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If you enjoy the‘feel’of textiles, or if you have admired textiles and wondered how they were made (and if you could make them)…Come to our meetings, which are open to the public.

Members have access to an extensive library, to small beginner looms for rent, and best of all, access to experienced weavers who can direct you to reliable books and videos from our library... and provide hands-on help in all aspects of weaving.

We welcome yet-to-be weavers, as well as experienced weavers!

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June, 19, 2015:
Warping your loom... including some cool clips from a Tom Knisley DVD.

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As always, for show and tell, we all look forward to seeing what others have woven. If you haven't finished anything recently, bring something from the past to tell us a story about it. And... bring your completed paperweaving from the May meeting.
Be sure to register for the JULY workshop, by
June 20th. See right-hand column for details. Register here.

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………………………..Recent photos……………………………

May, 15, 2015:
Paper Weaving

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SHOW & TELL: Millie (in blue) showing Phyllis a beautiful and v-e-r-y soft scarf made with inexpensive knitting yarn


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SHOW & TELL :Millie’s scarf in interesting pattern


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SHOW & TELL: Inkle weaving by Jane T


SHOW & TELL:Jane T recently visited a NC school for at-risk children, who can volunteer to learn weaving in the Crossnore Weaving Room. Link


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SHOW & TELL:Members study table runners by Phyllis (in white) Phyllis constructed these from recycled men's ties



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SHOW & TELL:Another view of Phyllis's runners from recycled men's ties


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SHOW & TELL:Ryoko shows her newest scarf done in deflected double-weave


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SHOW & TELL:Closeup of Ryoko's deflected double weave scarf


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SHOW & TELL:Ryoko's notes


PROGRAM: Ryoko showing sample of the supply of cards she pre-cut for the participants


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PROGRAM:Members select materials for paper-weaving project


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PROGRAM:Paper-weaving project in progress


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PROGRAM:Paper-weaving project in progress


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PROGRAM:Paper-weaving project in progress


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PROGRAM:Paper-weaving project in progress


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PROGRAM:Paper-weaving project in progress



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PROGRAM:Paper-weaving project in progress


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PROGRAM: Completed project


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PROGRAM: Completed project


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April 24, 2015
Connections between Cajun weaving and Sally Fox’s coloredcotton (FoxFiber)…plus Show&Tell

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Show&Tell: New loom discovered at IndianaFleece Fair: 8,10 and 12 dent Couch loom for $100!



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Show&Tell:Deflected Double-weave scarf by Ryoko

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Ryoko’s info card


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Show&Tell:Ryoko explains the pitfalls she encountered in using hand-woven fabric to make a toy bear from published patterns



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Show&Tell:MIllie had a funny back-story for this scarf!

Close-up of MIllie’s scarf



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Show&Tell:Clutch bags by guest Ellen

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Simple cardboard loom Ellen uses for clutch bags


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Show&Tell:Dorothy showing a commercial loom-woven sash in the same pattern as her finger-woven double-lightning sash


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Show&Tell:Latvian inkle loom belt by Dorothy


Show&Tell:Little Boxes, in Theo Moorman technique, by Dorothy

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Program: Cajun-influenced runner from Tom Knisley article in Handwoven, which piqued Dorothy's interest in exploring the connections between Cajun weaving and colored cotton... and the influence of Sally Fox's decades-long breeding of longer-lint natural colored cotton

AND… at the conclusion, Ryoko brought Cajun-style gumbo in a crock-pot...for all!


Dorothy & Ron Baker 2015