Thursday, April 16, 2015

Sivia Harding KGGB Spring Seminar Openings

Knitting Guild of Greater Buffalo has openings on Saturday, May 16 for their spring seminars. More info can be found here:

From KGGB website:

We are so pleased that Sivia Harding will be presenting at our Spring Seminar.  Sivia is one of the premier designers of lace and bead accessories.  The seminar will focus on the techniques of adding beads by stringing and by crochet hook, lace pattern reading, moebius cast on and shaping, among other techniques.  The classes are all project oriented, with two magnificent pieces of jewelry offered on Saturday, and with a fabulous shawlette and moebius cowl offered on Sunday. $40 per class for non-guild members.

Saturday classes are 9am - 12n:  Galatea Neckpiece 

1pm - 4pm:  Moonrise Necklace

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Spinning Locks with Amanda

April 12, 2015, from 1-4 pm at the Burchfield Nature Center. 

This month, we'll be spinning locks! We'll also have time for show 
and tell including any news from those participating in The Big One!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Annual Auction & Fiber Arts Opening

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Spring Fiber Event March 7

Fiber Flurry 

Saturday, 10:00am - 8:00pm 

Wyoming Inn, Wyoming NY

Try a new technique, meet fellow fiber enthusiasts, have some great meals and shop local vendors. Please follow the link for more information.  

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

All About Spinning Ratios

From Margaret: 

Did you know your spinning wheel is just like a bicycle? Just like! Except a spinning wheel only has one wheel. And is pretty stationary. And a bicycle doesn't make yarn. Ok. Nevermind. Bad example.

Other than that, just like! Spinning wheel ratios, like the gears on a bicycle, control your speed. You can change the yarn you make by changing your ratio. If you want to go faster, you can switch gears. If you want to go slower, you can downshift. You don't always have to treadle faster to add more twist. 

This demo will be somewhat hands-on; if you want to play, please bring some fiber to mess with.  

We will have fiber available for those who want to participate.

Here is a brief article on silk that came in an email today: 

March is our annual auction, please consider donating!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Roc Day: Yoga with Carolyn

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Hope you all have a happy, healthy New Year! 

Carolyn Zimmerman from Synergistic Yoga will be heading up our program this year. As gratifying and relaxing as sitting at our wheels for a few hours may be, it may not be the best thing for our bodies. Carolyn will show us some stretches and exercises to counteract this lack of momentum. Bring your wheels, exercises will be done in the chair or standing up. If you find you have particular achy spots when you spin, be sure to let her know.

Carolyn has be doing yoga since the 70's. From her website: 

Synergsitc a blend of traditional hatha yoga stretches, deep breathing, moving meditations and relaxation techniques to quiet the mind, relax, stretch and tone the body while awakening the spirit.

We will also have open spin, and if you have something for show & tell, please bring it. Margaret N. will be doing February's program on ratios, March is our annual auction. For those of you going to the retreat in March, don't forget to bring your $50 deposit, Becky will be collecting. And remember your dues if you haven't already paid them.

January 7
St. Distaff’s Day
By Robert Herrick (1591–1674)
Called St. Distaff’s Day (or Roc Day) because after the Christmas
holidays ending on Twelfth Night the women proposed to resume
their distaffs. The ploughmen would make it their sport to set fire
to the flax in requital for which prank the maids would souse the
men from the water pails.

PARTLY work and partly play 

  You must on St. Distaff’s Day: 
From the plough soon free your team; 
  Then come home and fother them; 
If the maids a-spinning go, 
  Burn the flax and fire the tow. 
Bring in pails of water then, 
  Let the maids bewash the men. 
Give St. Distaff all the right; 
  Then bid Christmas sport good night, 
And next morrow every one 
  To his own vocation.