April 2, 2018

Farewell River Spinners

The River Spinners had a good run. Approximately twenty years. 

So much knowledge shared, friendships made, yarn spun, and fabric created.

If you are reading this you are probably wondering were to turn now to further your skills, inspiration, and/or find good company of those that also love the fiber arts. Lucky for you we care to share alternative sources of fiber arts knowledge in the area.

Green Mountain Spinners and Weavers
Martha Seymour crowhillrd@yahoo.com and 

NHA on Facebook

Parallel Plyers
On Ravelry and at Webs see Ravelry for schedule of socials

What happened to the guild's equipment? A couple of pieces of equipment were sold and the remaining equipment was donated to the fiber arts program at The Putney School in the memory of our late member Victoria Huff.

What happened to the guild's finances? We are renewing the subscription to Spin-Off magazine at Brooks Memorial Library and after that all remaining funds will be donated to The Putney School's Rwanda Fund in memory of late member Victoria Huff as soon as the accounts are settled and then the checking account will be closed. I will try to post more info about the Rwanda Putney connection over the next few weeks as it is a worth while cause and you may be inclined to support it as well.

Who was Victoria Huff? Victoria Huff was a lovely and brilliant soul that cared about giving back to The Putney School because they had been so generous to the guild over the years with time, expertise, and workshop space. She was spinning yarn around the time of her passing in the hopes of it being sold to help raise funds for the Rwanda Project (See below for more info on Rwanda Project). We honor her activism, spirit, and life. She died unexpectedly on June 14, 2017.

What will happen to guild's lovely logo of a sheep spinning a river of fiber? It has been given back the original artist to use as she sees fit.

We have been working to close out all emails, social sites, other sites that reference the guild.

We wish you well and happy spinning.

As promised here is more info on the Rwanda project:
Page 21 of Fall 2017 issue of the Putney Post

March 19, 2017

Web presence has moved to Ravelry

Steps (skip steps that you have already completed)

Join Ravelry

Join the River Spinners group

Check out the thread on how to become a member and what it means to become a member.

Check the group threads often and participate in the discussions.

Invite your fiber loving friends to join and follow the steps above!

Happy Spinning!

Fearless Leader of the River Spinners for 33 more days.
After that happy productive member will be my new role.

August 22, 2016

Silk Workshop with Robin Russo in September

Update - I just got off the phone with Robin. She is bringing mating moths with her! They have just completed their 17 day metamorphosis.  - Elizabeth - 9/13/16

Understanding silk from the egg to the final product. We will cover everything about silk from raising silkworms to spinning every form of silk available to the hand-spinner. This class involves a little science, geography, history, and lots of spinning. We examine silk fabrics, threads and fibers with magnification devices; reel cocoons; stretch cocoons over frames (hankies); and blend silk with other fibers to create luxurious yarns. This is a very popular class. I have been teaching this subject since 1989 when I first began raising silkworms. If this class is greater than 1 day it can include making silk paper or incorporating silk into your felting projects. --Robin's brief description of class

Registration is open!