Sunday, September 30, 2012

Cathy H. has set up another Sit N Stitch Day at Raley’s Event Center in Placerville.  It will be October 6th from 12 - 3.  The last one was fun and everyone had a good time.  Just bring anything you want to work on.  It’s great for bringing UFO’s or projects that you’re stuck on and need advice.  It is also a good time to bring your pen cases and we can work on finishing.  I know a few of us have the pen cases finished but just haven’t done the finishing….I’m one of those people.  I would feel better if someone would just walk through the finishing with me.  Hope to see you all there.

The program for October will be Huckweaving which is also called Swedish Weaving.  We will be doing an Aunt Martha's pattern from around the 40's or 50's. There wasn't a date on the booklet.  It is a basket of flowers and bows.  For those of you that have done huckweaving before, the directions are a little different.  They don't give the measurement for the amount of perle cotton to use on each row.  I will try to figure that out before the meeting.  I think it will be interesting as the stitch is not the normal.  It uses the circle stitch or loop stitch throughout the whole pattern.  These are the items you need:

Huck toweling measuring 27 inches long. (you can get at Kelsey’s)
Spool of perle cotton, your choice of color
A huck weaving needle or tapestry needle, (be sure it is blunt)
Tape measure