The Mary Megs Atwater Weavers Guild

 

 September Guild Meeting

What: Pin Loom Weaving
When: Saturday, September 24th beginning at 10:00 a.m. Where: Sonya Campana’s home (directions below)

Our opening meeting will be held Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 10 am to 2pm, at the home of Sonya Campana. We will be introduced to weaving on a pin loom by Deanna Baugh and Judie Eatough. Please bring a potluck dish to share for our lunch, (the Guild will be providing the drinks and utensils) and a chair to sit on.

The newest pin loom is the Zoom Loom by Schacht Spindle. These looms make a 4” by 4” square. These squares can be put together and/or used for decoration on other projects. These looms have been made since the 1930’s and through other companies are available in several sizes; square, rectangle, triangle, and some shapes (ie, heart shaped).

If you have a Zoom loom, a Weavette, or any other type of pin loom, please bring it to show and share the experiences you have had…or learn some new techniques you can do with it.

Deanna has been teaching weaving for over 30 years through the University of Utah, several shops in Utah and currently is teaching at the Pioneer Craft House. Judie has also been teaching many years, first at Brigham Young University and currently at her home.

Sonya’s home is at 8407 Dynasty Way in Cottonwood Heights, zip 84121. To get there you need to exit I-15 onto the belt route (I-215) east and travel east to the exit at 6200 east/south Wasatch Boulevard. Travel south on Wasatch Boulevard to E Kings Hill Drive. Then go east 1 block to Dynasty Way (3485 E). Sonya’s house is on the east side of the street.

We will have some looms and yarn available for you to try your hand at Pin Weaving, and also some of the finished (half-finished) projects that we have made. If you have a pin loom please bring it.

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September President’s Message

I hope everyone has had a wonderful summer! All this hot weather just makes me want to stay inside and WEAVE!

We had such a lovely June meeting at Catherine Marchant’s!! Thank you, Catherine, for your wonderful hospitality, and please thank Sherm again for his informative program on Navajo rugs! You have such a lovely collection and it was such a treat to enjoy your beautiful rugs in person!

The Board met in July to brainstorm about programs for this year’s meetings and we came up with quite a list! We also have three special events planned for the coming year:

• The Anita Mayer November workshop (Nov. 3–5) is now full, so Jane Roos is starting a waiting list. We often have cancellations at the last minute, so be sure to let Jane know if you want to be on the list. Also, if you haven’t done so yet, be sure to check out the Anita Mayer CD on “Embelishments.” It is really inspirational and good prep for the workshop! We have a copy in the Guild library, so give Sonya a call!

• Next April we will have the Guild’s next biennual Fiber Exhibit. Jeanette Tregeagle and Catherine Marchant are co-chairing this event, so you will definitely be hearing more from them! We are delighted that we will be able to hold the show at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center again next year! It is such a lovely gallery and Michael Christensen and crew do such a wonderful job displaying things.

• We will also offer a workshop with Sarah Jackson in conjunction with the opening of the Fiber exhibit. The workshop title is still under discussion at the present. For more information about Sarah Jackson, go to her blog sarahhjackson.blogspot.com. Catherine and Jeanette will also be in charge of the workshop.

Sonya Campana has agreed to lead this year’s Guild Challenge and Exchange, based on the Crackle Weave structure. Sonya will introduce the challenge at our October meeting

I am sorry to have to miss the September meeting as I will be out of town. It sounds like so much fun learning to Zoom Loom from Deanna and Judie and visiting together at Sonya’s!!!

Have a great September, and I look forward to catching up in October! R Mimi Rodes

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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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Southwest Utah Branch

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

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


 

  • May 2015 Pin Loom Weaving by Deanna Baugh while traveling.
    Four inch squares are 31 x 31 warp/weft, sett is 8epi.
  • Vest front of pin loom 4 inch squares by Deanna Baugh.
    Squares can be combined to make larger articles,
  • Pin loom squares with beads by Judie Eatough.
    Beads can be added during the weaving process. And can be moved if you get them a little off.
  • Atwater-Bronson Lace pin loom woven square 4inches by Judie Eatough.
    Squares have four selvedges with looped edges. Lace weaves are used in many of the pattern squares.
  • Frog Pond by Mary Atwater
    Fish-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

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