The Mary Megs Atwater Weavers Guild

June Guild Meeting Signup!!

Sunday, JUNE 1 SIGNUP DEADLINE.  CLICK here for FORM

Form is a Word Document and you can email or snailmail it to Mimi.

What: The Guild’s June meeting is a Tote Basket Workshop, held on Saturday, June 16, 2018.  Instructor is Connie Denton.  

 Where: Mimi Rodes home.  See form for address and more info coming.

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For Additional Summer weaving please consider our upcoming sale.

Guild Sale in November!

The big news is that the Board has voted to hold a Guild Holiday Sale! We have reserved the Unitarian church where we usually meet, so mark your calendars for November 16th and 17th. We will be setting up on Friday afternoon, and having a preview reception Friday evening and the sale will be all day, Saturday. This is what we need from you.

  • First, as you set up your looms, put on extra warp to weave items for the sale. Some of us weave a lot and will have many items, some weave few items a year. No matter, if everyone has just a couple of items for the sale, we will have plenty.
  • Second, think about how you can help with the sale. We will need people to work on publicity, set up, reception and sales. If you would like to help, please contact me at
    801-216-4722, fibernbeads@gmail.com.

I know that a sale in November seems like a long time away, but it will creep up on us. One way that I save on last-minute preparation is to tag things as I finish them. By law, we need to label clothing and household linens with fiber content and washing instructions. I write this on the back of a business card and pin it to each item. I also try to keep track of the cost of materials in my projects notebook so I can decide on prices somewhat intelligently. More to come. HAPPY weaving, Catherine Marchant

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April President’s Message

I’m feeling very lucky these days. Several years ago a work colleague gave me a beautifully built Finnish loom that had belonged to her grandmother. No family members in Finland wanted the loom after the grandmother’s death. So the loom was completely disassembled in Finland and shipped here, and I got it as a mysterious collection of sticks and loom parts. It would have truly been no use to anyone without the help of my wonderful Guild members.

Judie Eatough, Charlene Lind, ReNee Page, and Karna Petuskey did the first review of all the sticks and mysterious looking parts and helped me to figure out a basic outline for the loom. Then Deanna Baugh—loom figurer-outer extraordinaire—spent quite a few hours at my home putting all the pieces together and balancing the loom.

This wonderful counterbalance loom is easier for me to weave on than the standard jack loom, which is a great blessing after back surgery years ago. I love this loom very much.

I have recently completed a set of cottolin dishtowels on this wonderful loom (I will bring them to the April show and tell), and Deanna has returned several times to my home to add four more harnesses to my loom. When we first put it together, we assembled only four harnesses. The eight-harness loom is almost ready to use, and I already have a warp wound to put on it.

In her recent work on the loom, Deanna figured out that the loom has the capacity to be a 12-harness loom, although we don’t think the original owner ever had the parts to add the last four harnesses. Soon I will take some bars from the loom to a woodworker and have the bars copied. Then I will truly have the loom of my dreams!

I’m so grateful for the Guild, for weaving, and for all of you! Susan Hainsworth

 

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Shopping at Halcyon or the Woolery  Give a gift to the guild at no additional cost for you.  See Menu Item:  Resources –> Shopping: Guild Rewards Programs.
Link to The Woolery
Halcyon Yarn Program instructions and link
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Save These Dates!

The following programs have already been announced—and we hope that you won’t miss one of them!

May 2–4 Krokbragd Workshop with Tom Knisley! The workshop is currently full, but be sure to let Mimi know if you want to be on the waiting list. We often have last minute dropouts as the workshop gets closer.

May 4–5 Bi-Annual Fiber Festival. Tom Knisley will be our key note speaker for both Friday night and Saturday morning. During this time he will give two presentations, one on his antique collection of American textiles and another on recycled antique Japanese textiles. Both presentations sound fascinating! There will be a variety of mini-workshops offered Saturday afternoon!

June 16 Basket Weaving with Connie Denton. Saturday workshop and potluck lunch, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 or 4:00 p.m. We will be making a work basket! Mimi Rodes

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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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