Archive for the ‘Weaving’ Category

On the 29th of September guild members demonstrated a variety of fiber arts at the Benjamin Patterson Inn Fall Festival. This is a yearly event for the guild and one everyone enjoys very much. Members brought spinning wheels, weaving equipment, fibers and more. Festival goers were able to see the process of turning natural fibers into yarn, clothing, rugs, tapestries and more. A great time was had by all.

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The guild has a new meeting time.  We are starting at 11am rather than 1pm but still going to 4pm.   The business/discussion part of the meeting will be at about 1pm or so. That allows for a couple of hours to work on projects, visit..  then a break for lunch and guild business and news… the another couple of hours for sharing projects, etc.  The longer hours give members more flexibility with coming later or leaving early. 

At March’s meeting those interested in learning how to weave learned how to make a warp.  This is an ongoing project that will continue at each meeting in addition to whatever else we have going on. 

The main part of the meeting was De-stash Day.   Members brought in fiber & craft related things to sell, trade, donate. There was something for everyone. 

Two new members joined. 

Some photos from shared projects;

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At the next meeting we will be exploring lace work. Several guild members have volunteered to demonstrate a variety of  lace techniques, bobbin, shuttle, needle, crochet, knitted and more..      We will then follow with a workshop in April with the lace technique members choose.   

Photos of the Entangled Fibers exhibit in the previous post …

Upcoming events page is in the process of being updated, be sure to check back soon to see guild and other events.

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The next meeting  of the Chemung Valley guild will be on Saturday December 6th, 1-4pm.

There will be a gift exchange for those who want to participate.  If you bring a gift, you will be able to pick a gift.  A homeade gift would be preferable, keep it small, ornament or similar item. 

Feel free to bring cookies or other holiday treat to share.

Don’t forget to bring  several colors of bright yarn for the God’s Eye ornaments we will be making, a variegated yarn will also work. 

And we will have more wheat weaving supplies on hand for those who want to work on some more favors or ornaments.

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On November 1st, the guild celebrated its first anniversary as a guild.
Members brought snacks to share.  For the show & tell part of the meeting, members brought items they  worked on during the year.  
Displayed along with all the member projects, was the guild project.  This is the finished shawl that guild members have been working on during demostrations in the community.  The weaving pattern for this is called Crammed and Spaced.
Fleece To Shawl demo project

Fleece To Shawl demo project

The last part of the meeting was a Wheat Weaving demo.  Members worked on small projects and enjoyed it so much that they decided to do some more wheat weaving at the next meeting.

Looking ahead….  gift and cookie exchange at the December meeting.    More details will be posted soon.

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On Saturday, November 1st, the guild will be celebrating their first year as a guild. 

There will be a very short business meeting where we will be evaluating our first year and deciding what changes, if any, we would like to make.

Members are being asked to bring in a snack to share.  They are also being asked to bring in any items they have have on in the past year, class sample, awards, photos, etc. 

After refreshments and slide show (laptop pc) of events the guild or individual members have participated in during the year, there will be a hands on demo on Wheat weaving. 

Those member that want to try their hand at weaving with wheat will be able to work on a small ornament/favor.  If time allows and we have enough wheat to go around, members can choose to make more than one item. 

Hope to see everyone on Saturday!

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On Saturday, September 6th, guildmembers will be participating in the Whinblinger event at the Benjamin Patterson Inn Museum in Corning NY.  The event takes place from 10-4 and guild members will be demonstrating the art of spinning and weaving.  At 3pm, the guild will hold a short business meeting. 

The Whingblinger is a great family oriented event…. come join us!

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As a continuation of last month’s meeting, several guild members will be available to demonstrate and teach others how to spin using drop spindles and how to weave using small loom or off loom methods. 

If you have a small loom, spindle or other thing you need help with or something you want to share, be sure to bring it to the meeting.

See you then!  


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