June is coming and so also our annual picnic. Oh Boy!! The theme this year is “Terrific Table Settings”. My efforts will compliment two coffee mugs I received, as a birthday gift, from a dear friend, Vera Freeman. She passed away five years ago, from complications due to breast cancer. These will be in her honor and in memory of the many hours we spent sharing life, over a cup of coffee.

What are your plans; could it be a napkin set to match Great Grandpa Pete’s china; or a small table runner to showcase that one of a kind piece of pottery, you received for Mother’s Day; or maybe (if you are a speedier weaver than me), a tablecloth to compliment your favorite vase, full of spring flowers? There is still time and the possibilities are endless.

So…, that leads me to next year’s picnic theme. We need your help coming up with some ideas. What is your inspiration? What would be a motivation to you? All ideas are welcome. Please share. Respond here or send them to me at belfryc@gmail.com
Thanks. Cathy

Jumpstart Vest with Daryl Lancaster


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A baker’s dozen students from OWG, Tacoma Weavers Guild, and Seattle Weavers Guild gathered at the Griffin #2 fire station on Steamboat Island Road to learn how to transform handwoven fabric into clothing, taught by award-winning weaver, clothing maker, author. … Continue reading

Knitting on the Loom — Hemstitch

The Olympia Weavers Guild starts off 2014 with a presentation by our own Lana Schneider on a hemstitching technique she calls “knitting on the loom.”  The program will be hands-on, with a number of samples you can practice on.  Please download the handout materials below.  We suggest you print out the “Lecture” and Handouts” pages (six pages total) for reference during the presentation.  The slideshow (20 pages) is provided for your reference at home on your computer, and contains larger versions of the photos in the handout.  A few copies of the handout and notes will be available at the presentation, for those who do not have Internet access, so please print out and bring your own if you want to participate in the hands-on exercise.

Handout (5-page PDF)

PDF version of PowerPoint presentation (20 pages)

Lecture Notes (1-page PDF)

Video presentation on YouTube

Show and Sale 2013 Promo Video

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Gull Harbor Art & Craft Fair at North Olympia Fire Station 10/25-10/26


Come join us at this wonderful community event for a chance to meet local artists and support a great cause. Enter a pie in our contest, donate some baked goods, or just come ready to enjoy some treats and wonderful handcrafted original treasures.
Friday October 25, 3 to 7
Saturday October 26, 10 to 4:30
 North Olympia Fire Dep, 5046 Boston Harbor RD