Laverne Waddington will be teaching a Complementary Warp Pick Up Backstrap Weaving Workshop. The fee is $200. See the flyer attached for more details (waddington backstrap weaving info and registration form). See https://backstrapweaving.com/ for more information on the instructor.
The Huntsville Fiber Guild will be hosting a Sheep to Shawl Contest on June 15th at Lowe Mill. Start forming your team now and thinking of a great name! Registration for teams will open in April. This will be part of the Lowe Mill Fiber Festival Thursday-Saturday June 13-15, 2019. There will be a $200 grand prize for the winning team. We are still working on the guidelines for the competition but we do know that each team will have carders, spinners, and only one weaver. Any kind of loom allowed as long as finished shawl is 20 X 72 inches or at least 1440 square inches. All looms except for triangle looms can be
pre-warped. Teams will provide all their own equipment and supplies. Use any animal fiber that is cleaned and ready to card. The fiber may be dyed. No electric equipment will be allowed. We want people of all skill levels to participate. Points will be given for team spirit as well as quality of spinning and weaving. There will be other prizes including a People’s Choice Award. The final details will be announced in next month’s newsletter.
The guild will host a practice event in April. Carders and spinners are invited to come make yarn for a weaver. Look for the dates and details in the next newsletter. This will be a great opportunity to come and see if you would like to join the fun in June.