February 2014

The Feb 1st Guild meeting will be at WSU.  It starts at 10:00 am, but come at 9:30 for our social half hour.

We will be doing continuous strand weaving.  This is done on a square loom or a triangle loom or even a rectangle loom.  We are going to be learning on either the square loom or the triangle loom.  In this type of weaving, you don’t warp and then weave the weft – it is done all at the same time.  That makes it wonderful for handspun yarn because there is very little waste.

  • If you have a continuous strand loom, feel free to bring it.  If not, I will have some square looms for sale, $15 each.
  • You also need to bring some yarn in a medium or bulky weight (Worsted, Afghan, Aran or Chunky).  I wouldn’t bring yarn that doesn’t stretch, like cotton or silk unless it is blended with wool and does have some stretch to it.  You can make plaids with the looms, but for your first try, variegated yarns are really easy and look wonderful and of course a solid color is always an option.
  • Bring a crochet hook (to fit the size of your yarn) or a locker hook.
  • You may want to bring a tapestry beater or a hair pick, but this is just a nice to have item.

A good website for continuous strand weaving is Hillcreek Fiber Studio.

Location: McKnight Hall, room 118
Date: Saturday, February 1, 2014
Time: Social at 9:30 a.m., meeting 10:00 – noon

Directions to McKnight Hall: Exit off of Hillside onto Alumni Drive. The McKnight building will be on your right. Enter the north wing (around the curve of the street) through the brown double doors that face Hillside. Parking is available in the lot across the street from the McKnight Building.

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