The Kansas City Weavers Guild was organized in 1954 to promote hand weaving, spinning, and other fiber interests in KC area. We warmly welcome all fiber enthusiasts. The Kansas City Weavers Guild members are weavers, spinners, knitters, crocheters, dyers, basket makers, quilters, sewers, doll makers, tatters, felters, sheep and goat herders, alpaca and rabbit breeders, jewelry makers, and lace makers. We paint, dye, embroider, embellish, batik, bead, marble, and cross stitch. If you work with fiber, we have a place for you!
September 11th Meeting
Rose Room, Loose Park, KCMO
5200 Wornall Rd., KC MO 816-784-5300
10:00 AM – Regular Meeting
10:30 AM – Show & Tell / Treats
11:30 AM – Program
Inclement Weather Policy
When schools and public events are closed due to weather, the guild meeting will not be held that month.
September - Leesa Duby - Hats
October - Amanda Dake - Handmade Lace
November - Member Participation Project - textiles for the home OTHER than dishtowels and napkins.
Are you planning ahead for November's meeting? Remember there will be three $25 gift certificates from Yarn Barn for the winners of three
Beginner weaver - less than 2 years
Members choice by popular vote
Best of show chosen by the attending life time members.
This should be a hand woven article in the category of Household Textiles. Let's stretch our boundaries a bit and not include napkins and
December Holiday Party
September - Michael Knotts, Linda Stoker, Lenore Hammer
October - Jeanette Campbell, Jeniffer Potts, Betty Boudreau
November - Debbie Buddish, Anita Turner, Vonda Sager
A housekeeping reminder – Please bring plates & napkins. We need cups for hot drinks at our meetings. If you have any left over that you would like to donate, please bring them to Lenore Hammer at one of our meetings. Suppliers of monthly treats usually bring plates and napkins, but we do run out of cups. Thanks.
Mary Zicafoose Tapestry Workshop
The workshop was a huge success! Please bring your tapestry pieces to the meeting for show and tell.
Surface Design Study Group
Loose Park Rose room
****10:30 AM - 2:30 PM****
September 16, 2014 Coordinated by Judy Santner and Becky Stevens
Loose Park Rose Room
We have learned quite a few techniques and now we'll work on putting some of these together, developing layers on one piece of fabric. Please use nice fabric for this project, choose linen, silk, or rayon. We hope to display these pieces. We'll use the same piece of fabric for the next five sessions.
We'll start with base colors, mixing these together on the fabric.
Practice fabric - one piece of cotton about 6 x 36 inches
Good fabric - one piece of rayon, linen, or silk 24 x 36 inches. You can do more than one of these.
Dye - 2 or 3 colors. USE LIGHT COLORS ONLY, NO DARK COLORS!!! Yellows, oranges, reds, light greens and lights blues would be good. Please mix your colors at home (outdoors preferably) with your mask and gloves on. One teaspoon of dye in a tablespoon or two of warm water. Label your color. Try mixing more than one shade of your desired color, or several colors together. Make a note of what you mixed and bring your notes. You will be sharing your colors with the group.
Buckets - bring as many buckets as you have colors. Use the buckets we used in the gradation project.
Foam brushes - bring a foam brush for each color.
Usual dye supplies - table cover, gloves, rags, paper towels, everything I have forgotten to mention, and your lunch.
Are you participating in a solo or group show? Doing some demos at fairs and art sales? If you would like to hand out some Weavers Guild brochures, just ask Leesa Duby for some at the next Guild meeting!
Weaving Tip of the Month
By Lolly Buxton
Sometimes it is easy to loose track of how many heddles you need on each harness. To make counting easier, put a dab of red nail polish on every tenth heddle. Then just slide the amount needed to the center.
Measure as you Weave :
I often make my warps long enough for two or more scarves and need to measure my weaving as I go. If my scarf is to be sixty inches long, I cut a piece of sturdy string about sixty one inches. Weave a few rows of tabby or how ever you start. Then run a long pin in and out at the beginning and wind the extra inch of your string around the pin. I usually do this at the edge, but you can put in the center if you want. Roll up the string and set it on your fabric as you weave. Let it out as you roll onto the beam and repeat until you run out of string . Cut a new string for the next scarf and so on.
