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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, beginner looms for free loan to members, 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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East Meeting Rm. Tippecanoe Arts Federation,
638 North St., Lafayette 9:15am Social Time, Meeting9:30am until noon



COMING ON February 19, 2016:

Beiderwand Weavingby Dagmar

For a link explaining Beiderwand click here


Photo below pinned fromhttp://woodlandweavery.weebly.com/the-weavery-blog/rag-rugs-woven-freeform-with-tied-beiderwand-units

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………………………..Recent Meetings……………………………

January 15, 2015

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Swedish Lace by Ryoko WWG Mtg @ Taf - 1.15.2016



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Bands by Dagmar - WWG Mtg @ Taf - 1.15.2016



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Holiday card by Ryoko - WWG Mtg @ Taf - 1.15.2016



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Denim rag rug by Jane T - WWG Mtg @ Taf - 1.15r2016



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By Joni - WWG Mtg @ Taf - 1.15.2016



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By Joni - WWG Mtg @ Taf - 1.15.2016



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Tapestry and frame by Joni - WWG Mtg @ Taf - 1.15.2016



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Inkle band with pickup by Dorothy - WWG Mtg @ Taf - 1.15.2016



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Mat from recycled plastic bags by Jenny - WWG Mtg @ Taf - 1.15.2016




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Tapestry by Jan Y WWG Mtg @ Taf - 1.15.2016



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L-R: Dagmar, Dorothy, Julia - WWG Mtg @ Taf - 1.15.2016






November 20.2015

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Dorothy & Ryoko exchange towels with each other


Dorothy discussing mercerized cotton for towels


JaneT showing a driftwood piece she and her husband created


Closeup of JaneT's driftwood piece


JaneT showing her adaptation of a rep runner from Handwoven summer 1983


Closeup of JaneT's work


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Small bag done on cardboard with separate woven strap - by Ryoko


Ryoko discussing the difficulty of working with an internet supplier's yarn


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Closeup of ryoko’s finished piece… with the frustration of working with this yarn, not shown


Ryoko telling about her experience with a collapse weave... that wouldn’t collapse


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Closeup of the collapse weave... that wouldn't


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Collapse weave scarf by Ryoko


Sue showing small bags from cardboard loom


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Scarf by Joni


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Houndstooth-type scarf by JaneP


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Rep weave by Rita


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Rep weave by Rita


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Rep weave by Rita


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Rep weave by Rita


Rep weave by Jane P


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Dorothy, Jan K and JaneP discussing rep weave






October 16.2015


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SHOW & TELL: TuTu purse by Ryoko


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SHOW & TELL: Towels by Ryoko



SHOW & TELL:Towel variation by Ryoko



SHOW & TELL:Shawl by Dagmar - done in traditional colors of a local re-enactment fair


SHOW & TELL:Sue showing triangle-loom piece


SHOW & TELL:Card Weaving by Sue


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SHOW & TELL:Card Weaving by Sue


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SHOW & TELL:Mini iPad purse by Jan Y


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SHOW & TELL:Mini iPad purse by Joni




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SHOW & TELL:Scarf by Millie


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SHOW & TELL:Inkle belt by Joni


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SHOW & TELL:Baby blanket by Dorothy


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Program: Year-long collapse weave study by Heather



Program: Swatches of many different examples of collapse weave, shown by Heather


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Program: Year-long collapse study by Heather



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Program: Year-long collapse weave study by Heather





September 18, 2015:

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SHOW & TELL: Warp faced twill - practice samples by Ryoko


SHOW & TELL:Warp faced twill - practice samples by Ryoko


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SHOW & TELL:Dorothy shows the last run of her Voyageur 2015 sashes


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SHOW & TELL:Ryoko's item woven from the recent dyeing workshop


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SHOW & TELL:Details of Ryoko's item woven from the recent dyeing workshop


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SHOW & TELL:Ryoko's completed small purse using a cardboard loom


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PROGRAM: Yarns brought to the meeting by JanY, to share


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PROGRAM: Jan Y working on cardboard loom



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PROGRAM: Tools Jan Y made to ease using the cardboard loom






August 21, 2015:


Show & Tell:Fabric woven by Jane T from yarn she dyed at last month’s dye workshop



Show & Tell:Fabric woven by Ryoko from yarn she dyed at last month's workshop


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Show & Tell:Fabric woven by Dorothy from yarn she dyed at last month's workshop.

