Nutmeg Spinners Guild

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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 on Saturday,  October 6, 2018.


Small Loom Weaving

with Ginger Balch

The small looms currently in fashion are very appropriate for spinners to use with their handspun yarn. Ginger Balch will be teaching/demonstrating how to quickly warp and set up a rigid heddle loom. Her presentation will include sharing of samples of work that she has done and slides of the details. She will be available to help individuals experiment with some weaving on rigid heddle looms.  Members are encouraged to bring other pre-warped small looms (pin looms, inkle looms, tablets (for card weaving) that they would be willing to let attendees try during the day.

Ginger’s work with rigid heddle looms is highlighted in Ashford’s magazine issue #28 of The Wheel in the article “Stained Glass on the Rigid Heddle Loom”.  She will be sharing some of the pieces from that article.

Directions to meeting can be found here.

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