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|Blue Ridge Spinners and Weavers Guild
Blue Ridge Spinners and Weavers Guild
Welcome and please join us at our next meeting.
BRSWG LLC meets the last Wednesday of the month in the months of: August, September, October, November, January, February, March, April and May
No meeting in June, July and December
Meeting: 10:00a.m. to 12noon
May 29, 2013
Purcellville Train Depot
200 North 21rst Street
Purcellville, VA 20132
Inclement Weather Policy: When Loudoun County Schools are Closed or Delayed, BRSWG Meetings are Canceled. This includes guild study groups and activities.
May 11 - 14: 3 End Block Weave
Instructor: Jason Collingwood
An exploration of 3-end block weaves, starting with simple 2 color designs and moving on to designing within the blocks and the introduction of a third color.
Techniques such as clasped wefts, dovetailing and 2/1 double face will also be covered.
Special emphasis will be placed on Shaft Switching, everyone will be able to adapt their looms in class to try this exciting technique.
July 13: Felted Vessel
Instructor: Dian Callow
Learn wet felting to create a beautiful artistic vessel. Embellishing with beads or needle felted designs are options. No prior experience required.
November 16 & 17: Spinning Textured Yarn 101
Instructor: Jacey Boggs
This class will cover the following techniques:rhythmic thick and thin, anchored coils, stacks, basic core spinning, twists, beehives and supercoils. These techniques may be as tame or as outlandish as you choose, anyway you spin, they will improve your spun fiber and give you a deeper understanding of yarn structure.
February 15-17 2014: Weaving Swedish Cotton Towels
Instructor: Melissa Dunning
In this round robin format, students will weave 3 - 6 full size kitchen towels in 8/2 cotton and or cotton/linen in a variety of Swedish weave structures. Monks Belt, Daldraw(overshot), halvdrall, rosepath, crackle and Swedish Lace.
Kindly e mail email@example.com for more information and to register.
President - Dina Callow
Vice President - Nancy Reaves
Secretary - Beth Wilson
Treasurer - Joanne Jaeger
Membership - Kathy Boi
We are dedicated to enhancing the standards for excellence in fiber arts, educating its members and the public through presentations at meetings, seminars, and technical demonstrations and assisting members in marketing their work.
A membership form can be downloaded here.
Lynn Smith: firstname.lastname@example.org
The weaving group meets the third Wednesday of the month from 10:00 am until noon at the Purcellville Train Depot.
Melissa Weaver Dunning: Teaching email@example.com
Joann Nachajski: Admin. firstname.lastname@example.org
The knitting group meets the second Tuesday of the month from 10:00am until noon at the Purcellville Train Depot.
Peggy Mitchell: email@example.com
The spinning group meets the first Thursday of the month from 10:00am until noon at the Purcellville Train Depot.
Kindly contact individual group leader for information.
Fairs and Festivals
The Blue Ridge Spinners and Weavers Guild will be demonstrating spinning and weaving at the following Fairs and Festivals. They will also have a variety of handcrafted items for sale. Hand spun yarns, hand woven scarves, towels, table runners, hand knit sweaters, scarves and hats just to name a few. All items are handcrafted by guild members. We hope to see you there!!!!!
Bluemont Fair* - September 21 & 22, 2013
Historic Village of Bluemont, in the foothills of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains in Loudoun County, Virginia
Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival* - September 28 & 29, 2013
Ruritan Fairgrounds, Berryville, in Clarke County, Virginia
Created on 08/29/2009 07:59 AM by sackett
Updated on 05/19/2013 07:02 PM by barefootweaver