Thank you to all the members who created some beautiful items throughout the year. Our Show & Tell is a very important part of our meetings and gives us all inspiration and tells a story about our members and their projects.
Our Spring meeting will be in Salem, Oregon. More information will be posted in 2020.
Winning guilds will receive $350 each, to put towards their fiber education program for 2019. Congratulations !
Columbia Fibre Guild
Saturday Handweaver’s Guild
Klamath Spinners & Weaver’s Guild
Humbug Mountain Spinners & Weaver’s Guild
Peacock Feathers Shawl by Corienne Geddes
The Aurora Colony Handspinner’s Guild would like to thank WeGO for a 2018 scholarship.
Our guild was able to have Galina Khmelva teach five classes over 3 days on Orenburg lace.
The funds were used to offset the cost allowing members to take half day classes for $30 and a full day class for $60. 24 students took 84 classes. The classes were:
Spinning the Orenburg Way
The Fundamentals of Orenburg Knitted Lace
Dimensional Stitches Russian/Estonian Style
The Perfect Edge – Knitted Lace Embellishments
Some of the techniques were a stretch but everyone enjoyed the classes and the guild president said, “She even made the Russian History lessons fun and engaging.”
Thank you to WeGO for helping us to put on this great event.
Aurora Colony Handspinner’s Guild Rep
All kinds of beautiful pieces, from all over Oregon. Thank you, to all who create wonderful items and allow them to travel for Show & Share at each meeting. It is so much fun to see all the creativity.
Central Oregon Spinners & Weavers Guild & Klamath Falls Spinners & Weavers Guild – Combined Guild Workshop
September 5, 2018
To begin the workshop “Spinning for Color’s Sake”, Judith showed us many ancient dolls and bead whorls (for spindles) from her private collection. She explained how each doll was constructed and we marveled over the workmanship of both the dolls and spindle whorls.
Well inspired, we chose colored top from a large selection of colors and started to spin our first yarn- marled yarn. By holding two or more colors of yarn together, we could achieve dimensional color effects that were surprising and interesting.
For our next yarn experiment, we chose several colors to blend using combs. I chose to spin the top that I blended on the combs in a worsted style. I then took the comb waste from blending, carded it and spun a woolen yarn. Each was unique!
Next, we talked about shades, tints and tones of colors. We used hand cards to blend a chosen color with black, white and gray. Then we spun the color by itself and shade, tint and tone of the color.
Finally, we explored tweed yarns. Judith provided odds and ends of fiber, thrums and bits of old yarn. We were able to use garneting boards to blend in these bits with top to create completely individual yarns.
I have taken several classes with Judith MacKenzie and this was one of the most intimate and engaging ones in my experience. The setting was wonderful and the fact that lunch was provided and unhurried made for a great progression of the day. I would like to thank ANWG for the generous grant to the guilds so that this class was so affordable.