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July 10th 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.






Program News   

July - Bonnie Steele - Trichinopoly or Viking Wire Weaving
August - Lolly Buxton - Video on tapestry weaving
September-Leesa Duby & Rebecca Lawrence Hats
October - Amanda Dake - Handmade Lace
November - Member Participation Project - textiles for the home OTHER than dishtowels and napkins.
December Holiday Party


A housekeeping reminder – bring plates & napkins. 





July - Cheryl Davis, Lynette Beebe, Lyla Bradshaw

August - Rebecca Lawrence, Tammy Taylor, Marcie Harvey

September - Michael Knotts, Linda Stoker, Lenore Hammer

October - Jeanette Campbell, Jeniffer Potts, Betty Boudreau

November - Debbie Buddish, Anita Turner, need to get one more

Are you planning ahead for November's meeting? Remember there will be three $25 gift certificates from Yarn Barn for the winners of three
different categories:

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



Newsletter Email List

Not receiving email notifications about our monthly newsletter?  Don't be left out! Sometimes mistakes are made and contacts do not make it to the list.  Send an email to Becky Stevens to get your name added.  Please state which guild you are a member of.  Your information is never given to another party and the list is never shared with anyone.




Mary Zicafoose Tapestry Workshop

Vibrant Tapestries: Designing, Dyeing & Weaving for the WOW!

August 21-22-23, 2014

Cost: $145 (includes hand dyed silk & wool weft yarn from the instructor’s studio)

Rose Room, Loose Park, KCMO

Mary Zicafoose will share her favorite techniques and tips from two decades of tapestry & rug weaving.  Students will design and weave a contemporary weft-face sampler utilizing tapestry techniques on a harness loom.  Instruction will include tapestry, rug and weft faced ikat techniques, design & color theory, and complete steps in finishing work for exhibition and sales.  This is a very comprehensive workshop that offers technical solutions for the creative, non-loom controlled process, and inspiration for all who weave.

If you are not familiar with Mary's gorgeous weavings, please visit her website, a treat for the eyes and soul!






Surface Design Study Group

Loose Park Rose room

****10:30 AM - 2:30 PM****

July 15, 2014 Coordinated by Lolly Buxton

Loose Park Rose Room 10:30 to 2:30

"Shaving Cream Marbling".
Here's what you will need:
White fabric - cotton, silk or rayon. Pre wash fabric and then soak in soda ash mixture for 5 to 10 minutes. (Mix about 1/4 cup soda ash to one quart water.) Wring out and air dry. Fabric may be ironed when dry. Cut several pieces to fit your pan.

Disposable aluminum pan, about 9x12x2 inches works well.
Several premixed fiber reactive dyes to share. Mix 1 to 2 tsp. dye powder to 1/2 cup water.
Small cups or jars to mix colors
Eye dropper
Syringe or plastic spoons to drop dye onto the shaving cream
One can of foam shaving cream
Wire whisk to mix cream with a little water
A couple of bamboo sticks (I have plenty to share) or a wide tooth comb to swirl dye.
Plastic table cover
Paper towels
Sack lunch
Here is the link from Darma Trading if you want to check it out. I do it a bit differently, by dropping the dye directly on the foam.







Calling All Creative Hand

Creative Hand is a show and sale featuring hand crafted fiber related products and original creations.  The show is sponsored by current members of the Kansas City Fiber and Weavers Guilds. 

 Have you been thinking about participating in the Creative Hand sale this November?  Well the time is here to submit your application and take advantage of the lower entry fees.  Applications and fees need to be postmarked by July 31.  Applications and revised Jury Process and Produce Guidelines will be available at the July Guild meeting or you can contact Barrie Mason at 816.900.1197 or barriemason727@gmail.com .  Don’t let the clock run out. 






Weaving Tip of the Month

By Cheryl Davis

1) I wind a little extra warp than the pattern calls for. I have found that weaving has a "gauge" just like knitting...beat, etc., can affect your final length and I have run out of warp a couple of times on specific projects.
2) Not all of us are design majors with training in color. When planning a new project and selecting your palette Melissa Jones, an Excelsior Springs fiber artist, suggests you find a photo you like on Pinterest or in a magazine, analyze the balance of colors and go from there.
3) Consider weaving on a rigid heddle loom even if you never have before. Sometimes it's nice to do something quicker and easier than warping a bigger project and it's a great way to use up stash yarn and whip out those Christmas presents. Ashford is introducing two new larger sizes, too, as the looms are getting trendy.




Photos, Photos, Photos!

Check here for photos from last month's meeting. 




KAWS (Kansas Alliance of Weavers and Spinners)

Thanks to all the instructors and the many helping hands that made the conference click. You made it a good experience and fun for all. Give yourself that well deserved pat on the back.

---Carol Ann Parker, co-chair

The 2015 conference will be held in Wichita and will be sponsored by the Wichita Weavers Guild.






Community Service Project

We are continuing our support of Michael by providing acrylic yarn for the Afghans he crochets for charity. If you have an idea for a service project for 2014 please bring it to the group.

We need to select our project for 2014. Two possibilities were discussed. Betty Haeberle has contacted the Cancer Action organization concerning the knitted breast prothesis. Cancer Action has three offices; one in Wyandotte County, one in Johnson County, and one on Independence Avenue. They suggested dropping off 3 or 4 of the knitted prothesis at each office and they would call us when they need more.
The second possibility was support for the Farmer’s House Market which will be opening at the Alexander Major house at 82nd and State line this year. They provide jobs for disabled youths, including the sale of produce from the garden they maintain. They would like us to demonstrate fiber arts at their open house. Sandy Cahill mentioned that the first Creative Hand sale was held at the Alexander Majors house.



