The November 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.
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 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.
It was with a heavy heart that the Fashion Show this year had to be canceled due to snowy weather. We had displayed some of this year’s work efforts at the 2017 Annual Meeting.
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.