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MADISON WEAVERS GUILD
Vol. 46, No. 9
May 2019
 
MONDAY, MAY 20, 2019
CARD WEAVING: With Emily Nie
Card weaving or Tablet weaving is a portable weaving technique that is easy to set up and weave. Learn about the history and uses. Please bring samples if you have them so there will be a good assortment of items made with card weaving.
 
7:00 pm Westmoreland Room at Oakwood Village in Madison.
 
Directions:
Oakwood Village is located on Mineral Point Rd. in Madison.  Turn south on Island and take the drive to the left. Go past the Resale Shop and park in the visitor parking.  The Westmoreland Room is in the Heritage Oaks Building.  There is limited parking in front of the Heritage Oaks building.
 

BOARD MEMBERS:
PRESIDENT: LAURIE ZIMMERMAN
SECRETARY: DIANNE RUCH
PROGRAM CHAIR: FERN DELANEY
TREASURER: KATHY DERENE

SECRETARY: JAY WARNER
MEMBERSHIP CHAIR: SUSAN FORTNEY
SALES: GEKE DE VRIES
NEWSLETTER EDITOR: EMILY NIE. ricordanza@charter.net
HISTORIAN: PAT HILTS
WORKSHOP CHAIR: LAURA GAVINS
EXHIBIT CHAIRS: ANGIE ROBERTS AND VICKY JULKA
WEBSITE MANAGER: CAROLYN BETZ carolyn.betz@sbcglobal.net
MEMBERSHIP: SUSAN FORTNEY

 
Programs for 2018/19
 
20 May-Emily Nie
Card Weaving: Its beauty, originality, and uses
 
MEMBER SURVEY
Please take the survey that was sent to you by email.
 
COMING EVENTS
Summer Towel weaving FUN!
SUMMER TEA TOWEL EXCHANGE
Madison Weavers Guild
For a summer project, join the tea towel exchange.  Share your favorite handwoven tea towel or two or three … receive someone else’s tea towel favorite(s) in return!  You choose the pattern and colors and weave away.  
Here’s what you need to do:
  1. Provide a short biography: your name, address, email, phone and how long you’ve been weaving, where you learned, your favorite thing to weave, etc.
If you prefer not to share your personal information, just let me know.
  1. Each towel should be approximately 17” x 26” minimum size, after hemming and washing.   Allow for shrinkage, and draw-in when planning your warp.  
  • Hand or machine hem
  • Wash and press
  1. For each towel you submit, attach:
  • A tag with your name on it
  • The pattern name and a copy of the draft
  • Your source (name of book, original design, adapted from….)
  • Fiber content: cotton, linen, hemp, etc. (please, no synthetics)
  • The loom you used to weave the towel.
The plan is to have your exchange towel(s) to me before or at the September Madison Weavers Guild meeting on Monday, September 16.  If approved by the Weavers Guild Board, we’ll display all the towels submitted for the exchange at the September guild meeting. Please let me know if you would like to participate.  It would be fun to have a project update or even just a cheer-you-on communication during the summer.   
You’ll receive your “exchange” at the Monday, October 21stmeeting. 
If you have questions, would like to discuss your project, or wish to get your towel(s) to me prior to the September meeting, my contact information is:
 
Nancy Garden
22368 County Hwy ZZ
Richland Center, WI  53581
Nancyg22368@hotmail.com
(608) 647-7382
 
EXHIBITS
 
Art Institute in Chicago: Textiles of the Andes, until June 16, 2019. For more information see www.artic.edu.
 
ART FAIR ON THE SQUARE
Art Fair on the Square, July 13-14, 2019
 
Uncommon Threads
Midwest Weavers’ Conference 2019 
At Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa
Pre-conference: June 17-19
Conference: June 20-22 
For workshops and classes please look at their website www.midwestweavers.org
Online registration opened on February 2.
Midwest Weavers’ Conference is held every other year.  It is a great place to meet 
other weavers, take classes, see a fashion show, visit exhibits and shop for more 
weaving yarn and equipment.  Check it out!
 
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
Volunteer at Lindberg School Wednesdays 5-7pm
 
Last year a group of weavers spent a few Wednesdays at Lindberg School on the north side of Madison from 5-7pm.
We had one loom last year for the after school program students to weave on. At the end of the 6-7 week program we cut the samples apart and gave them back to the school to give to the new weavers. This year we could have 2 looms.
 
