Category: Knitting


Leslie Greenquist from the  All Wound Up  yarn shop in the Perrinville district of Edmonds, WA, demonstrated  weaving on a triangular frame loom and also I-cord knitting using a knitting nancy or an I-cord machine.

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This reporter wasn’t present at the meeting, but looks as if the weaving is done with a continuous length of yarn, first making a warp pass along the long arm of the loom, then going up as weft on each side of the loom in turn.

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If that is the case, then the weaving builds from the sides and finishes in the center.

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Here Leslie is demonstrating a crank driven I-cord machine. What a timesaver!

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Members Valerie Day and Carol Campbell show off the fascinators they made.

 

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Needle-felted peaches, felted purses and monster bags were among the many projects that Joanne Dailey brought in to share with us. We then spent a couple of hours needle-felting birds and  little animals using pipe cleaners for armatures, some of us made coasters using cookie cutters to shape them. I found  needle felting to be very addictive as the rhythm of the needle is most therapeutic. I also found a charming youtube of little animals for ideas @  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baCWwkfpokw&feature=related (you will have to paste this into your URL to get there).

Joanne recommends books like PURSENALITIES by Eva Weichman, Mason Dixon Knitting’s  THE BUTTON HOLE BAG and NONI, just pockets, #404 yellow/orange jacket for the  monster bag.

Mary Black honored us by bringing in her needle felted art. Wow!

Fiber Hearts from Fiber Arts

Fiber Hearts from Fiber Arts

Fiber Arts make fiber Hearts

The members of our guild created valentines for Gen Care and Fircrest.

We knitted, felted, embroidered, quilted, beaded, sewed and wove over 100 hearts to brighten the day for the folks in these care facilities. Lots of fun and much appreciated!

March Show and Tell

We had another bounty of Show and Tell at our March meeting.  A lot of it was for our Art Page exchange, which I will cover in another post, but here are some others items that were shared.  Please click on the thumbnails to enlarge.

Ruth’s blanket

Ruth wove this beautiful blanket double-width on her 36″ loom.

Ruth’s blanket detail

Here’s a detail of Ruth’s blanket.   The striped effect comes from the way she sleyed it in the reed.  We’re all curious to see how it looks after it is washed, but she hadn’t had a chance to do that yet.

Mary’s wool

Mary has been dyeing wool and spinning it in these luscious colors.  The shorter skein of yellowy green towards the right is silk.

 Mona’s flags

Mona brought some fabric prayer flags that her Monday Night Creative Group exchanged.  They dyed the fabric and printed it with blocks of their own design.

Valerie’s leaves

Valerie made lots of the beautiful beaded leaves that Heather taught us the technique for in February.

Astrid brought two knitted items, a shawl and also a scarf for her charity project.

Welcome!

Welcome to the website/blog of Seaview Weavers Guild.  We are a small, friendly, weavers guild located in Edmonds, Washington.  We enjoy  exploring all sort of fiber arts, yet remain true to our roots and call ourselves a weavers guild.  But, you don’t have to be a weaver to join us.  Our members also knit, spin, dye, felt, quilt, paint, draw, scrapbook,  make monotypes, etc., etc.  We feel that paper is a fiber, too, and anything involving any fiber falls into our scope of interest.

We’ll use this space to let people know about upcoming meetings, show our work, report on programs we’ve enjoyed, and share information.  We also invite you come join us!  Click on “About” for details.