Opening Season!

It is once again time to dust off the  wheels and looms for the 2018 WWSG’s season! 

The first meeting is slated for April 21st at the Damascus Municipal Building (Damascus, PA).  Our meetings occur on the third Saturday of each month (April-November).  Membership dues are $20 for the 2018 year.  Please bring a dish to share for the potluck lunch.

April’s program will include sorting the guild’s library (spinning and weaving books, magazines, videos, etc.) What an excellent opportunity to peruse the guilds resources!  All materials are available for use by members.  In addition, a hands-on project of wool dryer ball construction will complete the days program.  Bring all those wool scraps with you and turn them into a something usable!

Looking ahead to other programs, we have the following line-up: May (natural dyeing & drop spindle lessons), June (textured rigid heddle weaving), July (Zane Grey Museum demonstration), August (introduction to tatting), September (create fiber “up-cycling”),  October (spin-in) and November (spinning wheel & loom care).

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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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OPENING DAY

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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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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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May Guild Meeting Location Change!

This is a reminder that our May Guild Meeting will be at Rascal Fair Farm.

The program is FETA cheese making at 10am.   We will have cheese starting at 10 am in main house for all those folks that asked how to make it.   We will need to visit the cheese once an hour over the course of our meeting.

We will have assorted wool and alpaca samples for spinning.  In particular, a new fleece cross to try – Southdown/Finn in black and smoke gray.

As our program, we will have a short lecture/walking tour on Gardening with Wool

If anyone as folding chairs, please bring these along.  Carpool if you can.

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