Dallas Handweavers and Spinners Guild


What a wonderful community of weavers and spinners we have! At our last workshop taught by Cynthia Bohnenblust, we learned about tubular edges. There were 4 looms set up, and everyone had a chance to try their hand at cre-ating these wonderful edges. I was able to adapt one of the techniques, using cards to create the edge, to solve a problem I was having with the selvedges on some placemats I am making. The weaving has become much easier and faster. I need to get these finished, so I can put on my Off the Shelf project on.

I hope all of you are planning on coming to our holiday get-together, the Off the Shelf , at Hinke Shroen’s house. It is on Monday, December 4 at 6:00 p.m., starting with a covered dish dinner. Bring any dish you like. To participate in the Off the Shelf gift exchange, weave or spin something wonderful, wrap it up, and bring it with you. We will have a gift exchange after dinner. If you participated in the Brown Bag yarn exchange at the September meeting, be sure to use that yarn as a part of your project.

And thanks to Kate Chitwood, who has agreed to be Newsletter Editor for this year. Thanks, Kate!

Happy Weaving and Spinning!