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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June President’s Message

Dear All: I am so very much looking forward to our June meeting and the opportunity to view the collection of Navajo weavings owned by Catherine Marchant and her husband, Sherm Myers. They are so kind to invite us to their home. And—of course!—a MMAWG Guild potluck is always a fun and rich eating experience! Having been away for both the April and May meetings, I can’t wait to touch bases with everyone and find out what you all been creating!  

 I would also like to thank Judie for putting together the nominations for next year’s board. We will be voting on the nominations at the June meeting.

As I write this message—Lee and I have been spending a wonderful week in Santa Fe, NM, visiting galleries and workshops here in the area. I marvel at the skill and patience required to make some of the beautiful Navajo and Spanish style rugs and blankets we have seen. I had some lovely and interesting visits with several weavers in their Chimayo workshops. At one of the galleries I saw a display of “Memory Figures” by the artist, Ron Allen. As I drew closer, I started to laugh and I knew I just HAD to share them with you! I apologize for the poor group photo—the light was wrong. But when you look at the close-up photo of the skirts you will see all kinds of “memory” objects—spools of threads, plastic jewelry, pieces of measuring tape, etc.—and why I had to laugh!!! I am sure I could open my drawers and come up with enough memory objects to make a number of skirts!!!!! I have also seen a number of gorgeous, colorful velour and silk/rayon or bamboo shawls, wraps, and “cocoon” jackets. (At gorgeous prices, of course.) I am so inspired by the creativity and rich use of colors by these artists. Can’t wait to try working with some of those beautiful fibers!

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The nominations for the elected officers on the 2016-2017 Guild board. Voting will be held at the June Guild meeting.

President: Mimi Rodes

Vice Presidents: Deanna Baugh, Juliette Landers

Secretary: Jane Roos,

Treasurer: Jo Stolhand,

Grants Officers: Jeanette Tregeagle, Karen Elrod

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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 Hex Weaving by Timmy Burton
  • April 2015 Triangle Weaving by Julie Schwartz
  • 'WhitePockets' and 'Flowers' by Mimi Rodes
  • Pilar Pobil's book
    My Kitchen Table: Sketches from My Life
  • 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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