Monday, June 19, 2017

West Alabama Fiber Guild Newsletter - June 15, 2017

West Alabama Fiber Guild Newsletter - June 15, 2017
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Welcome to the West Alabama Fiber Guild Newsletter
Happy Father's Day!

Next meeting:  Sunday, June 18, 2017, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Location: 1000 28th Avenue, Tuscaloosa
Topic:  Spinning Sunday

We do not have a specific program planned for the next meeting. Bring whatever project you would like to work on, or just come and chat.

Request from Larisa regarding the new guild logo and business card:
We need high quality photos of handmade items, preferably something woven or knitted, in turquoise and blue to use in our new contact card design. Interested members can email photos or bring the actual items for photographing to the next meeting.
 

Last meeting:  Sunday, June 4, 2017

Topic:  Spinning & Plying Novelty Yarns
Ten members were present.
Larisa will work on a new design for our guild logo and business card.

Jennifer and Glynda went to The Middle Tennessee Fiber Festival and had a good time.  They brought back two packages of specialty fibers for today's door prize drawing.  Thanks, Jennifer and Glynda!

Larisa has a bag of Jiffy Stitchery kits that are free for anyone interested.  The kits will be stored in the guild cabinet for now.

I have a quantity of wine corks if anyone wants some for crafting. Just ask!

 
Cotton baby blanket in William & Mary pattern, hand woven by Marilyn B.
Tatted strawberry by Christine C.
Tapestry weaving by Larisa Z.
Hand dyed and hand spun wool yarn by Carol T.
Spinning technique cards from book "The Spinners Book of Yarn Designs" by Sarah Anderson, recommended by Carol T. if you are interested in trying different spinning techniques.

 
Angora rabbit fur and curly locks fiber, brought back from The Middle Tennessee Fiber Festival by Jennifer & Glynda
Shawl in progress, hand knit of gradient hand spun yarn, by Glynda M.
Beaded snowflake, tatted by Christine C.

 
Jiffy Stitchery kits, free for the asking
'Til next time, 

-Christine


Photos taken by Christine.
 
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Saturday, May 20, 2017

West Alabama Fiber Guild Newsletter - May 20th, 2017

West Alabama Fiber Guild Newsletter - May 20th, 2017
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Welcome to the West Alabama Fiber Guild Newsletter

Apologies for the late Newsletter
-Tori.

Next meeting:  Sunday, May 21, 2016, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm 
Location: 1000 28th Avenue, Tuscaloosa
Topic:  Continued study of beginning spinning on a spinning wheel
For those who are interested please bring a spinning wheel and some fiber. Experienced spinners will help beginning spinners get more comfortable with their spinning.

Last meeting:  Sunday, July 3, 2016

Topic:  Spinning Sunday
Members shared projects and conversation. There was quiet a buzz about the upcoming Fiber Festival in Tennessee. Several members are going and planning to stay at least one night. There was also a lot of conversations about Tat Days due to the new information about available classes the Palmetto Tatters Guild recently posted.

Nanette S. brought a beautiful dress she crocheted as a single piece. It was just stunning.

 
Nanette modeling her dress. She and the dress were just breathtaking.
Daniele Working on his tapestry.
Deanna A. Spinning a Custom blend of fiber  she hand dyed.

Till Next time

Tori


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Saturday, May 6, 2017

West Alabama Guild Newsletter April 5, 2017

West Alabama Fiber Guild Newsletter - May 5, 2017
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Welcome to the West Alabama Fiber Guild Newsletter

Happy Cinco de Mayo

Next meeting:  Sunday, May 7th, 2017, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Feel free to show up as early as 11:00am if you would like extra time to spin or work on other projects
Tuscaloosa Department of Transportaion
Location: 1000 28th Avenue, Tuscaloosa
Topic:  Spinning Sunday
We will be working on individual projects and enjoying each others company. 

Last meeting:  Sunday, April 16, 2016

Topic:  Spinning Sunday
Eight members were present.  Members worked on many projects including tatting, knitting, felting and spinning.
 
Handwoven towel by Glenda M. Hand dyed tatting thread by Tori S. Tatted Hankie edge in progress by Tori S. Drop Spindle with BFL fiber hand dyed by Jenny G.
Hand dyed hand spun yarn fiber contend 50% extra fine merino 25% tencel 25% bamboo, Felted heart by Dorthy, Hand dyed tatting by Tori, Felted beaded bracelet by Dorthy, Needle tatted motif by Lynn H. 
Dorthy sewing beads onto felted star.
Other Tidbits
The packer brush for the guild's drum carder has been ordered and is on its way to Henry and Nan's

We have agreed to purchase another guild tent, but are waiting until someone volunteers to store it before we order it, if you are interested in storing it please e-mail info@wafguild.com

The participating artist badges for Kentuck have been paid for ( Thank you Carol T.)
 
Til next time,

-Tori


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