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.
October 3 Meeting:
Twisted Together – Making Crepe and Cabled Yarn
Join us on Saturday, October 3 for an online Guild meeting featuring
Esther Rogers, a national spinning and fiber mentor, and owner of
This is a great class for all sorts of spinners- from ultra-textured art
yarn spinners, to the most traditional lace weight spinners!! In this
class participants will explore the structure of a layered ply. Going
through the structure and execution of these techniques, we’ll begin
with basic crepes and cables and then will create various samples by
mixing and matching. Participants will see what happens when you
combine techniques. The boundaries of plying and plying and plying
again will be challenged while textures are created, perhaps for the
You must register to attend ahead of the meeting. Those who register for this meeting will be sent the homework prior to the meeting.
Level: Students should be able to spin a single of different weights, and ply comfortably.
|8:30||On-line Meeting start and social time|
|9:30||Vendor presentations – each of our vendors|
will have the opportunity to present what they
have to offer; you and they will interact outside
of the meeting on financial transactions,
|10:30||Instructions, introduction to our mentor and|
begin the program
|12:00||Lunch Break – meeting will remain open|
|12:30||Business meeting, show and tell, and|
|2:30||Q&A with mentor and mentor’s opportunity to present what they have to offer; you and they will interact outside of the meeting on financial transactions, shipping, etc.|
Don’t Know How to Zoom?
The Guild has purchased a Zoom license and will be holding a
trial run for anyone who wants to make sure that they can
connect online through and enjoy the meeting. This trial run
will be held on Sunday, September 27 at 1:00 p.m. and is open
to anyone wishing to join in. Our Guild President will send an
email to the Guild member list with the Zoom connection
information about an hour prior to 1:00 p.m. on Sunday. Use
this to connect. Reply to the email if you have attempted to
connect at 1:00 and are having difficulty. And be patient until
someone can get to you with a problem solving response !