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Dyers’ Study Group March 2017: Kool-Aid!

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At the March dyers’ study group participants explored the ease and great colors possible using Kool-Aid as a dye for protein (animal fibers). Check out the fun here. Click on the first photo to start a slide show of full-size images. … Continue reading

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Weaving With Plastic – Jan. 2017 Monthly Meeting

At the monthly Guild meeting on Jan. 8, member Judy Olsen presented a program on cutting plastic bags into strips and using the strips as weft. Click pictures below to enlarge them!

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Judy’s Double Binding Rugs

Judy’s current project, to offset this chilly winter, is a series of small rugs. using a jack floor loom. Weave technique is double binding, often used for rag rugs. For fillers she is using cotton rag strips, teeshirt yarn, Pendleton wool scraps, … Continue reading

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Weaving Displayed at Spokane County Interstate Fair 2016

A lovely variety of handwoven items were on display at this year’s Spokane County Interstate Fair thanks in large part to members of the Spokane Handweavers’ Guild. Here is a peek at some of the entries. And, look at all … Continue reading

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2016 Garland District Street Fair

SHG members enjoyed sharing their love of handweaving with the public at the annual Garland District Street Fair, August 13, 2016. Click pictures to enlarge them!

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Weaving Card Game Challenge 2016

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  Judy is hard at work weaving a project to meet our 2016 weaving card game challenge. The cards she was dealt require her to use only wool fiber, to paint her warp and to use only one color but … Continue reading

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Weavers’ Show-and-Tell July 12, 2016

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Show-and-tell at the July 2016 Guild meeting was outstanding. Take a peek at the beautiful work seen at that meeting. Clicking on the photos will enlarge them.

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Arlene Weaves Polka Dots!

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Arlene is using her 24-harness loom to weave polka dots inside squares, using a variation of the standard summer-and-winter threading. Click on the photo to see it full size.

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On Judy’s Looms

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Judy has two weaving projects underway right now. The first is woven plain weave for yardage using KnitCroSheen cotton set at 24 ends per inch. The weighted paper clip hooked into the selvedge is her version of a temple. The goal … Continue reading

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Judy’s “Thank You” Scarf

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Judy sent along a picture of what’s on her loom right now.  She says, “Here is what I have on my loom today – a thank-you scarf for the guy trying to fix my computer. Two ply vintage shetland wool … Continue reading

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