Wednesday, August 24, 2016

New Officers

Since the Guild will not be meeting in September, the elections of officers was held at the August meeting. The following individuals will be serving the Guild in the coming year. 

President - Mary H.

Vice President - Rachel B.

Secretary - Nancy S.

Treasurer - Jeni V. 

Communication Specialist - Katheryn E. 

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Short Sock Needles

Colleen J. brought a new product to the August meeting
During the Show and Tell segment of the August meeting, Colleen J. introduced the members to the new Skacel sock needles. The needles are 10 inches in length and have one short tip and one longer tip for knitting comfort.
note the length difference in the needle tips
Colleen explained that the needles were designed for knitting small circumferences like socks, mitts, and cuffs. She is currently knitting fingerless mitts.
fingerless mitt on 10 inch needles by Skacel
 Colleen also brought a nearly finished mitt for the group to examine.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Show and Tell - August

Vicky B. brought a felted bag and told the members she will
 teach a class on its construction at the Lander Art Center
in October and November
the felted bag can be embellished with embroidery
Vicky B. knit this cute little octopus
Maia R. displayed some chair pads she made.
She was encouraged to teach a class
at the Spring Retreat.
Christy P. displays a cashmere cowl that she knit. 
Colleen J. shared a seaming technique from a class
 she took at the Chicago Stitches conference.
Colleen J. displays a shawl she knit

Friday, August 19, 2016

Securing a Crochet Hook

WEBS offers a simple trick for keeping a crochet hook with its project.

Wrap a rubber band or a hair tie around the hook. It adds a little extra stickiness that keeps it in place. No more crawling around on the floor or digging in the couch cushions searching for the hook.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Meeting Reminder

Fiber Guild Meeting

Saturday, August 20, 2016
10:00 AM

Fremont County Public Library
   200 Amoretti Street
   Lander, WY 82520

Please bring any items you want to donate
for the Guild's Fiber Fest Silent Auction

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Cord Control

Everyone has a multitude of cords (phone, tablet, computer, mp3 player, ebook chargers, etc.) that seem to have a life of their own and love to get tangled with other cords.

Onelmon shares a tutorial for creating a quick and easy elastic fastener for cords.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Binkie Clip

Binkies are important to little ones, and making sure they are always handy and stay clean is important to moms.

Rae Gun Ramblings shares a tutorial (complete with photos) for Making a Binkie Clip in just 15 minutes.