There is no meeting on Sat. July 1, due to the Independence Day holiday.
Minutes of the May. 2017 Meeting
Karen Fry called the meeting to order.
The minutes from the April 2017 meeting were not available. Cate Johns
gave the treasurer's report. There was discussion about the amount of
money given to guild presenters. Finding no specific figures in the
bylaws, a motion carried to establish the amounts as follows:
New Business: Lacey Mileski discussed the Yarn Lantern workshop scheduled for our next meeting. For planning purposes, she would like to have an idea of how many people are planning to attend. Attendees should wear clothing they don't mind getting white glue on (it will wash out) and should bring a cardboard box, possibly lined with wax paper, to carry their project in so it doesn't roll around their car. Karen Fry asked that another member volunteer to store the guild tent. Karen also asked whether we want to order more guild aprons. After generally positive discussion it was decided that she will find out what the price would be and get back to us. Sue Olive brought up concerns with the logistics of the Joyous Hands spinning times and location. After discussion, it was unanimously agreed to allow the meeting to be at times and locations agreed upon by those who are planning to attend, and to generalize meeting notices to avoid newcomers showing up to canceled meetings. Additionally, it was noted that people wishing to work on crafts other than spinning are always welcome to attend. Sue also updated us that Sigrid Piroch has moved back to Pennsylvania and hopes to have a sale soon to decrease her yarn and equipment stash.
Lord showed an arm knitted infinity scarf made from a double strand of
chunky yarn that she made for a fundraiser. At the beginning of the
show-and-tell time she demonstrated how to cast on and make the basic
stitches, and by the time show-and-tell was done, she had finished the
second scarf and demonstrated how to cast off. Karen Fry updated us
that she has been knitting headbands with oddball yarns. Elizabeth
Tomcho stated that a new floor in her house and extensive spring
planting have kept her from most craft work, but her latched rug
continues to grow. Ann Growley modeled a sweater she made years ago,
and she is knitting a skirt now. She also passed around a large, mohair
shawl in multi-colored jewel tones that she knit with a shaped neck for
comfortable wearing. Jennifer Phillips brought numerous skeins of yarn
spun from her wool. Each was primarily in its natural color and had
smaller amounts of dyed wool - wine, purple or aqua - spun in.
Additionally, she had a sample project spun from a single skein of each
colorway. She plans to give pattern sheets for the projects to those
who purchase the skeins. Theresa Bowden showed a nearly complete aqua-
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Alpaca Fiber –Prime blankets that have
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washed and dyed in various colors. Great for hand spinning and felting.
$16.00 for 4 oz.
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