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Seattle Weaving Guild-Wow!

Yesterday, 23 Feb 2017, I had the privilege of going to a Seattle Weavers Guild meeting in Seattle. Wow! I was wowed by the amount of people attending; by the beautifully woven garments worn by attendees; the “Hot of the Loom” show and tell on display and discussed; the friendly people I met and the program. The Speaker was Kathrin Weber of Blazing Shuttles and she was very, very good. She dyes her warps and weaves the most colorful pieces I have ever seen.

I have waited for a year to begin getting involved with different groups here in the area that I live in. I didn’t wait to find a yarn store! I go to an awesome yarn store in Edmonds, WA called, “All Wound Up”. It is run by a mother-daughter dynamic duo that aim to please and educate. It has the nicest yarn, best prices and sweetest people ever. I spend at least a couple of days a week there knitting and chatting with the friendly customers and staff, oh, and petting the yarn!

My trek to the Seattle Weavers Guild was so wonderful. I had been reading  their web site and meeting individuals that are members off and on for the last year, while we got settled into our life in the PNW. So, I finally had the 4th Thursday of the month free from other appointments and drove to Seattle for the whole day. The meeting hall is huge and was filled with  people and beauty and color!

I met so many wonderully nice people, especially ones that wanted to help you get going forward in your weaving. Or Spinning. I met a lot of Spinners too! Fun place.

I mailed my SWG application for Membership today and hope by March I will have an offical “nametag” and be a “real” member, not just a virtual one!

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I have been busy…finally!

I finally got a whole day in my studio last week to “work”. I enjoyed myself thoroughly even though I began many things and didn’t finish anything!!

I carded some lovely Wensleydale wool:

Then I warped the rigid heddle loom with some hand-spun warp and weft:

I finished warping the Macomber a few days ago so it now looks nice and neat, even though I found some threading mistakes that must be fixed. Oh well, part of my “learning curve”!!

I had also finished spinning some lovely blended wool and silk from C.R. Yarn and had it on the    little kniddy knoddy waiting to be washed:

I have spun up some lovely roving from Castle Fibers featured at C.R. Yarn into some      interesting yarn. I have it for sale at the shop. So my next spinning project is more of the lovely    roving.

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Samples

I did get my twill samples done. I decided that I wanted to weave a real project now so took the samples off the loom. I have the loom ready to do a scarf. Here are photos of the samples.

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TWILL!!

I have wanted to weave for many years. I used to want a huge loom that filled up a large room. I wanted to make rugs and blankets and clothes and then I got realistic! I live in a small Townhouse with a small extra bedroom that is now my studio. I love my portable Mac floor loom, and today I finished warping her.

Here is the practice weft:

Here is the twill being formed:

AND HERE IS THE TWILL!!! I DID IT I FINALLY DID IT!!

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