Mary Meigs Atwater Weavers Guild
     September 2014                     Mary Atwater's Recipe Book CD   Click for Purchase Information and CD Helps          
                                                    Shuttle Craft Bulletin Page The Bulletin information is available on this page. 
                    January 2015 Inspired Fiber Art (Gallery Show) Call for Entries Announcement

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 Painted Warp   September Guild Party/Meeting

What:  Potluck Luncheon and Warp Painting

When: Saturday, September 13, 2014 10 am -- 4 pm

Where: Jeanette's home

  Please note the RSVP

There is a party at my house and you are all invited.  It will be held on Saturday, September 13th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  The address is 8789 south 910 east in Sandy.  

I was gifted with a large amount of single spun linen.  (Thank you Julie) It is beautiful and I want to share it with my friends.

This linen is a natural color of brown.  The plan is to wind it into 3 yard warps of 100 threads.  There will be three base colors provided, red, yellow, and blue. Bring the dyes you would love to use to change the color from brown to anything. But if you want to bring your own dyes, Procion type dyes are recommended.  The format is similar to the Kathrin Weber workshop we did a few years ago.  Those who were there will remember how much fun it was, and those who missed it will learn a new and simple technique for painting warps.

If you do not want to dye linen, bring any fiber you want to dye.  One of the fun things that some people did at the Kathrin Weber’s workshop was to bring fabric to place under the warp threads to absorb the runoff colors. 

Please RSVP Jeanette or Sonya if you are planning to attend and want a warp.  We need to know how much linen to wind. The email for Jeanette is and Sonya’s email is

The weaving guild is providing water and soda.  Please bring a chair for yourself and your favorite food dish to share. 

   Driving directions will be included in the newsletter. 

October Workshop.  

 Color Horoscope Weaving (The Ultimate Color Gamp) by Bonnie Tarses

 Three-Day Workshop, October 16th, 17th and 18th (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday)

Registration Form

 Registrations are currently being accepted. Because of the nature of this workshop you will need to complete the Astrological questionnaire and mail that directly to Bonnie Tarses along with the $35.00 materials fee.  Please complete and send this form with your $80 deposit, to Kathleen McMaster. Make checks payable to Mary M. Atwater Weaver’s Guild or MMAWG.

  Kathleen McMaster

  3892 South 2475 West

  West Valley City, Utah 84119

 A deposit of $80 is due on or before September 15, 2014 . The deposit is non-refundable after September 30, 2014. Total payment for the workshop is due October 10, 2014. The entire amount is non-refundable after October 10 (see exception below).


Name: ____________________________________________________________


Address: __________________________________________________________


E-mail address:______________________________________________________


Telephone number:___________________________________________________


Cell phone number: __________________________________________________


Your workshop loom needs to be capable of weaving 18” with 400 heddles, plain weave.


Amount enclosed:  $ _______


For further information, please call Kathleen McMaster:

 Telephone: (801) 967-9650  e-mail:

 Exception: Participants who have signed up for the workshop and cannot attend may find a substitute to take their place. If that replacement person pays the full cost of the workshop, the full payment will be returned to the original person.


Astrological Information and Getting to know you Questionnaire

 Please fill out and return 

 To or 

 115 University AVE

 Missoula, MT 59801

 410. 471-7610


Today’s date__________________________________


Your name____________________________________


Name of recipient (if other than you) _______________________________


Birth date (month, day, year)_______________________


Birth time (hour and minute) put “?” if unknown _______________


Birth place (city and state) add country if other than USA____________________


Mailing address plus zip________________________________________________




Phone #__________________


E-mail ______________________________________________________


1. How long have you been weaving? 


2. What kind of loom(s) do you have? And what loom will you be bringing to workshop?


3. Do you warp front to back or back to front?


        4. Describe your current yarn stash (fibers? weights?)


        5. What is your current favorite color(s)? least favorite color(s)? 


        6. What if anything is currently on your loom?


       7. What do you like most about weaving?


        8. What do you like the least about weaving?


        9. Do you consider yourself a color, texture, or pattern weaver?


10. When you think about color in weaving, what weaver comes to mind? 


  11. When you think about texture in weaving, what weaver comes to mind?


    12. When you think about pattern in weaving, what weaver comes to mind?


    13. If you could have any loom in the world, what would it be?


    14. Describe your feelings the first time you sat at the loom to weave.


    15. Who has been your most significant weaving influence? 


   16. True or false: I tend to finish everything I start.


    17. True or false: I buy yarn on a whim without any thought to how I will use it. 


   18. True or false: It is practically impossible to weave something ugly.


    19. Describe your weaving goals.


    20. Describe something in weaving you would like to try.


    21. Describe something in weaving you would never do again.


    22. What advice would you give to someone who wants to take up weaving? 


 23. Warping board or warping reel or other? 


 24. Reason for taking this workshop


 25. What is your favorite weaving tool?


    August President's Message.

 Greetings and welcome back, Weavers! 

    The Board met this summer and put our heads together to come up with a wonderful plan for our year’s meetings and workshops and show. 

    Starting out In September: Jeannette has a fun dye party lined up at her house on the second Saturday, September 13 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. See her article in this newsletter describing what will happen, directions, etc.

    In October we are very fortunate to have Bonnie Tarses come to teach us her “Color Horoscope Weaving: The Ultimate Color Gamp” workshop on October 16, 17, and 18. Please see Kathleen McMaster’s article and sign-up sheet for further information on the workshop.

    We also have a Guild show in January 2015! Jo Stohlhand and Susan Hainsworth have been busily at work planning for this upcoming, not-to-be missed event. It is titled: “Inspired Fiber Art: Contemporary Fiber Art Inspired by Traditional Textiles.”

    In February, we are planning a workshop with Joanne Hall. Beth Myrer is the chair of that event.  Look to future newsletters for more information about it.

    It’s September, and dues are due: $30 per year! Send your dues to Kira Masnica at 1042 Ft. Union Blvd., #138; Midvale, UT 84047.

    Looking forward to another fabulous year,  Sonya Campana  

 Shuttle Craft Bulletins: Study Group Page - click here

 Shuttle Craft Bulletin #10 is now posted. 


Slide Shows, PDF files.   Close the little pop up window if Play does not work on your computer.

 Wild About Fibers  2013 (Guild show Photos)
This is a large file (~12MB)

Directions:  Click above to open the PDF.  Click on "Play" (or check mark) in lower right hand corner. The slide show is set to advance one slide every 4 seconds.  You can right click on your mouse to move forward more quickly--or left click to back up. To exit, click on the ESC (escape) key on your keyboard.

To Join The Guild's Yahoo! Group Email List: follow these directions.

 To join the list send, an email to and an email to with your name and e-mail address so I can okay your membership. You do not need to be a member of the Guild to join the Yahoo group e-mail list. And you can ask or answer fiber questions on the list. This is a great place to get questions answered during the summer. When someone lets me know about a loom for sale, I post this information to the list.


               These are two of the charted designs from the
                 Mary Meigs Atwater Recipe Book CD
These were designed for use as double weave pickup.






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