Barnstead Swap 2017

Next Guild meeting is Barnstead Swap

Barnstead NH pot luck lunch – bring your own utensils

To participate in the Yankee swap bring ONE 4 bag of 4 oz of clean fiber to spin.  We will also display the items that people made with the fiber from last year.

The guild is also collecting items to donate for charity finished items such as hats, mittens or scarves.

Amy King Workshop – Sept 2017

We had a great time at our dye day with Amy King Sunday. We spent the morning making a rainbow from primary colors then in the afternoon we spread out to make colors with 2 primaries and a breath of the 3rd to give us colors with a slight brown, olive greens, maroons and others, also some did kettle dyeing, some did multicolored top or roving, what ever our hearts desired, all under Amy’s expert guidance!

Preparing Fleece Workshop by Donna Kay

Preparing Fleece by Hand

This class was for anyone who wanted to learn simple, inexpensive methods of preparing washed fleece for spinning. Students tried thier hand at flick carding, hand carding and combing. They learned how to choose a method based on the type of fleece and the type of yarn they wanted from each type of fleece. Fleece from different breeds will be prepared and spun.

Spinning for Purpose by Donna Kay

This workshop was for people tired of spinning the same old  yarn. In this workshop students expanded their skills and learned how to adapt their spinning to create the yarns they desired for their projects. Yarn characteristics, wool preparations, various drafting methods and plying was be covered.