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July 14, 2016 Newsletter

West Alabama Fiber Guild Newsletter - July 14, 2016
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Welcome to the West Alabama Fiber Guild Newsletter

Next meeting:  Sunday, July 17, 2016, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm 
Location: 1000 28th Avenue, Tuscaloosa
Topic:  Tapestry Weaving
Henry Glaus will provide a trunk show and demonstration of Tapestry Weaving.  There is no supply list -- just bring your curiosity to learn more about the fiber arts!

Last meeting:  Sunday, July 3, 2016

Topic:  Silk Cocoons 
We learned about silk cocoons and also worked on various projects during the meeting.  
Silk cocoons can be dyed and spun right from the cocoon.  Carol used Jacquard Silk dyes.
To soften the cocoons for unreeling, place them in a pot and cover with distilled water.  Simmer them for about an hour.
Each cocoon will yield 2 strands and about 1 mile of useable fiber.
Silk cocoons can also be spread out to form hankies or caps, and then spun or used for other techniques.
Simmered cocoons, ready to be unreeled.
Silk hankies, cap, and paper.
Kitchen towel, woven with Aunt Lydia's crochet cotton for the weft, by Carol T.
Crochet motif pillow by Nanette S.
Silk scarf dyed with mushrooms by Carol T.
Pincushion with bobbin lace motif by Deanna A.
Throw in progress, crocheted corner-to-corner, by Lynn H.

'Til next time, 


Photos taken by Christine.
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