Barnstead Swap 2017

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.

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.

Barnstead Swap

The meeting at Barnstead was fun; lots of time to chat with friends and get reacquainted with those we don’t see as often. The food, of course, is always wonderful. There are so many good cooks in this group!

Lots of goodies in the Yankee Swap and lovely items made with the previous year’s fiber.

There were many hats and scarves donated for the Families in Transition and I’m sure they will be greatly appreciated. Thank you all who donated.