Sunday, December 18, 2011

Esker Scarf Love

Our guild spin-a-long/knit-a-long produced tremendous results! This is just a sample of the nine Esker Scarves that were finished by the members. We encourage all of you to visit the pattern created by our fellow member, Jen!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Sunday, November 13

Plying with Carolyn

Part of this week's program will be hands on, part will be demo and Q&A.

Carolyn will cover why we ply, some basic plying tips, formulas for getting the right amount of ply twist, and then of course, the two ways of Navajo plying. After a question and answer session, she is willing to have a look at skeins you have spun and give advice or answer questions you have on them.

You should bring some prepared fiber to spin, preferably something easy to spin. An ounce or two will be plenty. Empty bobbins and a lazy kate will be very helpful.

See you then!

Monday, August 22, 2011

A Little Something!

Nancy just passed this along for your enjoyment. A very interesting video clip about Harris Tweed:)

Sunday, August 14, 2011

More from Dye Day!

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Monday, August 8, 2011

Dye Workshop...

Sunday, August 14

Our upcoming meeting will be a hands on day of free form knitting and crochet with Nancy Tepas. Please bring a crochet hook and yarn.

Are you thinking highly energized singles? I know I am!

Friday, July 15, 2011

July Events...

In case you can't wait for the fall festivals, we wanted to give you a heads up for The 3rd Annual Artisan's Fair & Fiber Festival hosted by Autumn Mist Alpaca Farm. The event is Saturday, July 23rd. All the information is on the link provided.

Don't forget that the HFHF annual Sheep to Shawl event will be on Sunday, July 24th. Again, all information is available at their link. Those who are attending for demonstration purposes must inform the gate they are there to work. Let's hope your spinning wheel or drop spindle will give it away!

And a last little bit of fun to share...a few of our members wanted to let everyone know that there is an active Spinning & Fiber Arts Group that meets the 2nd Thursday of the month at 6:00 pm at the Clarence Library at 3 Town Place. All are welcome to spin, knit, needle-felt, crochet and weave while sharing fiber arts tips. Membership is free.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

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Monday, June 27, 2011

July Notes

Members should have received an e-mail containing the pattern we will be using for our spin-a-long/knit-a-long. Won't it be great to see all the fine examples of Jen's Esker Scarf at our December meeting. The rules? Your handspun and that pattern!

Our July 10th meeting promises to be really interesting. Mary F. is will be sharing some of her felting secrets with us. I can't wait to hear how she puts together her amazing sculptures and landscape pieces.

The HFHF Sheep to Shawl event is scheduled for Sunday, July 24 from 10-4. We have a small group established for the actual spinning of the shawl yarn, but still need folks to show up with their own wheels, spindles, combs, carders, etc. You know how those muggles love to learn our mysterious ways.

August 6th will be our dye workshop with Jane Bartlett. Please remember to sign up before or at the July meeting.

Michaele and Victoria are looking for your ideas for the upcoming WNY Fiber Festival to be held at Emery Park on Saturday, September 24th. Their e-mails are in your membership booklets and your recent e-mail from the president.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Llamas Gone Wild

Sunday's meeting: Llamas bare it all! Join us for Sue and her shearing demo at the Burchfield.

BTW, feel free to bring your show and tell items. The Critter Ranch thinks that the llamas won't mind.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

For the Love of Linen

Kathy sent me this link a while back and I forgot to forward it to the group.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Shepherd's Wool Market

May 21, 2011
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Free Admission
Free Parking

Rush Methodist Church
6200 Rush Lima Road
Rush, NY 14543

Offering fleeces, roving, yarns, kits, sheep hides, fiber batts, finished goods and frozen lamb from local farms!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Sunday, April 10

Sunday will be a "Show & Tell" day for all your lovely hand crafted buttons and closures. Don't forget your wheel or drop spindle while you're at it! P.S. We have about 15 members who have yet to re-new their memberships and pay their 2011 dues. Please take care of this with Doreen so that we may finish the membership booklets and finalize our budget.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Save the Date

Just wanted to let you know that the Hull Family Home & Farmstead has designated Sunday, July 24th for its annual Sheep to Shawl event.
This year will be a bit different: Saturday, July 23rd, ALL local fiber guilds are being invited for an open work day. All members are welcome to hang out on the grounds to spin, quilt, get the idea. Muggles will then pay to meet and greet with guild members to learn and ask tons of questions.
Sunday, July 24th will be the traditional S2S event. On this day we will be asking members to volunteer for specific shifts to complete the task at hand!
So mark your calendars! Doesn't it feel good to start planning for summer!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

BNAC Festival

Have you checked your e-mail lately? Common Threads has sent you some information regarding submissions to the BNAC's March Fiber Exhibition. Don't forget to fill out the attached paper work that goes with it!

And this photo has been hi-jacked from Gene Shepherd's rug hooking blog. I just thought I would give you dyers something to drool over.

Looks like a workshop idea for someone to run, doesn't it?

Saturday, February 12, 2011

February 13, 2011

Just a few reminders about this month's meeting:
Program: MaryJo LaClair and Romanian Textiles.
Membership: Bring your checkbook!
Sign Up: Be prepared to choose a shift for the March 19 Textile Fair:)

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Just a Reminder

Doreen will be happy to take your memberhip dues this month:)

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

January 9, 2011

Happy New Year! Time to get back to work you party animals. Roc Day means the fun is over and the spinners are back at their wheels. To celebrate we have a few things planned to extend the fun.

Bring your wheel or wheels. The guild is going to supply fiber for Musical Wheels. This will give a chance for those interested to spin on someone else's wheel. If you have to choose between your Lendrum and something else, please bring your something else. No disrespect to Gord, but almost too many of us are on that Canadian train:-)

Games, prizes and laughter will abound! Can't wait to see you at the Burchfield Nature and Arts Center. The building opens at noon and the festivities will begin at 1:00; we will be out by 3:00.