Saturday, January 9, 2010

And Now a Message from Our Program Chair

January 17, 2010 Program:

Spindle spinning seems to be a contentious subject. Spinners love 'em or hate 'em. Few are indifferent. Maybe you feel the magic, maybe you laugh at the "waste of time". Today we attempt to crack the mystery and feel the love!

Bring all your spindles! We'll share what we know about them - and don't know. Try out each others' spindles, talk about the nice and squeal on the not-so-nice. Weigh them on a digital scale. Assess why all spindles are not created equal. Help each other out with technique, share best tips and horror stories. Maybe you'll like spindling more. Maybe not.

BUT, PLEASE NOTE: There can be no burning of spindles during this meeting. Nor can they be used to start the fireplaces. Hopefully, you won't want to. However, spindle selling and trading is certainly allowed and encouraged.

Speaking of selling and trading, an ISO (In Search of...Buyer, Trader, Adoptive Mother) Table will be a meeting staple. Bring anything spinning, dyeing, fiber related you have that is for sale, trade, or just in need of a new home. This might be an unfinished project you want someone to "relieve" you of. Maybe the yarn is good and you just feel too guilty to give it to the Salvation Army. Maybe an unused needlework kit that's worth a few dollars. A sweater that doesn't fit, a hat (who knew it would be so ugly?). Books you want to trade, a spinning wheel you outgrew and now want to sell. Beads, buttons, embroidery thread to sell or give away. Think of it as a way to relieve your guilt, pass on a white elephant, or make a few dollars.

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