Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Thursday, October 13, 2016
We will have demonstrations of all the fiber prep equipment. Effective use of the picker, drum carder, English combs, blending board, and hand carders will be shown by Ada Woolston, Marianne Neuman, Elaine Donaghue, Kelly McKillop and Debbie Kaplan, respectively. Within time constraints, there may be time for members to try out the various carders. Due to safety constraints, picker and combs stations will be for demonstration only.
This month is also the beginning of the yearly challenge. Please remember to bring your 4 ounces of wool blended with another fiber, if you wish to participate.
As always, visitors welcome.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Bast Fiber: Linen, Hemp, Ramie and Bast Bamboo
What are bast fibers? They all come from the stems of plants and there are a wide variety of them. Many cultures have used these fibers to amazing effect over millennia. We will explore them in roving form, so the fiber length should feel familiar to us
Bring your wheel and a cloth for your lap, as well as a small pot for water if you wish to try wet spinning. BASD will cover a substantial portion of the cost of $18 for the fibers through our dues. Members will pay a $5 fiber fee (or more, if they wish!) per sample set. Nonmembers can participate at the full cost of $18.
Monday, March 7, 2016
The BASD library will be selling items we own which go beyond our core mission of spinning and dyeing. Available will be books, magazines and patterns from a wide array of crafts. Most items will be priced at less than $2.00 each. A few select items will be auctioned at the meeting. Bring your checkbooks!
As always, non-members welcome.