Sunday, January 14, 2018

Mercer Spinners and Weavers Guild 2018 Meetings

Bonnie Massing posted the 2018 scheduled  meetings:
February 8  Thursday
March 10  Saturday
April 12  Thursday
May 12   Saturday
June 14  Thursday
July 14  Saturday
August 9  Thursday
September 8   dye workshop  Saturday
October 11  Thursday
November 10   Saturday
December 13  Thursday

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Mercer spinners and weavers meeting on Thursday Feb 9th at 10:00 at the Pig Barn (the red building) where our meeting usually is.  We will be learning about spinning cotton with Verna Greenan and spinning hemp with Susan Friedman.  Carol Rak also has some information about spinning hemp that is less processed than what Susan will be bringing.  We have enough cotton and hemp for everybody to have a try.  Even if you don’t intend to spin cotton or hemp we want you to come anyway and bring your wheel or current project and join with other like minded fiber junkies.  Remember something for lunch and your cup.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Our Thursday, Feb 9th Mercer County Spinners and Weavers meeting will be about spinning vegetable fibers – cotton and hemp.  Verna Greenan will be teaching about spinning cotton.  She will have sufficient fiber for you to learn with.  Cotton can be spun on your spinning wheel, I saw it done on a great wheel, there is a wheel called a charka from India which is what Mahatma Gandhi spun on and which will be at the meeting (not Gandhi, the wheel),  and a small supported spindle called a tahkli.  If you happen to have a tahkli please bring it.
And Susan Friedman will be teaching about spinning hemp.  I’ve seen Susan’s prepared hemp fiber, it seems like silk and is very beautiful and soft if all you can think about is hemp rope.  We’re trying to obtain some hemp fiber for you to practice on.
And I know some of you are saying, I don’t want to add another fiber to my stuff, or you’re saying I don’t need to learn to spin cotton (or hemp) I won’t be making anything from that fiber.  This is a chance to have another fiber experience and broaden your knowledge.
Hope to see you there,  Bonnie