The Mary Megs Atwater Weavers Guild

One Vest—Many Verses

February Guild Meeting
What: “What Happens When . . . ?” by Karen Elrod
When: Thursday, February 9, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
Where: South Valley Unitarian Church, 6876 South Highland Drive

Karen Elrod is a Saori style weaver and cultural explorer. At our February Guild meeting, she will talk about what happens when we let go of our preconceived ideas as we weave. For example, we will learn what happened when . . .

Kenzo Jo from Japan looked at the traditional loom and said, “What Happens When . . . “!

Kadi Pajupuu from Estonia wanted to move threads around!

And, most important, we will learn what happens when we look at our world with OPEN EYES!!!


 Crackle Drafts from the Recipe Book by Mary Atwater.
Word Doc files of the drawdowns.  These drafts are in the Recipe Book.  If you are a member of the guild and do not have a copy of the Recipe Book CD, I will email you up to two of the drafts, wif files and the Recipe Book page.

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

February President’s Message

We had a wonderful, rich January meeting thanks to Jo, Judie, and Deanna! I so enjoyed hearing about Jo’s travels and the wonderful woven examples she shared. Thank you, Judie and Deanna, for your technical discussions on Swedish weaving, drafts, and Crackle! It was a very full and instructive evening!

I hope that everyone is getting their entries ready for the March opening of our Bi-Annual Show “From the Heart!” I think it will really add interest and a personal touch to read your brief descriptions of what each piece has meant to you personally and/or what inspired you to create the piece.

 I am planning to put the rug that I wove in Oaxaca last year in the show. I have wanted to weave a dark, indigo-blue rug with geometric shapes  for many, many years. The design and colors were “in my heart” waiting for the opportunity to unfold. It was extra special to be able to use all handspun and natural-dyed yarns and to be able to work in the beautiful, inspiring surroundings of the weaving center of Teotitlan! I am so grateful to Karen Elrod for encouraging me to go with her! I know we all have wonderful stories to tell!

 We still have a few openings for the Sarah Jackson workshop, so do sign up! Many thanks to Terri Pianka for taking charge of the workshop. It is going to be GREAT!

 Sadly, I will miss the February meeting as we will be out of town. I know Karen Elrod has wonderful things to share, so enjoy it for me!!!

Mimi Rodes


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


Southwest Utah Branch

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

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


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