Nutmeg Spinners Guild

Welcome to the home of the Nutmeg Spinners Guild!

Our next meeting will be on Saturday, April 11th, 2015.  (Please note that we are not meeting on the first Saturday of the month!) The meeting runs from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM at

St. John’s Episcopal Church
679 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, CT

Bark Baskets, An Eastern Woodland Tradition
JENNIFER LEE, of Narragansett Indian Heritage


Bark Baskets
Bark Baskets
A basket like no other to store your threading hook and wheel oil — Jennifer will show us how to sew bark using spruce root with a rim of arrowwood. All materials are harvested in the Northern Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts. All baskets are made from a single piece of bark, folded to create shape.

Materials fee: $25 for guild members, $40 for guests.


Please remember to bring:

  • Old shirt or apron to protect your clothing from sap.
  • Awl, craft scissors, pliers, and utility knife if you have them.

A note about the photo: Bark texture and color and sizes may vary as each piece of bark is unique. Taken from Jennifer Lee’s Web page:

Directions to meetings can be found here.

Welcome to the home of the Nutmeg Spinners Guild