Due to the fact that the first Saturday falls on Independence Day Weekend our meeting in July has been Cancelled.
The August meeting will be a picnic at Sue and Larry Spencer's cottage
in the woods. Please bring a covered
dish to share with everyone. If you
would like to spin, bring your wheel and join in the fun. Sue has a pond if you would like to
swim. It is always a fun-filled day.
Bring your family and friends. Officers
will meet at 9:30am for business meeting and to organize. The program following
this meeting will be “A Dyeing Panorama of Colors” presented by Sue Spencer.
Bring yarn, raw or washed fleece to add to the dye pots. Also, if you have
them, bring dye pots and camp stoves.
Chinese Auction at the Picnic!
Route 27 (runs between Meadville and Titusville) about
Words from the President
Minutes of the May 2011 NPSWG Meeting
Old Business: Linda Durnye called the meeting to order. The minutes from the April meeting and
several prior meetings were noted to be available in the Hub.
New Business: Announcements were made for several upcoming events. Roz Macken let us know that the Rochester guild is celebrating their 65th anniversary and that Hillcreek fibers is offering classes in using adjustable triangle looms. Roz also offered fliers for the Textile Tool Museum and briefly described their tool shop, gardens for fiber and dying, and looms. Marje Koehlert noted that the guild equipment has been moved to its new location at her place. Karen Fry updated us that the guild loom is back together, that Sigrid Piroch is feeling better and back in business, and that the Edinboro Highland games will not be happening this year. It was noted that Yehuda Rothner will be back in town next week for further coordination on Camp Stone. Bonnie and Jim Crytzer made Membership books, cards and fliers available..
Show and Tell: Marje Koehlert showed several bands she had made, some card woven and some woven on the inkle loom.
Marje Koehlert, Secretary
Show and Tell
Marje Koehlert showing the Umbrella Swift that she and Marc made in their wood shop.
Minutes of the June 2011 NPSWG
Old Business: Sharon Hoban called the meeting to order. The minutes from the May meeting were read
and approved. Karen Fry updated us that
she has not heard back yet on the Erie Heritage Days. Sue Spencer updated us that the guild treasury
has increased by $60 in dues received and will shortly be deducted $500 for the
annual rental of the church. Bonnie
Crytzer updated those who missed the last meeting about the availability of
guild fliers, membership books, cards and name badges. Karen updated us that the Market House event
went well, with many people expressing interest in our activities. Sindi Collard added that many children and
adults were impressed with the weaving activity using the popsicle stick
heddles, and a number of children went home with woven bands. Sue updated us that the Waterford Family Field
day seems to be losing momentum and asked what level of involvement we intend
to have this year.
New Business: Sue Spencer spoke about the August picnic/dye day. Since she is part of two guilds interested in doing a dye day around that time, she suggested combining both and meeting on August 20, with August 27 as a rain date. Though later than we usually meet, it accommodates both guilds and gets us past the Camp Stone activities. We will be using chemical dyes this time, along with any natural dyes that may be left over from Camp Stone. Participants are encouraged to bring whatever might contribute to having a fun day, including swim suits, towels, a dish to pass, and items for a chinese auction or raffle, as well as dye pots, stoves and buckets if you have them, and fiber, yarn or fabric to dye.
Sharon relayed more information from the latest meeting with Yehuda Rothner. Three or four floor looms have been purchased from the house sale of an older member of the Chautauqua guild, along with a number of books that will be split between the libraries of our guild, the Chautauqua guild and Camp Stone. A number of members will be car-pooling to the camp on Thursday, June 9 to warp the looms. One hundred and fifty inkle looms are being made for the campers to use, and rug warp has been ordered in a variety of colors. Since there are a large number of counselors, the intent is to instruct the counselors in pre-warping the inkle looms to have them ready for the campers. Two Louet S-15 spinning wheels have been purchased, along with a number of drop spindles. We are welcome to attend instruction in historical dying that will be presented by Bjo Trimble of Griffin Dye Works.
Due to conflict with Camp Stone
activities, there will be no Tuesday Spin in June, but we are still on for July
19 and August 16.
Elaine Fertig expressed a desire
that we be well represented by entries in the Crawford County Fair again this
year. Entries must arrive on Friday,
August 19 or, at the latest, the morning of Saturday, August 20. Elaine is willing to assist in getting items
entered and in getting them to and from the fair. Our demonstration time is from 1-3 on August
24, though we are welcome to be there earlier that day.
Show and Tell: Sue Veverka showed a beautiful 100% alpaca scarf woven in a two tone purple plaid on a rigid heddle loom. New member Lauri Noll expressed enthusiasm for our helpfulness and for the new skills she’s been learning.
Marje Koehlert, Secretary
Show and Tell
Sue Veverka showing a beautiful 100% alpaca scarf woven in a two tone purple plaid on a rigid heddle loom.
FOR SALE: Starter Flock, RRRam white,1/o6 twin, Ewe silver 3/08 Bullock daughter, Ewe white twin 2/06 twin Bullock daughter, ewe white 4/15/10, ewe black 6/2/08. Most of flock is registered. Contact Bonnie Orr for prices and more information at 814-825-5863.
Free • Open to the Public For entry information go to
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