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 usually run from about 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
October 2 Meeting
Spindling for One and All
Many members of the guild are very talented spindle spinners and they have offered to lead us in various types of spindle spinning.
The agenda will include demonstration and mentoring on a variety of Drop Spindles, Supported Spindles, standard plying techniques, ply as you go, and using an e-spinner for plying.
Barbara Morrow will donate some of her stash for members’ practice. Bring your own spindles if you have them and your own stash too, and if you don’t have one, we will make sure to have some spares for you to try during the meeting. If we are really lucky, some of our members with very special spindle collections may bring them for show and tell. Beginning spinners feel free to bring your wheels to get some help before the program starts and during breaks. If spindle spinning is not your thing, feel free to bring whatever you want to work on.
For now we are going to assume an in-person meeting with masks and distancing, but will plan on hosting a hybrid meeting for those who wish to engage online.
Hospitality: People whose last names begin A through F are asked to bring a snack to accompany coffee hour. Everyone should bring their own lunch.
Directions to meetings can be found here.