the Duneland Weavers' Guild!
meetings are open to the public and we love visitors,
non-weavers and not-yet weavers as well as weavers and other fiber
**Program change: The Guild has added our annual silent
auction to our November 10 meeting.**
Look over your stuff for still useful and attractive things you have
that you no longer need and bring them to the November meeting.
Please come early to set up your donations and fill out the bid forms
that will be in the November Newsletter.
Our program for that day will be "Members Forum": an opportunity to ask
very experienced weavers, knitters and spinners any question you have
about these crafts.
more information about the Guild, including the location and time of
the meetings, click on the About link (above).
on the April Show link (above) to see photos of our 2018 annual show
for the photos, Ken!)
The program for our September
meeting was an
extended show and tell in combination with members bringing their
favorite textiles to show the group.
We also had a 50:50 sale of fiber-related things
brought and bought by members.
The photo above shows most of the people who attended our September
We welcomed several new people in addition to a good turnout of our
Above are some of the items members brought for the 50:50 sale.
We will have a silent auction (100% for the Guild) later in the year.
fiber is the mohair yarn she enjoys weaving with.
||Sharon brought a
beaded scarf she had knit over the summer.
||Here is a closer
look at the intricate pattern of beads at the ends of Sharon's scarf.
Jackie made this trick or treat bag for a Halloween trip to
Disney World with her daughter and grandson.
favorite textile is this historic tulle embroidery sampler which was
made by her great-grandmother in 1861.
Hmong skirt is Melvenea's favorite textile piece. It is made
handspun indigo-dyed cotton, then decorated with batik, cross stitch
and ribbon applique.
has been experimenting with surface design. Her show and tell piece was
a towel she wove and decorated with a gingko leaf stamp.
|Jacque brought two
favorite textiles: One was this rep weave table runner in
||This silk scarf is
Jacque's other favorite. Look closely to appreciate how the
weave patterns shift on it.
favorite textile was this threadwork sampler. It could be
inspiration for a future workshop.
above was a project Mary made in a workshop this summer On
the right she is holding a quilt
which is a work-in-progress. She is making it for a one
the left in both photos) with the help of Jeane (on the right) showed
us both sides of the 8 block pattern
cotton coverlet she wove last summer.
Melvenea (in the center) led a workshop at Jackie's house on textile
In the photo above, Sue (on the left) and Margaret (on the
right) showed us the scarves they had decorated
with freehand and stenciled wax batik in the workshop.
and tell Terry brought a red, white, blue and gray batt along with
skeins of yarn
she had spun with
fleece from Gotland Sheep (in the left side photo). She also
us yarn she had spun
from a red, white, blue and gray batt (on the right).
"Fields of Clover" handspun yarn ran out before she was able to
complete her project.
that Chris could wear it
as a scarf as in the photo above rather than having to tear out a lot
of knitting and re-knitting it. The green doily is Chris's
favorite textile. It was her grandmother's work.
|Sherron's show and
tell project was a tencel bird's eye twill shawl she wove using a kit
||Above is a closer
look at the several different weave patterns in the shawl fabric.
Margaret wove this cute sample strip of carrots using rosepath weave
She promised us more vegetables
(and fruits?) in the future.
|Jamie, the owner of
Spinnin' Yarns, brought a rug her husband had woven.
|| And she
brought several colorful towels she had woven, including some using
turned taquete weave.
the photo above, Margaret is holding a photo of two stoles woven by a
friend for the friend's brother who is a Deacon. Paula did
embroidery on the stoles.
won a blue ribbon at the Lake County Fair for this baby blanket she
wove. She can add this year's blue ribbon to her collection
show and tell from Margaret: A scarf and fabric she wove using
warps of painted tencel.