Dallas Handweavers and Spinners Guild

MARCH PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

I am waiting on a shipment of yarn to start on a new rug. Nothing is more satisfying to me than to plan a new project, fiddle around with the various colors, and have a wonderful plan in place. To be really honest, I don’t always enjoy warping the loom, particularly for a rep weave rug. But this project is a gift for a friend who is celebrating 25 years as the director of music at my church. So, the challenge of warping 1920 ends of cotton rug warp is definitely worth it.

As a guild, we have creative challenges as well. One of those challenges will be our juried show, which is in the planning stages for some time in 2018. More information will be available soon. Another creative challenge is the filling of the board positions for next year, both officers and committee chairs. If you are interested in helping on a committee, please let me know.

Another challenge was realizing that we didn’t have any procedures in place to cancel a meeting. We were scheduled to have a meeting when Dallas had snow and ice. The board has met, and we have decided that the meeting will be cancelled by the president, in consultation with the board, and an e-mail will be sent the night before the cancelled meeting or event. If you do not have e-mail, one of the board members will contact you by phone. Hopefully, we won’t have to cancel anything. However, it is good to have procedures in place.

So, back to the loom. I can set the treadles while I wait for the yarn!

Happy Weaving and Spinning!

George