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December 2022 Meeting

Here is the information about the craft for the December meeting

Please remember to bring your own mug – BYOM???
Every December, we have offer a traditional craft – a napkin ring, this year.  


The guild supplies materials for those participating in person, but members are welcome to bring their own supplies as well.

If you are attending via Zoom, remember that the password is still 2022ldws …until Wednesday, the next day!
You’ll want to gather up these craft supplies:

 
For each ring:

-One toilet paper core (or two strips of cardstock/heavy paper that are at least 1.5” x 8” in size)
-Tape
-Fabric for the inside of the ring, bias cut is best, but use what you have.   One strip that measures 4” x 9”
-Sewing needle
-Sewing thread (any colour)
-Paper, lined and plain
-Pencil
-Scissors
-Wool/acrylic yarn, any colour, 10-20 yards, worsted weight or lighter. (note, this yarn will not show in the finished ring, but if it coordinates with the colours of floss you choose, it will hide minor imperfections in stitching.  Also, the thinner the yarn, the more you need!
-Needle with an eye large enough to hold embroidery floss, and a sharp point. Chenille needles are ideal.
-Embroidery floss, 6 strand. One skein is enough for a ring, but you may want to use multiple colours.

Blog, General Meeting

October Guild Meeting

Meeting Video – https://youtu.be/0vupFJhnyak

I am very excited to say that our speaker this month will be Beth Showalter.

Beth completed the Ontario Handweavers and Spinners (OHS) Spinning Certificate Program in 2014 with Distinction, and will be speaking about spinning Alpaca fiber.

This is a hands on presentation, and members are encouraged to bring their hand cards and spinning wheels to the meeting.

Beth will have small fiber kits available for members to purchase at a cost of $5, which will allow members to quite literally get a feel for Alpaca.

If you would like to know more, you can find Beth at www.bethshowalter.ca.

We will also be hosting a swap, for anyone who wishes to participate. Members may bring in one or two items (yarn or fiber, of any type, with a retail value of $20-$40) to the meeting. For each item you bring, you will get your name in the random draw. After Beth speaks, we will draw the names, and when your name is chosen, you may go and choose a new item to take home.

If anyone has questions, feel free to email Kathy Broughton, at kathy@rocklakeweaving.com.