Joni especially liked this one!



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Show & Tell: Cute utility bags woven by Dagmar from recycled plastic bags




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Show $ Tell:Various sample studies in color & weave effect on 2/2 twill, woven by Ryoko



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Show & Tell: Recent Voyageur sashes (for re-enactments), woven by Dorothy



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Show & Tell:Infinity scarf woven by Jan K



Show & Tell:Millie displaying her overshot weaving


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CLOSEUP of Millie’s weaving



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Show & Tell:Joni displaying her work based on Helen Deighan's book, shown below


Helen Deighan's book - WWG Mtg @ TAF - 8.21.2015





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Show & Tell:Joni displaying her work based on Helen Deighan's book



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Program: Ryoko demonstrating warping of maurudai

Members practicing warping a maurudai

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July 17, 2015:

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Show & Tell:Ryoko explaining how she weaves cases for mini-tablets on her $9 loom... while watching TV


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Show & Tell:Mini-pad cases by Ryoko


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Show & Tell:Handbag made from a handwoven towel, fitted with an inkle strap for handles, by Dorothy


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Show & Tell:Dorothy's exploration of Bumberet, from a 1991 Weaver's article by Alice Schlein


Show & Tell:Dorothy's exploration of Bumberet


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Show & Tell:Scarf of mohair, by Joni


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Show & Tell:Collapse-weave scarf, by Heather


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Show & Tell:Construction notes of collapse-weave scarf, by Heather



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PROGRAM:Members soaking warps in soda ash solution, to be used in today's dyeing workshop, led by Jane (left).


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PROGRAM:Members covering tables with protective plastic for dyeing workshop


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PROGRAM:Members laying out pre-soaked warps, prior to dyeing


PROGRAM: Members laying out pre-soaked warps, prior to dyeing


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PROGRAM:Presenter, Jane, sharing a laugh with Dagmar


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PROGRAM: Applying dye


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PROGRAM:Applying dye


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PROGRAM:Applying dye


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PROGRAM:Applying dye



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PROGRAM: Carefully wrapping completed dyed warps in plastic film



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PROGRAM: Completed warps ready to be taken home for dye setting and washing…THEN WEAVING!



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June, 19, 2015

PROGRAM: Warping your loom... some cool clips from a Tom Knisley DVD.



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Show & Tell: Towel by Jane T


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Show & Tell:4H Rag wall hanging - by Dorothy - Variation One

Backstory: Dorothy noticed this rag adaptation of rose path on a website and subsequently found it in her library, in the book Favorite RagRugsDorothy wove 4 variations.


Show & Tell:4H Rag wall hanging - by Dorothy - Variation Two


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Show & Tell:4H Rag wall hanging - by Dorothy - Variation Three


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Show & Tell:4H Rag wall hanging - by Dorothy - Variation Four


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Show & Tell:Ryoko showing the yarn she used on her “new” $9 loom from eBay. Her husband added the light-colored horizontal braces to strengthen the front and back beams.


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Show & Tell:Woven on “Nine Dollar Special” loom - by Ryoko


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Show & Tell:Woven on “Nine Dollar Special” loom - by Ryoko

Backstory: Ryoko salvaged this yarn from another eBay loom purchase, because that loom was disappointing.


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Show & Tell:Woven on “Nine Dollar Special” loom - by Ryoko


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Show & Tell:More woven pieces from her standard loom- by Ryoko


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Show & Tell:Gail showing fibers to be used in felting


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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