Monthly Archives: September 2018

Weave a Tencel Scarf Workshop

After the success of the Weave a Towel Workshop this past year, we’re planning a Weave a Tencel Scarf Workshop, September – December, 2018. Each person will weave one Tencel scarf, approximately 7” x 72”. If time and skill permit, you may be able to weave samples or scarves on other looms. You have the option of weaving on your own loom (floor, table or rigid heddle) or borrowing a loom. You can do as much work as you want: you can create your warp and dress your own loom or a borrowed loom, or pay more to have other guild
members create your warp and dress a borrowed loom. We will plan the scarves and order yarn in September. We’ll measure the warps and space dye some of the warps in October. We’ll warp the looms in November, weave the scarves in December and finish weaving (if necessary) in January. This workshop is for novice weavers as well as advanced weavers. There is a limit of 12 participants due to the space at the member’s Weaving Studio in
Toney. See the attached flyer for details. Weave a Tencel Scarf

Making Cold Soap on a Hot Summer Day

Update: We had a blast making cold process soap. Here’s some resulting soaps.

When: Saturday August 18, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Where: Member’s home studio in Toney, contact the guild for driving directions.
Supply Fee: Depends on how much soap you take home.
Pre-registration deadline: August 11.
Workshop open to adults and youth ages 16 and up.

As a summertime change of pace, learn to make all natural handmade soap as we experiment with what we learned in the November 2017 workshop. This will not be “melt and pour” but “from scratch” homemade soap. Like grandma did it but better. You will learn to make your own soap. You’ll learn how to safely handle lye, the properties that the various oils give to soap, how to use scents and colors and how to make your own soap recipes.

We will have the equipment and supplies for you to make your own soap to take home. Or, you can watch and learn.

If you want to make soap, please wear clothes that could get dirty, long sleeve shirts, long pants and closed toe shoes if possible. Bring your own safety equipment: goggles, thick chore gloves and apron. Bring your own soap molds if you want something special.

Email HsvFiber @gmail.com to pre-register by August 11 and reserve your supplies. You are welcome if you don’t pre-register, but there might not be enough supplies.