Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Join us on Tuesday December 11 at 7:00 (note earlier time) for our annual Holiday Pot Luck. This is a chance to chat with other members, show off recent projects, ask questions, and enjoy delicious and varied dishes.

Please bring the following:

A dish (appetizer, salad, main, side, desert, or beverage) to feed 8-10 people

Your own place setting including silverware, plate(s), a glass or mug, and a place mat if you wish

We will have an optional holiday gift swap - if you wish to participate, bring a wrapped gift of value $15-20 that a fellow spinning/dyeing enthusiast would appreciate.


We will count on good weather and hope to see you there!


December 11 Pot Luck

Thursday, October 4, 2018


MOHAIR - SURI ALPACA - LLAMA - CUACAYA ALPACA
Come join us to spin and learn about these four fibers!
Often, one of these fibers will be mixed with wool for spinning, but let's try them by themselves. Information about each will be provided, and we will spin samples of roving or top.
Please bring your wheel (with extra bobbins, if you have them) and $2.00 to cover 1/2 the cost of the fiber ($4.00 for non-members).
If you've never spun these fibers before, consider it this year's Out of Your Comfort Zone experience!

OCTOBER 16TH PROGRAM

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Join us for our first meeting of the 2018-19 year. The September program will be a Spin-In and Show and Tell. Bring your summer projects to share with the group. 
Did you do any de-stashing this summer? If you have items to sell, trade, or give away, bring them along.

September 11 2018 Meeting

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Escape the heat! On July 17th at 6:30 pm we will have a spin-in at MCC in Sudbury. This is our usual meeting location, but this time we will be in air conditioning in Ames Hall. The entrance to Ames is directly from the parking lot (no lugging your wheel down stairs!), around the corner to the right from the main entrance. Bring some dinner for yourself if you'd like, or snacks. We will have the drum carder and blending board available for your use.
If you are interested in learning more about our Guild, or spinning in general, join us at our summer spin-in - you do not have to be a member to come.

Summer Spin-In July 17th!

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Come to our Year End Pot Luck at 7:00 pm on Tuesday May 15th! 

Here's what to bring:

A dish and serving utensils to feed 8-10 people - appetizer, main dish, salad, side, dessert, or beverage. Please note if it is gluten free or has nuts in it! If you are bringing something that requires bowls, please include them.

Your own place setting - cutlery, plate(s), glass or mug. 

ALSO:

If you participated in any of the following, please bring:

The Annual Challenge, your made object to return to the owner of the fiber.
Out of Your Comfort Zone - your end product - sample, or item (a brief written description would be nice - what color(s) did you use in your ply.
Cardboard Loom Weaving - your purse
Last year's Make a Basket - your basket
Any Show and Tell you'd like to share

FINALLY:
Ideas for next year's programs, workshops, and challenge

See you there!

May 15: End of Year Pot Luck Supper

Friday, April 13, 2018

The Wool Bump Project

Our next meeting is on April 17th at 7:30.

Even a less-than-ideal fleece can be transformed into a beautiful rug!

Penny Lacroix has documented the process for us, starting with some rather dirty fleeces, which she sent to a mill for processing into core spun rug yarn, or "wool bumps." Penny visited the mill to understand and document the process and then wove the wool into rugs.

This multimedia presentation will include samples, video, lecture, and discussion.

Join us to learn all about it. 

April 17th Meeting

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Elaine Donaghue and Carol McClennen will teach us how to weave a little purse using our handspun on a small cardboard loom. This is a great way to use up some of that handspun yarn that you have been wondering what to do with! Elaine and Carol will provide the looms. Please bring the following supplies:

Yarn - an ounce or two in different colors and weights as long as it's not too fine. This need not be hand spun (if you don't have any hanging around).
Tapestry needle
Tape
Plastic fork
Scissors
2 large paper clips

Last year's program on Making a Hand Spun Basket was enjoyed by those who attended. One member said it was just like a summer camp craft activity! This is guaranteed to be a good antidote to the winter blues (or whites)!

Reminder - if the weather is questionable, please check the BASD web site for cancellation notice no later than 4 pm.

MARCH 20TH PROGRAM - WEAVING A PURSE ON A CARDBOARD LOOM