|Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org on August 24, 2017 at 10:10 PM||comments (1)|
The guild will be busy in the next few weeks! Here's the list of events:
8/25-8/27 Guild Retreat!
9/7 – Weaving Workshop/Advanced Weaving Class
9/9 - Fourth Annual Scottish Covenanter Festival at Middle Octorara Presbyterian Church. More info at www.oldcovchurch.com
9/16 – Poole Forge Demonstration AND Landis Valley Wool Frolic. We will need demonstrators for both events!
9/30 – Holy Spirit Lutheran Church pet event
10/7-8 – Landis Valley Harvest Days
|Posted by email@example.com on July 6, 2017 at 10:20 PM||comments (0)|
Sunday, July 16, at 2 pm at Beidler House in Berks County
the Guild has been asked to demonstrate all aspects of fiber arts at the Beidler House at 1130 Old River Rd., Gibraltar PA (southeast of Reading - about 45 minutes from Lancaster).
The AIR-CONDITIONED house has several rooms, and we envision having a few people in each room, demonstrating a different fiber arts/process. "The house has lots of room. It is a side hall entry, late Georgian early Federal design. There are two parlors, wide hallway and a kitchen on the first floor. Upstairs are three bedrooms and a wide hall. In a fourth, small bedroom, we have a working floor loom, we call it a “barn loom.” It is set-up, and your members can work at it if they want to. The house is air conditioned."
The program is one hour, and people will walk through the house to see the process from wool/cotton to finished product.
The list below is a start - if you would like to demonstrate something else, please let me know.
• Wool processing - flick carding, hand carding
• Tape loom
• anything else you can think of
They do ask that we wear Colonial clothes (the house was built in 1783), but they have many different outfits in different sizes that we can use.
Please let me know by Monday July 10th if you can help. I'll need the following information from you:
• what you're demonstrating
• if you need Colonial clothing - size needed
Thank you! The programs at the Beidler House have generated a lot of interest, so I'm sure we'll see a lot of traffic, and we'll be able to educate a lot of people!
|Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org on February 9, 2017 at 6:25 PM||comments (0)|
Fiber Frolic is CANCELLED tonight - Thursday 2/9 because of the weather. Hope to see you at the Program Meeting on 2/23.
|Posted by email@example.com on October 19, 2016 at 10:50 PM||comments (0)|
Have you submitted your membership renewal yet? Membership forms may be downloaded from the "Join Us" page, or you can pick up a form at a Fiber Frolic or meeting.
|Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org on May 10, 2016 at 5:20 PM||comments (0)|
Reservation and payment due to Ann Wysock by Friday, August 5th.
Please email http://email@example.com to register. Ann will reply with her address so you can send a check.
* Who you are, and preferred name for a name tag
* How we can contact you (phone)
* Your rooming preference
* Your prearranged roommate, if you have one
* Vending info, if you're vending. (See below)
When? Friday, August 26 through Sunday August 28th, 2016
Where? Comfort Inn Lancaster County North 1 Denver Rd, Denver, PA 17517 (just off of PA Turnpike Exit 286 Reading)
Reservation and payment due to Ann Wysock by Friday, August 5th.
Pricing is per person and includes hotel room, retreat fee, Saturday lunch and tickets for door prize drawings.
Vendors - There's space this year for up to 5 Vendors. Vendor pricing assumes the Vendor is a paid retreat participant.
1 Vendor Space is a standard 8' table. There's limited electrical outlets so please plan to bring your own table coverings and extension cords. $30 / table.
If Vending, please give us your business name and product description.
|Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org on February 11, 2016 at 4:25 PM||comments (0)|
Mother Nature had a different plan for tonight - no frolicking lambs for us...
Due to the blowing drifting snow, we are cancelling Fiber Frolic tonight.
Stay home in front of the fireplace, and knit or spin something warm!
See you in 2 weeks at the Guild meeting for a program on Fleece Preparation. Stay tuned for details
|Posted by email@example.com on November 9, 2015 at 9:55 PM||comments (0)|
We will not have a Program Meeting in November, due to Thanksgiving.
Instead, we will have our Annual Holiday Tea on Thursday December 10th at 7:00. The Executive Committee will provide tea sandwiches and other goodies. Please feel free to bring one of your favorite holiday treats!
