For the first day of Spinzilla we gathered at Nancy’s house. We moved from the porch to the drive when the sun moved and it started to get cooler.
The bobbins are filling up.
Hale Farm And The Medina Spinning & Weaving Guild Blanket Project
A new blanket for the hired hand at Hale Farm’s Goldsmith House is being planned and we would love for guild members to be a part of this project, using wool roving provided by Hale Farm. The wool will be spun into a designated-size single yarn by guild members and then woven into a blanket at Hale Farm. The woven blanket is inspired by a blanket woven by Mary Ann Alexander Parks from Tennessee. Her blanket is one of many beautiful pieces in the book, “of Coverlets” by Sadye Tuen Wilson and Doris Finch Kennedy as part of the Tennessee Textile History project.
Blanket Project Spin-In
On Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2
,guild members are invited to come to Hale Farm for a spin-in at the Hale House, during which time you can spin wool for the blanket project. Contact Becky Monegan if you plan to attend so that your name will be on the volunteer list at the Gatehouse ticket counter. Hale Farm is open from 10:00-5:00
both days. You may come and spin at your convenience during the two days. Becky’s contact info is 330-920-1448
If you can not come to the Spin-In but would like to participate in the project, bags of roving will be available at the October guild meeting.
Spinzilla is a world wide Spinning Contest. This year there are 77 teams. The Black Locust Farm/ Medina Spinning Guild Team is one of two in Ohio. Registration closes on Friday, September 30, the fee is $10 to join the fun. The whole $10 goes to the The National Needlework Association’s Mentoring Program. We are allowed 25 team members. Below is a list of places where our team will be spinning. It is your choice to come or just spin at home. Please check back to see updates. I personally may not be at all the spots. If you have to choose one spot please come to one of the times at Black Locust Farm in Lodi, the days are Friday and Saturday.
Updated with picture of finished curtains in the Saltbox House.
A few years ago, at one of our May meetings, the guild awarded the raffle ticket collection to Hale Farm for the use of purchasing weaving supplies to make curtains for Hale Farm’s Saltbox House.
Those of us who took Melissa Weaver Dunning’s Arcadian Weaving Workshop, fell in love with the pattern “Cordonne”. As we each took our turn weaving several inches we all agreed that it would make lovely curtain material. When looking for a pattern for the Saltbox curtains, this pattern came to mind. Continue reading