Tuesday, April 18, 2017

June 30, 2016

Welcome to the West Alabama Fiber Guild Newsletter

Happy Independence Day!

Next meeting:  Sunday, July 3, 2016, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm 
Location: 1000 28th Avenue, Tuscaloosa
Topic:  Silk Cocoons
Carol will show us how to unreel silk cocoons.  This will be a hands-on project and an opportunity to learn about the origin of silk fiber.  All supplies will be provided.

Last meeting:  Sunday, June 19, 2016

Topic:  Spinning Sunday and Continuing Tatting 
Ten members were present.  We enjoyed tatting, knitting, crochet, spinning, and twining.  Knitting was definitely the most popular activity at this meeting with three pairs of socks, a baby sweater, a scarf, and a washcloth in progress.
Crocheted Baby Blanket by Sue J.
Popsicle Yarn -- fiber dyed with popsicles and hand spun by Jennifer C.
Novelty Yarn Scarf knit by Nan G.
Socks in Progress, knit with Knit Picks Hawthorne tonal yarn by Tori S.
(with awesome needle holder, made by her husband on a 3D printer)

Nan G.
Shawl crocheted with hand-spun gradient yarn by Deanna A.
(Modeled by Sue J.)
Fiber dyed with popsicles by Jennifer C.
More pics of her dyeing process can be seen here and here.
Other Tidbits
The topic of our July 17 meeting will be Tapestry Weaving.  Henry Glaus will bring a trunk show and demo this fascinating fiber art.

'Til next time, 


Photos taken by Christine and Jennifer C.
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