection. I really am grateful to Susan for helping me. Hopefully, a book will be written soon about these rugs. But at the meeting you will be able to see many of the rugs I have collected and created and also receive some of the articles that have been completed about them. Hope to see you at the meeting!”
Please bring rag rugs to the Show and Tell as well as your other recent projects.
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Link to The Woolery
Halcyon Yarn Program instructions and link
February President’s Message
Last night I had the pleasure of joining the St. George “Branch” Guild group for the evening. Nancy Crowley is doing a great job of pulling weavers in the St. George area together to share and learn. The program last night was “Tips and Tricks.” and everyone was invited to bring favorite weaving tools and to share some of their favorite “tricks” that they have learned. Since it is a small group (8 were there), there was time and interest for all to share. It was a fun evening, and it always amazes me how many different ways we all come up with to make warping, sleying, and weaving work for us! Weaving is such a challenging and creative process! And Weavers are so fun and inspiring to be around!
I would like to encourage everyone to sign up early for the Fiber Festival! Remember, if you register before February 11th you get a $10 discount! There are also still some openings for the Robyn Spady workshop, so join us! Program and registration materials are both available on our website and links to them will be in this month’s bulletin. Happy Weaving! Mimi Rodes
Southwest Utah Branch
The meetings start at 5:30 pm at the Washington Branch of the Washington County Library System.
14 Dec 2015 Christmas Pot Luck at Nancy’s house and demonstration of a 16 shaft computer driven loom.
4 Jan 2016 Card weaving
1 Feb 2016 Tips, tools, and looms (types and brands). Discuss tips for weaving, tools you like to use, and a discussion of the different types and brands of looms.
1 Mar 2015 Daytime trip to Zion to see textiles
4 Apr 2016 Swatch exchange
2 May 2016 TBD
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4292 W 2700 S
Hurricane, UT 84737
May 2015 Hex Weaving by Timmy Burton
April 2015 Triangle Weaving by Julie Schwartz
'WhitePockets' and 'Flowers' by Mimi Rodes
Pilar Pobil's bookMy Kitchen Table: Sketches from My Life
Frog Pond by Mary AtwaterFish-face, polliwogs, a frog, Peruvian. MMA, Shuttle Craft Book. Did you ever wonder where the guild logo came from? It is the frog from the Peruvian Fish Pond. This design is ideal for double weave pick up work