Friday, May 25, 2012

Spinner's Challenge

Y'all remember the spinners were given some pretty nasty fiber and asked to do "something" with it. Check out the somethings. First we have skeins ready for a project large or small
another skein dyed
We have some incredibly fine spinning and a sample in progress And we even had some completed items...check out the red cowl, cap, and almost shawl.
So, folks do you think the spinners meet the challenge from Muck to Something? Yeap! As the summer months arrive this is the last meeting until after open house in September...Happy spinning folks.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Spinners' Challenge

MOHAIR
Each year, the spinners present its members with a challenge. This year...we were given a piece of this filthy, ucky mohair. How do we get from this mess to anything remotely resembling pretty. After it was washed as you can see in this next picture the fiber is becoming more inviting.
The carding has taken those very Locks into a smoother, finer fiber with potential for spinning.
Did the spinners meet this challenge? Tune in next week to judge for yourself.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Ply Split Braiding.

Ply Split Braiding is more than just a tongue twister, it is a skill, a craft. The braider takes twisted fiber and splits it in just the right locations to produce a remarkable piece of art. The last meeting brought many works of art...As you look at these items, remember they began as a thread. The first picture shows Betty's necklaces and bracelets.
The next several pictures show various vessels completed by members. Betty used wraphia II for the first vessel shown
Bev incorporated two tone fiber for the next vessel.
And lastly a small basket in wraphia II
These are just a few of the pieces from show and tell during the last meeting of the ply split braiders. I am just amazed at what can be done with a little thread, a lot of time and even more patience.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The Annual Meeting

On May 1, the Craft Guild held the Annual Meeting and pot luck. It is the official end of the year with reports, the election of the new officers, and our graditude for those who made this year possible. Lucy Hansen, president, Linda Bergquist, treasurer (both outgoing), Cathy Willoughby, vice-president, and Terry Jones, secretary. THANKS!!!!! Cathy continues as president, with Terry as Secretary and Molly Tewson and Trish Turner join the board as Vice President and Treasurer. We must thank those who have maintained the house, Dorothy Jacobsen for the kitchen counter "puzzle" fix, Craig for the new floor paint, those who cleaned, and lastly, we THANK Glenn Boutelle for keeping our yard in such great shape. We've had a remarkable year and are excited about the upcoming new ventures.
The POTLUCK: It was a wonderful repast, crepes with chicken and spinanch, meat loaf, deviled eggs, pork roast, vegie lasagna, fresh garden aparagus, and salads of every kind. What a grand way to start the Annual meeting gathered around the table. But....There were NO Desserts! Hmmmmm, I wonder what that says about our group. Are we becoming more health consious. Are desserts more work. Nahhh, it's probably none of the above...we just had the fixin's we needed in the house. WE really did need to focus on getting those reports ready. .