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
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
Nine members attended the Nuno Felting workshop presented by Carol Thombs. They each made a scarf with wool locks felted onto silk gauze.
Our February meeting featured a mentoring night with members sharing their knowledge. It was an opportunity to learn about chain plying, linen stitch, cable knitting, kumihimo, card weaving and warping with two or more warp chains.
Sunday February 25, 2018, 2:00 to 4:00 PM, Free admission
United Latvian Evangelical Luthern Church Hall,
1385 Andrews Ave., Lakewood, OH 44107
Showcasing a traveling exhibit of Latvian mittens supplemented by collections of mittens from the local Latvian community. Please come and visit this colorful exhibit and learn more about the rich knitting traditions of Latvia and its history.