Friday, October 21, 2016

October Show and Tell - Knit and Crochet

Dana H. knit a pair of moccasins that will be felted (technically,
Dana told members that Plastic-Dip, a rubberized substance used to make tool handles easier to grip and to water-proof is wonderful to use on the bottom of slippers - just add some dots of the substance to the slipper soles. It is also washable.
New member, Sam G. brought an adorable
giraffe that she crocheted. 
Sandy W. is knitting mittens for an Advent calendar.
She said, "I only have 20 more to knit!"
Sandy's mittens were knit with the Smitten (a Holiday Garland) pattern, available free on Knit Picks.

Laura B. shows a Fan Mitten she knit. The technique
is very similar with enterlac knitting

Thursday, October 20, 2016

October Show and Tell - Spinning

Sandy W. spun the yarn and then dyed the four hanks
 into a teal gradient. 
Sandy W. spun a luscious yarn with a bit of sparkle added
Sandy W. displays a hank yarn that she spun and plied.
Sali A. showed the members some yarn she had
prepared for the Fiber Fest. The yarn was the result
of combining fibers on a blending board, spinning
the fibers and dyeing them.
Sandy W. used her supported spindle to spin during the meeting

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

October Show and Tell - Hats

Vicky B. knit "Top This" hats for her three boys. 
Vicky B. has become a "test knitter" for other designers
Another hat pattern that Vicky B. test knit.
Vicky B. hosts Knitting Socials at the Lander Art Center on most Friday evenings (6-8 PM). Schedule for the Knitting Socials is posted on the Lander Art Center Calendar. 

Vicky B. also published her first free pattern on Ravelry, called Basic Felted Bubble Bag.

Colleen J. shares her Tunisian crochet hat.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

October Show and Tell - Shawls

Briana F. displays the shawl she knit using her own homespun

Sali A. purchased roving at the Fiber Fest, spun the yarn,
dyed the yarn, and crocheted the poncho-like shawl

Vicky B. knit her shawl in a Knit Along
(note the boxes of yarn on the back tables - Christy P.
brought multiple boxes of yarn and pattern books for a
free-will donation as a Guild fund-raiser)
Julie W. went on a Craft Cruise in June and toured many European
yarn shops. She enjoyed visiting Martina Behm's studio where she
found some new shawl patterns. This one is called 'Thousand Tulips"
Julie W. shows another Martina Behm pattern she knit: Baltic Storm
Julie W. displays yet another shawl she knit
Julie W. answers questions about another knit shawl
Julie W. is probably the most prolific shawl
knitter in the guild.  
Julie W. shows a shawl in progress.

Monday, October 17, 2016

October Meeting Fund-Raiser

Christy P. provided the Guild with a clever fund-raiser.
Those who attended the October meeting had an opportunity to enhance their yarn and pattern stash and help the Guild, too. Christy P. brought multiple boxes and bins of single skein yarns and hundreds of pattern books. After the meeting, members could "shop" and provide the Guild with a free-will donation for the items that they took.

Piles of yarn and books quickly appeared at each member's chair as they selected the yarn to take home.

A preliminary tally of the free-will donations was well over $250.

Christy P. was over-joyed that she was going home with only ONE box of yarn

Christy, the Guild is appreciative of your generosity and a creative fund-raiser. Thank you!

Friday, October 14, 2016

Sewing Room Clean-up

Tired of dealing with threads or roving fluff on the floor?

Seasoned Homemaker has a solution that doesn't require hauling the vacuum into the room.

This tip could also be used by those who spin for picking up the fluff that drifts away.

Check out her clever idea on this post.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Meeting Reminder

Fiber Guild Meeting

Saturday, October 15, 2016


Lander Public Library

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• Bring $20 for annual Membership dues

• Consider serving on one of the Guild committees:
      Workshop – plan the annual May Spring Retreat 
              and the 2017 Professional Development
      Networking – make connections with other guilds
              in the state and create a database
      Field Trip - plan an outing for the Guild to an 
               interesting location(s) related to fiber
      Fiber Fest - plan the 2018 Fiber Fest

•  Consider signing up to present a program at a future meeting.

Special Event at the end of the meeting:

Christy Pyles, a member of our Guild as well as a 
sale representative for several yarn companies, 
is bringing BINS of new, single skein yarns 
as well as books and patterns 
(12 years of Rowan books and magazines, as well as other publications) 

Guild members may “shop” for items 
and make a donation to the Guild for the items selected. 
 (If you think to select some items, please bring 
some cash and a bag to take your selections home)