Welcome to the West Alabama Fiber Guild Newsletter
Next meeting:Sunday, April 17, 2016, 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Location: 1000 28th Avenue, Tuscaloosa
Topic: Temari Balls
A styrofoam ball, any size (3-4" diameter is good for beginners)
Junk yarn that is smooth and even, any weight (Red Heart acrylic or anything similar)
Sewing thread or fine crochet cotton in colors that you like
Kentuck Festival of the Arts: October 15 & 16, 2016
We have been invited to participate again as a demonstrating artist.
Our jury fee is waived and our booth fee is discounted. We have money
in the treasury that will cover the discounted booth fee.
Admission badges for our active guild members are $5 each. Carol needs
to submit our acceptance form to Kentuck by the end of April. Please let her know by April 15th if you plan to attend Kentuck this year and would like to purchase a badge. Carol
must list the number of badges needed on the form and the names of
attendees. Our requirement is that the badges are for active guild
members who have attended at least six meetings during the year.
Dye Day: May 1, 2016
Deanna is working on plans for our upcoming Dye Day. She uses a
different process than we have used in the past for dyeing animal fibers
with acid dyes. For example, she will put citric acid or vinegar in
the dye so that we won't need to spray vinegar onto the fiber. Her
process takes longer but also sets the dye thoroughly. Deanna plans to
start setting up at 10:00 am so that we can start dyeing at 11:00 am
Please complete this very short survey if you plan to participate in Dye Day.
Last meeting:Sunday, April 3, 2016
Topic: Knitting Toe-Up Two-At-A-Time Socks
provided guidance on knitting socks and answered questions members had
about a few other projects. We discussed plans for upcoming Dye Day.
Carol also informed us that Kentuck has invited us to participate in
Art Night, which is the first Thursday of the month. We plan to discuss
which month would be good for our group at a future meeting.
Carol's Traveling Bobbin Lace Pillow (which folds up into a pretty bag, below), made by Sharon Powell
Sara Terrell, a West Alabama Quilters Guild member, has an antique
spinning wheel for sale. It has been finished with a clear coat and she
is asking $125. Contact Sara at 205-409-6257.