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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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Opportunity

Our new outreach co-ordinator (Gail) has arranged with her friend Connie for the guild to demonstrate by herfleecetable at the 4H Fair.
Ryoko is willing to warp the table loom with handspun wool, and bring it to the fair, if someone would be willing to demonstrate. The best time seems to be
Family Night,Monday, July 20, afternoon and/or evening. Tuesday and/or Wednesday are also good.

Please email Gailgtschrader@gmail.com to volunteer or to have a question answered. Should be a fun time!


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July 17, 2015:"Painted warp/skein”full-day workshop provided by Jane P.

Regularmeeting,includingthe ever-popular show & tell, at 9:30 am... followed by the workshopfor the twelve members who have registered for it.

What to bring? Instructions will be emailed to each registered member.

Workshop begins at 10:30am and runs until 4:30pm.

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Example of dyed warp Pinned from Etsy


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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



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