Saturday, October 27, 2012

Knitters’ Guild Annual Sale will be held Thursday Nov. 1, from 6:30 -9 pm. You are all welcome to join us. Approx. 20 vendors from WNY, CNY and PA with yarn, fiber and more. More info here:
They currently meet at Congregation Shir Shalom at 4660 Sheridan Drive in Williamsville, NY.
Congregation Shir Shalom is located just east of North Forest Road on Sheridan Drive. Look for the one-way sign when you turn into the parking lot. Enter at the double doors at the back.
Some of our favorite vendors will be there, The Critter Ranch, Inspiration Fibers, Longmeadow Farms, and Raveloe Fibers, as well as some of your favorite yarn stores. There will be plenty of yarn, fiber and related items. This is quite a nice sale.

Also coming up:

November 3 & 4, 2012 
Alpaca Fiber and Harvest Festival 

Learn the fine craft of fibers, enjoy a fashion show and browse beautiful bounties and crafts from local artisans and farms, in conjunction with the Alpaca Breeders of WNY. Don't miss the Fiber Fashion Show!

Vendors: Dun Roving FarmAlpacas of Niagara, Thistle Creek Alpaca Farm, Ruebarb AlpacasSugartown FarmsAlpaca Play Pen, LLC,East Valley Alpacas, Triple B Alpacas, Lawrence Corp., Subtle Shuttle, Enchanted Forest Alpacas, JB’s AlpacasAlpine Made Goat Milk Soap from Beiter and Sons’ FarmHy-Haven Criations, Red Clover Soap, Victorian Elegance by Cathy Lee Thomas, 5 Wolves Alpacas, Baldwin Hill Farms, LLCKindred Kreek Alpaca FarmClip Clocks, Camille – Leather works.
Food by Iris Restaurant. Harvest Beer and Wine.

10:30 AM to 4:30 PM both days. Admission is $5 for adults; children 12 and under are FREE. You can also purchase a two-day pass for just $8.
Click here if you are interested in becoming a vendor at this event. You can also purchase ad space in our program.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Sunday, October 14th from 1-4:00

Ontario Handspinners  (OHS) Certificate Program with Margaret  

Burchfield in West Seneca. 

Each summer, for eight crazy days, for six consecutive years, students gather in the Haliburton Highlands to complete the OHS Certificate Program. The course covers all manners of spinning, all materials of spinning, and lots of homework to carry us through the year. Margaret just completed her fourth year and fifth summer, and will share what they've done so far. A new rotation begins every three years, so if you're curious or interested in the program, this will be an opportunity to see what's involved. 

                                         Color Blending: Citron Shawl

                                          Exotic Breeds Fleece Study

                                          Natural Dyes

Monday, October 1, 2012

Drop Spindle Class starting

Sue Phillips is starting a beginner Drop Spindle class  at her store.  On Wednesday October 10th from 6pm-8pm. Come at 6 to 7, or 7 to 8. Stay one or two hours, but please register with her by email or call 532-0246 by Friday October 5th. Let her know if you have a drop spindle or you need one.  She'll try to get some reasonable ones for the class. Fee will be $20.00 per person & includes 2oz. of fiber.  
Sue Phillips 
The Critter Ranch Llama Farm 
& WNY Llama & Alpaca Rescue Group 
ALSA Halter & ROM Champions 
  Angel's Baby Doll & BHLF Erick Liddell 
National Top 10 POD 2004 ALSA Champion & ROM POD  Payton's Angel 
Rescue ,Shearing, Boarding, Breeding, 
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