Are you ready for a fun with no stress learning activity for the upcoming year?

CHH members are invited to participate in Swatch Swap 2018. The topic voted on for 2018  is “Seasonal Inspiration.” This can be interpreted as seasons of the year, seasons of life, or even a holiday season. Feel free to find inspiration in whatever kind of season that strikes your fancy. The weave structure and yarn choices are unlimited.

The cost to join the swap remains $7, and CHH members can sign up at any meeting or by contacting the coordinator, Marian Carlson. We will do our exchange at the Guild House sometime in April or May 2018. Drafts will be due a month in advance.

The rules are simple, and here’s how it works.

1. Participants will weave yardage to interpret the topic. Then cut your yardage into 4-6 inch squares, one per participant plus 2 extras. If have 15 participants you will need to make 17 squares. The final amount needed will be determined closer to the due date.

2. Make a draft of your structure and a swatch sheet (suggestions follow). The blank copies will be provided to you at a later date. Send your copy to the coordinator via email or snail mail by the due date.

3. The fee to participate is $7 to cover the copying costs of each person’s draft and swatch sheet. Give $7 in cash or make a check out to the coordinator.

4. Each participant will receive a copy of every participant’s draft and each person’s swatch at the exchange party.

We hope you will join us. It’s always fun to share our experiences and see how each person interprets the topic. Every participant goes home with a notebook full of swatches and drafts.

Questions: Contact Marian Carlson, Swatch Swap Coordinator, her contact information is in the guild directory, accessible by members.

You can use excel to create drafts in the swatch swap format. For those of you who have a similar preference, here are some draft spreadsheets you may use if they work for you. We recommend that you print out the blank form first just to make sure it prints out correctly before you take all the time to fill it in. Once you find it prints, you can fill it out and then print.

 

Swatch and Draft Pages from Previous Swap
Swatch and Draft Pages from Previous Swap

Questions: contact Marian Carlson, Swap Swatch Coordinator
(Contact information is available in the Member Directory)

For what it’s worth: Your Webweaver finds it convenient to use excel to create drafts in the swatch Swap format. For those of you who have a similar preference, here are some draft spreadsheets you may use if they work out okay for you. I recommend that you print out the blank form first just to make sure it prints out correctly before you take all the time to fill it in. Once you find it prints okay, you can fill it out and then print.