June, 2017

17:   The combined June meeting was a potluck picnic at Carol’s. A LOT of excellent food was brought my members (and their spouses). Our hosts provided 2 varieties of meatloaf, one a spicy taco/beef version and the other turkey, both delicious.

The meal was followed by a business meeting, featuring election of officers.  Aslo, attendees at KAWS, and Quilting on the Square (at Holton), were asked to re-cap their experiences.

♥ ♥    June 2 – 4   ♦♦♦   KAWS 2017      ♥ ♥
hosted by Kaw Valley Fiber Guild, Lawrence, KS.

May, 2017

16: Tuesday group: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00. Meet at Barbara B.’s home and take a trip to Holton to visit The Golden Fleece. Please let Barb know if you plan to participate.

20: Saturday group: 10:00 a.m. – Noon. Bobbie A. will host and present a travelogue on her visit to Thailand. The meeting is to be at her home. Bobbie will highlight Thai textiles.

April, 2017
8: Saturday group: 10:00 a.m – noon.  Jeanette Wegele presented program on the Kitchener stitch at her home. Jeanette presented a brief history of how it got that name, and discussed some uses for the technique. She had also prepared knitted samples for us to use for practice/learning.  Thank you.

18: Tuesday group: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Ward Mead House. Program: Sometimes projects do not turn out like we expect. Group attendees were asked to bring projects that we altered or adapted after initial completion. 

March, 2017
18: Saturday group: 10:00 a.m. to noon, Needle Felt a pin cushion taught by Regina Shaver. Copy Center, 305 E. 17th Street.
19: General Guild meeting, 2:00 – 4:30 p.m., Continued review of bylaws. Topeka Shawnee County Public Library, one of the 2nd floor meeting rooms.
21: Tuesday group: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Create Yarn Birds. Ward-Meade House

February, 2017
18: Saturday group: 10:00 a.m. to noon, wet felting poppies taught by Trish Waggoner at her home.

Whether you want to wear your poppy behind your ear or not, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to make one of your own. Tricia will take us through the process of wet felting a poppy.
You will need red and black dyed top (you can also bring a bit of green if you wish), needle and thread. Also bring bubble wrap if you have some.
Tricia has some dyed top if you need some; the cost would be $4 for this. Tricia will supply soap, water, bowls, and some bubble wrap for folks who don’t have any.  RSVP to Trish, please, so she knows how much materials to have on hand.

21: Tuesday group: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Discuss suggested by laws and share projects new and ongoing. Ward Mead House/Preston Hale Room.

General Guild Meeting – Saturday, January 21

Originally we scheduled a general guild meeting, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.. The meeting was to be held at Old Prairie Town Park in conjunction with a Hearth Meal. We did not have sufficient response to hold the meal,met on Saturday, January 21st,  in the Ward-Meade House (Preston Hale Room). The program consisted of a short business meeting, discussion of the suggested by laws and a program presented by Barbara Beyer. In response to the recent survey of guild members 85% of the respondents responded that the guild should establish current bylaws. A copy of the suggested by laws will be mailed to the regular members by January 16. The purpose of the discussion at the January 21 meeting is to get feedback and suggestions from those in attendance. Please come prepared with your suggestions.
Barbara Beyer will lead a discussion focused on “How Individual Members Pick and Complete a Project”. Barbara would like those attending to share with the members describe the process each member uses to pick a project; keep the project on track; and meet the expected completion date.
If Lois is present, we will ask her to overview the Festival of Trees project she described in a recent email.

December 2016
The Saturday Group met at Jeanette’s.  Several additional meeting programs were planned.  Preparing a tree for the Festival of Trees was also discussed.  A potluck lunch was part of the program.  Much good food and fellowship was enjoyed by the 7 members present.

