Monday, 17 June 2019

Friendship square project

Our guild recently completed our Friendship Square project!

Inspired by ANWG’s theme of confluence, the members of the Lethbridge Handicraft Guild explored how data, weaving and other fibre arts can merge together to create unique and beautiful textiles. Our project is a confluence of the members of our guild and our community.

The warp of the friendship square project begins with the colours from the Lethbridge Tartan. In 1998, the Lethbridge Handicraft Guild designed and registered the official Lethbridge tartan. We used each colour in the tartan to represent a month of the year. We collected each guild’s birth month and used this data to assign the number of ends for the warp colours. The pattern we used is Canadian Snowflake.

Each member wove 10 squares in a weft colour and texture of their choice. One square was kept for the weaver, another square given for the guild’s group project and the final 8 were traded with other members.

Each member designed their own project with the 9 squares. Each project is individual to the artist and used a merging of textile techniques. This project is an exciting celebration of our friendship and guild as we moved towards on 70th guild anniversary this year.

Some of the finished projects:

 Domiec's Prayer flags

 Donna's bag

 Edna's lap blanket

 Evelyn's Quilt

 Guild Pillowcases by Maureen

 Joanne's Cushion

 Karla's Apron

 Kathy's Bed runner

 Leanne's Bunting

 Mary-Anne's Scarf

 Sandra's Bag

Lorelie's Loom Bag

Ashley's Weaver's Caddy