The Mary Megs Atwater Weavers Guild

One Vest—Many Verses

 January Guild Meeting

What: Scandinavian Weaving and Crackle Weaving Panel
When: Thursday, January 12, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
Where: South Valley Unitarian Church, 6876 South Highland Drive

hat: Swedish Weaving by Jo Stolhand
Crackle Weaving Panel by Deanna Baugh

 When: Thursday, January 12, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
Where: South Valley Unitarian Church, Highland Drive, 6876 South Highland Drive

At our January 12 Guild meeting, we will have an opportunity to learn more about Swedish weaving. First, Jo Stolhand will show pictures and talk about the weaving classes she recently took in Sweden (she recently wrote an article about her trip in the Guild newsletter).

 In the second part of the program we will have an opportunity to ask questions of our “Crackle Weaving Panel.” Please bring any questions that you have about the Guild Challenge and specifically about warping and weaving Crackle to get more help with the Crackle Weave sample challenge and exchange. Deanna Baugh will also show us how to turn a draft using Crackle Weave as her example.

 We will be sharing some favorite books on Scandinavian weaving so that you can explore this wonderful style of weaving further. Judie Eatough will provide us with a handout to help understand the differences and uses of Scandinavian drafts.


 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

January President’s Message

I hope everyone enjoyed the holidays and that we are all starting the  year with a New Year’s resolution to weave “From the Heart” for our March Show and “crackle” away for the May Crackle Challenge!!!  “From the  Heart:  Expressions in Fiber” will be the Guild’s 24th Biennial Show! I think that is pretty amazing! Please join me in expressing appreciation to Catherine Marchant for chairing the show! Good News–our application for a grant to support the show was approved by the Utah Division of Arts & Museums, thanks to Jeanette’s efforts as grant officer! The show opening will be the evening of March 9th, so be sure to save the date!! Sarah Jackson will be our keynote speaker.

Be sure and sign up for the Sarah Jackson “Color Confidence” workshop soon! As of New Year’s Eve, there were only 10 slots left! Many thanks to Terri Pianka for managing the workshop! Terri is a new member this year, so if you haven’t already met her, be sure to introduce yourself soon!

On the next page is a collage of wonderful photos from the Anita Mayer November workshop! Many thanks to all who contributed photos. It was such a fun and inspiring three days!  (See newsletter)


Happy New Year! Mimi


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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