Tea Cozy Competition
Whether you spell it cosy or cozy, every teapot deserves its own cover. You need to keep the tea at the perfect temperature as long as possible. There is nothing worse than a naked teapots sitting around, so brew a pot (or at least a teabag) of your favorite tea and create the perfect (or nearly perfect) tea cosy.
Knitters, crocheters, weavers, spinners, quilters, all fiber arts are invited to the competition.
The five categories are: (YOU decide the category you want to enter- can be more than one!)
Guild Membership Favorite
Prizes will be awarded. Judges will be impartial (maybe). Enter as many tea cozies as you care to make, however, entrants may win in no more than two categories.
For ideas to get you started, http://cosytea.wordpress.com/free-tea-cosy-knitting-patterns/. Ravelry is also a great resource
Cosies must be completed and given to PJ Johnson by the December meeting. Winners will be announced and prizes awarded that evening.
|Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org on July 12, 2015 at 11:30 AM||comments (1)|
Join us at the Holiday Inn Morgantown (6170 Morgantown Road, Morgantown, PA 19543) from Friday August 21st through Sunday August 23rd 2015 for a weekend of fiber fun!
Registration form can be downloaded from the 'Forms' page - hover your mouse over the 'Contact Us' at the top, and you'll see the link for 'Forms'. You can also send an email to http://email@example.com and we can email you the Registration form.
Paid Reservations are due no later than Thursday, July 30th.
Same great space as last year! Easily* accommodates our group and our fiber equipment. Features include:
Meals on your own
Please note that since this facility offers catering and restaurant services, we cannot have food brought into the Meeting Room. The Hotel asks that we limit food in the Meeting Room to small, “personal use” amounts. However, meals such as “take-out” may be taken or delivered to your hotel room. It just can’t be brought to the common areas.
Restaurants around the HI-Morgantown include:
Other nearby attractions in case you really need a break:
* This space was very comfortable for the 27 registrants we had in 2014. It will be a double banquet space like we had last year. Check out the pictures on our web site to see all the elbow room.
|Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org on May 5, 2015 at 10:45 PM||comments (0)|
Join us on Thursday May 28th for a presentation by Adele Harvey on Shifu - Japanese Paper Spinning.
Shifu—Japanese paper spinning:
In this presentation I will discuss the history of shifu and show examples of spun paper as well as items woven with spun paper. I will demonstrate the preparation and the spinning of paper. I will have handouts and samples of Japanese paper suitable for spinning. Please bring a lightweight drop spindle and/or a manual bobbin winder.
Biography of Adele Peterdi Harvey
My interest in textiles and fiber began in childhood. I learned to knit at age 5 and spent many hours knitting doll sweaters as well as sewing doll clothes. When I became a teenager I made many of my own clothes. Around age 20 I became fascinated by how fabric is made and learned to weave. Weaving became a very important part of my life. It has many things that appeal to me: planning, meticulousness, logic, math, textures, patterns and colors. I am an unfocussed weaver: in other words, I will try anything related to weaving.
I live in Lincoln, Massachusetts in the winter and Bethel, Maine in the summer. My family of two sons, their wives and five grandchildren live close by. My eight year old granddaughter shows interest in weaving as well as considerable ability. I hope that a family tradition is being established.
-addition to Adele’s bio: Elizabeth Lang-Harris
Adele is really an exceptional woman. She is a superb knitter, and has taught advanced knitting classses for many years. She also weaves (and was Dean of the Weavers’ Guild from 1986 to 1988, spins, makes jewelry, and does beautiful needlework. She is active in several weavers’ guilds, and HGA. Her writing and editing skills have greatly improved the Weavers’ Guild of Boston monograph series. And she is an innovative cook – ask her for her recipe for Thanksgiving turkey roasted in a paper bag!
|Posted by email@example.com on March 7, 2015 at 11:05 PM||comments (0)|
Join us Thursday March 26th for a presention by Robin Lunger ‘Clothing Construction with Handwovens and Lightweight knits’
Robin's presentation is entitled The Nancy Lind Project - Sewing a garment using Nancy’s Handwoven fabric.
The program will showcase the fabric Nancy created during a MAFA workshop with Peg McDade in 2007. Unfortunately, Nancy is no longer with us but her handwoven fabric is, and from it, Robin has fashioned a wonderful vest for her husband.
The talk will feature ways of stabilizing handwoven materials to ensure their stability and function within the garment.