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    Hub Editor:  Susan Olive           

Calendar of Events

Fri., July 10, 2015 6 PM Edinboro PA United Methodist Church. Guild Anniversary Event. Banquet  and after dinner
   presentation by Patsy Zawistoski, "The Spinning Guru." Patsy's topic will be "Using Your Yarns, A Look at the
   Creative Process. Patsy's program is free and open to the public; there is a $10 charge for the banquet.
Sat., July 11, 2015  9 AM-4 PM
Edinboro PA United Methodist Church. Guild Anniversary Event. Workshop with
Patsy Zawistoski, "Wool Spinners Tune-up." Workshop fee $20 plus a $15 materials fee. Registration form.
July 21, 2015 10 AM - 2 PM Joyous Hands Spin-in at Christ Episcopal Church, Meadville PA.
Aug. 1, 2015
10 AM - 2 PM  Guild meeting Picnic & Dye Day at Cate's. Bring a dish to share.
Tues., Aug. 25 1:30-3:00 PM Demonstration at Crawford County Fair.

July Program

Guild anniversary events listed above. Reservations required.

August 1 Program

Guild meeting Picnic & Dye Day at Cate's. Bring a dish to share, beverage, chair.  If you plan to participate in the natural dye experience, consult your email announcement.  If you did not receive the email, contact Roz.

Upcoming Programs:
July 17-19 Waterford Heritage Days. Deomonstration Sat. 10-8.
August 25 Demonstration at Crawford County Fair
Sept. 12 Program: NOTE DATE CHANGE. Meeting and demonstration at Edinboro Highland Games.
Oct.  3 Program: TBA. Refreshment committee: Jenn Phillips
Nov. 7 Program: TBA. Refreshment committee: Elizabeth Tomcho
Dec. 5 Program: Holiday Celebration

Minutes of the June 2015 Meeting

Roz Macken called the meeting to order.

Old Business: The minutes from the May meeting were not available. Barb Lodge gave the treasurer's report, noting payments for a program, the fee for Second Saturday and the Piecework subscription, and receipts for dues and registration for the anniversary event. The Treasurer 's  report was approved.

New Business: : Waterford Heritage Days will be July 17-19 with guild participation primarily on the Saturday from 10-8. In August we will meet at the home of Cate Johns for a picnic and Dye Day; please bring a dish to pass. On September 12 our meeting will be at the Edinboro Highland Games (we will not be meeting the first weekend of the month due to Labor Day).

Show & Tell: 
 Sue Olive brought nylon filaments she made in a lab for her Chemistry class. New member Peg Estelle brought a peg loom with a project she has started. Jennifer Phillips discussed a woven shawl someone wants her to duplicate. She also brought three skeins of yarn, including a one she made during the Art and Music Festival with a new technique similar to core-spinning. Sindi Collard showed a blue and green knitted poncho-in-progress. Karen Fry showed a new style of woven rag purse she has started making. Marje Koehlert showed the start of a pair of Fair Isle mittens from the yarn she spun at the Home and Garden show earlier this year. Naomi Dumot is working on a pair of gloves she is knittingfor her son from a variegated green yarn she spun from a Polwarth fleece. Always colorful, Roz Macken showed several small hanks of yarn dyed in various shades of green from the purple liquid she got after heating a red onion.

Respectfully submitted,
Marje Koehlert, Secretary

Classified Ads

24" Norwood Loom For Sale in beautiful shape. Asking $875. Email or phone 724-944-3348.

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

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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