On Tuesday, June 17, 12 members of the Central Oregon Spinners and Weavers Guild met at my home for a Temari Balls workshop with Marilyn Romatka from Bellevue. We used yarns and fiber to form the inner ball, wrapped that with a finer wool yarn, then sewing thread to completely cover the sphere. Then 5/2 cotton and a variety of novelty yarns were used to stitch designs on the balls. This link gives you a wild look at what can be created as Temari balls, a Japanese folk art.
On Wed. June 18, the regular guild meeting date, we gathered at Tollgate in Sisters for our monthly business meeting, potluck picnic, and a Bow Weaving workshop with Marilyn. This links you to Marilyn bow loom weaving page.
26 members participated in this event, each paying their own materials fee. We picked our warp and weft colors of 5/2 cotton and coordinating or contrasting beads that were strung on each of the 2 selvedge edge warps and started weaving away. Midway through her demonstration the power went out in our building in Sisters, so we adjourned outside to the lovely courtyard and continued weaving!
Everyone enjoyed themselves at these two events and we want to thank WeGO for making this money available for us to be able to offer these workshops to our members.