The Mary Megs Atwater Weavers Guild

June Guild Meeting

What: Shibori Dyeing and Potluck Lunch, by Lisa Chin
When: Saturday, June 10, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where: Jeanette Tregeagle’s home, 8789 South 910 East

Our June Guild meeting will be held on Saturday, June 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. We will meet in Jeanette Tregeagle’s beautiful backyard—8789 South 910 East, Sandy (801-971-6925). Please bring a chair and a potluck dish to share at lunchtime. The Guild will provide drinks and utensils. Also bring your Show and Tell to share at lunchtime (about noon)

We are pleased to have Lisa Chin giving us a workshop on shibori dyeing. Lisa is a member of the Utah Surface Design Group and has participated in many shows with them. She has a wonderful blog called “Something about Nothing,” where she talks about the things that she is doing with her art (www.lisachinartist.com).

Each participant will choose a cotton shopping bag or hand towel (no materials fee will be required for this workshop). Lisa will show us how to fold and clamp the fabric to create various designs. She will have 20 colors of Procion dye that participants can use to dye their bag or towel after it is clamped. Any surplus bags or towels will be available for purchase for a small fee. Lisa will provide an instruction sheet so we can all remember how to do these fun techniques when we get home.

 If you are traveling from the north or south via I-15: Take the 9000 South exit and turn east toward the canyons. Continue east on 9000 South for 1.4 miles, then turn left at the light on 700 East. Proceed north 0.5 miles to 8600 South and turn right. Proceed east for 0.3 miles to 910 East and make another right onto 910 East. Head south for two blocks and the destination is on your left, 8789 South.

 If you are traveling on surface streets: Make your way to (1) the intersection of 1300 East and 8600 South and turn west or (2) 700 East and 8600 South and turn east. Proceed to and turn onto 910 East. Head south for two blocks and the destination is on your left, 8789 South.

Everyone: You can get to 910 East only from 8600 South Street. Look for the house with a rusty ornamental fence around the front and down the sidewalk. There should be plenty of parking on the street in front of the neighbors’ homes. Make sure to lock your car. The neighborhood is safe, but don’t create an opportunity for a crook to spoil your day. The open gates on the left of the driveway will lead you to the backyard for the party.

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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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Menu Item:  Resources –> Shopping: Guild Rewards Programs. Link to The Woolery Halcyon Yarn Program instructions and link
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June President’s Message

I so love Show and Tell at our meetings! It always amazes and inspires me to see all of the wonderful things our members create. Truly, the “World of Fiber” is one of unlimited opportunities!! Deanna’s beautiful Swedish Tapestry pillows are WONDERFUL!  Juliette’s handsewn baskets are so fun and colorful, and Jeanette’s fine white snowflake twills are so unbelievably rich. And now she is going to try en even finer thread–60/2 isn’t fine enough, so she is going to weave 120/2!!!! She blows my mind!

I will miss the June 10 meeting, but I am sure that you will have a wonderful and inspiring time doing Shibori with Lisa Chin at Jeanette’s. I’ll look forward to seeing your output! I would like to take this opportunity to thank Jeanette for hosting the meeting and Juliette and Deanna for organizing it. Deanna and Juliette have done a fabulous job as co-vice presidents this year! We so appreciate your efforts! I am looking forward to working with Juliette as co-VP this coming year!

Catherine Marchant has invited us all to learn about Gradient Dyeing at her home on Saturday, September 9, so be sure to mark your calendar! I took her Gradient Dyeing workshop at the Great Basin Fiber Festival last year, and it was amazing and so much fun! Wasn’t it inspiring to see the beautiful pieces that Catherine has knit and woven with some of the yarns she has dyed using the gradient dyeing technique!

We were notified by the church that we can no longer rent the closet after this summer. This will mean that we will have to find new homes for the books and equipment that we have been keeping there. Sonya has generously offered to house the library in her home, but it would really help if someone else in the Guild would be willing and able to store and manage the looms that the Guild owns. All of the smaller looms will fit on the rolling shelf that we have been keeping in the closet, plus there are two Baby Wolf looms. If you can help with this, please contact Sonya ASAP.

I hope you all have a wonderful summer, and Happy Weaving! 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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