Thursday, February 13, 2020

Our February meeting is on the 18th at 7:30 pm and will cover color theory and blending. The program will be led by Carol McClennan and Robin McElheny. Each spinner will receive half an ounce of each primary color to work with. Please bring your wheel, hand cards, tape and a hole punch if you have them. A fee of $2.00 will be charged for the fiber.

February 18th, 7:30 Color Theory and Blending

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

This program features roving vs. top fiber preparation, long draw vs. short draw spinning techniques, woolen vs. worsted yarn, and the advantages of each. Sally will provide 1 oz. each of roving and top for each of us to use.

This is a hands-on program so bring your wheel to try a new technique—or refresh your muscle memory—and explore the variations in fiber preparation and technique!

January 21 7:30 Long and Short Draw

Monday, December 2, 2019

Our traditional potluck and holiday gift swap. Note the unusual time - 7:00 p.m.

Bring a dish or beverage to share.

If you'd like to participate in the gift swap (no obligation), bring a gift in the $10-$15 range - fiber-related or not, your choice.

Don't forget to bring a place setting for yourself.

We're looking forward to a convivial gathering! 

December 10th Holiday Pot Luck 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Come and learn about spinning cotton from Sarah Buchanan. 

Sarah will provide natural cotton, cotton punis, and dyed sliver (supply fee of $2 per member ($4.00 for non-members) She will also provide some tahklis if this is a technique you'd like to try. This will be an evening of learning techniques and tips from an expert, aimed at those of us with cotton experience and newbies alike. In addition, some members who spin cotton on wheels will be there to demonstrate that technique. Bring a tahkli (with a little bowl to spin it in) if you have one. If you want to try spinning on your wheel, bring your fastest whorl.



October 15th 7:30 Spinning Cotton

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Join us for our traditional Welcome Back Spin-In. Bring your wheel or drop spindle and some fiber to work on. We will also be handing out this year's Challenge Fiber. As a bonus, there will be some free fiber which will be given out via lottery.
Refreshments will be provided. Bring a project from your summer spinning to show off to the group. You may also spend some time browsing in our library. Please come prepared to pay your dues, and consider signing up to provide refreshments at a future meeting.

September 17th 7:30 Spin-In

Monday, May 13, 2019

Join us for a Snacks and Desserts Pot Luck, Spin-In, and Review of Projects!
Please bring the following:
A treat to share
A plate, cup, and cutlery for yourself
Your Mittens Challenge
Gradients program results (yarn or object made)
Dye program results (fiber, yarn, or objects made)
Any other projects from the year that you'd like to show off
A spinning wheel or drop spindle (if you want to spin)

There will be an end of the year survey for you to fill out - this will help the Board plan our 2019-2020 season.
There will be a few fleeces for sale, from a former member who is no longer spinning.

May 21st at 7 p.m. Year End Celebration

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Join us for a dyeing workshop in Ames Hall at  MCC in Sudbury.
Lynn Cooke and Suzanne Kelly will begin with a short demonstration to explain the process. We will paint Blue Faced
Leicester top using ProChem acid dyes. Then, each person will
receive two 2-ounce bundles of fiber to dye as they wish (a total of 4 ounces). There will be 20 vibrant colors made up; other colors will be available if you want to experiment and mix some up yourself.
Please wear an old shirt or bring an apron to guard against spills. The cost for fiber will be $3 per person. You can also purchase more fiber for $2 a bundle. See you then!

April 16th at 7:30 Dyeing Fiber