Fiber of the Month
This year I’m going to focus on the Livestock Conservancy's Shave ‘Em 2 Save ‘Em program. This program was developed to help preserve endangered breeds, which you can learn more about here: https://livestockconservancy.org. For our FotM, everyone will get 1oz of fiber—either raw or roving—to spin and bring back each month to receive their next breed sample. It’s $20 to start, and $10 to buy back in if you don’t bring back your spun fiber to the next meeting. I’m mostly going to focus on the more critical breeds as those can be the hardest to source and will include information about where you can purchase more. If you are interested in signing up, please let me know and get your payment in ASAP so I can be sure to order enough fiber before our next meeting.
If you still have shawl that belongs to someone else, please work on it and we will exchange them when we are able to get back together.
Instead of a large shawl that everyone contributes to, everyone who participates will each put 2oz of roving into a paper bag with our names and the fiber type on it and pass it around like a white elephant exchange. Take home the roving you end up with, spin it and make something from the yarn, then give it back to the person whose name is on the bag. We will do the exchange in October, but I wanted to give everyone plenty of notice. We aim to have the projects back to their recipients by July of next year.
Show and Tell
We are going to try something new this year for Show and Tell. When you arrive at our guild meetings we are going to have a show and tell table. Please put your items on the table fill out the show and tell form that we will have there. During guild we will vote on the items and select a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize from the votes. Those winners will get a ribbon. Also you can then take your show and tell entry card back and put it in your spinning journal.
Annual Dye Exchange
I promise our first meeting back in person will be the dye exchange from last year, as I think we all were sad to miss it in the spring. I’m also still planning on a dye exchange for next year. I’m thinking of doing it in June so that these two dye exchanges are spaced out and we have plenty of time. The theme this year is chaos because I’m chaos. Meaning you can really do whatever you want there are no rules.
The basic idea is to use the President’s color choice and dye 32 ounces of fiber to share with guild members. The president will announce her color choice during our September Meeting. Then at our meeting in March, you get to share your fiber with everyone, in one ounce portions, and tell us why you picked those colors. The date of the exchange will be provided by the President, (usually Feb or Mar).
We suggest you bring at least 32 ounces of dyed fiber. The fibers are to be pulled apart (Never Cut) into 1 ounce bundles, labeled with your name and description of dye method and materials used.
Notlwonk Wool Trek
Held in May at Notlwonk Springs
Join us for our annual day at the farm! Get a first peek (and opportunity to buy) our fleeces and peruse our many other products. Bring your wheel, spindle, knitting needles, crochet hook, or other projects. Spin the afternoon away! Follow Notlwonk Springs on Facebook
Summer Retreat for Members
Held the last week(end) in July at Notlwonk Springs
This is an annual event held for paid members of the guild. We bring tents, trailer, canopies and set them up together. We take turns helping to cook meals. We bring our wheels, fiber, projects, chocolate and have a lot of fun connecting with each other and recharging creative batteries. Watch the newsletters for more information as this event approaches.
Covid Friendly Events
Zoom Meetings &
Zoom Knitting/Spinning Tuesdays at 7:00 pm.
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All events have been postponed. Please check back for updates.