June 15, 2019 Meeting

Saturday, June 15, the Woodland Weavers and Spinners guild will hold their monthly meeting at the Damascus Community Center in Damascus, PA. Meetings start with weaving and spinning study groups at 9:00, social hour at 10, and business meeting at 11. We will then break for lunch (please bring your own lunch; coffee, tea, and dessert will be available).

Following the lunch break, a program on making clothing with the squares and rectangles that you have woven will be presented. Our library of materials and craft books will be reviewed and updated.

All are welcome to attend. The first meeting is free, and dues for the year is $20 for individuals, $30 for a family membership. We are a teaching guild, so people of all levels are welcome to come and learn, or share their expertise.

The guild teaches how to spin yarn, weave, use natural (and commercial) dyes, and other fiber arts. We have several members who have fiber animals such as sheep and alpacas, and they are always eager to discuss their care and management.

We have some equipment (such as a spinning wheel, several kinds of looms, and some drop spindles, carders, and peg looms, among others) available for loan, if a person would like to try something out before purchasing their own. The guild meets the third Saturday of the month from April through November, and we demonstrate our craft at various venues throughout the summer and fall.

(-Source- Wayne Independent)

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Hit the Ground Running!

It is once again time to dust off the wheels and looms for the 2019 WWSG’s season! 

The first meeting is slated for April 27th at the Damascus Municipal Building (Damascus, PA).  Our meetings NORMALLY occur on the third Saturday of each month (April-November).  Due to Easter falling on the third weekend this year, we delayed one week.  Membership dues are $20 for the 2019 year.  Please bring a dish to share for the annual April potluck lunch.

April’s activities will start at 9am with two simultaneous events.  The spinning and beginners weaving study groups will offer introductory programs in each topic.  Guild meeting to follow at 11am.  

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Winter Hibernation Approaches

What a phenomenal year!  New demonstrations.  New friends.  And educational opportunities galore.

Now, the  bittersweet time is upon us as we enter our winter hibernation.  Please join us for our final meeting of the year.  Don’t forget our annual cookie and ornament exchange.  The program is a duo – tweed spinning and turkey roaster dyeng.  See y’all on November 18th at 10am.

As always, our study groups meet year round.  WWSG Facebook pages will keep you current on these activities.  Next on the calendar is overshot weaving on November 5th at Rascal Fair Farm.  Contact Sharon for more information.












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Demonstrations Galore

WWSG has a busy schedule ahead us!  Excellent opportunities to share  “the lost fibers arts” to modern society.  Please joins us.   Here is the synopsis . . .

August 20th at the Equinunk Historical Society,  Equinunk,  PA (11 – 3) on the porch. Event Coordinator:  Lisa

August 27th at the Greene Dehrer Sterling (a.k.a. GDS) Fair, Newfoundland, PA (9-9) in livestock arena.  Event Coordinator:  Sharon

September 3rd at the Alpaca Festival, Bethel Harvest Market,  Bethel, NY (11-4).  Vender setup time is 9:30-10:00.  Event Coordinator:  Lisa

September 9th at Jeff Jamboree, Jeffersonville, NY (10-4).  Vender setup time is 8-9.  Event Coordinator:  Lisa

October 8th at Callicoon Farmers Market,  Callicoon, NY (11-2).  Vendor setup time is 9:30. Event Coordinator:  Lisa






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History of Weaving

Pat Hilts, curator of the Home Textile and Tool Museum, will be lecturing on the History of Weaving.  Please join us to welcome Pat!

For all you timber frame loom enthusiasts, bring any questions you might have on these lovely old looms.  Timber frame looms are Pat’s passion!

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Wow! Where has time gone?  It seems like only yesterday that we were celebrating our November holiday meeting.

Time to start our new season with the first meeting of the new year – April 22nd.   Yes, the 22nd is the correct date.  Because the third Saturday falls on Easter weekend, the meeting has been moved to the following Saturday.  The other change is the location for this particular meeting – 1720 Cochecton Turnpike, Damascus PA at Damascus Manor United Methodist Church next to the elementary school.  Please note that this is a one time date and location change.

Our April meeting features a potluck and an “Upcycle Program” by our own weaver Annie.  Bring a dish to share as well as your fiber projects for show and tell.

Mark your calendar for our future programs:

June: Pat Hilts historical weaving

July: Zane Gray Museum demonstration

August:  Equinunk Historical Society demonstration (date to be determined)

October: Spin-In

November:  Turkey Roaster Dyeing







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While it may appear that the guild is in hibernation until April, it is far from the truth. Our study groups continue to meet through the winter. Lots is happening!

Knitting study group meets at Narrowsburg Library Mondays 6 -8pm.

Advanced Weaving Study Group meets at individual members homes on first Thursdays 10- 2pm.

Beginners Weaving Study Group meets at Rascal Fair Farm on first Sundays 11-4pm. Check us out on Facebook: WWSG Beginners Weaving Study Group.

Spinning Study Group meets at individual homes periodically.  The next meeting is slated for Sunday, February 12th at Rascal Fair Farm. We will be meeting 12 to 5pm. Tweed spinning will be the program.  Check us out on Facebook: WWSG Spinning Study Group.

Please email if you have any questions.








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