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On the 29th of September guild members demonstrated a variety of fiber arts at the Benjamin Patterson Inn Fall Festival. This is a yearly event for the guild and one everyone enjoys very much. Members brought spinning wheels, weaving equipment, fibers and more. Festival goers were able to see the process of turning natural fibers into yarn, clothing, rugs, tapestries and more. A great time was had by all.

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The Chemung Valley Fibers Arts Guild is cosponsoring this event along with The Finger Lakes Knitting Guild, Wooly Minded, and Corning-Painted Post Historical Society. The even will take place on October 25&26 10 – 4 at the Patterson Inn Museum, 59 W. Pulteney St. Corning, NY.  

Event will feature:

Over 300 items,  Demos,  Raffle,  Yarn Winder Exhibit,  Beginner Classes,  Both Vintage and New Pieces,  Troubleshooting,  Yarn Display Board,  Gift Shop, Vendors,  Door Prizes

Admission: $5.00 (good for both days) 

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On November 1st, the guild celebrated its first anniversary as a guild.
Members brought snacks to share.  For the show & tell part of the meeting, members brought items they  worked on during the year.  
Displayed along with all the member projects, was the guild project.  This is the finished shawl that guild members have been working on during demostrations in the community.  The weaving pattern for this is called Crammed and Spaced.
Fleece To Shawl demo project

Fleece To Shawl demo project

The last part of the meeting was a Wheat Weaving demo.  Members worked on small projects and enjoyed it so much that they decided to do some more wheat weaving at the next meeting.

Looking ahead….  gift and cookie exchange at the December meeting.    More details will be posted soon.

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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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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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Shown are photos taken at the George Washington Birthday event at the Benjamin Patterson Inn in Corning on February 23rd.  Two guild members participated in this event.

Sue is shown taking a break from Hearth Cooking and using a drop spindle.    

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Rosie (right) spinning on her wheel…

Rosie spinning BpInn feb 23 08

There was a very interesting crocheted lace exhibit, more info to follow about the exhibit.

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Our group of spinners were asked if we would do a spinning demo at the Big Flats Museum.  Several of us took the wheels we use daily and I also took my Great Wheel. Because of the size of the Great Wheel, also known as a Walking Wheel, it had to be taken in the back of a pick up, not fitting into most cars. 

We were set up in the front room where visitors would be sure not to miss us. There was a lot of interest in what we were doing, lots of questions asked.  An 11 year old spinner in our group got the most attention and happily answered all the questions she could, allowing us to work at actually spinning and showing samples.  We have found that sometimes people are a little unsure about asking the adults a lot of questions, but they don’t think twice about asking the younger spinners questions, are immediately drawn to them. 

Some photos of the spinners at the museum…

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While this building the museum is housed in seems like nothing more than a community center, it is pretty amazing to see all that is inside.   This is located in Big Flats NY, Chemung County, between Corning and Elmira NY.

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