Southwest Utah Weavers Branch

Who We Are

We are a group of spinners and weavers in Southwest Utah that get together monthly during the winter months to learn and exchange information.

We are a Branch of the Mary Meigs Atwater Weaving Guild in Salt Lake City.

Email for more information

Meetings

We meet the first Monday of each month from October to May at 5:30 pm. Starting in Sep, we will meet the third Monday of each month from Sep to Apr.

We meet at the Washington Branch of the Washington County Library System. The Washington Branch Library is at 220 N 300 E, Washington, UT. Look to your left when you come in the door and you will see a conference room which is where we meet.

At each meeting, we have a show and tell section where we show what we have been weaving and spinning.

Meeting Topics and Events

January 8, 2018. Monday, 5:30 pm. Branch Meeting. Discussion of the tapestries of Maximo Laura.

February 5, 2018. Monday, 5:30 pm. Branch Meeting. All About Spinning.

March 5, 2018. Monday, 5:30 pm. "Your Weaving/Spinning Jouney". Come prepared to talk about your journey to become a weaver or spinner.

April 2, 2018. Monday, 5:30 pm. Branch Meeting. We will have a program on rep weave. We will learn what it is, how it is designed, materials used and what it can be used for.

May 19, 2018. Saturday, 9 am. Our May meeting will be a dying workshop on Saturday, 19 May, from 9 am to 2 pm. Everyone should bring their lunch and drinks. Directions will be sent later. The number of people that actually dye and take home samples is limited to 12, but others can come and watch the workshop. Therefore, if you would like to participate in hands on dying, be sure and contact me to get on the list before Friday, 20 April. This will give Ivy time to order the materials. The workshop will cost $20 per person. You will bring your payment to the workshop.

  • It will include basic dyeing techniques using safe, simple and fast Procion MX dyes. Learn to dye the color you choose not the color that chooses you!
  • We will be exploring the unlimited number of hues possible by mixing only pure reds, yellows and blues of Procion MX dye.
  • Teams of members will dye tencel yarn with formulas creating a color wheel of hues.
  • Learn how to hand-dye fabrics, yarns, and fibers to create personal color story collections.
  • Procion dyes require very little: Dye, Soda Ash (Sodium Carbonate), Salt, Water and Warmth. They are earth friendly as there are no heavy metal mordants needed.
  • To sign up, contact Nancy Crowley at Nancy

Outreach

At various events, we demonstrate weaving and spinning in order to get awareness and to tell people about our weaving branch. If you help at one of these events, there will be a warped loom with the weft available. You can weave on the loom or bring your own spinning wheel, inkle loom or card loom.

Here is a list of events we plan to participate in. Details will be posted for each event as they become available.

Dicken's Festival, St George Convention Center, Dec 2018.

Library

The weaving branch has a library of books that can be checked out for free by any member of the Mary Meigs Atwater Weaving Guild.

Library Books.

Library Magazines.

If you want to check out a book, e-mail Nancy at Southwest Utah Weavers

Handwoven Indexes

The weaving branch library has many of the Handwoven magazines. Here are the indexes so you can look up what issues you want to check out.

Handwoven Index for 1979 to 2004

Handwoven Index for 2005 to 2011

Handwoven Index for 2012 to 2016

Weaving Classes

The St. George Weaving Studio has classes at 400 S. Donlee Drive (On the "D" hill) on Tuesdays from 4 to 7 pm.

To register, reserve a loom or for more information, call Sandra at 435-673-3273.

Contact Us

If you want more information about the group, or would like to get on the email list to get meeting reminders, e-mail Nancy at Southwest Utah Weavers