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From Gretchen Boyce in January 2022

The pattern is Burnett Slippers by Whitney Hayward. Knit with yarn dyed with Hopi Sunflower, Hemp leaves.

From FFG in December 2021: Our Holiday Party Show and Tell

Enjoy the slides from our Holiday Party Show and Tell. If the slide does not contain a name, see the previous slide to identify the fiber artist.

From Donna Johnson in December 2021; Knit by Brenda Atchison

A Tale of the Goodness of the Guild: FFG hosted a Brioche Knitting workshop with Suzanne Bryant last January. A few of us met on Zoom as a study group for a while after the workshop. I thought I had brushed up my Brioche skills sufficiently to finish a challenging scarf I began some years ago after another Brioche workshop here, with FFG. However, after way too many hours of unknitting, I told the group I was going to repurpose this lovely yarn and give up. Brenda, apparently always one for a challenge, told me she would love to finish the scarf for me. Wow! So, she did, indeed, finish this challenging Nancy Marchant pattern. The yarn, a light fingering weight cashmere blend hand dyed by A Verb for Keeping Warm, is truly luscious in Brioche and feels fantastic draped around my neck. Thank you Brenda! And thank you FFG for the fiber friendships that are forged.

From Jeanne Doty in November 2021

I wove the Chattahoochee Poochie Towels from Handwoven Sept/October 2021. The warp and weft were 10/2 cotton doubled. The structure is summer and winter and was woven on a 16 shaft loom with dobby. The pattern called for a 31″ weaving width but I adapted the pattern to a 28″ weaving width to accommodate my loom.

From Ingrid Knox in October 2021

Gradient Towels from the Discovering Gradients class with Tien Chui.  They are 10/2 cotton (yellow and red in the warp) sett at 30 epi.  The structure is straight twill.

From Mardi Naythons in September 2021

Napkins from the Gradient Weave Along

From Ingrid Knox in September 2021

The scarf has a 5/2 tencel warp from Teresa Ruch with a 10/2 tencel weft. The design is an irregular point twill woven on 8 shafts.

The lab robe was woven using a wool/acrylic knitting yarn. The pattern was point twill on 8 shafts.

From Donna Johnson in September 2012

I have kept busy in order to stay as sane as possible during this pandemic. I miss gathering with fiber folk and miss seeing what everyone is up to. Please send your pics to post!

Beautiful poofy rambouillet roving from Three Waters Farm became a beaded shawl.

I had a great deal of fun drum carding four natural colors of Shetland top to mimic five other natural colors and then I knit this Sheepheid hat.

I hand painted some BFL/silk in 2014, spun the fiber in 2015, and finally knit a cowl this summer. It is based on the Mendocino coast.

In 2015 I took a photo and this year I finally used it in a Network twill pattern. I used 8/2 cotton for this scarf because that is what I had in stash.

For years I had a postcard of Edvard Munch’s Starry Night painting and some tubes of 8/2 Brassard cotton sitting on my desk. Finally, I wove some towels. The draft is from Strickler.

This project in black merino/silk lace weight yarn was my meditation project from the beginning of February until the beginning of May.

From Jane Milner on May 10, 2021

I made a dent in my stash of Lily Mills Sugar and Cream. A 10 yard warp netted 22 dishcloths at 10 epi.  The pattern, Celtic Bells, is in Ann Dixon’s book. It is a variation on a 2/2 twill.  Fun to weave and watch the colors develop.  Let the yarn do the talking!

I finally took photos of my placemats woven in Janet Dawson’s online Unraveling Overshot class.  8/2 unmercerized cotton for tabby, 4/2 unmercerized cotton for pattern.  Sett at 16 epi.

From Jane Milner on March 14, 2021

These are my mug rugs from Tien and Janet’s Color and Weave online class.  My first foray into overshot and I love it!  This class got me out of the Coronavirus Doldrums!

From Ingrid Knox on March 8, 2021

These towels were woven using 10/2 cotton in yellow and grays (including white and black) for warp and weft, sett at 30epi.  The structure is turned taqueté.  This was a challenge to use the Pantone colors for 2021 – Yellow and Gray.  The draft was from Handwoven, May/June 2019 pg 46.

From Mardi Naythons on February 14, 2021

Napkins woven in 8/2 cotton, approximately 15 x 15 inches

From Karen Wcislo on February 9, 2021

Napkins woven in 8/2 cotton

Towels woven in Turned Taqueté using a variety of cotton threads

And a project that was long hibernating but is now a wall hanging: Hawaiian Quilt

From Diane Christ on February 8, 2021

A shawl woven in 10/2 teal and copper Tencel on an 8 shaft loom. It was re-sized from a pattern in Handwoven Dec 1989 for Advancing Twill Table Runner.

Knitting is my daily meditation (so important in these turbulent times). Knitting for charity is a double reward. These sweaters and hats were knit from Swedish wool donated to me for this purpose and sent to, a wonderful organization distributing woolens to children throughout the world.

Towels woven from 8/2 cotton on an 8 shaft loom. Pattern adapted from “Salt & Pepper Scarf” in Handwoven Dec 2017. Our daughter requested the neutral colors and is thrilled with her gift of four towels to use with abandon, knowing that I’ll weave for her anytime.

From Donna Johnson on February 7, 2021

After a visit to the redwoods on the North Coast, I challenged myself to weave something inspired by the redwood forest. Blending green and brown in weaving can result in muck so I carefully searched for a draft and used one from Bateman. The towels are woven of 8/2 cotton with two colors in the warp and three colors in the weft (one for tabby and two for pattern using a double shuttle). They are soft, absorbent, and have a solid but not condensed hand.

I purchased a painted 8/2 Tencel warp and wove two scarves. The weft is 8/2 Tencel also, one scarf in Blue Ming and one in Royal. I used a draft from and I call the scarves “Star of the Sea. ” They are quite iridescent and have a lovely hand and drape.

From Mary Prassinos on January 12, 2021

Mary completed knitting three sweaters so far this season: two Zephyr cardigans, pattern by Celia McAdam Cahill, our May presenter, and a Love Note, pattern by tincanknits. The Love Note is her handspun and a mohair/silk carry along strand.

From Ingrid Knox on January 11, 2021:

The Pink Scarf is Malabrigo Baby Silkpaca warp and weft – two different colorways, sett at 30 epi, woven as a point twill on 8-shafts with an advancing point treadling.

The beige-gold scarf was woven with Madelinetosh Pure Silk Lace yarn, sett at 30 epi.  The design is a fancy point twill on 8 shafts.