New Facebook Group called KC Fiber Artists

 I've set up a private Facebook Group called KC Fiber Artists. While the public can see the group and members, all posts can only be seen by members.

KCFiber Artists is a place where one can communicate quickly and easily with other fiber artists in a casual way. Share your inspiration, ideas, work in progress, shows you are participating in, classes you have heard about or anything else you think would be of interest to the group. Ask and answer questions you might have about techniques, fiber, art, business etc. Participate as little or as frequently as you like.

If you are interested in being a member, you must have a personal Facebook account. Email me at reeddesign@earthlink.net to request an invitation. Make sure to include a link to your Facebook page. Another way to join is to ask one of the existing members to invite you. If you have any other questions, please contact me at the email listed above. The group is open to anyone who is a fiber artist.

Julie Reed

KC Fiber Guild







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 Abe or call a few days ahead of the meeting date, and we will bring the book for you.  

Abe Buddish reported the library had two new books donated: one on Tamari balls (with not one word of English) and one on the extraordinary in the ordinary.








If you need a mentor or are willing to help a guild member, please contact Christy Berry @ bearandsprout@yahoo.com.  


July Calendar


July 10th

10 am - Weavers Guild Meeting

Rose Room, Loose Park, KCMO

5200 Wornall Rd., KC MO 816-784-5300

July 9th

7 PM - Fiber Guild Meeting

Old Mission United Methodist Church

5519 State Park Road, Fairway, KS




Other News




Felting Study Group

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. 

Look for a felted display of the lotus above at KAWS!

The next meeting is July 26, 10:30am. at the home of Carol Ann Parker.

For more info on the Felting Study Group contact:

Judy Santner, Becky Stevens, or Carol Ann Parker.




Blue Ridge Fiber Show 2014

This is a Call for Entry to the Blue Ridge Fiber Show 2014 taking place at the North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville, NC in the fall of 2014. You may have seen some of the ads in recent Handwoven, VAV, Shuttle, Spindle and Dyepot, and Complex Weavers Journal.

This is an international, biennial show of handweaving, felting, and spinning open to both amateurs and professionals. The theme is “Mountains and Meadows.”

The show is not juried. We rely upon you to send us your very best work, and we will show it all; however, all entries are judged in their categories for First, Second, Honorable Mention and for various special prizes with specific criteria. These are cash awards. Our judge this year is Lynn Pollard of Broadwovens in Atlanta, GA.

The Western North Carolina Fiber/Handweavers Guild sponsors th sow with its many volunteers. More details including the prospectus, entry forms, and photos of the 2012 show winners can be found at the website: wncfhg.org. Click on the menu item “blue ridge fiber show” from the home page. If you have any questions, please email  brfs2014@yahoo.com

Deadline for entry is August 1, 2014. We hope to have you join us.




Sock Machine Knitting and Weaving Classes

Amsterdam mo August 22 - 24


Sock machine knitting learn lace, cables and fancy heals with Sue McCulloch Vunesky Friday afternoon Saturday and Sunday morning $30.00.  Jeff Reynolds, weaving of your choice class Friday afternoon Saturday and Sunday morning $70.00.  Room and main course food Friday evening, Saturday breakfast lunch and dinner, Sunday breakfast and lunch $60.00.
Will post the menu later. Bring deserts and snack food if you want. Pay the room and food $60 by August 1st so I can get a count and buy food, you can send the total amount for teacher’s fees at this time if you like then I can have cash for the teachers. If you want to pay the teachers fee at the workshop I will only take cash so the teachers can be paid in cash for the weekend.  There is room to just come and enjoy the weekend, the pool will be open. As in the past any extra money I have will be donated to Kamp Keirsey to send children to camp

Mary Limpus





Fall Family Festival

Already planning the Fall Family Festival at the Beanstalk Children's Garden. It is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sep. 6, 2014. We hope to provide the spinning/weaving demonstrations again. It seems to be a popular part of the festival and we would love to have you help us. Please let me know if you can do this.

Donna Putnam





Calling anyone who took Jason Pollen’s Class last year

I am writing a research paper on the use of graphite crayons on fabric as part of Jane Dunnewold’s Mastery Class in Surface Design 2014. I would like to include any input you have noticed from use of graphite crayons since his class. If you have new uses or notes on permanence or an opinion, I would love to include your views. Anyone interested in the Mastery program, Jane is taking applications for the 2015 class. She only takes 10 people each class. Call me for more information. Thanks, Jan Miller milleron130@hotmail.com 913 338 3433





Art & Soul in the Midwest

Barrie is working with me to help promote Art & Soul in the Midwest and I would personally like to invite you to join us next year. We have such a great time! The art and camaraderie combination is the best therapy on the planet. I do hope you will email me for further information and check us out on the website: www.artandsoulretreat.com

We have a special for early registration – 10% discount on classes if you register before August 1. And we take payments! What could be a better gift for yourself looking forward to meeting you!

Glenny Moir      glennymoir@gmail.com

Art & Soul Retreats

Kansas City, MO – March 20-23, 2014





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.








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 Carolyn Budd to arrange a purchase.






Newsletter Submissions

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

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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

9:30 AM

Coffee Time/Set Up

10:00 AM

Business Meeting

10:30 AM

Show & Tell

11:00 AM

Treat Break/Social Time

11:30 AM

Program (1 hour)



Please support these Guild members!

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