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!
November 9th Meeting
Rose Room, Loose Park, KCMO
5200 Wornall Rd., KC MO 816-513-8590
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.
November - Member Participation Project - textiles for the home OTHER than dishtowels and napkins. 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
December Holiday Party - The gift for the December exchange can be anything. It does not have to be based on this year’s theme of inlay.
Jacqueline Jacobson would like ideas for programs for next year.
It's that time of year again. Betty Haeberle has requested that everyone give their 2015 memberships to Carolyn Budd as early as possible. This avoids her dealing with a flood of last minute applications. Carolyn said that everyone turned in their memberships very timely last year and made the process much easier.
New changes to the application:
Family Membership consists of one or two adults and their children under the age of 21 who live in the same household.
If you are a "Lifetime Member", we still require a completed application in order to include you in the 2015 directory.
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.
Slate of Officers for 2015-16
The Nominating Committee submits the following slate of officers filling expired terms on December 31, 2014:
Becky Stevens, President;
Lynette Beebe, 2nd Vice President;
Becky Gaskill, Secretary.
As per the Constitution, election of officers will be held at the November meeting.
Jacqueline Jacobson had Abe’s processed fleece available at the October meeting. 12 people indicated interesting in receiving the fiber. They can use it for the project of their choice. It’s requested that they take pictures during the process and report back to the Guild with their finished product.
Surface Design Study Group
Loose Park Rose room
****10:30 AM - 2:30 PM****
November 18, 2014 Coordinated by Judy Santner and Becky Stevens
Loose Park Rose Room
Our project which will extend over the next 3-4 months. We will be working with a nicer fabric such as linen, rayon, or silk and applying various techniques to the same fabric. Techniques to be explored over the coming months include print & stamping, metal foiling, and embellishing using stitches/beads. It's never too late to join in, please come even if you didn't start from the beginning.
In November we will apply a third layer to your fabric using fugitives and/or fabric paint. We can draw, stamp, paint, do rubbings, or make prints using Juli Sackman's technique.
Previously dyed fabric that been washed since last (and final) dye application.
Choose from any of the following:
Fugitives which can include pencils, graphite, water-soluble graphite, watercolor pencils, watercolors, water-soluble crayons, acrylic inks, pastels, anything you already have. If using fugitives we will need to purchase Textile Color Extender (colorless). It is available locally at Artist Craftsman in the Crossroads or Coldsnows in Overland Park. Mine looks like this:
Usual dye supplies - table cover, gloves, rags, paper towels, etc and your lunch.
If you have any questions please email or call Becky Stevens at 816-405-1878.
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!
Guild Weaving Demo
Watkins Mill is looking for any weavers interested in doing a display/demo on Saturday, June 13 from 8am-4pm. They would like to be able to offer a hands on weaving experience. It would be fun to this as a group. Please email Becky Stevens if you would like to participate.
Weaving Tip of the Month
A pattern woven in "Summer and Winter" uses many loom treadles. This limits the number of blocks that can be woven in a given pattern. Summer and Winter requires 2 treadles for each block plus 2 treadles for the Tabby shots. An 8 shaft loom with 10 treadles would be limited to 4 blocks.
Weaving with the pattern side down will greatly increase the number of blocks available for the pattern. An 8 shaft loom with 10 treadles would be capable of weaving a pattern containing 7 blocks.
Pattern side down would require a direct tie-up: 1 shaft to 1 treadle and the need to use both feet at the same time to treadle the loom. Shafts 3 thru n(infinity!) can be tied to one treadle for one-half of the tabby. Shafts 1 and 2 should be tied next to each other so by turning your foot sideways both treadles can be depressed for the other half of the tabby.
Becky Stevens reported she is working with Debbie Barrett-Jones on a possible program in May and workshop in August. Debbie is known for her work on morphing weaving patterns into something else. Becky encourage us to visit the Community Christian Church on Main Street were Debbie has many of her weavings on display.
