Monday, April 30, 2018

May 2018 - Cotton

Cotton Cotton Cotton.... Come join us and learn about the fiber and how it is processed and spun. If your a spinner, weaver, or just love fiber come learn with us. We have a couple a great ladies from Northern California presenting the workshop. We would love to have you!
Klamath Spinners' and Weavers' Meeting
Wednesday, May 9th, 2018, (2nd Wednesday of the month)
10am until noon, with a project work hour after meeting
Washington Federal Conference Center
5215 South Sixth St., Klamath Falls, Oregon
Cotton is the topic for the May meeting! Jill and Donna are leading a workshop with an overview of cotton, varieties, characteristics, and 'how to spin' cotton on a spinning wheel. Cotton fiber samples to spin will be supplied!
Bring examples of your cotton projects to share, your spinning wheel with its smallest whorl, your experiences with cotton, and of course questions!

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

KSWG April meeting notice - Rigid heddle looms

Klamath Spinners' and Weavers' Meeting
Wednesday, April 11th, 10 am until noon (2nd Wednesday of the month)
Washington Federal Conference Center
5215 South 6th Street, Klamath Falls, OR

Rigid Heddle Loom Presentation hosted by Kathleen Vaagen

Kathleen will be sharing the history and ease of using the Rigid Heddle loom.  This will be a great time to get your hands on a few different types of rigid heddle looms.  There will be plenty of hands one along with a direct warp demonstration.  We will also have a couple of shaft looms to give a comparison.  And as always, feel free to invite a guest(s).  

DONT FORGET..... there is project hour after the meeting from 12-1pm if you would like hang out and work on your project.   See you there!!

Monday, March 12, 2018

Project Hour

We have added a project hour from 12 to 1pm. Bring your spinning wheels, small looms or whatever fiber project you are working on and a sack lunch of you wish. See you there!!

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

March Meeting - Silk

Klamath Spinners' and Weavers' Meeting
Wednesday, March 14th, 10 am until noon (2nd Wednesday of the month)
Washington Federal Conference Center
5215 South 6th Street, Klamath Falls, OR

Silk Meeting Agenda hosted by Liz.
1.       Old Business
2.       New Business
3.       Show and Share  All Things SILK  Anything of silk or silk blend that you have made or that you think would be of interest to the Guild
4.       How to tell if a fabric/fiber is silk.
a.       Sight
b.       Touch
c.       Smell
d.       Burn Test
5.       Types of Silk fibers
6.       Types of Silk fabrics
7.       Washing Silk
8.       Dyeing Silk
9.       Knitting with Silk
10.   Weaving with Silk
11.   Felting with Silk
12.   Blending silk with wool.  At this point we will try carding with some wool and silk.  If you have a drum carder that you would like to bring, do so.
13.   Spinning with Silk.  If we have time we will spin our carded silk and or silk samples.  Bring your wheel if desired.  There will be silk for sale if you would like to take some home to try.  It will packaged in small bags priced at $3 to $5 each.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Myan Weaving and Culture - Change of Plans for meeting

Subject: February Meeting

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
10:00 AM to Noon
Washington Federal Conference Center

Mayan Weaving and Culture, hosted by Debby and Kathy

1. Old Business
2. New Business
3. Show and share, items you have made
4. DVD: Mayan Weaving and Culture
5. Showcase your colors: Every culture has colorful symbols that may be found in flags, ceremonial dress, flowers, or other art forms. Bring something you can share about your heritage and/or ancestry. Items might include (but not be limited to) fabric, fiber, ribbons, etc.
    Share your comments about this culture and any meaning you know about the symbolism of it's colors.
6. Enjoy Valentine treats

Silk Fiber and spinning will continue in March

Saturday, January 27, 2018

February 14th - Silk

We have a fun meeting coming up..... Silk!!! Come let your hands enjoy the pleasures of silk. Liz will be going over the process and handling of silk fiber. Feel free to bring your spinning wheels and/or spindles. If we have time at the end of the meeting we can do some spinning. Great opportunity to purchase some silk if you would like. Hope to see you there and please, invite a friend, like our page and share.
Meeting will be held at the Washington Federal Conference Center, 5215 South Sixth St., Klamath Falls, OR 97601. February 14th 10am - 12pm.