August 22, 2014

Be inspired!

A chance to see Richard Muto and David Lima in action - go be inspired :) Come on back home and register for their 9/6 workshop - free to all members (since we didn't pay dues last year if you were a member before that you are considered a member now!)


This year’s celebration will take place on Saturday, August 23, 2014 from 10 a.m. to
3 p.m. and will feature a walking tour of the village and a special demonstration at
the Jamaica Historical Museum. Returning acclaimed fiber artists Richard Muto and
David Lima will demonstrate spinning and weaving techniques. Raffle tickets will
be sold and the lucky winner will receive a very special shawl – woven at this event.

Richard Muto is an award winning fiber artist who works as a spinner, weaver and
knitter creating one of a kind clothing and apparel. Richard studied theatre arts at
the University of Rhode Island and progressed to designing and knitting sweaters
before discovering the joy of spinning. He has won many awards in the field of
prepared fiber, judged at textile trials at sheep and wool festivals and continues
contributing as judge and member of several fiber and knitting guilds. He teaches
spinning and also finds the time to compose music for cabarets and music events – a
true renaissance man.

David Lima, an award winning spinner and weaver, has judged sheep and wool
festivals throughout the Northeast and is a member of the Rhode Island Spinners
Guild and founding member of the Maine Fiber Arts. His works have sold in shops
and galleries throughout New England. Jamaica is proud to host this talented pair
who will celebrate the renewed interest in this special craft.
Jamaica Village Walking Tour booklets with a map will be available and several
homes and establishments will be open to view.

August 6, 2014

Join us Saturday 9/6/14 for The Perfect Rolag/English Long Draw

Class Description: Learn to card the perfect rolag using hand cards.  Learn the twenty-four count of carding/ charging the cards, how to transfer the wool, and the trick of rolling under the hand card.  Perfect rolags, like wisps of smoke, perfect for the English Long Draw technique of spinning yarn.

Location: Brooks Memorial Library Meeting Room (back entrance on 2nd floor)
224 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301 - Library hours on Saturdays are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Registration deadline: 9/1/14 looking for a minimum of 10 participants, maximum of 40 participants - register early to help the planning.

How to register: Send an email with names and numbers in your party, indicate if you are a member or not, and if under 18 please indicate your age as well to Checks can be sent to PO Box 6043, Brattleboro, VT 05302 and should be made out to the River Spinners. Cash will be accepted at the door.

Cost: Free to members of the River Spinners, $30 for non members.

Minimum age: 12

What to bring: spinning experience, a spinning wheel with scotch tension, and hand cards (broken in if possible).

Prompt arrival at 10 required for a successful event.

Brown bag lunch/meeting from 12-12:30

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