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The Mission of the Rocky Mountain Weavers’ Guild is to encourage excellence, to inspire creativity, and to preserve fiber traditions through education.

This Week! Sale of Weaver’s Tools and Equipment

Posted by on Aug 13, 2017 in News

Weaver’s/Quilters/Spinners Estate Sale

A non-member’s family has generously allowed us to hold an estate sale for their mom’s fiber equipment. There is large and small equipment as well as accessories for weavers, spinners, and those who sew. The guild gets 40% of anything that sells while we’re there!

The sale will be held Thursday and Friday of THIS week, August 17th and 18th. Thursday from 4-9pm and Friday from 12-8pm, at 5290 W Rowland Ave Littleton, CO 80128.

We know there is an 8-shaft Schacht floor loom, a 4-shaft floor loom (looks like a Gilmore from the photos), a 30″ Schacht-Reeves wheel, in addition to a smaller wheel, 3 sewing machines, an Ashford table loom, winding and warping accessories, yarn, and fiber. All the equipment looks like it’s in new to excellent condition, but we will know more early this week.

Partial List of Items:
1. Pfaff sewing machine with custom made cabinet plus cover and booklet
2. Brother embroidery Disney machine
With books
3. Schacht 45″ loom with bench & reeds (8S)
4. 4 harness 45″ loom with bench. Unknown brand.
5. Schacht/Reeves spinning wheel with lazy late & bobbins
6. Ashford Elizabeth spinning wheel, Lazy Kate and bobbins
7. Inkle loom with basket of threads
8. Assorted sewing, weaving, spinning items
9. Assorted bags & baskets of knitting, weaving yarns. Assorted spinning fibers
10. Assorted cones weaving yarn
11. Ashford 4 shaft table loom with 2 reed
12. Assorted tables, chairs, bookcases and lights.

Pre-sale shopping: Click here (.pdf file with photos).

We’d appreciate cash or checks, and if you’re planning on purchasing a large piece of equipment it would be best to be able to pick it up Friday.

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Newsletter Deadline Coming Soon!

Posted by on Aug 8, 2017 in News

The date by which you should submit contributions for the September newsletter is August 27.
This might include samples, photos of your current work, articles about topics you think we all might find of interest, drafts you like, and design problems and how you’ve solved them. Our editor is eager for your shared ideas! If you need a little extra time, get in touch with editor Lisa Chumley at newsletter@rmweaversguild.org.

All the deadlines for this year’s newsletters are on the guild calendar!

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Jefferson County Fair Demonstration Opportunity!!!

Posted by on Aug 2, 2017 in News

Hello everyone!
I am letting you know about the above County Fair — scheduled for next week the 10th thru the 13th

The demonstration times are as follows:
Thursday, August 10 : 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday, August 11: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 12: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 13: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Carol and I are planning on Saturday morning/early afternoon.
I have an email in to my contact asking about parking passes/fair passes.
I have enclosed a link regarding the fair: http://www.celebratejeffco.com/

Please let me know if you have any hankering/interest.
Thanks!
Diane Wziontka
Outreach Co-Chair

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Summer Shuttle Scuttle is On Line!

Posted by on Jul 21, 2017 in News

The Summer Shuttle Scuttle is on line.

Please remember to thank our new newsletter editor, Lisa Chumley, for producing the Summer newsletter. Robin Wilton and Tina Broderson are still involved in various newsletter production functions.

To find the Summer Shuttle Scuttle, click here: http://www.rmweaversguild.org/2017-shuttle-scuttle-issues/ .

Or click on “Current Issues” in the right side menu.

The current password is in the email that our new president, Annie Coyne, sends out to announce that the newsletter is on line. You will have to enter it to get to any of the password-protected pages, including the newsletter and yearbook pages. If you have mislaid her email (look in your spam folder!) or you have trouble opening a password-protected page, please let me know (webmaster@rmweaversguild.org). You can also send email to president@rmweaversguild.org, which goes to Annie.

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Huajatolla Heritage Festival, August 12 and 13

Posted by on Jul 20, 2017 in News

Dear Fiber Folk: I am going through my old lists and contacting potential vendors for a show August 12 and 13. I have combined events in Huajatolla Heritage Festival…and fiber will be a part of the Festival. It is coming along beautifully, but I would like a couple more fiber folk. The “big three” from northern New Mexico (Weaving Southwest, Tierra Woolens and Mora Mill) are all coming. Caroline Spurgeon will be teaching a Twining class and miniature Navajo Weaving class. I have quality (non-fiber) vendors as well as entertainment all day in the park both days. There also will be events at the museum, library and community center. It is a first year project, but I think pretty amazing. Please let me know if you are interested, and I would be happy to send you an application. Booths are $75. Even if you are not interested as a vendor, please consider coming to just enjoy! Please let me know it you want application or more information. Thanks…….

Sandy Dolak
North by Southwest
205 S. Main Street
La Veta, Co 81055
719-742-3307
“Putting the LOVE into LA VETA!”

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