Welcome to the home of the Nutmeg Spinners Guild! Nutmeg Spinners Guild is Connecticut’s statewide guild for handspinners. The Guild has been an active part of Connecticut’s fiber arts scene for more than 20 years. Our membership is large and diverse, coming from throughout Connecticut and nearby states.
We meet five times a year on the first Saturday of the month in October, February, April and June. In December we meet the second Saturday. Meetings run from about 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
February 6 Meeting:
Dan Brewer And His Spindles
Have you ever wondered as you spin on your spindle just how much work and thought has to go into the creation of this simple fiber tool? It is one of the oldest tools for spinning fiber, around for thousands of years. Just as the act of spinning at its core is simple, but the execution can be anything but, so too is the creation of a spindle.
We will have Dan Brewer with us via Zoom for the February Guild meeting, sharing some insight into how he goes about creating his spindles—what wood to use, how the use of the spindle dictates the make of the spindle, balancing the spindle, etc.
Our Guild President will send an email to the Guild member list with the Zoom connection information about an hour prior to 9:00 on Saturday. Use this to connect. Reply to the email if you have attempted to connect and are having difficulty. And be patient until someone can get to you with a problem solving response !
Our program schedule will be:
- 9:30-10:00 gather, chat
- 10:00-11:30/1200 Dan presents
- 12:00-12:30 lunch/open chat
- 12:30-1:00 lunch/business meeting
- 1:00-2:30 open spin, vendors