Tuesday, April 2, 2013

April 20 -- Liz Gipson and Friends

From Amazon.com:  "Liz Gipson is a weaver, spinner, shepherd, teacher, foodie, and Nordic skier. She adores yarn and making stuff with it. As the former Managing Editor of Handwoven and Spin-Off magazines she is passionate about inspiring weavers to weave and spinners to spin. She has made many guest appearances on HGTV and DIY how-to craft programming and is co-host of Knitting Daily TV on PBS. Liz lives in Loveland, Colorado, where four cashmere-bearing goats keep her grass mowed and her spinning wheel busy."

AND she'll be our guest presenter at our guild meeting at 1:00, April 20.

Liz is the author of Weaving Made Easy 17 Projects Using a Simple Loom and has a DVD out called Slots and Holes Three Ways to Warp a Rigid Heddle Loom.  She plans to arrive at Bee's Ferry Landing with warped looms so we can try our own hands at weaving on the versatile rigid heddle loom. She will show us a direct warping technique that she says, "Once you get it down, warping the loom takes about 20 minutes."

As Liz was planning a vacation to our lovely Lowcountry, she contacted us and offered to stop in and visit with us.

Added bonus:  Friends traveling with her are Constance Hall of Dyeology and and Judy Pagels of Schacht Spindle. Constance is a Schacht dealer and also dyes fibers for spinners. She will bring a few looms as well as Schacht's cute new Zoom Loom (an update on the pin loom). They will have copies of books, DVDs, and catalogs. Constance can offer guild members that either buy or order at our meeting 10% off Schacht products.

Sounds fun, doesn't it? Plan to come right on time and we'll hand the floor over to our guests right away. See you there!
Spa Set woven on Rigid Heddle loom.
Runner Bean woven on rigid heddle loom.