Spinning Wheel Play Day

Come out to learn about spinning. Guild members will be at the Brunswick Public Library on Saturday, November 10th from 11 am – 5 pm. We’ll be in the room to the right as you come in the main entrance.

The Library is at 3649 Center Road, Brunswick, Ohio 44212.

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October Meeting

This Tuesday will be our monthly meeting. There will be a presentation by Woven in Exile about their work with Bhutanese refugee weavers in Akron. http://www.woveninexile.com

If you would like to lead a Make ’n Take session at the December meeting we will be accepting suggestions.

As a reminder there will not be a meeting in November.

Spinning at Alpaca Boutique

Several members spent the day at Alpaca Boutique in Medina to celebrate National Alpaca Day Weekend. This is a new shop which will have its grand opening November 16-18. There will be demonstrations again.

October Wooly Pages

The October Wooly Pages newsletter is available.

Spinzilla 2018

spinzillaIt is time once again for SPINZILLA. Registration is under way. You may register at https://www.tnna.org/event/spinnerreg until September 27th. Our team is “Team Black Locust.” The proceeds from the $15 registration fee is donated to The National NeedleArts Association (TNNA) outreach program. Kathy Kaltenbach owner of Black Locust Farm Yarn Shop in Lodi is our sponsor again this year. Please support her shop as Kathy pays to sponsor our team.

This is a chance to work on your spinning skills, clear out your stash and show people a craft we love. Please do not worry about speed or skill level. This is about getting together to share and spin. You may join us at events, spin at Black Locust Yarn shop, or stay home and spin, spin in the car (make sure someone else is driving). Yes spindle spinning counts.

Get togethers, Come when you can.

Monday October 1 
10-2 Jean Crawford 10480 Indian Hollow Road Elyria, Ohio 44035
Jean serves lunch but bring something to share
3-8 Addicted Coffee and Ice Cream Bar. 13743 Madison Ave, Lakewood, Ohio 44107
If you do not fill up on ice cream and pastry we go to dinner afterwards.
Tuesday October 2
10-2 Beth Hines 10717 LaGrange Road, Elyria, Ohio 44035
Beth serves lunch $5.00 bring something to share
Wednesday October 3
10-3 Buehler’s 3626 Medina Road, Medina, Ohio 44256
We gather in the covered picnic area in front of the store
Thursday October 4
10-4Ben Franklin 13 W. College, Oberlin, Ohio 44074
Look for the white tent in front.  There are plenty of places to grab a bite
11-8 Black Locust Farm  110 Bank Street, Lodi, Ohio
This is our sponsor shop. Please try to stop in and thank Kathy
Friday October 5
11:30-2:45 Richfield Senior Center 4410 W.Streetsboro Road, Richfield, Ohio 44286
Plenty of parking
11-8 Black Locust Farm  110 Bank Street, Lodi, Ohio
This is our sponsor shop. Please try to stop in and thank Kathy
Saturday October 6 
10-5 Brunswick Historical Society Farm 4613 Laurel Road, Brunswick, Ohio 44212
This is the Annual Harvest Pumpkin Festival  lots of people
11-4 Black Locust Farm  110 Bank Street, Lodi, Ohio
This is our sponsor shop. Please try to stop in and thank Kathy
Sunday October 7
10-5 Brunswick Historical Society Farm 4613 Laurel Road, Brunswick, Ohio 44212
This is the Annual Harvest Pumpkin Festival  lots of people

September Wooly Pages

The September Wooly Pages newsletter is available.

August Wooly Pages

The August Wooly Pages newsletter is available.

Playing with Color with Kathy Arnold

October 20th, 10am – 3pm

Come explore your creative spinning genes by spinning gradient, ombre & fractal yarns. Participants need to bring: A Spinning Wheel, extra Bobbins, Ball Winder, Color Wheel Chart (if you have one).
Flyer available here
Open to other Guilds: September 1, 2018
Registration Deadline: October 1, 2018

Medina Dye Day – June 16, 2018

The Medina Dye Day was a huge success thanks to Hollie, Becky, Cris, thirteen other avid dyers and the weather. Thank you Hollie for offering your home to guild members.
Sixteen enthusiastic dyers each brought twelve skeins of yarn for dyeing. You could tell that Becky and Cris were well seasoned dyers and had everything organized for the day. The directions were clear and everyone helped with the process. We tagged our yarn and placed it in the appropriate labeled mordant tubs: iron, chrome, alum, copper, tin and indigo. We prepared the pots and mordants and then waited for the yarn to soak. While waiting we caught up on individual projects and conversation. I had conversations with new acquaintances and watched all the spinners and knitters do their things. Nancy was working on a braided rug and Beth was weaving a Dorset Rug from dyed t-shirts. Knitters were making scarves, bags and socks. Spinners were spinning wool and all was good.
While waiting for yarn and dyes, Cris made available an Indigo dye bath. Dark blue yarn was the result after one dip. No need to dip again.
Once the yarn soaked in the mordants, it was placed on the grass waiting for the next step. Did you know a salad spinner is a great tool to use when wringing yarn?
We used madder root and weld for the dye bath. An hour later, the yarn was added to the dye baths changing colors depending on the mordants. There was light yellow, yellowish brown, tan, salmon and a variety of other colors. The weather was perfect along with the venue and friends. Thanks for making this day possible.
a reflection by Guild Member Barb Enos

June Wooly Pages

The June Wooly Pages newsletter is available.