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Nutmeg Spinners Guild

Welcome to the home of the Nutmeg Spinners Guild!

Our next meeting will be on Saturday, October 1, 2016.

Shepherd’s Talk

Pam Blasko

This program will cover the differences in breeds,  working with fiber right off the animal, its characteristics, processing, spinning, and take a close look at what Shepherds do to offer their fiber.  Learn about what to look for and what to stay away from when buying a fleece, and what questions to ask when buying either roving or raw fiber from the Internet.

Pamela Blasko lives on a small farm in Oxford CT with her husband Mike, where they raise wool-producing animals so that Pam can create fun and whimsical handspun yarns.  The fleeces and raw fibers that the animals yield, she processes by hand, including washing, carding and dyeing, to insure that when she spins her yarns she is using only the finest materials.  Pam’s favorite yarns to spin are art yarns with bold colors that are usually big and bulky, full of character and personality.  She translates these fibers into knitted works of art.  Pam also fashions felted artwork, using both wet and needle felting techniques.  In this way she creates one of a kind clothing items, boxes, rugs and framed wall art.

Visit her website, the Shepherd’s Talk Facebook page,  or her Etsy shop

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.

Lunch:  Bring your own so that you don’t have to go out and purchase it.