Saturday, June 18, 2011

Saturday Guild Jun 18 2011

At the Saturday meeting of the Sacramento Weaving and Spinning Guild on June 18. From left: Ken and Betsy, Loren, Linda, other Linda, Kathy,

From left: Connie, Rita, Stephanie, Janet, Monica

Here is Franco demonstrating a backstrap loom.

The piece is being woven with cotton yarn. This will be a small cotton towel. The loom can be rolled up for easy transport.

This is Linda talking about knots and some of the small weaving pieces she brought to show. Although she looks very serious in the picture, she smiles a lot when she talks about weaving.

Linda brought a mini-inkle, some weavette looms, some nail looms, a card loom and a FastSam.

This is a FastSam. It's a small frame loom for testing patterns. You warp it to the sett you want (like 12 ends per inch). Use an elastic band that fits in the grooves around the FastSam to hold the warp in place. Then use a tapestry needle to weave the weft.

Here Susan is showing us how she spins newspaper. She is making a gift for a friend from the library, hence the paper theme.

That's it for this month. Next meeting is July 23, 10 am to 12 pm

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It was a good day!

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