Nutmeg Spinners Guild


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.

Our next meeting will be on Saturday, June 3, 2017.

Entrelac Knitting Workshop

With Ginger Balch


The June 3 Guild meeting features a program by Ginger Balch on how to knit Entrelac patterns.  Entrelac is a knitting technique used to create a textured diamond pattern. The result resembles basket-woven strips of knitted fabric.

Ginger is one of the guild’s former program coordinators and she has taught workshops and adult and children’s classes in fiber arts for over 20 years. She is the owner of In Sheep’s Clothing Fiber Art Studio, specializing in rigid heddle weaving. She also teaches basic weaving on multi shaft, tapestry and triangle and inkle looms. Demonstrations are available on any of the wheels, looms and spindles at her shop. Ginger will bring scarf kits for sale, as well as other knitting supplies.

Bring to the class:

  • Worsted weight yarn, 1 ball each of 2 or more colors.
  • 600 yards if you wish to start a scarf rather than a sample piece.
  • $3.00 pattern fee.
  • Straight or #24″ circular needles, size #7, #8, or #9, or size appropriate for yarn being used
  • Scissors
  • Optional size H or I crochet hook.

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.

Welcome to the home of the Nutmeg Spinners Guild