A guild for all fiber enthusiasts, Mesa Fiber Arts Guild is a non-profit organization on Colorado's Western Slope (of the Rockies) dedicated to the preservation of fiber arts: weaving, spinning, knitting, surface design, fiber dyeing and related fiber arts. The Guild seeks to advance fiber arts through shows, workshops, duty groups,community involvement and a monthly newsletter. For more information about Mesa Fiber Arts Guild, including meeting times, visit our website at mesafiberartsguild.org
COLORADO October 11-12. Palisade First Annual Quilt and Fiber Festival, http://palisadecoc.com/co/quilt-fiber-art-fest October 20–22. Rocky Mountain Weavers Guild annual fiber arts sale, at Englewood Civic Center, 1000 Englewood Pkwy, Englewood. http://rmweaversguild.org. October 30, 2011–January 29, 2012. Threads of Heaven: Silken Legacy of China's Last Dynasty. Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy., Denver, CO 80204. (720) 865-5000; www.denverartmuseum.org. November 2–6. Handweavers Guild of Boulder annual show and sale, at Boulder County Fairgrounds, Hover St. and Nelson Rd., Longmount. www.handweaversofboulder.org/annualsale.html. November 19. San Juan Weavers Guild annual show and sale, at Holiday Inn Express, 1391 S. Townsend Ave., Montrose. (970) 249-2981; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.sanjuanweavers.org.
At the Meeker Classic Sheep Dog Trials, in Meeker, Colorado, Nancy B, Lynnie H. and Bernadine M. (Dean) participated in a Sheep to Shawl demo and had a blast. It was a long day of spinning. The Lloyds; Erik, Penny and Justin from Sheep Camp Mill in Molina were there too. There was combing, carding and weaving in addition to spinning. So fun! And it was a beautiful day. Meeker is a gorgeous place as is the drive to it. Check it out.
I am trying out yarn recycling here, knitting from balls of tag ends yarn I've tied together. I have a wicker suitcase full of tiny balls of leftover yarn that hide there, hoping I will forget about them. No. I will find a way to use them up! So begins the project of sorting and tying together bits and pieces in color themes. Then what to do with them? Well, a simple stocking cap works and will keep someone's head warm this winter!
Here are the first 4 efforts:
Too much fun to see the striped bands change. It's also fun to makeup the yarn balls in colorways.