CU Spinners & Weavers Guild –Programs 2014/2015



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The monthly meetings start with a social time from 7pm to 7:30pm. Meeting business and the program for the month follow at 7:30pm. The meeting location is the Hessel Park Christian Reform Church at 700 West Kirby in Champaign, Illinois unless otherwise noted. Exceptions are noted below or announced in the newsletter.

September 9,2014 The Joy of Owning and Using a Sock Machine

Guild member, Barb Woodard will tell us about her us of sock machines. Barb will bring samples of the machines and what she has done with them. At a recent spinning meeting we discovered that Barb is an enthusiastic, walking encyclopedia on sock machines.
October 14, 2014 Gourd Ornamentation
Member, Sue Cutter and Arlene Rappaport, with a little help from me, will show and explain interesting methods of ornamenting gourds. I will have gourds at the meeting for anyone interested in a play date in my back yard in the summer of 2015. The date and time will be in the newsletter in the spring. We’ll have a handout explaining how to process your gourd so it will be ready for the play date.
November 11, 2014 Art Felt
Member, Beth Chekan's art felt amazed us at the January meeting last year. She will demonstrate the process and show us items she has made.
December 9, 2014 Winter Potluck
Bring food! Enjoy an informal time together.
January 13, 2015 Favorite Fiber Stories and Books
Kim Sheehan will be out teller of fiber stories. Members are encouraged to bring favorite fiber books to share with the group. Additional tellers are welcome.
February 3, 2015 The Ceropia: Our Native Silk Worm Please note that we are meeting this month one week earlier than normal. Dr. Mike Jeffords, a retired education/outreach director for the Illinois Natural History Survey, and his wife, Susan Post, a retired INHS research scientist and staff writer for the Illinois Steward magazine, and the author of Hiking Illinois, will share their beautiful slides and his study of the Cecropia moth. Hopefully he will interest you in raising this fascinating moth, to spin the silk or naturalize it.
March 10, 2015 Tour of Krannert's Costume Department @ Krannert 6pm
Anne De Velder, Assistant professor of Design, Technology, and Management and Costume Shop Manager at the University of Illinois will lead us on a tour of the Krannert Costume Department. Closer to the date of the tour the specific meeting place in Krannert will be announced. We're hoping to meet for a bite before or dessert after the tour. That, too,, will be in the newsletter and an email closer to the time.
April 14, 2015 ISU Lois Jett Historical Costume Collection
Dr. Jennifer Banning, manager of the Lois Jett Historical Costume Collection, will bring items from the collection and share its history. Dr. Jett's research interests are recycled commodity bags and feed sacks, fashion history and exploring how to improve student learning in the classroom.
May 12, 2015 Spring potluck and Installation of Officers @ 6PM
Cathe Capel will host the spring potluck. Bring a dish to share and your own table service. Be ready to enjoy an evening on Cathe's farm. Specific directions will follow closer to the date.

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