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 the first of the 2019-2020 season, on Saturday, October 5, 2019.
Glitz and Glitter!
with NSG President, Louise Gould
Nutmeg Spinners Guild President Louise Gould will lead our October program — all about glitz and glitter! See the blue beaded crepe, the orange two ply glitter and the white chain ply with random beads above. Plan to bring fine singles that you have spun that has rested on a bobbin for awhile (beads slide more easily on rested twist) or fleece that you could spin quite fine (or buy from one of from one of our vendors) some tool for fiber prep, hand cards, mini combs etc. and a lazy kate for plying. Louise will supply beads, fine sparkly thread, shiny crystal metallic fiber, icicle top and colored angelina fiber and a handout at modest cost ($4).
Sarah Anderson lists at least 10 ways to incorporate beads in your spinning (see The Spinner’s Book of Yarn Designs: Techniques for Creating 80 Yarns). And that doesn’t count spinning fiber with glitz fibers included, or plying with shiny thread. We will try out as many of these as we can on October 5th. You will get a head start on a magical holiday gift for someone!
Until we fill the position of Hospitality chair, we are asking those whose last name begins with the letters E through K to bring a treat to share in October. Others will be asked to bring treats for the meetings in December (L-Q), 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.