AND WEAVERS GUILD
Editor: Susan Olive
June 7, 2014 10
AM - 2 PM Guild Meeting at
Christ Church, Meadville PA
17, 2014 10
AM - 2 PM Joyous Hands Spin-in at Bits and Pieces,
3214 West Lake Rd. in Erie (5th Ave. headed West past
Waldameer and the cemetery.) This store caters to hand spinners and
stocks all kinds of spinning fibers. Try out various wheels and other
fiber related items.
5, 2014 10
AM - 2 PM Guild Meeting at
Christ Church, Meadville PA.
15, 2014 10
AM - 2 PM Joyous Hands Spin-in at Christ
Church Meadville PA
Open spin. Bring your wheel or
This is a great opportunity for new spinners and those wanting to
learn. Not a spinner? Come and visit; we'd love your company!
of the May 2014 Meeting
Hoban called the meeting to order. The
April 2014 Minutes were approved.
Lodge gave the treasurer’s report. We
were reminded that the Second Saturday event ath the Meadville Market
House is next weekend from 9-2, with set up starting at
8. As graduation is
the same weekend, we
are likely to get a lot of traffic.
Sharon Hoban proposed free lifetime membership to
Roz Macken for her
long-term dedication to our Guild.
updated us that our web site is updated and working correctly with the
ending. We were
presented with the
following new slate of officers, which we voted unanimously to accept:
President – Roz Macken
Vice President – Jenn Phillips
Treasurer – Barb Lodge
Secretary – Marje Koehlert
Newsletter Editor - Susan Olive
Also, April Cox was acknowledged in the
non-elected position of
New Business: We
welcomed Hal Richardson, a spinner and weaver
visiting from the Chautauqua Guild. Jim Crytzer donated a Schacht
spinning wheel with two bobbins, an orifice hook and a carrying case. Roz updated us about
coupon codes available
for Mayan Hands, and she also discussed two historic events announced
Algonquin Mill guild’s newsletter, the Corps of Discovery National
on May 15-18 and Ohio Valley Frontier days on June 7-8.
Jim asked and Roz confirmed that we do
reciprocate with them by sending our newsletter.
Sharon informed us that the Chautauqua Guild
is celebrating their 60th Anniversary this year
with a dinner in
November at which Linda Cortright of Wild Fibers magazine will be the
speaker. We were
Convergence, the conference sponsored by the Handweaver’s Guild of
July 14-19 in Rhode Island. It
announced that a vocational art program in Warren is looking for
spinning, table-loom weaving and knitting to work with disabled
create sales-worthy crafts. There
discussion of having future meetings of Joyous Hands in the park rather
the church, weather permitting. Elaine
Fertig updated us that August 15 and 16 will be the days for receiving
at the Crawford County Fair this year with judging on the 16th. Our spinning day will be
on August 19 in
keeping with our usual Tuesday Spin day, and we will be spinning inside
encouraged us to submit
entries, as the classes will only stay open if there continue to be
and April Cox announced that we are all
invited to participate in their shearing day event on May 30. They estimate that the
shearing will last
about 3 hours for their 16 animals.
Show and Tell: Hal
Richardson showed a striped and patterned
wool bag in 5 natural colors that he made on a backstrap loom,
shoulder strap, which is tablet woven.
The bag features a braided fringe and inner pockets. Mabel Cable brought back
indigo-dyed lace shawl she made from “throw away” wool.
She also let us know that she has photos
available from the Shibori Museum in Japan; she and Roz are working to
together for a presentation later in the year.
Jen Phillips showed several skeins of core-plyed
yarn and a shrug she
crocheted from her Leicester Longwool.
Marje Koehlert showed a handspun and dyed hat she
made to match the
mittens she showed last month, and a ball of dark brown handspun made
she got at Bits-N-Pieces, a new store in Erie that stocks wool for
Johns shared that she
is learning to knit and is currently working on a small pillow. Elaine Fertig showed a
socks-in-progress she is knitting with self-striping yarn. April Cox showed a scarf
she is weaving on
her table loom that she is using to practice keeping her edges straight.
Animals For Sale
Rabbit - One molting French angora rabbit plus like new cage for
Cockatiels - I can no longer take care of my five cockatiel birds and
would like someone to give them a new home. They come with their cages.
Contact Donna Long email@example.com
Looms and accessories: Tableloom - $50, 4
harness (like a baby wolf) loom - $500,
Old Union rug loom - $100, Old Weaver’s friend rug loom - $350, Leclerc
4 harness 45” loom, never used, 10 – 12 years old - $800 (comes with
bench and 2 ski shuttles),
Rack - $100, Old barn loom. Contact Janet Kleinhans at (724) 253-4183
for an appt.