Thursday, May 7, 2015

Open Spin & Show 'n Tell












Sunday, May 10, 2015
What better way to spend Mother's Day than a relaxing 
afternoon spinning with friends. Hope you can make it!

Next month we will be talking about and demonstrating 
how to use combs and hackles. We would like this to be 
a group effort, and have members show us how they use 
them. As people often use tools differently, it can be 
helpful to see others tips and tricks. If you own some, 
feel free to bring them in; we also have two sets for 
people to try out, if they like. 

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: http://www.buffaloknittingguild.org/Seminars.html

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.


Also–
Here is a brief article on silk that came in an email today: http://www.dharmatrading.com/home/silk-myths-busted.html?utm_source=2015_02_01-silkpromo&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter 

March is our annual auction, please consider donating!