Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Weavers Meeting

Show and Tell...such creativity and talent; and it seems everyone had a grand time

March Weavers Meeting ...Krokbrdg

On March 23, Betty Huttner presented a program about Krokbrdg, a traditional Norwegian Rug Technique. This is an amazing process using three interlocking colors that encourages designing on the loom.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Spinner's meeting-How to maintain your wheel

Last night, 20 spinners came together to spin, share ideas, and network. Betty Shreeves presented a fascinating program on maintaining wheels. Since there are many different types and vintage of spinning wheels, Betty gave an overview and others shared their experience with their particular wheel. Lubricate, oil, and repair...but to the VERY novice spinner that I am, it was very enlightening. Forgot my camera.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Pattern Workshop

The weavers had a 10 day workshop using 26 different patterns and colors which he members had the opportunity to weave. It varied from supplementary warps, doubleweave, twill in fibers such as tencel, linen, merino, silk and cottin.

Weaving, Spinning and Dyeing in Burkina Faso and Ghana

The Weaving and Spinning groups combined their February meetings into one. This combined meeting was on February 23, 2010 at the Iowa City Public Library. This was an exceptional program presented on spinning, weaving and dyeing in Burkina Faso and Ghana by Chris Roy. Chris is professor of African art history at the University of Iowa.

Rug woven by member Pat Boutelle

This rug was part of the display at MidWestOne Art Gallery last June.


The weavers produce many items, from these magnets designed for Mid West Weavers Conference this summer, to rugs, scarves, towels, etc. They meet monthly on the fourth Tuesday at 7:30p at the guild house.

Open House

Each fall, the Craft Guild of Iowa City has an open house for anyone interested. Amazing the talent, time and creativity that can be seen. This fall's open house is scheduled for September 12, 2010 from 1-5pm at 815 Oakland Avenue, Iowa City

The quilters meet monthly to share their work such as this, develop new ideas and work on projects for charity, their families, or just because.