Nutmeg Spinners Guild

Welcome to the Nutmeg Spinners Guild! Our February Meeting Info is Here!

Welcome to the home of the Nutmeg Spinners Guild!

Our next meeting is on Saturday, April 5, 2014
Meeting runs from 8:30am to 3:00pm at
St. John’s Episcopal Church
679 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, CT

Four Corners
Corner #1:
Leslie Wind
is known for her unique creations for fiber artists.  In recent years she has drawn on her love of knitting and crochet to design a line of sweater pins and shawl closures that she shows in fiber and wool festivals around New England. Made of either sterling or bronze they look well on plain or patterned garments. Some styles also provide a place to hang your glasses. She will show us, one on one, how to make some of these pins at our April Guild meeting.
Corner #2:
Rose Ann Hunter
will discuss recycling and reusing textiles. She teaches traditional rug making 1790 to 1850. She loves to adapt techniques and bring them forward to present day.  She will bring lots of samples and demonstrate for a short while and then offer a workshop on making the little sheep. She sell a little kit that includes the material, with the wool cut, and a 5 inch needle to sew with and the threads and beads, and they complete a little sheep ornament. The cost is $10pp for it. This takes about 1 hour to complete.
Corner #3:
Social Networking for Fiber Artists –
This will be a discussion area where members can share there experience with sites like Ravelry, Pinterest, etc with each other.  We are our own best resource for learning new tips and tricks!
Corner #4:
Beginners’ Corner –
An area to welcome the newest members of our wonderful obsession!! 
  Our very own Vicki Miorelli will be taking photographs of your Members’ Gallery items for our upcoming Nutmeg Spinners’ Guild 2015 Calendar.  So, please bring your handspun skeins and items made from your handspun to our April meeting.  The calendar will be ready for our October meeting and will have Fiber Festival and Guild Meeting dates already entered (as if you needed help remembering)!!  ;D
8:30-9:30 am: Set-up
9:30-11:30 am: Morning Program
11:30 am-12:30 pm: Lunch and Business Meeting
12:30- 2:30 pm: Afternoon Program
2:30-3:00 pm: Clean-up

All meetings are from 8:30am to 3:00pm at
St. John’s Episcopal Church
679 Farmington Avenue

Directions to the meeting can be found here.