Monthly Archives: April 2019

Sheep to Shawl Contest

The Huntsville Fiber Guild will be hosting a Sheep to Shawl Contest some time in the near future. The Lowe Mill Fiber Festival will not be held so we’re looking for other venues.
Start forming your team now and thinking of a great name! 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 soon.

Weave a Tencel or Bamboo Scarf Workshop

Update: We worked hard. The warps  were measured and dyed, the weft was ordered and received, the looms were dressed and the scarves came out beautiful. The four new weavers survived the journey and were happy with their work.  Weave a tencel or bamboo scarf. Come prepared to work hard on Saturday Dec 8 0900-1500 at a member’s Weaving Studio in Toney AL. Contact the Guild to receive driving directions.

After the success of the Weave a Towel Workshop this past year, we’re having a Weave a Tencel  or Bamboo Scarf Workshop, September – December, 2018. Each person will weave one tencel or bamboo scarf. 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 planned the scarves and ordered yarn in September. We measured, wound and space dyed 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 ScarfCurrent(1)