THE NORTHWEST PENNSYLVANIA SPINNERS AND WEAVERS GUILD
Hub Editor: Taryn Barnett at email@example.com
Saturday, November 1, 2008, from
10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.
With trying to find a new location I have no idea what we will plan for the November Meeting. Once the decision is made we should think about packing up for our move.
Maybe by our November meeting we will know more.
For December meeting I suggested going out for lunch and exchange a small gift. Like I said I have no plans till decisions are made for our location.
The challenge was fun and each bag finished was very nice and it was great to see how different each member made theirs. We had twenty six wanting to do the challenge and only had nine finished for judging and one member did two. It would be nice if members could bring their bags to the December meeting and show them to the group.
November 1st - NPSWG Program Meeting at Christ Church 10:00a.m.to-2:00p.m.
November 18th - NPSWG Tuesday Spinning at The Bank 10:00a.m.to 2:00p.m.
December 6th - NPSWG Business/Program Meeting at Juniper Villiage (tenative) 10:00a.m.to-2:00p.m
December 16th - NPSWG Tuesday Spinning at The Bank 10:00a.m.to 2:00p.m.
President Karen Fry called the meeting to order. The minutes of the August meeting were approved. Treasurer Bonnie Orr reported that our current balances are: checking $1011.12, savings $3633.31, total funds $4644.23 (this includes the Helen McCartney Scholarship Fund).
The main order of business was the need to find a new
Donna Long, Equipment Coordinator, asked about the “current value” space on the equipment rental form, which is now blank. We realized that what is really needed is the replacement cost because if equipment is lost or damaged we will need to replace it. We estimated the cost of the drum carder at $200; Crytzer wool combs, $250-$300; loom $2500-$3000. Both the drum carder and the loom need some work. Ann Sheffield will rent the drum carder and have Bob Stine look at it; Karen will refurbish the loom over the winter. Donna clarified that the rental price for all equipment is $6/month.
Ann reminded everyone about the upcoming Indigo Dye Day. It will be at the Crytzers’ on Oct. 11. Everyone will be able to dye at least 4 ounces of fiber – the first batch is done, we can continue to dye until the vats are exhausted. If possible, participants should bring camping stoves and big enamel dyepots – the classic blue canning pots are ideal. Indigo dyes everything, so attendees should dress accordingly.
Bonnie Orr explained that nearly 1/3 of the income we receive from dues goes to copying and mailing costs for copies of the Hub that are still distributed by mail. She noted that there are better things we could be doing with this money! We voted that any member with an email address will receive the Hub electronically unless that member explains why a paper copy is needed (e.g., because the person is using a basic email reader and not a computer). This change in policy will be announced in the next Hub and take effect in 2009 so that people have advance warning of the upcoming change. Bonnie will also contact other guilds with whom we exchange newsletters to see if these exchanges can be done electronically to help both guilds save on postage.
A question was raised about what happens when someone joins late in the year – is the membership fee prorated? No one was certain of the answer; Bonnie Orr will look in the archives she has and find out.
Barb Lodge asked people to sign up to bring cookies to next
year’s meetings. She noted that she had one extra copy of Sigrid Piroch’s Handweavers
Pattern Directory available for $33.33. Barb also passed on some leftover
sheep-to-shawl fleece to Karen. Finally, she announced that the
Show and Tell. Donna Long had made a scarf on a triangle loom to match the bag she made for the Guild Challenge. Margaret Weaver had unraveled a sweater that a friend had abandoned after knitting ¾ of it – the reclaimed yarn is fine. Bonnie Orr showed Romney wool from a full year’s growth – the fibers are over 6” long! Barb Lodge showed a spectacular knitted coat (modeled by the lucky recipient!) from the “Viking” knitting book – Barb said it represented “a year of my life.” Ann Sheffield had knitted a square with intertwined trees from “Hemp for Knitting” yarn. Elaine Fertig was knitting two socks simultaneously on a pair of circular needles. Roz Macken had brought lots of stuff for sale. Marje Kochlert showed her first wheel-spun yarn.
Guild Challenge. Nine beautiful bags were completed by eight members: Elaine Fertig, Vicki Ferster, Karen Fry, Barb Lodge, Donna Long, Roz Macken (Roz did two!), Janet Smouse, and Margaret Weaver. Barb’s and Roz’s entries received the most votes from the members present. The judges (Sharon Hoban, Mathilda Murphy, and Linda Durnye) awarded first place to Roz, second place to Vicki, and third place to Roz again. Many thanks to the judges, to everyone who participated, and most of all to Vicki for organizing the Challenge!
A meeting place is available in
the rec room at
I emailed Vickie to go ahead with
the room at
Cranberry Country Weavers Announcement
Peter Collingwood: 1922-2008
Posted: 10 Oct 2008 08:17 PM CDT
For memorial information, see his website http://www.petercollingwood.co.uk/
A Thank you and a request
My daughter, Jenny, and my son, Justin and I attended the Spinning and Weaving Day at Waterford Fairgrounds again this year. We would like to thank you for a Wonderful Day! So much to see and do. We would also like to thank everyone who helped with the event and also for having the Ethics training for our 4-H'ers. Our 4-H children, and others in our 4-H club, hope that you will consider making this a yearly addition to your event.
Thank you for all that your group does
Carole McMann, firstname.lastname@example.org
FIBERWORKS has moved from the Market House
to @ the Bank. Stop in and see the new
studio / shop space and make a purchase! Guild members will receive a 15%
discount on fibers, yarn and equipment in stock through December 31. Also 15%
off special ordered Ashford or Louet wheels, mills, drum carders, looms, etc.,
not in stock. I am generally in the shop
1-4pm mon-sat. You may purchase items
anytime, but you need to see me to get your discount.
Rug weaving sessions are now available for $40 for a 3 hr. session. Includes 30 min. of instruction. The loom is warped and ready to weave. You may bring your own rag strips or purchase new materials from me by the pound. For those that enjoy the rug weaving process, sessions will be presented after the first of the year in designing rugs and warping the floor loom. If you have always wanted to weave a rug, now is your chance. Call or email and set up a session to fit your schedule. email@example.com 814.333.1228
Contact Sue Spencer :firstname.lastname@example.org or call Kindred Spirits Yarn Studio, 814 346-7079