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Ondulé Weaving: the what, the how, and a view of artist’s and craft’s people use of the technique. Ondule Weaving

Last summer, Liz Mather attended a weaving workshop at Peter’s Valley School of Craft to learn about Ondulé Weaving.  She came back from the workshop excited to share some of what she has learned.  The presentation will include an explanation of what Ondulé weaving is, how looms can be adapted to use the specially designed reeds, slides and hand’s-on examples of the resulting cloth, and an opportunity to see one loom-modification technique in person.

President’s Challenge
The theme for 2015 is “Handmade for My Home.”
Don’t forget to bring your Handmade Treasures to the February guild meeting.

Important vote on Jobs and Responsibilities Handbook and Flowchart

This Handbook will allow future executive committee members as well as committee and adjunct activity members a guideline to follow so that there is continuity to our organization for years to come.

Guild members have already voted a quorum on the Officers portion of this document at our September 22, 2015 meeting in order to pave the way for the Nominating Committee’s work. The vote to take place in February would include the Committee responsibilities, the addition of the Adjunct Activities and a month-by-month Flowchart to help with processes.

There will be time at the meeting for review and discussion.

And check out our NEW SCHEDULE CALENDAR

Our annual Retreat with the North Coast Knitting Guild is March 11-13. It is a very relaxing weekend starting Friday afternoon and ending after lunch on Sunday. Bring your spinning wheel, knitting or any portable project. No cooking, no housework! Meals are included from Friday dinner to Sunday lunch for $140. Yoga class or massage is extra.

Click here for more information.

January 23, 2016.  WRSW Guild Holiday Gathering / Roc Day

11am to 3pm

The Willoughby Hills Community Center
35400 Chardon Rd.
 Willoughby Hills, Ohio 44094

Location:  View Google map

PARKING LOT IN FRONT OF BUILDING.  USE FRONT ENTRANCE

The Senior Center is on the lower level of the Community Center (directly across from the Willoughby Hills City Hall)

 

  1. Food.  Potluck.
  2. Gift exchange.  $10 or less and handmade by someone (not necessarily by you).
  3. Space. Bring supplies for any fiber art that pleases you.

7 BANQUET TABLES – 96” long

4 MORE AT WALL FOR FOOD

3 CARD TABLES

43 CHAIRS  

 

AREA WITH 2 COUCHES, 4 EASY CHAIRS, TV .  

 

THERE IS A WEST BEND 50 CUP COFFEE POT  +   2 - 12 CUP SMALLER POTS

2 BURNER STOVE

MICROWAVE

SINK – HOT AND COLD WATER

ROLLING CART TO CARRY STUFF DOWN TO LOWER LEVEL – ELEVATOR TO YOUR LEFT UPON ENTERING BUILDING

 

Questions?

Sally Vourlojianis

440 452 2136

svjannis@oh.rr.com

From President Sally V. and Ply magazine:

 For the month of January, we’re running a subscription special for guilds and guild members!
Fiber guilds add so much to our fiber community and we’d like to thank the guilds and guild members by offering a discounted 1-year subscription price for the month of January.  Please feel free to share this with your guild members and at any guild meeting you attend but we ask that you don’t post the code willy nilly online, we’d really like to keep this reserved for guild members.
If you go to http://plymagazine.com and click on subscribe, or even just click this link which takes you directly to the subscribe page:
and enter this in the promo code space: guild2016, you’ll be able to subscribe for about 20% off!  This offer is good for the entire month of January!
Thanks so much and again, feel free to spread the word to your guild!
All the best,
Jess
PLY Magazine

From President Sally V:

Celebrating the Holiday Season during the holidays can be both enjoyable and stressful.  Good to spend time with “our fiber people” but also one more deadline and spot on the calendar.  In NEOhio, unless you’re a snowbird or on a cruise, there usually isn’t much to look forward to early in the year.  Transitioning our 2014 Holiday Celebration to the following January was met with a favorable response from members of the Guild.

 Roc Days have been lots of fun in years past but our Guild SIGs will be in full swing starting January 9.
 
January 23 so far seems to be the date with the least on the Guild calendar. (Crossing my fingers on this one.)  The original date of January 16has scheduling conflicts.
 
After choosing a date, location comes to mind.
We will need a place for - 
1.  Food.  To keep costs reasonable how about a potluck?
2.  Gift exchange.  $10 or less and handmade by someone (not necessarily by you).
3.  Space.  More fun to mingle than being stuck at a restaurant table.  Bring supplies for any fiber art that pleases you.
 
Before looking for a rental facility, does anyone know of access to a free place to hold our event?
home, church, library, school, ______ ?
 
If you know an available location for January 23, please contact me.  Otherwise, we will have to create a Plan B.
Edit: Please leave your suggestions in the comments.
For those of you not familiar with Roc/Rock/Distaff Day - 

Distaff Day

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Distaff Day
Date 7 January
Next time 7 January 2016
Frequency annual

Distaff Day, also called Roc Day, is 7 January, the day after the feast of the Epiphany. It is also known as Saint Distaff's Day, one of the many unofficial holidays in Catholic nations.

Many St. Distaff's Day gatherings are held, large and small, throughout local fiber community. The distaff, or rock, used in spinning was the medieval symbol of women's work.

In many European cultural traditions, women resumed their household work after the twelve days of Christmas. Women of all classes would spend their evenings spinning on the wheel. During the day, they would carry a drop spindle with them. Spinning was the only means of turning raw wool, cotton or flax into thread, which could then be woven into cloth.