Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Dues are Due!

The January meeting is at Slater Mill on January 9th (2nd Saturday), from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Don't forget. Dues ($15 single, $25 household) are due and payable to RI Spinners Guild at that meeting.

You can also mail your dues to our treasurer, Donna. Her info is available on our yahoo list.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Spinning at Casey Farm

As the guild membership knows a trip to the Farmers' Market is always a wonderful time. Several guild members arrived to spin, eat and talk.

Hope to see some of you there in September..............

Sunday, June 28, 2009

The remainder of 2009 is a busy one for the guild. Check out our schedule in the sidebar. Here is a preview to help you plan.

August 15 Washington County Fair.

As for Washington County Fair this year due to the number of members we have we will be doing things a bit different this year. We will be scheduling people, there are people who would like to attend during the week and there are some who would like to attend during the weekend. You will need to let Sharon know in advance what days you can attend. Also you will need to be a member in standing with the Rhode Island Spinning Guild and a current member by July's meeting in order to receive a ticket. This year we will be inviting the CT Nutmeg Spinning Guild and the BayBerry Guild.

September will be at Casey Farm in the AM and Slater Mill in the afternoon.

October will be a extended metting it will be held from 12:00 to 5:00 and we will be doing another carding day since the last one was very successful.

November will be another extended meeting from 12:00 to 5:00 and we will be have members demonstrating different plying techniques. If you know of a plying technique please let me know, we would love for you to demonstrate it.

Marva, Sharon, Sandi

Thursday, May 28, 2009

The Third Annual RI Sheep and Wool Festival

The RI Spinning Guild was out in full force for the 3rd Annual Sheep and Wool Festival. Many, many thanks to Linda R and her committee for all their hard work to put R I on the fiber map.

Here are some pictures of the day...........................

Carol, our weaver, and Beth works diligently to finish the shawl:

Here's a better shot of the weaving pattern:

David demonstrates the ins and outs of flax preparation:

Sunday, March 29, 2009

RISG at Sachuest

If you get a chance take a ride up to Sachuest Wildlife Refuge. RISG members volunteered to spend the day spinning and demonstrating for the public. We also had the opportunity to take a nature walk as well as view an exhibit by nature photographer David Farmer. My personal favorite was his Blue Heron.

The nature walk along the ocean was beautiful.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Looks like there has been a bit of confusion as to where and when we are meeting in April.

Here's where will meet:
Coventry Historical Society
April 18th, 12 -4 pm