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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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

West Alabama Fiber Guild Newsletter - April 15, 2017

West Alabama Fiber Guild Newsletter - April 15, 2017
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Welcome to the West Alabama Fiber Guild Newsletter

Happy Easter!
 
Next meeting:  Sunday, April, 16th, 1:00 to 3:00 pm (Easter Sunday)
Feel free to come as early as 11:00 am.
Location: Tuscaloosa Department of Transportation

1000 28th Avenue, Tuscaloosa
 
Topic:  Spinning Sunday
This week's meeting will be very casual and relaxed.  Generally on holidays we really have a good time even though attendance is generally a little lower.
Previous Meeting Notes:
10 members attended.
Heather K. brought her Ashford Elizabeth as part of our continued study into beginning spinning. It is an absolutely beautiful example of a Saxony style wheel. Most members use Castle style wheels due to the availability, smaller size, and that many come with travel options. The Saxony style wheel with it's larger wheel size and different type of tension options offered a very different and pleasant spinning experience according to Deanna A.

Our newest and youngest member Terra W. has been admiring Tatted lace recently. Christine C., noticing her interest, taught her the basic stitches and according to my latest reports she has now mastered rings, chains, and joins. It's always exciting when a skill is passed on!
 
Reminder:
If you are interested in participating in the Kentuck Festival, please bring $5.00 to the next meeting so we will be able to register you for a participating artist badge. The Kentuck money is due before the end of April.  If you are unable to make a guild meeting in April and would like to participate please e-mail Carol in order to make arrangements.

Message from Larisa
"Hello everybody! After several years of college, I am picking up my needlework again, which is exciting. I do plan to move eventually; however, it may take longer than I wish it would. In the meantime, I would like to experiment with tapestry weaving and other hand weaving techniques. I also have an idea of recycling any unwanted yarn and yarn scraps, so please if you would like to donate yarn and scraps of yarn that you absolutely don’t need, bring them to the Guild’s meetings. I packed all my yarn and most of my other supplies, and it is impossible to tell now where they are, so your donations will be more than appreciated. Just remember the idea is to recycle, so bring only what you 100% do not need anymore. I plan to make small items such as mug rugs, placemats, small tapestries, pillows, and such. If I manage to produce some amount of goods, they can be donated or sold with a portion of proceeds going back to the Guild. If you would like to participate even deeper in my recycling project, start collecting any bits of yarn, such as cut ends, which can be used to stuff pillows. I will also gladly accept any unwanted fabric scraps to make pillow cases. Let’s recycle and go zero yarn waste (if you have anything you may want to recycle of course)! Thank you."
Several of our members are driving to Huntsville to participate in their Knit in Public day.  For more information click here :)  Candice W. is attending and is admining our Facebook page.  She is posting more up to date information regularly on the page.

Our Program Schedule for 2017 was in the February 2nd newsletter.  Click here to see it.


 
Small tatted motif (ends not hidden) by Tori S.
Small Tatted Star by Tori S.
Small tatted Gray rocket with flame tails by Christine C. 
Terra W. tatting her first stitches under Christine C.'s instruction.
Heather K.'s Saxony style spinning wheel.
Annette knitting a pair of booties for a very lucky little girl. 


'Til next time,

-Tori

Photos taken by Tori S.
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