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Calendar of Events

Nov. 18, 2014 10 AM - 2 PM Joyous Hands Spin-in CANCELLED DUE TO POOR WEATHER.
Dec. 6, 2014 10 AM - 2 PM Guild meeting at Christ Episcopal Church, Meadville PA.
Dec. 16, 2014 10 AM - 2 PM Joyous Hands Spin-in at Christ Episcopal Church, Meadville PA.
Jan. 20, 2015 10 AM - 2 PM Tentative Joyous Hands Spin-in at Christ Episcopal Church, Meadville PA.
Feb. 7, 2015 10 AM - 2 PM Guild meeting at Christ Episcopal Church, Meadville PA.

December 6 Program

Traditional Holiday celebration. Bring a food dish to share. If you wish to take part in a gift exchange, bring a wrapped gift valued around $10.00.  Barb Lodge will lead us through a paper weaving project that produces a heart-shaped basket, suitable for a tree ornament or to hold a small gift. There is no meeting in January 2015.

February 7 Program

Judy Hanninen will conduct a hands-on program for beginning weavers. Details TBA.

Minutes of the October 2014 Meeting

The meeting was called to order We welcomed MaryAnn Schenk, who learned about us from one of the Goodell Gardens events. Barb Lodge gave the treasurer’s report.

Old Business:  We were updated that we have received verbal approval for the Erie Arts and Culture grant for our 35th
anniversary event; special thanks are due to Karen Fry, with help from Elaine Fertig, for writing the grant. A discussion of job assignments in preparation for the event followed. We were updated that the Highland games went well in spite of rainy weather - we had a fantastic location, and the new sign was the right size and hung well. Jen Phillips updated us that the tent Jim Crytzer donated is wonderful for our events and in excellent condition.

New Business:
We were updated that there is a fiber arts display at the Erie Arts Museum, and there is a “wearable art show and boutique” on October 19 sponsored by the Cleveland Art Museum and Textile Arts Alliance. The Weaver’s Guild in Rochester
is sponsoring a mud cloth workshop with Judy Dominic on October 8. Congratulations are in order to Karen Fry, Elaine Fertig and Mabel Cable for winning ribbons at the Crawford County Fair for their handspun entries.

Show & Tell: : Marje Koehlert showed a toy loom from a garage sale with an interesting mechanism for opening the sheds. She also showed a collection of brightly colored yarns spun from leftover combed bird’s nests that she decided to wash and dye when the old lanolin became too gummy to spin well. Cate Johns showed a large crocheted bag in progress with a purple base color and pink, burgundy and teal coordinating colors. Catelyn Johns updated us that she is starting a knitting project.
MaryAnn Schenk has a table loom and spinning wheel but has not done anything with them recently. Judy Drake showed an adorable pair of lace baby booties and a headband with tiny pink flowers. Jennifer Phillips showed a tatted doily she is working on. Barb showed a pair of crocheted white gloves she made years ago when girls had to wear gloves to church. Sindi Collard explained how she has been learning to use "life lines” in her knitting to save frustration in having to rip back complicated patterns. Sindi also updated us that the Cancer Center is in need of prayer shawls for their wellness center. They must be at least five feet long and at least 60 stitches wide. Elaine Fertig showed a sturdy bag she sewed from a re-purposed feed sack. Roz Macken showed a tatted necklace and a tatted pillow edging she inherited from her grandmother. Roz also showed an eight foot long sampler of many types of double weave, following instructions from a book she had gotten. Mary Catherine Stack showed a crochet lace scarf with matching gloves in progress, as well as a crocheted cupcake with sprinkles, “just for fun.” She also showed a rainbow scarf she is working on.

Respectfully submitted,
Marje Koehlert, Secretary

Classified Ads

Two looms for sale: One is a maple Baby Wolf with 8 shafts. The other is a large Leclerc with 12 shafts.
For pricing and details, please contact Sigrid Piroch at 724-991-6834. To see the looms in the ARTS Studio, please
contact Judy Hanninen, at 814-425-2784 to make arrangements to go to the studio.

Loom for sale. Must sell - my husband wants the garage! Leclerc Iris loom. 4S, 32" weaving width, frame size 36x35.
12 dent reed, copy of Warp & Weave by Robert Leclerc (1992). Asking $300. Contact Roz Macken at

Thought Products 8 harnesses loom for sale. Cherry wood loom was made in Somerset, PA. Approximately 50 inch
weaving width (3 reeds included). A loom bench with storage and a sliding seat is also included. Asking $1500, reasonable offers will be considered. Contact Jennifer (voice or text) (814) 860-1698.

Alpaca Animals & Fiber for sale. Raw Alpaca Fiber –Prime blankets that have been skirted, ready for washing and spinning. $45. Alpaca Roving –Hand washed and dyed in various colors. Great for hand spinning and felting. $16.00 for 4 oz.
Pet and fiber quality alpacas for the hobby spinner and fiber enthusiast. Alpacas come in a wide range of colors; all are halter
trained and are just plain interesting. They are easy to care for and come with free guidance and fiber consultations. Alpaca is super warm, ultra soft, and a pleasure to work with. April Cox, Tupelo Acres Alpacas & More, LLC, 814-827-2125,

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