Nutmeg Spinners Guild

Welcome to the home of the Nutmeg Spinners Guild!

Our next meeting will be on Saturday, October 1, 2016.

Shepherd’s Talk

Pam Blasko

Our October 1 program will feature Pam Blasko of Dream Come True Farm, and Virginia Scholometti of The Yellow Farm. They are co-owners of Shepherds Talk, and are devoted to exploring breeds and working with fiber. They will be conducting a program on long wools for the guild, with the main focus on creating a fun skein of art yarn. The instructors will review fiber prep for art yarns, lock spinning techniques, how to add in and plying technique. Participants should be able to complete a fun skein of art yarn during the meeting.

What to bring:

  • Spinning wheel in good working order or a drop spindle
  • Niddy noddy, ball winder, hand cards
  • $20.00 fiber fee – materials will include approximately 5 oz of locks, silk and various add ins, and plying material.

Pamela Blasko lives on a small farm in Oxford CT with her husband Mike, where they raise wool-producing animals so that Pam can create fun and whimsical handspun yarns.  The fleeces and raw fibers that the animals yield, she processes by hand, including washing, carding and dyeing, to insure that when she spins her yarns she is using only the finest materials.  Pam’s favorite yarns to spin are art yarns with bold colors that are usually big and bulky, full of character and personality.  She translates these fibers into knitted works of art.  Pam also fashions felted artwork, using both wet and needle felting techniques.  In this way she creates one of a kind clothing items, boxes, rugs and framed wall art.

Visit her website http://www.shepherdstalk.com/, the Shepherd’s Talk Facebook page,  or her Etsy shop pamsfiber.etsy.com.

Meeting Information:

Time:  8:30 – 2:30, including program, lunch break, business meeting.

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

Directions can be found here.

Lunch:  Bring your own so that you don’t have to go out and purchase it.

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