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, February 4, 2017.
Spinning Stupendous Singles
With Amy King of Spunky Eclectic
Learn how to make the singles, how to tell if you’re going about it right, how to perfect them and how to finish them off. This is a fun class and some things may be more surprising if you’ve never made singles yarns. At the end of class if time allows, we’ll go over how to use the singles in garments to get predictable results.
Please bring: Materials Fee: $35, payable to the instructor; a wheel in good working order with 3 or more bobbins. If you have a wheel that has extra whorls, bring them. It’s also helpful to have a Niddy Noddy and a Lazy Kate. You must have a good working knowledge of the wheel and be comfortable with basic spinning instructions. This is an intermediate class.
There is still space available for our second day class – please let your non-guild member spinning friends know.
February 5, 2017 – Techniques for Spinning the Yarn You Want
Amy’s Day Two class is limited to 20 participants. It is an approximately 6-hour class from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with a 12:00 p.m. break for lunch. This is an intermediate class. Participants need to be capable of making yarn and be comfortable with basic spinning instructions. Material fee: $10 included in class fee.
Please Bring: Working Spinning Wheel in Good Order, note taking material, Niddy Noddy, Lazy Kate, 3 bobbins. Bring in a couple of samples of yarn that you want to copy. It can be commercial yarn or hand spun and some fiber that you want to work with. Amy will also have a small amount of fiber available.
You may either bring your lunch or you can purchase lunch within walking distance of the Grange Hall.
Location: Glastonbury Grange Hall, 895 Main Street, (Route 17) South Glastonbury, CT
Signups for the class to hold a spot can be made via PayPal with a $50 deposit, or pay in full. Final class cost will be around $70 based upon a headcount of 20 people.(Click here to add the deposit to your cart, then click on that cart to the left to complete the transaction.)
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.