Weavers’ Roundtable Sample Exchange 2018 - 2019
Black, White and 2 colors
As a way to create a deeper challenge to experiment with unfamiliar weave structures and to learn to use color as an integral part of the weaving experience, the idea of a sample exchange developed in 1992. The seed was planted and has grown well over the years. It has been a pleasure to have included members of the Central Pennsylvania Guild of Handweavers and those of the Weavers Guild of Greater Baltimore in more recent years. The array of samples has been very educational over the more than 25 years of the program. You become inspired to reach for new heights when you see what you could add to another weaver’s idea.
The topic for the 2018-19 exchange will be “Black, White and 2 Colors”. You will not need more than 25 4” x 4” samples. The weave structure will be one of your choice. This will be an opportunity to try a "new-to-you" structure and to experiment with colors you may not use together every day. Just think what it will be like to study the sample collection next May. I am hoping for the look of a new box of crayons! Fun!
For more information, check out the guild website or talk to Barb Diefenderfer, email@example.com or 301-797-4282.
Registration is open and will continue until we have reached 25 samples or the January 2019 guild meeting. I hope you will join the group and remember it is not too soon to begin weaving the samples. Incorporate this with some gift projects and be ready before May is here.
Yarns- Use yarn fiber content, texture and colors suitable for the intended use of the fabric you plan.
Sample Edges – secure the edges of each sample to prevent raveling. It is suggested that a mixture of equal parts of white glue and water be brushed onto the fabric where it is to be cut, allowed to dry and then cut into neat samples. Sample size is 4” square or larger if needed to include one full repeat of the pattern
Documentation – use only the sheets supplied when you register for the exchange. Samples will be attached to the official form and exchanged at the meeting of the Central Pennsylvania Guild of Handweavers on May 8, 2019. Please be sure to inform Barbara Diefenderfer well before the exchange date if you find that you will be unable to keep this commitment. Other weavers look at this as your promise to them.
Your CREATIVITY will make the entire exchange set more enjoyable, not to mention interesting, beautiful and educational. This is a very creative way of using small amounts of stash yarns to their best advantage. This exchange could just give your weaving the happy spark you have been hoping to see.