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On Saturday, September 6th, guildmembers will be participating in the Whinblinger event at the Benjamin Patterson Inn Museum in Corning NY.  The event takes place from 10-4 and guild members will be demonstrating the art of spinning and weaving.  At 3pm, the guild will hold a short business meeting. 

The Whingblinger is a great family oriented event…. come join us!


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Due to the holiday weekend, our next meeting will be held on July 12th, the second Saturday of the month instead of the first Saturday. 

Fairs and festivals are fast approaching and quite a few members are interested in attending some of the fairs or entering fleeces, skeins or finished objects in competition. With that in mind, member with more experience, will be discussing the different events and how to fill out entering forms, tag items properly, etc.

Note: There will be no August meeting. Instead we will be having a picnic for members and their families. Location and exact time to be announced.


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As a continuation of last month’s meeting, several guild members will be available to demonstrate and teach others how to spin using drop spindles and how to weave using small loom or off loom methods. 

If you have a small loom, spindle or other thing you need help with or something you want to share, be sure to bring it to the meeting.

See you then!  


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We will be exploring, small loom and off-loom weaving.  Brother Pierre from the Mt. Saviour Monastery has accepted our invitation to come and demonstrate Inkle loom weaving and to talk about the monastery sheep and how he used the yarn from their fleeces in his weaving and knitting projects.  

Several members will also be demonstrating and talking about their small loom or off loom weaving techniques. 

We will learn about lap looms, triangle shawl looms, inkle looms, finger weaving, stick weaving, rigid heddles, tapestry  and more.  Some of the looms will be set up for guild members to try. 

Feel free to bring any small looms or weaving projects for us to explore… don’t forget to bring yarn to play with.

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The next meeting is on March 1st, 2008 – 1-4pm.

March’s meeting will be our ‘Detash’ meeting.  Members will be bringing items they are tired of having stashed away somewhere and will never get around to using.  These items can be anything fiber, fabric or craft related and items can be swapped, sold, donated to the guild library/inventory for guild use, or items to give away.    

We will also have a short ‘business meeting’ and several members will share info about some projects or demos from February.   Needle felting supplies will be on hand for those who miss the last meeting due to the snow/ice storm or for those who want to try something a little more advanced.

Please Note: The location will be different than the previous meeting.  The new meeting place is just a few minutes drive from the the previous meeting place and I’ll be posting new directions on the Meeting page  so that everyone can find us.   We really like where we have been meeting but we are adding new members at every meeting and feeling a little cramped in the room we have…  the new meeting space is much larger. 

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Icy roads and sidewalks, remnants of Thursday’s storm, prevented some members from attending the meeting.  Still, we had 5 new people join.

A few of the members had participated in the boy scouts demo in the morning, we waited for them to arrive before starting the business part of the meeting.  Here is a photo from the demo at the mall… more will be in the newsletter and /or at the next meeting. 

boy scouts demo 2 08 

Members had a lot to share for the show and tell part of the meeting.

The ‘library’ is up and running, some interesting things already donated and ready to be checked out. 

The needle felting workshop was a fun activity.  Those that participated quickly learned a few techniques and were soon working on their own creations.   The participants started out with a simple project, an egg so they would learn the best way to roll the fiber tightly to avoid excess jabs with the needles.  From there they went on to small critters and then on to their own ideas.   Below is a photo of the eggs and first critters…  members are asked to bring any other creations to the next meeting so they can share what they learned and we can take photos. 

First needle felted projects 

Several members had expressed a desire to participate in the workshop and were unable to come due to the weather.  Needle felting supplies will be at the March meeting and needle felting help will be available for those that missed the workshop or those that want some help with working on more complicated pieces. 

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The meeting went really well.  The building has lots of parking and a door that goes from the parking lot right to our meeting room.  There was coffee and hot chocolate waiting in the kitchen for us and plenty of space for chairs. 

Sue Baker (Baker isn’t really her last name, it is just what we call her cause… well she loves to bake!) brought some homemade Lemon Verbena bread for everyone.. yum!

We took care of guild business quickly and then had plenty of time for introductions, to compare projects and spinning or knitting techniques.  Patty brought along her drum carder and several people worked with it. 

14 people joined the guild and more will be joining at the December meeting.  At that meeting we will have an ornament/decoration swap.  Anyone that wants to participate can  bring a wrapped item to add to the basket.   Oh and feel free to bring some cookies or other festive goodies.

Upcoming events page will be updated  with this and plans for January and future meetings.

A vendor page will be added for guild members that have business and would like a link to their business on this blog.

Info about joining will also be added…  I’m working on it!  

Thanks to everyone who made the November guild meeting lots of fun….

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