Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Famous Demonstrators from the Rhode Island Spinners Guild...

Most of you know our own Dave and Iris demonstrated at a fiber show in Massachusetts two weekends ago...but now you can see for yourself how famous Iris is in this article.


There was even a picture, check it out, and wish them congrats!
Thanks to Iris and Dave for your good press for the Rhode Island Spinners Guild, and fiber arts in general!

**(edited to add) Iris says thanks to Peggy for all her demonstrating help on Saturday...and Dave and Iris thank everyone who stopped by and visited.

Monday, November 15, 2010

November 2010 Rhode Island Spinners Guild Meeting...

the view from slater mill

Saturday was an excellent day for spinning at Slater Mill in Pawtucket, RI!
We had a business meeting, lots of spinning, and some excellent baked treats were shared.
In addition, 4 new members attended the meeting. Welcome to all of you!!

*Thanks to Katy for providing this great picture of our view out the window.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

RISG at the Gathering

Inspiration, good friends, great food!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Doing the Horizontal (Draw)

I was cruising the web for spindle spinning videos and happened upon this one on the Horizontal Draw. I was impressed with the technique since it relieves stress on the neck and shoulders.
Since I am currently spinning several fibers from the fold on my spindles, I thought this technique was a winner. View the video and comment below the post about your thoughts on the video.

Also check out Fiberbeat for more fiber news and videos.

Monday, February 8, 2010

February Meeting

Date: Saturday February 13, 2010
Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Slater Mill, Jencks Education Center, 67 Roosevelt Ave., Pawtucket, RI
Notes: Business Meeting 1:30-2:00

Demonstration of core spun plying.

If you'd like to try it bring:

1) A bobbin of something spun with a high degree of twist (this will be the "core" and can even be a commercial yarn or strong thread).

2) Another fiber to go over it for plying (this can be a single on a bobbin, or even something like a pencil roving or combed locks).

3) An empty bobbin for plying.

4) A kate if there is none on board your wheel.