The Monthly Newsletter of the Golden Fleece Spinners’ Society
Next Meeting: November 20, 2010 Bag Lunch
Grace Episcopal Church, Oswego Road, Baldwinsville, NY
The meeting will begin at 10:00, the church will be opened by
9:00 for set-up, so come help if you can
November Meeting –Business meeting with show & tell followed by a wet-felting project.
We'll be doing flat projects like chair pads, hot pads, pictures, wall hangings or holiday hangings and/or round projects like cat toys, holiday ornaments, felted bars of soap. The guild will purchase some wool but if members would like to use some of their own, they should bring it along. Members should also bring any kind of embellishments like wool yarns, colored wool, locks, or other fibers to felt into their project. Bring a few large towels and a plastic spray bottle to use to keep fibers wet and soapy, a plastic bag to take project home is a good idea as well
Annual Dues – if you have not yet paid your annual dues, please get them in at this meeting – $20 for the year, Guild Year runs September to June.
Due date is the November Meeting.
Baskets to Cherish was not able to do our workshop in February because of a family event of some kind taking place on that date. We have, however, confirmed May 21st for the basket workshop. We were talking about a road trip to the Rush show that day, but need to go on Sunday if interested as a group. We have a choice of baskets - either the Williamsburg basket or a yarn basket, and there will be samples of each at the January or February meeting. Everyone will need to be making the same basket. The materials fee will be $30-$35 for either one.
Also, keep Christmas Around the World at Fort St. Marie in mind for the holiday season. Looking for demonstrators Friday and Saturday, 5 - 9, weekends after Thanksgiving until the week before Xmas.
Hats, Hats, Hats --- Survivors Hat Project continues.
Linda M has some yarn if you would like to make hats to be sold at the 2011 NYS Fair, to benefit the Wool Center at the Fair.
CNY Wool and Fiber Frolic Committee is continuing their work. Applications have been received and will be reviewed. ***** Committee Meeting will take place during or after the November guild meeting. Save the date: April 16, 2011. The festival will be held at Beaver Lake Nature Center. The committee will provide updates at each meeting. (Vendors will be announced in December)
30th Annual 2010 Colonial Holiday Sale, November 19th and 20th (10-5), November 21st; (12-5) and November 26th, 27th (10-5) and 28th (12-5). Route 370, Baldwinsville, NY
Liberty Ridge Open Barn. Saturday December 4th (10:00 AM) – Book sale, shearing of approximately 65 sheep – Pick out your fleece on the hoof ! They also have a working industrial carding machine to process your washed fleece.
December – Rainbow Acres Open Barn on December 11th 9:00 to 5:00.
Quote of the day: “Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.” — Mary Lou Cook
Fun at the fiber Fest !