“Madrona Fiber Arts was started by fiber enthusiasts who wanted to bring great teachers to the Pacific Northwest. We love the camaraderie, creative energy, and the sharing that is generated among students and teachers by combining incomparable teaching, small classes and informal settings.”
Retreat, Classes, Clinics, Demonstrations and more
The Yarn & Fiber Marketplace is Free and Open to the Public
2016 DATES AND TIMES:
Thursday, February 11th 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Friday, February 12th 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday, February 13th 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday, February 14th 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
PLACE: IN THE PAVILION AT THE HOTEL MURANO at 1320 Broadway Plaza, Tacoma, Washington. From the hotel lobby take the stairs or elevator to the 4th floor and go out the large double doors, across a small courtyard, and into the Pavilion. Follow the signs!
Power Scour was recommended for cleaning fleece. Look for it at some of our advertisers like http://www.paradisefibers.com/unicorn-power-scour.html and a little tea tree oil cuts grease.
For a review of cleaning fiber products see http://yookiwool.myshopify.com/blogs/yookiwool-blog/17674572-wool-wash-review-unicorn-kookaburra-eucalan-soak
Adding Sizing to single ply use Xanthin gum For detailed instructions See page 109 of “The Spinner’s Book of Yarn Design”, by Sarah Anderson our presenter, available in the OWG Library and the Timberland Library.
Looking forward to hearing more TIPs from the workshops Sarah Anderson taught.
Thanks go to Marjorie sending out the great pointers for putting writing in your weaving.
Other requests came in and are in research.
Date & Time: Feb. 25th at 11:30
Date & Time: Feb 26th at 9:00 am
Location: 6022 Northill Loop SW, Olympia
Deb Naslund is hosting our first felting study group meeting. Please give her an RSVP and let her know if you are coming firstname.lastname@example.org
We are going to get started with simple needle felting either for a greeting card or small ornament. And we will plan the next study group felting technique and location for Spring.
Raging Carey shared with us some of her lovely dyed wool for us to use. I have foam and some forms to experiment for shapes.
Bring a lunch and if you have them:
– dyed wool, alpaca fiber/yarn you have
– pre-felted wool or other to attach your needle felt items
– felting needles
– 3 inch or thicker foam (not styrofoam)
– felting books or pictures for inspiration on design or color
We will all share what we have to get you an idea of what kinds of kits or tools you might like.
Check out 5 of the OWG sponsors that have felting needles/kits
Darma Trading has felting needles and a wool scarf that could be used to put your needle felt object on. See their technique:
Flora Carlile-Kovas will be our OWG program speaker in April. If you get a chance go to RAGS Wearable Art fund raiser and see her work.
Where: Larson Mercedes-Benz of Tacoma, 1701 Alexander Ave. East, Fife
RAGS Gala: Thursday, March 10, 6-9 pm, For tickets See http://www.ywcapiercecounty.org/wearable-art-sale
Free to public:
Friday-Saturday, March 11th-12th, 10 am to 6 pm
Sunday, March 13th, 10 am to 4 pm
3 more felt artists for inspiration:
|another announcement forwarded from Tamie…|
More fiber news from our ANWG rep,Tamie:
Greetings Fiber Enthusiasts-
We hope you all had a great holiday season and are enjoying the longer days and promise of lots of good things to come in 2016. One of those good things is the 3rd Annual Okanogan Valley Fiber Festival, which will take place on May 6-7 (that’s a Friday and Saturday) at the Okanogan County Fairgrounds Agriplex. The planning team has been working away getting the foundation laid for a fabulous festival, and things are coming together nicely.
We are accepting applications for vendors and workshop instructors now- all the information is on our web site: www.okfiberfest.org. There you will find the on-line forms and all the relevant information, so check it out, and spread the word to folks in the fiber community.
We still need volunteers to help out with planning, and also with duties during the festival itself. We could use coordinators for the following areas:
- Friday night dinner
- Info table
- Stitch and Knit Bus
If you would be willing to join the planning team and take charge of any of these tasks, please let us know. There is a button on the web site where you can submit your information, and we will contact you to discuss details. Note- almost all of our planning discussions are via free conference call or e-mail, so you can help out even if you don’t live nearby.
Looking forward to seeing you in May!
The Okanogan Valley Fiber Festival team
My daughter-in-law’s father, who lives near Napavine, has three male alpaca looking for a new home. If interested, please contact Judy Parkins at email@example.com or 360-350-9284.