ABOUT US  |  DARBY DOWNEY  |  TERRY HENLEY  |  CHALLENGES  |  OUTREACH  |  CONTACT  |  HOME





Our Monthly Challenges:

Future Challenges


The Holly and the Ivy - Claudia

Flower Power - Carol

Cooking with Gas - Ronnie

An Interuption - Leila

The Colors of Summer, Spring, Winter or Fall - Ronnie

Fibonaci - Terry



Past Challenges

October 2022 - "What's Your Astrological Sign"



September 2022 - "Inspired by Kay Sekimachi"



July 2022 - "Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme"



June 2022 - "Amazing Lace"



May 2022 - "Jumping Through Hoops"



April 2022 - "Show Me Some Love"



April 2022 - "Show Me Some Love"

February 2022 - "Variations on the flag of my ancestors"

February 2022 - "Complements/Compliments"

January 2022 - "I am finally going to do something with that yarn I have had forever!"

November 2021 - A Design Structure from an Ancient Source

August 2021 - Favorite Monochrome

July 2021 - Pictures at an Exhibition


June 2021 - Georgia O'Keeffe

April 2021 - There is sadness, there is peace

"Two roads diverged in the woods..." It can be anything about "The Road Not Taken" you wish to explore. - Claudia
No pictures
Your favorite Impressionist paint(ing)(er) - Terry
No Pictures


Ships in the night - Carol
No Pictures


A safe place - Leila
No Pictures


October 2020 - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

September 2020 - First Memory

September 2020 - Deep Ble Sea

May 2020 - Painting by Deborah Doering

March 2020 - Circus

April 2020 - Stonewall

February 2020 - Glam Grunge

January 2020 - 2 or 3 Shafts in Black and White or Other Colors

November 2019 - Try it again

October 2019 - Weaving Through Traffic

September 2019 - Nothing Rhymes with Orange

August 2019 - 4X4X4X4

July 2019 - Square

June 2019 - Not the Same Old Thing

March 2019 - The Elements: Earth, wind, water and fire. Weaver's choice

February 2019 - A Journey

November 2018 - Carry It or Tote It,

October 2018 - Resurrection,

August 2018 - Outside the Box

July 2018 - Ragtime

June 2018 - "Silk Purse out of a Sows Ear"

April 2018 - "Frank Sinatra"

April 2018 - "Minimal Color Contrast"
February 2018 - "Bookmark"
January 2018 - "Let there be light"
December 2017 - Birds
November 2017 - "I know that I have lived"
September 2017 - Yellow Brick Road
August 2017 - Inspired by a Poem
July 2017 - An Odd Number
June 2017 - A Small Pattern
April 2017 - Freedom
March 2017 - Lumpy and Bumpy
February 2017 - Continuation
December 2016 - Thick and thin
October 2016 - What if . . .
September 2016 - Weave a Recipe (must use a food recipe and bring a copy for everyone).

August 2016 - Use Your leftovers.
May 2016 - American Beauty.
June 2016 - A Night at the Movies.
May 2016 - Weave with Colors You Usually Avoid.
March 2016 - Flowers
February 2016 - Random warp any structure
December 2015 - Straight Draw Magic
October 2015 - Weave for a Celebrity
September 2015 - Any Holiday but Christmas
June 2015 - Inspired by a Trip
May 2015 - Inspired by a Picture
March 2015 - Twills and More Twills
February 2015 - Change Fiber and Weave
January 2015 - Let's Make Neutrals Sing
October 2014 - A View of Nature
September 2014 - Round and Round it goes and where it stops . .
June 2014 - All the colors you can combine
April 2014 - Light and Dark

March 2014 - Coney Island

February 2014 - Anything without a mistake

January 2014 - The Sky





OUR GROUP CHALLENGES


Not the Same Old Thing
June 2019

"Not The Same Old Thing" was Darby's challenge. We think a lot of us got a common theme with this challenge. See if you can see what it is.

Over last summer Darby had the occasion to try out some dying with the Guild in Albany. The mixed band here is the result.



It is wonderful how she got all of the colors to work together. Another superb rug. Some one will become a very luck owner.



Terry also does some spinning. His stash of completed yarn was building up so it was time to use some in a scarf. The warp is all hand spun Blue Faced Leister wool. The weft is a Merino and Silk blend.



The warp was dyed before it was woven. The Swedish Lace was chosen to show off he color variations in the warp.



Claudia always comes up with something so different. These wonderful book marks were a part of her stash she worked into terrific works



Woven yes but it almost looks braided. So imaginative.



Ronnie found this terrific design in Orimono Soshiki Hen Textile System. It certainly feels very Japanese.



The pattern works so well with the chenille that Ronnie loves to use. Another beautiful scarf will find a lucky home this holiday season we bet.



Leila created this fabulous scarf for her cousin whom she visits every summer. Her cousin spun the yarn and dyed it. The weft yarn is all from the cousin's alpaca herd.



What can we say but lucky cousin.