MADISON WEAVERS GUILD
Vol. 46, No. 9
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.
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.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
HISTORIAN: PAT HILTS
WORKSHOP CHAIR: LAURA GAVINS
EXHIBIT CHAIRS: ANGIE ROBERTS AND VICKY JULKA
WEBSITE MANAGER: CAROLYN BETZ email@example.com
MEMBERSHIP: SUSAN FORTNEY
Programs for 2018/19
20 May-Emily Nie
Card Weaving: Its beauty, originality, and uses
Please take the survey that was sent to you by email.
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:
If you prefer not to share your personal information, just let me know.
- 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.
- 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
- For each towel you submit, attach:
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.
- 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.
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:
22368 County Hwy ZZ
Richland Center, WI 53581
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
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!
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:
July 3 (maybe, I will check)
Please contact Kate Lieber firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer.
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; email@example.com. 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
|space for photo
(taken at meeting)
| Weave Structure:
| Yarns – indicate fiber content and size (e.g., 10/2 cotton), and colors
| Equipment: ____- harness loom ____- dent reed
Warp: ____ epi Sleying: __________________________________
(number of threads per dent or pattern)
Weft: ____ ppi
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
__ New $ 15.00
__ Renew $ 20.00
__ Student (w/ ID) $ 5.00
|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?)
|For new members, how did you find out about the guild?