Just a reminder that our first meeting of the year will be Saturday, April 16th, the day after tax day. We will be doing our pot luck lunch, so please bring a dish to share. Nellie will
be presenting a program on solar dyeing.
Dues are due ($15), and please bring your projects for show and tell.
Meeting location here.
Since we didn’t get a chance to try Backstrap Weaving at the November meeting, here are some great resources for everyone to try at home.
The best resource is Laverne Waddington’s blog, which has excellent tutorials and documents her weaving adventures teaching and learning.
This Weavezine archived article sums up Laverne’s intro to backstrap weaving.
Culturally, there are several variations to how a backstrap loom can be set up, using as little as 1 dowel (wrapped shed stick) to several dowels/sticks. Pieces can be woven as wide as one is comfortable handling, so you could go beyond body width.
The method I showed you is a Russian method, that uses a circular warp and a shed stick with the warp threads wrapped around the shed stick and a string heddle for the second shed.
Remember, Saturday, November 21, 2015 is the last guild meeting of year. Bring Cookies for the Cookie Exchange. Handmade Ornaments to trade and Show and Tell.
We also have elections for President and Vice President.
We are demonstrating at the Callicoon Farmers’ Market Tomorrow, Sunday Oct 11, at the Callicoon Farmers Market. Bring your spinning, weaving and hand made goods.
Set up between 9 and 10, market is from 11 -2 pm
Remember Wednesday, Oct 7, is an all day Spin-In at the Public Library in Narrowsburg. Stop by anytime with your spinning, weaving, knitting and other hand crafts and enjoy great company in celebration of National Wool Week.
Western Sullivan Public Library
198 Bridge St
Narrowsburg, NY 12764
10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Our next meeting is this Saturday at Damascus Community Center. (See Meeting tab for directions).
We will visit the Skirted Fleece Mill after Lunch.
See you all there!
Join us for our August 15th meeting at the Damascus Community Center, 10 to 2pm. We are having an estate sale/ fundraiser and a demonstration of a peg loom.
Please note that we are also demonstrating at the Wayne County Fair on August 8th and 9th. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.