Nutmeg Spinners Guild

Welcome to the home of the Nutmeg Spinners Guild!

Our first meeting of the 2015-2016 season will be on Saturday, October 3rd, 2015.

The meetings run from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM at

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

Choosing a Fleece for Spinning

Ellen Rodzen, Member

 Feel confident in your ability to purchase a fleece that’s perfect for your upcoming projects.   Ellen will review how to choose a fleece, and then what to do with it once you’ve got it home.  What is the difference between fleece and meat breeds?    What are commonly available fleeces and their general use guidelines?  Some sample fleeces will be available for demonstration.  Do you have fleeces at home that you are now unsure of?  Bring them in and we will discuss them and problem-solve.

Directions to meetings can be found here.

Arts Center East, Call To Fiber Artists

Arts Center East (formerly Vernon Community Arts Center) will host A Celebration of Fiber Arts exhibit from October 11 to November 7, 2015. Artists 18 years of age and older may submit fiber art including, but not limited to, quilts, textiles and weaving. Jurors are Ed Johnetta Miller, a nationally renowned fiber artist, curator and lecturer and Michele Palmer, a fiber artist, author of twelve books on textiles and museum curator. Please do not submit work previously shown at Vernon Community Arts Center.

Each artist may enter up to three pieces. All work must be original and ready for display. Work must be hand delivered. There is a one-time, non-refundable, entry fee for submissions of $20 for one entry or $30 for up to three entries. Make checks payable to Arts Center East.

Drop off dates are Sunday, September 27, 1 – 4; Tuesday, September 29, 2 – 6; and Thursday, October 1, 2 – 6. For more information and a prospectus please check our website at or call 860 871-8222.

The submission form is available here.


Welcome to the home of the Nutmeg Spinners Guild