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Weave a Towel Workshop

Enjoy weaving but don’t like all the setup?  Want to learn to weave or try out various weaving patterns?  Well, we’ve got you covered!  We plan to set up several 4 and 8 harness weaving looms with various colored warps and allow you to come and weave a cotton kitchen towel.

The workshop will be held Saturday February 19, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 pm at a member’s home studio in Toney, AL. Supply fee:  $6 per towel, due at end of the workshop.

Contact the guild and pre-register by February 5 to reserve a loom or to get the address and driving directions.  You will be welcome if you do not pre-register, but you might have to wait for equipment to free up at the workshop.

If you enjoy the pre-weaving setup or want to learn, you can help us dye the warps, choose weaving patterns, and warp the looms on various Saturdays between now and February to prepare for the workshop.  Contact the guild and tell us you’re available to help and we’ll e-mail or text you and let you know when we’ll be working.  No experience is required; we’ll teach you along the way.

Process a Fleece Workshop

With spring comes shearing season for all those fiber critters out there.  After shearing the fleeces are usually sold without any cleaning so we’ve had some requests for a fleece processing workshop.  Got a dirty fleece you want to spin or felt but don’t know how to clean and prepare it for use?  Want to learn to spin or felt but don’t have any wool?  Well, we’re planning a workshop to teach you how to turn that dirty fleece into clean beautiful fiber for spinning or felting.  We’ll be buying some fleeces for people who want or need them; then we’ll be skirting, washing and air drying them.  After the workshop, if there’s enough interest, we’ll plan for a fiber picking and carding workshop.

The workshop will be held Saturday March 19, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 pm at a member’s home studio in Toney, AL. Contact the guild and pre-register by March 5 to get the address and driving directions.  If you have a fleece that needs cleaning, bring it with you to process at the workshop.  If you want to buy a fleece from us, let us know you need one and get you one and sell it to you at our cost prior to the workshop so you can wash it and take it home clean.

Spin-In and Craft-In

Saturday September 18, 2021, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Auditorium (first floor) in Main/Downtown Library at 915 Monroe Street Huntsville.
Adults and youth ages 14 and up who are interested in fiber arts are invited to join us.
Guild membership is not required. Spinners, and those who attended the August Spinning workshop are invited to bring your wheel and fiber. Others are invited to bring your current fiber project.

Due to the rapidly changing Covid situation, this meeting may be cancelled at short notice if the Main Library closes. Of course, we will adhere to whatever precautions the Main Library requires. In an abundance of caution and with respect to those who are perhaps not as healthy, we will be socially distanced and face masks are preferred. Please be considerate of others!

Huntsville Fiber Guild Zoom meetings

Update:  During the summer months the Huntsville Fiber Guild is suspending the Zoom meetings that were being held the second and fourth Thursday of the month. Thanks to Teresa Harris at Hook-A-Frog for hosting our meetings.  We’ll let you know if we resume them in the fall.

Huntsville Fiber Guild Zoom meetings are usually scheduled every other Thursday at 6:30 p.m. What have you been doing in the past weeks?  All are welcome to join the meetings, bring show-and-tell, and bring something to work on.

 

2021 Workshop Suggestions Welcome


Which workshop instructors/topics would you like us to have in 2021? The instructors can be national or local. Other fiber guilds are presenting workshops in Zoom. Their workshops have been a mix of their local members presenting and outside instructors. We need ideas for challenges, contests and learning activities that will make us feel like a group. Contact the Guild with your ideas.

Happy Holidays to all!

Wishing all a happy holiday season and a better 2021 without the Covid virus. In the spirit of the season we put up our annual Guild Christmas tree at the Huntsville Main Library. Here it is. It looks better in person so check it out in Mystery/Science Fiction area on the first floor of the library.

Mug Rug Challenge and Swap


The Huntsville Fiber Guild is planning a Mug Rug Challenge and Swap. This event is open to all members of the Huntsville Fiber Guild. For the Challenge, submit a photograph of your completed set(s) of mug rugs along with a description. You will receive photographs and descriptions of all the mug rug sets submitted to the Challenge. For the Swap, send in your completed set(s) of mug rugs and receive another set(s) of mug rugs in exchange.
See all the details in the November Newsletter