March 12 Results of Sept Challenge: Bring your sample and notes of what you did and what you used. Log cabin draft + imagination!
Kathy Martin and the Wool Study Group will present results of their year long study.
Feb. 12 NOTICE: Meeting Cancelled!!
Jan. 8 Peru & Shetland Trips Report
& Samples by Cindy Griese.
Dec. 11 Tour at Historical Building.
Handwoven Coverlet Tour in the Archives is at 10. If you want to carpool, meet at the church to leave no later than 9:30.
Nov. 13 Spinning Art Yarn
Gwen will give a presentation on techniques for spinning and plying art yarn .Also, if you will be going to the Historical Society for the December meeting, please pay $10 at this meeting.
Oct. 16 Fiber Day (formerly spinning day)
Bring your wheel, knitting or weaving to spend time with friends at the church. Bring sack lunch and drink.
Oct. 9 Card Weaving Demo
Pam will do a demo on card (tablet) weaving and will also have an inkle loom set up for those who whould like to try doing this. She will also talk about drafts for card weaving and regular inkle weaving -- with handouts.
Sept. 11 Show & Tell of Summer Fiber Work
plus Iowa State Fair entries and samples from Dye Day. There will be reports on Iowa Sheep and Wool Festival, and any other workshops or fiber shops visited on your travels. We will discuss the upcoming challenge project. Please remember to bring a project to display in the October exhibit at the West Des Moines Library.
July 21 Dye Day
9:30am - 2 ish
At Shari Janssen's
17495 U Ave
Woodward, IA 50279
Pot luck or bring your own lunch.
June 12 Spring picnic
hosted by Pam Poppe
3950 Colfax Ave, Des Moines, 50317
Lunch is at 12:00 Noon. Bring a dish to share. Pam will have drinks, dishes and cutlery. Bring program ideas for next year. Summer plans and Iowa State Fair will be discussed.
May 8 Garlyn Saupe will present Dreadful Yarns
Bring your own Dreadful Yarns for discussion and possible exchange. Garlyn will describe a summer project challenge using Dreadful Yarns
April 10 Susan Genz will discuss Lockerhooking using wool roving
Guild Garage Sale Bring items from your stash or books and equipment you never use. Mark prices on your items. Bring cash to buy and make change.
March 27 SPIN DAY
Get together for another day of spinning. Meet at the church as usual.. Time 9:30 - 2:30. Bring sack lunch and beverage.
March 13 Shari Janssen willl show us how to cut a t-shirt to be used as weft in weaving
Bring a clean t-shirt with no seams on the body and sharp scissors suitable for cutting fabric. Shari will weave with t-shirts on her rigid heddle loom.
Feb. 13 Towel Exchange
Bring one towel you have designed and woven in a Block Weave. Towels are to be woven in 8/2, 10/2, or 16/2 cotton, linen or cottolin and finished at appro. 18'' x 29". Bring your towel in a brown paper bag without your name on it. Towels will be exchanged so no one goes home with their own towel. Each weaver will talk about their Block Design and weave structure.
Jan. 9 Julie Stowers on Spinning Atypical Materials into Creative Yarns
Bring random leftover yarns or fibers and spinning wheels
Dec. 12 Bound Weave on Rosepath Threading
Nov. 14 Designing Block Weaves using Profile Drafts
Bring graph paper and a pencil
Tuesday, Oct 17 SPIN DAY at Douglas Ave. Presbyterian Church
Guild will have the room from 9:30 to 2:30 for a day of spinning. All skill levels are welcome. Bring a sack lunch/beverage.
Oct. 10 Road Trip to Fiber Art Shoppe
5 Benton Ave. E,
Albia, IA, www.fiberartshoppe.com
First we will shop for yarns, patterns, equipment. Then we will break for lunch down the street at the local bar and grill. After lunch Sherry Duey will teach us wet felting. Car pool from church.
Sept 12 Show & Tell of Summer Fiber Work
plus Iowa State Fair entries and samples from Dye Day. There will be reports on Iowa Sheep and Wool Festival, and any other workshops or fiber shops visited on your travels. We will discuss upcoming towel exchange. Please remember to bring a project to display in Oct. exhibit at Grinnell Library.
Dye Day, July 15
At Sue Crawford's
9 am to 2ish pm , pot luck or bring your own, she'll have lemonade & tea and table service
June 13 Spring Picnic
hosted by Mary Paul Even, 5706 Walnut Hill Ave., Des Moines. We will meet at 12:00 noon. Bring a dish to pass. Mary Paul will have drinks, dishes and cutlery. Plans for summer events and Iowa State Fair will be discussed. Bring your ideas for Program topics for next year.
May 9 Warping Accessories & Tools and Techniques for Using Them
Sue Lustig will report on Convergence class.
April 11 Lets Try Drop Spindle Spinning or Card making workshop
Bring your spindles and carders. We will share equipment and all go home with a better awareness of this technique. Worsted and woolen spinning will be discussed. Also final plans for Kate Larson workshop and Iowa Federation meeting. Also: bring fabric scraps [at least 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches] to include in cards to sell at Federation.
March 28 SPIN DAY at Douglas Ave. Presbyterian Church [DMPC]
9:30 am to 2:00 pm.
Get together for another day of spinning.
March 14 Inkle Loom Weaving
Instruction on how to warp and weave on an Inkle loom. Willy Offerman will show how to make the heddle loops. Bring your Inkle loom to warp in you favorite design.
Feb. 14 Towel Exchange
Bring one towel you have designed and woven in the colors and structure of your choice. Towels are to be woven in 8/2, 10/2 or 16/2 cotton and finished at approx. 18" x 29". Towels will be exchanged in some fair manner so that no ome goes home with their own towel.
Jan. 10 Designing with Novelty Yarns - sett, tension, tricks
Cindy Griese, Willie Offerman, Sue Lustig