Monday, February 26, 2007

RI Wool & Fiber Festival

RI Wool & Fiber Festival meeting canceled for tonight. Date changed to March 5th.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

RI Wool And Fiber Festival Meeting

Linda R., one of our RISG members is part of an  effort to create a RI Wool and Fiber Festival for next year. See this link for earlier posts on this blog concerning the festival.

Interested in attending the meeting? See details below:

RI Wool And Fiber Festival Meeting Reminder- Coggeshall Farm-
there will be a meeting at Coggeshall Farm Museum on Monday evening at 7 pm on Feb 26th.. we'll have the fire going. BRING A FRIEND.. (it helps in keeping warm ;-).
You will need some files if you are attending.Please email Cindy D for those documents.

Civil War Shawl Knitalong
Interested in a Civil War Shawl Knitalong? Go to this site for details. The pattern is in the
Cast On Winter /Spring issue 2001 or you can purchase the pattern from its creator:

Suzanne Pufpaff at:

or send $6.00 in US funds to:
Suzanne Pufpaff
5038 E. M79 Hwy
Nashville, MI 49073

Monday, February 19, 2007

March 10thTextile Collection Tour Update

Hello Spinsisters and brothers......We are looking forward to our visit to URI on March 10th from 1-4pm. Margaret Ordonez will be giving us a short tour of the collection.

We will also be able to knit or spin in a room that will be available that day. Feel free to take your fiber tools if you so desire. I'm thinking that taking a spindle and knitting is a good idea.

Directions to URI:
From the north, take I-95 South to Exit 9 (Route 4 South) in RHODE ISLAND, follow Route 4 to Route 1 South. Stay on Route 1 until the intersection of Route 138 West. Take a right onto Route 138 West which will bring you to the University.

From the south, take I-95 North to Exit 3A (Route 138 East). Continue east on Route 138 to the University.

Travel to Upper College Rd. Stop at the Information Center which will be on the right . The booth attendant will give you a parking pass and direct you to the closest parking lot next to Ranger Rd. There is handicapped parking in that area as well.

The collection is in Quinn Hall on the 3rd floor in Rm 306. There is an elevator that is handicapped accessible.

Food and beverages will be available at the Memorial Union across from Quinn Hall from 10-5pm. It was suggested that we should eat before 1pm so that we can enjoy the collection. A Walking Emporium near the parking lot is also open on Saturday.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Get Well Soon Wishes

The Guild has sent floral arrangements to Sue Dinola and Jean Lavoie, along with wishes for speedy recoveries. May their wheels be spinning and their needles clicking together again soon!

Monday, February 5, 2007

February 10th Guild Meeting At Sharon's House

Jean called me and asked to find another site for Sat. I volunteered. E-mail Cindy D or Judy for directions if you need them.

Give me any information you have on Spring activities or road trips for ourselves and the NHA newsletter.

Give your dues to anyone coming to the meeting so we can get caught up. (I am guilty
also!) ................Sharon

Saturday, February 3, 2007

Gilbert Stuart Old Mill Day

Greetings, Rhode Island Fiberists:

I received an e-mail from Peg O'Connor at the Gilbert Stuart Homestead inviting us to participate in their upcoming Old Mill Day on Sunday, May 6 - 1pm to 4pm. This is an updated version of their annual opening day which usually celebrated the annual herring run in the stream flowing through the property. This year's event celebration will focus on the newly renovated mill.

Last year's event was a lot of fun. Sandy Chatelle, Richard and I demonstrated spinning while Jan Doyle wove our yarn. The folks who stopped by were genuinely interested, asking questions about the crafts and we even had a knitting "clinic" when someone pulled out a project which needed a bit of help.

In addition to our demo there were tours of the grounds and buildings, vendors and a johnnycake concession.

That weekend most likely will also be the Maryland Sheep & Wool weekend so I know that some folks will want to go there, but if you aren't, please consider this opportunity to participate in this event, support this great organization and have some fiber fun!