Wednesday, February 3, 2016

February 9 ~ Guild Meeting
Location: St. Matthew Lutheran Church
2418 N Aurelius Road, Holt
 ~ Rosemary Anzicek will present an introduction to tapestry weaving.
Mingle starts at 6:30, meeting begins at 7:00.
Show n tell will also be during the evening.
 
*** Workshops ***
Early Weavers is presenting a front to back warping workshop will be held on Sunday, February 28, 2016 from 12:00
noon to 4:00 pm at the Okemos Library 4321 Okemos Rd, Okemos. This will be a hands on workshop where participants
will wind a narrow warp and begin the process of dressing the loom. Because of equipment counts, RSVP’s are required.

An informal rigid heddle weaving workshop led by Sara Kanya will will be held on March 22, 2016 from 1:00-5:00 pm at the
Hen House in Charlotte. Please contact Sara Kanya if interested.

Dye Workshop
Louise Giddings will lead a dye workshop where we will produce space dyed yarn to be used in a weaving or knitting project. Participants will choose an option from the list below, depending on their interests. I will supply directions to participants on how to prepare their yarn for dyeing for each option. We will be using protein fibers such as wool, silk, alpaca, etc.
Option 1: Self-striping yarn for socks.
Option 2: Space dyed yarn for a “bubble” scarf.
Please let Sara Kanya know if you are interested and the workshop will be scheduled.

Monday, January 4, 2016

New for 2016

January 12 ~ Guild Meeting
Location: St. Matthew Lutheran Church
2418 N Aurelius Road, Holt
Mingle starts at 6:30 ~ Meeting at 7:00
Remember your SHOW~n~TELL…..
Program: What’s a Gamp and Why do I want one? This program features a panel discussion (Peggy Adams, Louise Giddings, Leslie Johnson, and Bonnie Powell) on Gamps.
 
 Workshop:
 A sectional warping demo / workshop will be held on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 beginning at 11 am. Cost is free for members and $10 for non-members.
 
 
 Quilts of Southwest China in the MSU Museum on now until April. 
Some of the "quilts" in the show are handwoven.
The weaving collections at the MSU Museum on the Michigan State University campus in East Lansing are a wonderful and unique resource for weavers. The collections are kept in archival storage, and can be viewed by appointment. Visit as an individual researcher, as a study group or arrange a Guild trip to tour the collections. You can see the Michigan League of Handweavers History Project Collection including the samples and weavings of Alice Griswold and others. The samples and weavings of Margaret Windeknecht, who wrote so much about color and weave are housed here, including her color and weave samples. Other collections include the Nineteenth Century Woven Coverlet Collection, Finnish-American Rag Rug collection, Navajo Rug Collection, various international collections and woven blankets (the first was collected in the late 1800s). Call Lynne Swanson, Collections Manager for Cultural Collections at 517 335-3304 or email her swansonl@msu.edu to schedule a visit or for more information. Visit the MSU Museum website museum.msu.edu and select the Research tab to search some of the collections online or for more information.

Friday, December 4, 2015

December 8 ~ Guild Meeting/Holiday Potluck ~
Location: St. Matthew Lutheran Church
2418 N Aurelius Road, Holt
Mingle starts at 6:30 ~ Meeting at 7:00
Remember your SHOW~n~TELL…..

Workshops:
As part of Early Weavers, a sectional warping demo / workshop will be held on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 beginning at 11 am. Cost is free for members and $10 for non-members.

Early Weavers is presenting a front to back warping workshop which will be held on Sunday, February 28, 2016 from 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm. Please bring yarn and a warping board or mill. This will be a hands on workshop where participants will wind a narrow warp and begin the process of dressing the loom. Leslie Johnson will be providing table looms. Because of equipment counts, RSVP’s are required.
Contact Sara Kanya for location and directions.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Early Weavers interest group is meeting this Sunday, May 17 at 1:30.  They will focus on block theory in weaving.  What an interesting topic, so important for designing patterns in weaving.

The GLWG interest groups are open to all members of the guild.  The guild has a number of interest groups that focus on specific topics in weaving and related fiber arts.   Come to a meeting or contact the guild for more information about our interest groups.


Monday, May 4, 2015

Next meeting is Tuesday May 12 at 7 pm at Saint Mathews Church, 2418 Aurelius Road, Holt. Arrive at 6:30 to mingle.

It is our annual business meeting and we are voting for the Board President and Vice President and discussing topics for next years meetings.  Next year's membership dues are paid at this meeting.

Please bring your completed projects and stories about your experience for the fiber exchange.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Be sure to see the new weaving show at Grove Gallery starting tomorrow:

Journal Entries
by Nancy McRAy

May 3–June 21
Please join us for the artist reception on
Sunday, May 3 from 12-4 p.m. 
Light refreshments will be served.

A series of small tapestries woven with no cartoon or plan, documenting my rebirth into a studio artist again as told to me by warp and weft.
Artist Talk —
Wednesday May 6 from 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Learn about Nancy's process and experiences while doing these intuitively created tapestries.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

GLWG Study Groups Update:

Early Weavers are meeting this Saturday April 18th from 11 to 1 at the Hen House.  Rep Weave will be on the agenda.

Portable Looms/spinning will be at Sara Kanya's on May 3rd from 1 to 4 pm.