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October Meeting

The focus of our monthly meeting was on drop spindles. There are so many ways of ‘making’ yarn. Why not add one more way. Drop spindles are very portable. We heard about drop spindles and turkish spindles. We even saw examples of 3D printed spindles.

Mary did a great job of going over the history of a drop spindle. She was able to walk, talk, and spin at the same time. For some of us, this will be our goal. The guild has some drop spindles in case you are interested.

November & December will be focused on weaving towels using a rigid heddle. Make sure to check your home email about what you need to do to prep for our meeting. See you on November 3rd, 10:00 a.m., at the studio.

October Minutes

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Summer Visits

Summer has hit Wenatchee. In June, we had our annual dyeing party. This year, the focus was on using materials safely. We had been prepped about using correct googles & breathing masks. Some of us dyed spun yarn while others used fleece ready to spin.

In August, preparation for upcoming fiber events were the main focus.

Show & Tell

Creativity abounds with this group. There were towels, a shawl, handmade yarn using cut up socks (do I see a woven rug in the future), hand spun yarn made into a hat and even a breed study notebook.

Program

Recycling was the focus today. Debbie taught us how to make yarn out of plastic bags & old t-shirts.

Minutes

 

agenda, dyeing, Spinning, weaving

5/5/18 Meeting

Summary

A very busy meeting discussing upcoming events (dye party, Chelan County Fair, and programs), we had a educational discussion on dyeing. Some samples of hand dyed yarn were also showcased…

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Show & tell included:

fleece & roving,

bamboo from a hand spindle and Gotland (from New Zealand),

linen bread bag, Bronson Lace (both single warp/weft, double warp/weft), woven table cloth (with some handspun) and an 8 shaft sampler, and

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a hand knit sweater.

Minutes

agenda, rigid heddle, Spinning, weaving

2/3/18 Meeting

We had a great meeting this Saturday. Show and Tell is one of our favorite parts of the meeting. We had quite a variety. It ranged from a knitting project using yarn from the Annual Dog Party, hand spun hat (first hand spinning from a member), projects from the  studio (including a vertical warping board with a heck block), sheep breed shawl project, knitted shawl, a baby sling, rigid heddle scarves, and roving from Iceland.  If this doesn’t motivate you, I don’t know what will.

Our program was on our social presence. This website was explained to members. We also discussed Instagram, our closed Facebook group, and the open Facebook group. We looked at Ravelry to see how our guild library is being organized. At the end of the program, we shared various websites that we use. If you forget any of the sites, please click on the minutes.

2/3/18 Minutes

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January 13, 2018

With the annual Christmas ‘Dog’ Party, there wasn’t much of a meeting. The main discuss was about our guild library. Members may check out books and videos. The titles may be added to our Ravelry page but with some titles, it is a full cataloging process (just ask any librarian-it is quite a process). Some ideas were to have a monthly time to knit and peruse titles. If you have any ideas, please contact the guild.

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