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
Dec.13 Weaving Errors - How to Fix Them and How to Avoid Them
Garage Sale bring your treasures priced to sell.
Nov. 8 Road trip to Ames [Meet at the Church at 9 am to carpool.]
Textile and Clothing Museum at ISU. Visit to Rosetree Fiber Shop. Lunch out. Carpool from DMPC.
Tuesday, Oct. 18 SPIN DAY at Douglas Ave. Presbyterian Church [DMPC]
Guild will have the room from 9:30 to 2:00 for a day of spinning. All skill levels are welcome. Bring a sack lunch/beverage.
Oct. 11 Show & Tell of Handwoven Garments
This can be a recently completed project or one of your 'historic' woven garments that you no longer wear. Accessories can be included, i.e., scarves, bags, hats etc.
Plans for a Towel Exchange will be discussed. Also we will plan an Inkle Weaving meeting coming in March.
Sept. 13 Show & Tell of Summer Fiber Work
plus Iowa State Fair entries and samples from Dye Day. There will be reports on craft cruises, HGA Convergence, Iowa Sheep & Wool Festival, and any other workshops or fiber shops visited on our travels. Please remember to bring a project to display in th October exhibit at Pella Library.
Special Event: Dye Day at the Dome
August 27, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
if planning to come.
June 14 Spring Luncheon
Hosted by Mary Paul Even.
We will meet at Noon. Bring a dish to pass. Mary Paul will have drinks, dishes and cutlery. Plans for summer events and Iowa State Fair will be announced. Bring your ideas for program topics for next year.
May 10th Rebecca Abarr will show her baskets and tell how they are made. She will show natural materials that she uses to weave the baskets.
April 12 Salisbury House Fabrics Tour
Salisbury House staff will show and discuss tapestries and navajo rugs in their collection. Charge is $20 per person. Guild will pay $10 and member will be asked to pay $10. We can come back to the church for a short meeting and Spinning. Note: No Carpool! Salisberry House is at 4025 Tonawanda Dr, Des Moines, IA 50312
March 8 Tour C&M Fiber Mill discussion on weaving. Note: Meet at 9 AM to carpool!
Feb. 9 Recognizing Weave Structures using Sample Books from our Library. Bring a magnifying glass if you have one. Presenter: Cindy Griese
Jan. 12 Shake UP Your Memory -- The Importance of Record Keeping. We will also learn to calculate cost of a project. How much yarn is left on the cone? How to calculate yarn amounts needed for Stripes. Presenter, Willie Offerman.