Are you interested in helping?
These are the dates:
June 12
June 19
June 26
July 3 (maybe, I will check)
July 10
July17
July 24
 
Please contact Kate Lieber kslieber579@gmail.com to volunteer.
Kate Lieber
 
The Woolery and Halcyon Yarn Guild Member Reward Programs
 
Shopping can benefit the Guild
Perhaps you have a new resolution for this year that you will not stock up on yarn, but if you find you need to restock some of your favorites, please consider using our website (www.madisonweaversguild.com)if you will order from the Woolery or Halcyon Yarn. Both of these sources return a percentage of your order to our guild. The links are on our resources page. If your item’s cost compares favorably on either of these sites please follow the instructions with the logos on the resources page.
 
Woolerydiscounts and shipping: If you order $100.01 or more select “Flat Rate” shipping option and your shipping is free (see their website for exceptions). Yarn discounts are $150 or more and get 10% off or $300 and get 15% off. If you order enough yarn to get the 10% discount with the free shipping, this is decent discount.
 
Halcyonsells many kinds of fiber; they have their own signature yarns, high quality heavy rug wools and UKI fiber in many colors. Discounts are available when you buy in quantity. This is place to shop if you are looking for a rich color palette and for yarns that are not available in other shops.
 
AREA WEAVING STORES
Fiberwood Studio. 2709 N 92nd, Milwaukee. 414-302-1849
Sievers. Birch Court, Washington Island. 920-847-2264
Bahr Creek Llamas and Fiber Shop. N 1021 Sauk Trail Rd, Cedar Grove. 920-668-6417
Studio S. Hwy A and 89, south of Whitewater. 608-883-2123
Susan's Fiber Shop.N250 Hwy A, Columbus. 888-603-4237
Lost Art Fiber and Textile Studio 519 Wisconsin Ave. Waukesha
Mielke's Fiber Arts, N4826 21st Ave Mauston WI 53948 608-350-0600
 
 
 
CLASSIFIEDS We will always welcome submissions of articles, reviews of books, shows or exhibits, letters to the editor, classifieds, samples, artwork, etc. to include in future newsletters. If you would like to contribute, please send to Emily Nie, 2500 Bootmaker Dr., Beloit, WI 53511; 608-362-8062; ricordanza@charter.net. Note the deadline for submissions and ads is the TENTH of the month.  Ads will appear in one issue. If the item does not sell, please submit the ad again.
 

 
 
Madison Weavers Guild ~ Show & Tell Projects 2018-9
 
 Project:  Weaver:
space for photo
(taken at meeting)
 Weave Structure:
 
     Source:
 Yarns – indicate fiber content and size (e.g., 10/2 cotton), and colors
 
     Warp:
 
     Weft:
 
 Equipment:   ____- harness loom           ____- dent reed
 
 Sett:
 
     Warp:  ____ epi       Sleying: __________________________________
                                                                         (number of threads per dent or pattern)
     Weft:  ____ ppi
 
 Notes:
 
MADISON WEAVERS GUILD
    INVITATION TO JOIN   2018-19
 

The Madison Weavers Guild welcomes, as a member, any person interested in weaving and fiber arts.
 
Meetings and the monthly programs are the third Monday of the month, September through May. Members are sent a monthly newsletter that includes program announcements, reports on general guild activities, notices for interest groups, sales opportunities information, occasional swatches, listing of local yarn and weaving supply stores, and classifieds.  Other advantages to members are the membership directory, eligibility for participation in sales, membership rate for workshops, social events, and perhaps most important -- the enthusiasm, support and sharing of fellow members.
 
Memberships are $20.00 per year, $15.00 for new members (first year), and $5.00 for students.
The membership year begins in September. Members enrolled by the October meeting will be included in the membership directory.
 
Please fill out this form and bring it to a meeting or mail your check (payable to Madison Weavers Guild) to:  Kathy Derene 5702 Old Sauk Rd. Madison WI  53705
 
MADISON WEAVERS GUILD Membership Form for 2018-19
 
NAME:                                          PHONE: Membership Category
 
__ New                   $ 15.00
__ Renew               $ 20.00
__ Student (w/ ID)  $    5.00
ADDRESS:
(include Zip)
E-MAIL:
 
WEBSITE:
 
What interests you about being a member of the guild?
 
Ideas for future programs.  What topics would you like to learn more about? 
 
Other guild activities you’d be willing to take part in:
     __ Holiday Party (help plan and organize)
     __ Members’ show (help plan, organize, execute)
     __ Newsletter (write, find articles)
     __ Develop/update website
     __ Website help
     __ Serve on the board
     __ Demonstrate for local schools
     __ Give a mini workshop, program at a meeting
     __ Other  (what?)
 
Areas of interest:
__ functional items           __ felting
__ pattern drafting            __ double weave
__ basketry                         __ field trips
__ ikat                                  __ Other (what?)
__ tapestry                                             
__ rugs                   
__ sales             
__ spinning 
__ dyeing 
  
Your looms:
For new members, how did you find out about the guild?
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