Archive for the ‘Spinning’ Category

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 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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Guild members again had a chance to explore small and off-loom weaving.  Those learning how to spin were able to get some hands on tips on spinning techniques. 

On display were several looms, weaving samples, spindles, Sue’s weaving project book , and more. 

We welcomed 2 new members to the guild.

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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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Sue’s Shawl…

Some photos of a shawl a guild member recently finished.   Sue spun the yarn and then wove the shawl, her first attempt at weaving a shawl, all on her own.   Nice job!

Fiber before spinning


Yarn drying on a rack


Shawl in progress




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