Wednesday, April 13, 2016

April 13, 2016 Newsletter

West Alabama Fiber Guild Newsletter - April 13, 2016
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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
Supply List:
  • 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 that day.
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
Carol 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
Other Tidbits:
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.

'Til next time, 


Photos taken by Christine.

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