December 3, 2014

Spinning is Like Love

Spinning is like love - the more you do it the easier it gets.

This popped into my head today - probably "unvented." I Googled it but came up with nothing. It still makes me happy because it is so true.

Happy spinning!


December 1, 2014

December Ewesful News

Happy December!  I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Upcoming events:
Our next meeting is Saturday, December 13 and will be held at Brattleboro Savings and Loan from 10:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

De-stashing fiber swap round robin in the am
Business meeting at noon
Brown bag lunch with Holiday Snack - optional potluck sharing
Guild equipment inventory and redistributing Guild equipment (see more below)

January -  Yarn Harvesting - January 11, 2015 - with Sadelle Wiltshire at Jenny Bakriges' home in Whitingham. 11:00 a.m to 3:00 pm. Weather permitting. (see more below)

Saturday, March 21 - Robin Russo Exotic Fibers Workshop
Location: The Putney School, 418 Houghton Brook Road, Putney VT 05346

Join River Spinners as members
Members wanted and needed. I am pleased to say we are currently up to 11 members.
Membership dues can be brought to quarterly guild meetings or mailed to
River Spinners
c/o Leslie Markey
PO Box 91
East Dover VT 05341-0091

Members get discount on Interweave magazines $18 for each yearly subscription - send in your dues to get the discount before

A lovely offer from our founding member.
Jenny Bakriges, founding guild member, has graciously offered to host socials at her home in Whitingham. We are thinking possibly doing this quarterly on Sunday's in between the quarterly meetings. Please plan to discuss this further during the December business meeting and will get back to her with our suggestions. Thank you Jenny!


Guild equipment inventory and redistributing Guild equipmentWe need to know what we have and make sure everything is in good working order. Please email me with a list of guild items in your possession soon and plan on getting the items to the December quarterly meeting where it will be discussed how to best circulate what we have to guild members.
I currently have the drum carder and the spinning wheel in my possession and am curious as to the location of the following items and to know what else we accumulated during my maternity leave.
I plan to suggest that we look over the equipment and determine what needs repair and cleaning during the meeting and vote on anything that needs to be done to get items in good working order and how to distribute them to River Spinner Members. Feel free to reply even if you don't have the items but you believe you know who had them last so I can follow up.

We hope to see you on December 13 at Brattleboro Savings and Loan.
If you have any questions, concerns, or ideas please do let me know.

Respectfully and gratefully yours,
Elizabeth Johnson
Fearless Leader