September Cheryl Davis
October Leesa Duby
November Ron Hutchinson
Photos, Photos, Photos!
Check here for photos from last month's meeting.
You can pick up applications for this year’s show from Leesa at the Weavers Guild meeting or Barrie at the Fiber Guild meeting.
Community Service Project
We are continuing our support of Michael by providing acrylic yarn for the Afghans he crochets for charity.
Sunflower House Mission: to protect children in our community from physical and sexual abuse through education, advocacy, forensic and medical services.
We are collecting items listed on the Sunflower House's wish list to help this non-profit organization meet their children's many needs. You may bring the items to any of the Weavers Guild meetings, Surface Design Study Groups or deliver them to Lynette Beebe's home (please call first). You will find her phone number and address in the guild directory. Those of you who would rather create gift items for the children than purchase gifts could knit, crochet, or weave hats, gloves, or mittens. Please remember, all items must be new.
Gift Cards (Increments of $10, $15, $20 preferred)• Wal-Mart, Target• Pharmacies (Walgreens, CVS)• Fast food (McDonald’s, Subway, Wendy’s, Taco Bell, etc.)
• Grocery stores• Gas stations• Shoes (Payless, etc.)• Home Depot and Lowe’s (to help with our facility maintenance or family needs)
• Other hardware or landscaping stores (to help with our facility maintenance)
• Spanish Language DVD’s and Books for children and teens • Facial Tissues • Crayons
• Book shelf/bin
• Individually wrapped snacks: crackers, cookies, chips, Fruit roll-ups, etc. • Juice boxes/pouches
• Bottled water • Soda (for parents and partners)
Miscellaneous (All items must be NEW)
• Sweat suits or tee/short sets for girls and boys (ages 3-17).• Socks/Underwear (girls and boys ages 3-17)• American Flags• Recordable DVDs
• Slim CD/DVD Cases• AAA Batteries• Copy Paper, 8.5 X 11
Gloves, Mittens, Hats
Sunflower House is a 501 c 3 charitable organization and all donations are tax deductible.
Our library is available for members to check out and return books 1/2 hour before the start of the meeting and then again after the meeting/program. Please do not do library business during the meeting. Whatever books are returned that day may also be checked out that same day. If you would like a particular book we have, please email Debbie Buddish or call a few days ahead of the meeting date, and we will bring the book for you.
If you need a mentor or are willing to help a guild member, please contact Christy Berry @ email@example.com.
10 am - Weavers Guild Meeting
Rose Room, Loose Park, KCMO
5200 Wornall Rd., KC MO 816-784-5300
7 PM - Fiber Guild Meeting
Old Mission United Methodist Church
5519 State Park Road, Fairway, KS
Fiber Art Exhibit
MATERIAL PLEASURES, an exhibition of fiber art will open August 10 and run through September 6, 2014 at the Orr Street Studios gallery space in Columbia, MO. Participating artists are: Bonnie Ahrens, Rebecca Douglas, Janet Ghio, Laurie Harper, Ann Mcginity, Barbara Overby, Carol Ann Parker, Debbie Prost, Amy Schomaker, Vicki Smith, Leandra Spangler, Jo Stealey, Ruth Walker, Jennifer Wax, Vicki Weaver and Carol Zeman.
Leandra Spangler, curator of the exhibition, selected exemplars of contemporary fiber art using traditional techniques: hand embroidery, wet felting, basketry, collage, folded paper, paper sculpture.
Orr Street Studios
106 Orr Street
Columbia, MO 65201
Gallery hours: 12-3pm Thursday, Friday, Saturday; 10am-1pm Sunday
ARTIST RECEPTION: Friday, August 15, 6-8pm
Felting Study Group
The Felt Study Group (Felt Makers Federation of Kansas City) will be featured at the Artisan Gallery, September 12 – October 7th. There will be a wide range of felt items including a display of the group’s morphology of a hat or “What could you do with a Stetson Hat blank?”