October 2016
15: No regular meetings were held in October due to participation in Apple Festival and Mother Earth News Fair.
16: An Afternoon at Linda Lee’s Sewing Workshop (1:30 – 4:00 pm)
18: Tuesday group meets (10am – 2pm), Ward Meade House; work on projects, discuss Linda Lee’s program; bring food to share.
18-23: Central Kansas Yarn Hop (see Yak ‘n Yarn website – http://www.yaknyarn.net).
22-23: Mother Earth News Fair; Kansas Expo Center; Handweavers have 4 booth spaces. (see Events page)

November 2016
1: Tapestry Talk; Mulvane Art Center (6 – 8 pm). Guild members are encouraged to attend. (see Events page)
13: Guild Business meeting; distribution & discussion of proposed bylaws (2 – 4:30 pm), Topeka Shawnee County Public Library, Perkins Room.
15: Tuesday group meets (10am – 2 pm); Ward Meade House
thrums bird

19: Saturday group meets (10 am – 2 pm) Lois Herr’s home to learn to make Yarn Birds. (Moved from August)  See the Newsletter for supplies to bring.

September 2016 Meetings ??

August 2016 Meetings
Tuesday meeting:
August 16th, Ward Meade. Bring items for the St. Francis gallery display, so Diane can collect them.  Program information: Barbara Beyer presented a program on Color Interaction.  Members were to bring:  Red, yellow and blue food coloring—liquid not gel; small paint brushes or Q-tips (6-8); paper towels; other pieces of paper, ie: stationary, copy paper, newsprint; pen and paper for notes.  Large bottles of the colors were to be provided, so that if people do not have any they do not have to buy them just for this.

Saturday meeting:  August 20th, Tina Davis’s home.   Items were collected for Diane to take to the gallery in St. Francis for the display/sale.  Ideas were discussed for future programs and workshops from the program committee.

July 2016 Meetings
Both meetings in July; spinning. Bring your wheel or spindle and plan on a morning of spinning. If you are new to spinning and want pointers or have questions, this is the meeting for you. Do you have a problem that the network of spinners can help you with? Bring it! If you want some time to just enjoy company and spin, this is the meeting for you too! Don’t spin? Bring your hand work or just yourself and enjoy the meeting!
Tuesday Meeting:
July 19th, Ward Meade. Bring a snack to share. 10:00 am till
approximately 1:00 pm.
Saturday Meeting:
July 16th, Diane Hooper’s studio in Lyndon. 10:00 am till
approximately 1:00 pm. Bring your lunch. (“This will be the last
meeting in Lyndon as I have given up my lease. Please bring a
chair, there will not be much left there!” Diane Hooper)

June 2016 Meetings

Both meetings,  topic is color in weave. We will explore the color wheel, color terms and how color of yarns impact weaving and knitting.

Saturday, June 18, 2016 10:00 till 1:00
Diane’s studio in Lyndon

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 10:00 till 1:00
Ward Meade in Topeka

Bring snacks to munch on!

(We covered color terms, impacts of weave structure or knit structure on color, how the mind plays a factor in the colors we see, and demonstrated color terms on the color wheel. We then did an exercise where we used colored thread to mix colors applying several of the things we discussed.)

Guild picnic: members check your email.  Contact Diane Hooper, dianehooper@terraworld.net for more info.

May 2016 Meetings

Both meetings in May focused on reading and understanding
draw downs. It should give new weavers an opportunity to learn some drafting basics. If you are an experienced weaver it was a good refresher! Lois Herr discussed weaving drafts at the Saturday meeting and Regina Shaver
provided the program for the Tuesday meeting. 
As part of the meeting portion of the Tuesday meeting, we  also filled in the calendar for programs for the next several months. Please come with program ideas and be ready to commit to leading a program.
Tuesday Meeting:
May 17th, Ward Meade. Bring a snack to share. 10:00 am till approximately 1:00 pm.
Saturday Meeting:
May 21st, Lois Herr’s home. 10:00 am till approximately 1:00 pm. Bring your lunch.