Vicky Bryg, Karen Babb, Cris Welch, Sally Vourlojianis, Carol Thombs and Cary James, a possible new member from Kent, who runs a bakery! These ladies all joined me at The Spicy Lamb for the Spin / Craft In. While the weather was kind of dreary, we were comfortable in the Pavilion. Our hostess Laura DeYoung provided drinks, some snacks and music. The best part though had to be the gift of being out in the country and being able to visit with each other. Laura and I are hopping to do it again next year. I hope you will join us!
If you have not renewed your membership here is the form. Print it out and mail in with your check. If you want to join the Medina Spinning & Weaving Guild you may also use this form.
Membership Form 2014-2015
This past weekend a few members were at Antiques on the Square in Medina. Had a great chance to show off our work.
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A couple weeks ago we had our annual Dye Day. This year featured dyeing with the natural dyes of Indigo, cochineal, madder, osage orange (with alum and with copper), carrot tops (with copper) and logwood. These also create a beautiful … Continue reading
Medina Spinning & Weaving Guild presents a two day workshop with Robin Russo on Silk.
Saturday – The Silk Experience – Understanding silk from the egg to the final product. On the first day we will cover everything about silk from raising silkworms to spinning every form of silk available to the hand-spinner. This class involves a little science, geography, history and lots of spinning.
Sunday – Silk Paper – will be making silk paper also called silk fusion or silk felt, it has been a very popular technique for some years. Robin’s silk paper class teaches how to make the paper and allows participants to explore this technique in their own way.
See flyer here
Robin Russo lives in Bradford, Vermont where she teaches spinning, dyeing, felting and working with exotic fibers. Since the 1980s, she has taught at numerous gatherings of spinners, weavers, felters, knitters and historical societies. She has also been writing for Interweave Press for 10 years and has had articles published in Interweave Knits, Spin Off, and Interweave Felt. A fiber enthusiast for more than 40 years, she takes every opportunity to explore its potential.
This Tuesday, May 20th will be our Annual Spike Nielson Memorial Fashion Show. As usually we will start the business meeting at 7 pm to allow time to see all of your creations. Guests are invited to join us.
Also will each member bring a refreshment to share.