Come support your fellow Guild members. Opening reception is 4 – 8 pm on Friday, September 12, The Artisan Art Gallery, 451 S. Thompson Ave., Excelsior Springs, MO 64024, 816.637.2111.
The Felting Study Group is comprised of members of the Weavers Guild and Fiber Guild. Members of both guilds can join, there are no fees. We pick a felting technique each month to explore, then meet at a member's house and share. We're a small but dedicated group.
The next meeting is September 27th, 10:30am. at the Waldo Library.
For more info on the Felting Study Group contact:
Judy Santner, Becky Stevens, or Carol Ann Parker.
Fiber / Bead Show
Steven and William Ladd
September 5 - November, 2014
Opening Reception - First Friday, September 5, 6-9PM
Featuring: Steven and William Ladd
Location: Red Star Studios at Belger Crane Yard Studios
2011 Tracy Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64108
Brothers and artistic collaborators Steven and William Ladd, present an exhibition of meticulously-crafted constructions created over a thirteen-year period. Their hand-sewn towers, functional objects, sculptural works, and wearable accessories are fantastical creations that reference shared childhood memories. The Ladd brothers will transform several of their towers into landscapes during a live performance at 7PM during the First Friday opening.
The brothers began their creative careers producing high-end, handmade handbags. As they considered solutions for packaging their accessories, they stumbled upon the idea of towers. These stacked, hand-sewn boxes with unified exteriors, have interiors that are consumed with accessories, beads, and recycled materials. The Ladd brothers refer to these tightly contained interiors as landscapes.
In conjunction with the exhibition, Steven and William Ladd will conduct a free hands-on Scrollathon workshop where children create art from recycled materials. The children’s workshop takes place on Saturday, from 10AM to 12PM at the Red Star teaching studio at 2100 Walnut Street, Kansas City, MO 64108. The brothers will also conduct a one-day, adult beading workshop on Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 1 to 4PM. A free public presentation follows the adult workshop at 4:30PM. The adult workshop and public presentation will take place at Belger Crane Yard Studios, located at 2011 Tracy Ave., Kansas City, MO 64108.
Red Star Studios
@ Belger Crane Yard Studios
2011 Tracy Ave
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 474-7316 ex 8407
Buffalo River Gallery in Parkville, Mo
We would love to have some weavers work to display and sell. Also have studio space available and would love to have artists work there. The business is set up as a coop.
Save the Date - Midwest Weavers Conference 2015
Urban Fiber with a Minnesota Twist June 18-20, 2015 University of St Thomas, St. Paul Minnesota
Dues need to be paid this year. The application is on their website. You need to submit your membership by October to receive the hardcopy conference booklet for 2015.
Newsletter items are due by the 20th of each month. Send an email to the Newsletter Editor. If you are the contact person for a fiber group and want to keep current with KCWG events, please e-mail the Guild Webmaster.
Send newsletter items to the Newsletter Editor:
c/o Mary Limpus
Rt 1 Box 137
Amsterdam, Mo 64723(660) 267-3341
Buy Sell or Trade
Looking for weaving equipment items for sale or trade?
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Meeting 2nd Thursday Each Month
Meetings are held at the *Rose Room, Loose Park 5200 Wornall Rd., KC MO
Go to the Map and directions
Coffee Time/Set Up
Show & Tell
Treat Break/Social Time
Program (1 hour)
Guild Window Stickers
We still have window stickers for sale. These stick right on the inside of your car window. At $5.00 a piece you can afford more than one! It's a great way to support and advertise the guild. Contact
to arrange a purchase.
Please support these Guild members!
Come and visit the Kansas Fiber Works in Ottawa!
KANSAS ALPACA COMPANY
3510 Kentucky Road
Ottawa, KS 66067
KNITTING & WEAVING YARNS
ACCESSORIES & TOOLS
Open 7 days/week
Mon.-Sat. 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Thurs. til 8:00 p.m.
Sun. 1:00-4:00 p.m.