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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Aprl 16th Meeting!

Just a reminder that our first meeting of the year will be Saturday, April 16th, the day after tax day.  We will be doing our pot luck lunch, so please bring a dish to share.  Nellie will
be presenting a program on solar dyeing.

Dues are due ($15), and please bring your projects for show and tell.

Meeting location here.


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Backstrap Weaving

Since we didn’t get a chance to try Backstrap Weaving at the November meeting, here are some great resources for everyone to try at home.

The best resource is Laverne Waddington’s blog, which has excellent tutorials and documents her weaving adventures teaching and learning.

This Weavezine archived article sums up Laverne’s intro to backstrap weaving.

Culturally, there are several variations to how a backstrap loom can be set up, using as little as 1 dowel (wrapped shed stick) to several dowels/sticks.  Pieces can be woven as wide as one is comfortable handling, so you could go beyond body width.

The method I showed you is a Russian method, that uses a circular warp and a shed stick with the warp threads wrapped around the shed stick and a string heddle for the second shed.

Happy weaving,


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November Guild Meeting

Remember, Saturday, November 21, 2015 is the last guild meeting of year.  Bring Cookies for the Cookie Exchange.  Handmade Ornaments to trade and Show and Tell.

We also have elections for President and Vice President.


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Callicoon Farmers’ Market Demonstrations! OCT 11

We are demonstrating at the Callicoon Farmers’ Market Tomorrow, Sunday Oct 11, at the Callicoon Farmers Market. Bring your spinning, weaving and hand made goods.

Set up between 9 and 10, market is from 11 -2 pm

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National Wool Week!

Remember Wednesday, Oct 7, is an all day Spin-In at the Public Library in Narrowsburg.  Stop by anytime with your spinning, weaving, knitting  and other hand crafts and enjoy great company in celebration of National Wool Week.

Western Sullivan Public Library
198 Bridge St
Narrowsburg, NY 12764
Open today
10:00 am – 8:00 pm

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September Guild Meeting

Our next meeting is this Saturday at Damascus Community Center.  (See Meeting tab for directions).

We will visit the Skirted Fleece Mill after Lunch.

See you all there!

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