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 last of the 2018-19 season, on Saturday, June 1, 2019.
with Terri Guerette
On June 1 our guild president Terri Guerette will be leading us in a self-guided guild program about the weavers, textiles, and communities around the Sacred Valley of Peru. The program includes video, speaker notes, and a selection of textiles representing the wide variety of weaving structures and designs from the various communities, from intricate warp-faced pickup techniques to tapestry and scaffold-weaving, plus knitting, dyeing, braiding, and more.
Terri will also help those interested in learning to spin on an Andean spindle.
The materials fee will be $25 and includes an Andean spindle, alpaca fiber, and handouts. Anyone who does not wish to keep their spindle may return the spindle to Terri for a $15 refund.
Directions to meetings can be found here.