Photos, Photos, Photos!
Check here for photos from last month's meeting.
The Board has approved a scholarship for Rebecca Foote to attend a beginning weaving class presented by Madelyn van der Hoogt. The amount she receives will be $225 if she only commits to a program after the class, or $300 if she agrees to do both a program and a one day workshop. The Guild Scholarship requires that any member receiving over $250 must give a workshop.
It's almost here, mark your calenders to see this show of amazing work by both the Weavers Guild and the Fiber Guild.
Friday, November 21, 4 pm to 9 pm, Fashion Show at 7 pm
Saturday, November 22, 10 am to 5 pm, Fiber technique demonstrations all day
Old Shawnee Town
11600 Johnson Dr.
Shawnee, KS 66203
Lynette Beebe requested that anyone who has photos of events she was unable to attend to provide those to her for inclusion in the historical documents for this year.
Community Service Project
We are continuing our support of Michael by providing acrylic yarn for the Afghans he crochets for charity.
Lynette Beebe has not received many items and will be sending out a reminder email. November 16 is the date she will be taking donations to Sunflower House.
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 meeting and then again after the meeting/program. Please do not do library business during the meeting. If you would like a particular book we have, please email Debbie or call a few days ahead of the meeting date, and she will bring the book for you. We have three new books ‘Hand Printing from Nature’ by Laura Bethmann, ‘Threads of Lace’ by Pat Earnshaw, and ‘Harvesting Color’ by Rebecca Burgess. We also have the current copies of Handwoven and Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot.
If you need a mentor or are willing to help a guild member, please contact Christy Berry @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Member Gallery Showing
Susan Hoisington, KC Weavers Guild member, has two pieces of her tapestry combined with her husband's photography at the Buttonwood Art space at 3013 Main in Kansas City. They are quite stunning and are in an excellent exhibit with the Flint Hills as a theme. Buttonwood Art Space is all the hall space in a small office building just uphill from Crown Center on Main. The Flint Hills exhibit was a juried show and it is well displayed.
Woven; New Textiles by Debbie Barrett-Jones
Debbie Barrett-Jones will be installing her
hand-dyed, hand-woven wall hangings at MLB Designs. Her work will be up
for viewing November 6 through December 31 2014.
Along with my
textiles on their walls she will be selling her BillySue Textiles'
hand-woven scarves during their MLB Holiday Showcase.
2020 Baltimore, Kansas City MO
Preview, Nov Thursday 6, 5-8pm
First Friday, Nov 7, 10am-9pm
Saturday Open House, Nov 8 11am-5pm
Look at more of Debbie's work:
Jason Pollen Show
What Jason Pollen originally envisioned as a short, one- or two-year stay in Kansas City is now into its third decade. The internationally recognized textile artist, designer, and teacher — known for his innovative techniques — has become a fixture and a local treasure.
Continuing a celebration of his life and career here, the Library’s refurbished Genevieve Guldner Gallery features the second part of an exhibit of Pollen’s work, some on public display for the first time. Accompanying the pieces is a never-before-seen collection of his sketchbooks.
Sunday, November 9, 2014
Sunday, January 4, 2015
14 W. 10th
Kansas City, MO
Jason Pollen Show & Sale
There will be a wide range of past and present works available for purchase.
Saturday November 15th 10am to 5pm
Sunday November 16th 11am to 4pm
4348 Locust St
Kansas City MO
New Yarn Store
Jacqueline Jacobson reported the Angelika’s Yarn store that she mentioned last month is getting ready to open.
500 N Dodgion St, Independence, MO 64050
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.
For more info on the Felting Study Group contact:
Judy Santner, Becky Stevens, or Carol Ann Parker.
Art & Soul in the Midwest
Art & Soul Retreats
Kansas City, MO – March 20-23, 2015
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.
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)
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?
Go to the Classified Ads
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.