Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Barber’s ~

Getting excited for the next guild meeting!  Al Currier will have a great presentation on the Barber Handweaving business that was on the Lummi Reservation. 

Over the weekend I stumbled upon this Barber outfit at a local antique shop (see below).  Do you have any Barber items?  If you do, be sure to bring them as a show-and-tell item for our meeting on Jan. 13th.  I know that members will be anxious to see what was produced in Whatcom County 40-50 years ago.


Caught a glimpse of this “get up” and knew instantly that it was a Barber. 

2Shot a picture of the Barber’s tag and the shop’s sales tag ($80!).



A close up of the pattern.


Sunday, December 13, 2009

delightfully bombed ~


One of the many moods of Mandy ~ Yarn bombing wear.

What a blast ~ the bomb!  December is always a questionable month for Whatcom Weavers Guild programs.  Many things seem to get in the way ~ holidays, shopping, parties, or snow!  But this year’s December program went off with out a hitch.

Yarn Bombing authors Mandy Moore and Leanne Prain visited us in Bellingham last Wednesday and shared a thoroughly entertaining program.


Leanne (below) worked the PowerPoint presentation while Mandy (above) hammed it up while showing off the items that were featured in their book.


Leanne Prain sharing a sweater designed for and included in Yarn Bombing.


One of the ways I’ve learned to judge a good program is by laughter.  Mandy and Leanne scored!  The room chuckled, chortled, and snorted ~ yep, good meeting!


The girls also sold plenty of books and happily complied to the many requests to have them signed.

Thank you so much for coming down to Bellingham to share Yarn Bombing!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

On hooks and needles ~

Can’t wait!  Can you?

On Wednesday, December 9, 2009, Mandy Moore and Leanne Prain will be coming to Bellingham to talk bombing ~ Yarn Bombing that is!


What marvelous timing (serendipitous even) to have the Yarn Bombing gals for a visit and program just days after Handmade Nation (the indy film) played at the Pickford Theatre. 

For those not in the know, Yarn Bombing (it isn’t just the title of their book and website yarnbombing.com, it’s an activity – a verb!), seems to be finding its place in the fiber world.  Take a look below ~

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From the spooky to the functional (ever been cold in a phone booth?), yarn bombing is for all ages and abilities!


Most important of all, keep a sense of humor and have fun.

Knitta Bus Nov 2008

To learn, hear, and absorb more about Yarn Bombing, be sure to come to the Whatcom Weavers Guild meeting this Wednesday, December 9th beginning at 6:30p for a social time before the official meeting start time at 7p.  We meet in the same place each month, St. James Presbyterian Church’s lower-level meeting room located at 910 14th Street in Bellingham, WA.  Visitors are always welcome ~ plus it is free!

For more information, contact me directly ~ Julie Barnes at mabelswish@msn.com.