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 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
Our next meeting will be held on the second Saturday in December, on December 14, 2019.
December’s meeting will be a traditional “Four Corners” workshop, where the room is set up with four mini-workshops and members can rotate among them. This is an opportunity for members to briefly explore four different fiber and fiber-adjacent topics. Our hosts will be Vicki Ball, Terri Guerette, Vicki Miorelli, and Alanna Sultar. In the course of the meeting, you will have time to visit all four corners, two before lunch and two after lunch (and the business meeting).
- Get The Best Use Out Of Your Wheel: Vicki B. will give you personalized tips to make your wheel run more smoothly. All you need is your wheel and some fiber.
- Making Stitch Markers: Terri will show you how she makes stitch markers. If you’d like to make your own markers, there will be a $2 materials fee for beads and wire. Terri will have the appropriate tools, but if you have your own tools and/or beads, you can use those also.
- Photographing your handspun yarns and items: Vicki Miorelli will have set up a few stations for you to photograph your handspun yarns and items. She will give you tips for lighting, taking your images and post processing. All camera types are welcome. Even your cell phone can create stunning images if a few simple steps are taken. Vicki does ask for a few things; if you are using a point and shoot camera or a DSLR camera, please bring your manuals. Since Vicki shoots with a Canon full frame camera, she is not always familiar with other camera menus and their abilities.
- Needle Felting: Alanna Sultar will demonstrate needle felting and let you try it out with her tools. Bring some fiber to play with.
Until we fill the position of Hospitality chair, we are asking members to contribute based on on the first letter of their last name. For the December meeting, if your last name begins with L-Q, please bring a little something to share. Others will be asked to bring treats for the meetings in February (A-D) and June (R-Z). Please bring your own insulated cup of coffee or tea, or your beverage of choice.
Directions to meetings can be found here.