Class starts at 10 AM. Sorry for the confusion.
- Hundreds of large spools/cones of yarns: $5.00 per large cone, $3.00 per small.
- A very large amount of hand-dyed and commercial spinning and felting roving, primarily Merino.
- Knitting yarns, including many lots of multiple skeins of the same dye lot in the original manufacturer packaging.
- Fabrics: yardage of silks, cottons, and other fibers.
- Vintage kimonos.
- Buttons: collectible, vintage and contemporary, single beauties and high-quality sets
- Commercial felt
- Laces, both vintage and new
- Chenille bedspreads
- and much more
The Fredericksburg Spinners and Weavers Guild is sponsoring a two-day knitting workshop with the wonderful Beth Brown-Reinsel of Knitting Traditions. The class runs from August 1-2 (Saturday and Sunday). The classes will cover Twined Mittens, Latvian Fingerless Mitts.
IF you have already paid your deposit, please bring the remainder to the July meeting and give it to Anne. If paying by check, please make it payable to “FSWG”. The total cost is $150.
As of 1 July we still have at least 5 spots open. If you are interested and not a guild member, please email fswguild “at” gmail.com to let us know you’re interested. Please let us know if you have any additional questions.
A message from Judy and Linda
If you want to experiment with dyeing plant fibers we will have directions and dyes for everyone to use or just come and watch!
- If you want to dye please bring:
1 warp, 3 yards or less long, 150 ends or less, cross tied, and warp loosely tied every yard
- 1 skein, 4 oz or less, loosely tied
- 1 bag of fiber, 4oz or less
- Disposable gloves
- Plastic bag to take your project home
Plant fibers, cotton, bamboo, rayon, tencel, (silk will also work, even though it isn’t a plant)
Soak your fiber over night in water with about 1/2 cup of salt, dissolved, and a squirt or 2 of dish soap. Make sure you have enough water to cover the fiber and for it to move around (kinda like a pot of spaghetti). The fiber needs to be wet when we dye it.
Judy and Linda
The schedule would look something like this:
8:00: Admin meeting
8:30: Carpool to the Springfield Metro
9:30 AM: Take metro to Dupont Circle for Looped
10-11:30ish AM: Shop at Looped
11:30-1: Lunch someplace and travel to the Textile Museum (there are options near Looped and near the Textile Museum)
1-4: Textile Museum
4:30: Metro down to Fiber Space
5-7: Shop at Fiber Space
7: Metro back to Springfield
7:30: Head back home
For parking purposes, we could meet and use the Leeland Road VRE lot at and just carpool from there.
Please use the form below to indicate your interest. Once I get a rough headcount, I can contact the yarn stores and the museum to let them know roughly the size of our group. Remember, this isn’t until NOVEMBER, so we have some time to plan.
Thanks in advance,
This October, in partnership with the Fredericksburg Spinners and Weavers Guild, LibertyTown Arts Workshop presents Fiber, an exhibition celebrating everything fiber. We want to showcase the full breadth of fiber art, including but limited to weaving, dying, felting, sculpture, sewing, quilting, knitting, and crocheting. Fiber can be, but is not limited to, cotton, wood, wool, paper, metal, or synthetic materials. Pieces must consist primarily of fiber and be of original design. Kits and commercial patterns are prohibited. The method of displaying the work must be obvious or clearly indicated and easily achieved by our staff. Any specialty hangers or forms must be included with the work. Artists should indicate all fiber media used in each piece.
For additional information on Eligibility, Rules, Fees, Entry information and more, please download the linked information sheet HERE.