Judy Newland: Exploring the Meaning of Textiles Through Time and Place
Through textiles, we can explore art, society, politics, religion and more, making connections between cultures and through time. Textiles surround and swaddle us from birth to death, a part of the social fabric, bringing meaning to our physical, emotional and spiritual lives. The stories of our lives can be told through textiles. Culture and history can be explored through the study of textiles. Cloth is part of our past, present and future. Join Judy on an adventure using natural dyes, material culture, landscape and travel to explore textiles through time. Her presentation will begin at 6 pm, with our business meeting to follow.
Judy Newland is retired faculty in museum anthropology at Arizona State University where she served as the Director for the ASU Museum of Anthropology. She has worked in the museum field for over 20 years at a variety of university museums, including art and anthropology, specializing in the design and development of exhibitions and teaching museum courses. A weaver, spinner, and dyer for over 40 years, she concentrates on weavings that spring from cultural ideas and process. Her research includes archaeological textile fieldwork in Peru, weaving in the Southwest and indigo dye processes and cultural practices around the world. She has blogged about textiles for WARP (Weave A Real Peace) and ClothRoads and continues to occasionally blog on her website, clothgirl.com
TREADLE’S BLEND, CARD, SPIN, DYE PROJECT - "TONES"
This year’s Guild project will begin with a focus on the two beautiful electric carders the Guild owns.
The idea is to each have 4 oz. of black fiber [in our case it will be true natural black alpaca, and 8 oz of white wool, [again, in our case, lovely soft Falkland].
We want to make a soft grey mix and a darker grey mix, of the two fibers. So a small amount of the black blended and carded with maybe half of the white to make the light shade. And a larger amount of the black blended and carded with the rest of the white to make a darker shade. Amounts are up to you, but you definitely don’t want to have a super dark grey as your darker blend.
Then spin as you want, ply as you want. Don’t mix the blends. You will need two separate colors of grey.
Next May or June, Treadles will have a dye day with 4 or 5 or maybe more pots of color with which to dye your spun yarn. Both light grey and dark grey will go in the same dye bath to give you “Tones” of the same color.
Two or three get togethers will be scheduled thru the year as “carding days” to bring your fiber and card up your fibers.
Still to be decided on is when and how your skeins will be mordanted. You’ll have plenty of notice.
FIBER: True Black Natural Alpaca 4 oz
White Falkland 8oz
Both will be ready to work with.
The cost will be about $40 for the 12 oz of fiber.
The Guild will provide all dye materials plus mordanting materials.
Contact Vilija before the October 10 if you are interested in participating and if the 12 oz will be enough. You can order more.
Here is a hat made of the commercial “tones” yarns from Brooklyn Tweed
Snuggles Project and Red Scarf Project Donations
1. Here is the information on the Snuggles Project for homeless cats & dogs at shelters.
Snuggles will be distributed to participating shelters in the 925
2. Red Scarf donations for 18 year olds “aging out” of foster care need to be delivered by December 1 to a location(s) TBA.
The Foster Care Distribution Center accepts donations from September 1 thru December 15 annually.
Drop off locations for the Snuggles or Red Scarves will be announced at the September meeting.
Do you want to make a Wooly Basket from Coburger Fuchsschafe fleece? More information will be shared at the meeting.
2021-2022 "Travel the Whorl'd" Programs Update:
Online meetings generally start at 6 p.m. Zoom link is open around 5:30 p.m. The link will be sent to guild members before the meeting.
AUGUST 25 WED @ 6pm WELCOME BACK, INFORMATIONAL MTG & SHARE
SEPT 22 WED @ 6pm JUDY NEWLAND ~~
"EXPLORING THE MEANING OF TEXTILES THROUGH TIME AND PLACE"
~ Indigo dye processes and cultural practices around the world.
OCTOBER 27 WED @ 6pm JILL LINDSAY ~~
"SELF-CARE CHAIR YOGA FOR KNITTERS, SPINNERS AND WEAVERS"
~ Certified Therapeutic Yoga Instructor & Knitter
NOVEMBER 17 WED @ 6pm WORK IN PROGRESS
DECEMBER HOLIDAY GATHERINGJANUARY 29 SAT @ 10am MELISSA WEAVER DUNNING (1pm EST) ~~
NORMAN KENNEDY’S ETHNIC SPINNING SLIDES
FEBRUARY 23 WED @ 6pm SUSAN MCFARLAND ~~
USA SHEPARD OF TEESWATER RARE BREED NORTHERN ENGLAND
LOCKS TECHNICOLOR DYING PROJECT ON OUR OWN
MARCH 26 SAT @ 10am SABINE SCHRODER-GRAVENDYCK ~~
COBURGER FUCHSSHAFE (FOX SHEEP OF COBURG)
WOOLY BASKET PROJECT ON OUR OWN
APRIL 28 THURS @ 6pm AMELIA GARRIPOLI ~ TURKISH SPINDLES
MAY 25 WED @ 6pm WORK IN PROGRESS
MAY 28 SAT WORK IN PROGRESS ~~ SPINNING AT THE WINERY MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
JUNE/JULY NO FORMAL MEETINGS
Oregon Flock and Fiber has been CANCELLED for 2021.
Annual dues are now due. Contact Pam M. to pay them!