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Upcoming Workshops:

Deep Freeze Fiber Fling
January 24, 9 am to 4 pm
Mt. Vernon Commons
This event should be a fun day of socializing, spinning and fiber. What more can you ask for on a January day? Additionally, we are very excited to roll out an online payment method with this invite. Attached is our sign up genius link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e44aeac2ba1fc1-deep
You now have two payment options available for workshops and events- send in a check via mail or pay online. (Yay!)

Fiber PhD (Projects Half Done) Day
February 28, 9 am to 4 pm

St. John’s United Methodist Church
Do you have a project that requires help?
Do you have questions that Handwoven and Spin-Off haven’t answered?
Do you like to hang out with your fiber friends?
If you answered yes to any of these you need to come to the Fiber PhD.

See the Shrink: One-on-one sessions with a talented chapter member. You can sign up for 30 minutes of help with weaving, spinning, knitting, crocheting, sewing handwovens, and/
or embellishments.
Small group therapy: Question and answers with some of our talented members in an informal setting throughout the day on many different topics.
Large Group Therapy: Hang out with your fiber friends in the lounge area and enjoy your favorite crafts along with fresh espressos.

Cost is $15 per person for the day. The church is handicap accessible and equipment can easily be rolled in and out.

We need help to pull this event off.
Half day of one-on-one mentoring. Guild members can sign up for ½ hour of help.
  • Sewing and piecing your handwoven – afternoon
  • Weaving general – afternoon
  • Crocheting – morning
  • Embellishments – afternoon
  • Drop spindle – morning and afternoon

Small group mentoring – 1 hour. This will be an opportunity to teach, share, answer questions for one hour. I have had volunteers for certain topics. I have some ideas, but you can are free to go off-list for the topic with which you are most comfortable and let me know your time preference. The schedule laid out below is just a sample.
  • Inkle Loom – I understand the one hour class at the retreat had a wait list.
  • Rigid heddle
  • Tapestry
  • Spinning woolen
  • Spinning worsted
  • Spinning long fibers
  • Processing fleece
  • Using hand dyed rovings
  • Spinning short fibers
  • Spinning silk
  • Spinning cotton
  • Warping you loom
  • Card weaving and warping
  • Common weaving mistakes and how to fix them
  • Crocheting

We will be sending out a sign up genius link soon.

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"Pretty Colors"
Multi colored rovings for a Spinning for Color class taught by Deb Menz.

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Long time knitter, spinner par excellence Gayle Andrus took a beginning rigid heddle weaving class this past year. Photographed here by Mary Werner is her very first hand woven project, a beautiful bag, using handspun fibers and embellished with beads.

Gayle was pleased to have had her bag displayed at a First Friday Art Show at Changepoint Church where she also demonstrated drop spindle spinning. Gayle’s husband made the display stand for the bag.

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The natural dyeing class was tons of fun.
Gathered the dye supplies...


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and had some fun!

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Every color of the rainbow!

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