March 7 ProgramSpinning with Jenn. Jenn Phillips will demonstrate how to make the yarn she had for show and tell in February. (See photo here.) The technique involvs including a third, unspun fiber element during plying. Spin enough yarn singles (wool works best to start) on two bobbins for a sample skein. Bring your wheel, a 3rd empty bobbin, and either wool, angora, alpaca or mohair fiber for the inclusion. Jenn will have some of these fibers available, if you don't already have them. If you need help with your spinning to produce the singles, there will be people available to help get you started.
Minutes of the December 2014 Meeting
Roz Macken called the meeting to order.
Old Business: The November 2014 Minutes were approved. Barb Lodge gave the treasurer’s report: recent expenses have included renewing our membership in the Handweaver's Guild of America, renewing a 2 year subscription to Spin Off, and donating a sheep through Heifer International. Recent incoming money has been from annual dues, sales of aprons, and rental of guild equipment. In addition to the Crytzer and McCarthy memorial funds, we still have $257 of guild money in the checking account. Questions arose regarding when our membership in the MidAtlantic Fiber Association (MAFA) is paid up through; Roz and Barb will look into this. We were updated that the grant we are receiving for our anniversary event is slightly less than requested, so Karen Fry is filling out a form to make the necessary adjustments. Concern was raised that publicity for this event should be gotten to major publications now.
Business: We welcomed Elizabeth
Tomcho of Union City, a guild member from
long ago, who is hoping to learn to spin. Hal Richardson reported that
evening portion of the Chautauqua Guild's event with Linda Cortright
had to be canceled
due to inclement weather, but the Saturday portion was inspiring. There
was a good
turnout in spite of the ice storm, and Linda is an excellent speaker.
Roz updated us that,
after many discussions at our past meetings, the Guild has ordered a
new Schacht 4-
harness loom, which should arrive in mid January. It comes with a
heddles, lee sticks, apron rods, and a number of other items. The
question of the fate of
the old loom was raised. After much discussion, it was moved that we
ask Jim Crytzer
to examine it and that he be authorized to spend up to $300 toward
making repairs to
make it more saleable. Roz updated us that two new videos, Spinning
Andean Spinning, have been added to the library.
Harrisville Design floor loom for sale: 10 pedals and 8 shuttles [I think she means it has 8 shafts.] 22 inch weaving space and folds up. It is in excellent condition. I have to sell it due to my MS progressing. A new one costs $1775 plus shipping. I am asking $1200. I do not have any supplies to go with it. If interested, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I live in Scranton, PA.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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