August 5, 2015

Fall 2015 Workshops!

Happy August,
Recap: Guild members had a lovely time at the June meeting at the Brattleboro Food Coop and a blending day in July.

August 29: Members only dye day in Newfane from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m being lead by Sumac. We are close enough to the new year that if you were not already a member and joined now we would honor that as your 2015-16 dues. See information below the signature on what it means to join. If you plan to attend please be in contact so I can share the details, such as brown bag lunches, directions, what to bring (fiber, yarn, heat sources).

September 13: I have some exciting news. We are bringing Richard Muto and David Lima back again this September. They have agreed to teach the two different topics (The Perfect Rolag and the English Long Draw and Lace-Weight Spinning to Cobweb-Weight Spinning) we were interested in on 9/13. We will have one before lunch (our annual start of year business meeting) and then the second topic after lunch. The Putney School graciously is allowing us to use one of their spaces for the class. Same parking lot but a different location than the Robin Russo workshop. Directions will be sent to those that registered for the class.
The pricing is equally exciting and very affordable. The details are in the registration and sign up. Registration opened to members last week and we are already 1/3 of the way full for the morning class. If you are interested please act fast as I will be sending out press releases shortly and sharing the link on social media.
Fall 2015: we plan to meet again at the Brattleboro Food Coop for the November quarterly meeting

March 2016: Weaving with handspun with Melissa Johnson in The Putney School Weaving studio
Summer 2016: Members dye day with member Betty Murphy

September 17/18 2016: Leslie Markey has secured the dates with Robin Russo for a two day workshop - be sure to keep the weekend 9/17/2016 and 9/18/2016 open!!!! Thank you, Leslie.

We have some other fun things planned for the fall and are always open to new ideas and members.
A special congrats to those of you that participated in this year's Tour de Fleece! I'd love to see us have a team again next year!
Golding Prototype Loom for sale $500 and purchaser must plan to use it and love it and will have to pick it up in Bondville.

The loom is the Standard 36" 4 Harness jack loom. It was unfinished and wiped down with some beeswax/orange oil but it has not had polyurethane applied. It needs a 36" reed. When I got it years ago I emailed Tom and he said the Harrisville Design 36" reeds fit perfectly but the Schacht reeds are too long, and that it was perfectly okay to leave the wood unfinished, but if anyone wanted to finish it he recommended a wipe on polyurethane in two coats. It has never been used and is in need of a loving weaver!

Best, Emily
Feel free to contact the owner directly, Emily Veitch,

Hope you are having a great summer!

Respectfully yours,
Elizabeth Johnson
Fearless Leader

You may want to consider formally joining the River Spinners if you have not already done so, and there are many advantages if you do so. Fiscal Year runs September 1, through August 31. Dues for River Spinners is $20 a year. Youth dues rate is $10 (high school - 21 years old) a year. No fee for first meeting to come try us on. $5 fee per meeting for non members who come to multiple meetings but don't join. $5 for nonmembers on Dye Days unless otherwise specified.
Membership includes . . .
•Quarterly business meeting and social gathering
•Supporting fiber arts in Southeastern VT and Southwestern NH
•Ewesful News email updates (monthly)
•Priority placement and discounts on workshops
•Membership lists and handouts
•Discounts with certain Fiber Vendors (i.e. Golding Spindles)
•Priority placement of links and events on website
•Discount on Interweave Publications and other various offers - current discounted rate is $18 a yearly subscription for any or all of their 14 different publications.
•Mini topics at several guild meetings - take turn in sharing areas of expertise
•Guild Dye Days (weather permitting, of course)
•Use of guild equipment (there's lots of great equipment such as a drum carder, combs, etc.)
Please send your payment to our Treasurer:
River Spinners
c/o Leslie Markey
PO Box 91
East Dover VT 05341-0091