Wednesday, January 2, 2019

The Other News


I've had some inquiries lately about spinning and weaving guilds in the area.  Luckily we have several throughout the state and I'm always happy to forward on information about them.  Before we moved to the farm, I participated with a couple of the groups and really enjoyed the camaraderie and educational opportunities.  

Post farm, I haven't been to a guild meeting in years :-(.  Heck, I have a pretty darn complete studio right here on the farm and I still don't show up near as much as I should I'd like.  I always have big hopes that various events we've hosted here will allow me to sit down and spin, but I always end up talking and teaching...and watching over my shoulder while everyone else makes and uses yarn.

I've decided to start a small guild here on the farm, open to anyone interested in wool crafts.  Any fiber crafts (or any crafts as I guess there are other crafts than just wool based ;-) and not just from our sheep, although if you show up with some alpaca, mohair, camel, rabbit...we might make you sing a silly sheep song! ;-)


We are going to meet on the second Tuesday of each month, starting at 6:00 p.m.  While that sounds like an odd day and time, I don't want to conflict with the Monday, Friday and Saturday meet times of several other local groups.  Plus, it's nice to have something mid-week to look forward to :-).

Most folks coming out to the farm enjoy visiting with the sheep.  Some even want to learn more about what it takes to have sheep, how to care for them, shearing...  If that's you, come a little early and you can help with the evening chores (or just watch if you prefer).

We'll even have food!  Don't get too excited.  It will most likely just be a loaf of fresh bread and a Trader Joe's soup...or blue box mac and cheese...just kidding...mostly ;-).  You are welcome to bring something to share, but absolutely can just show up and relax.

The first meeting will be next Tuesday, January 8th.  I sure wish everyone was "local" or they'd get that stupid teleporter working.  Please join us in spirit!


P.S. I didn't paint the Wool House picture.  That was done with a phone app ;-).  Still pretty though!


14 comments:

Meg Caulmare said...

Love the blog entry and the entries I've read about you and your myriad enterprises (bees! Monarch butterflies!) on Robin Nistock's blog. Thank you for posting your email address above. I'd like to be in touch but couldn't make the Contact button work, not even by hovering over the "con" part of the word. See? I DID read through your whole page! You know those people who can't wear watches because there's something about their body chemistry that makes the watch not run? I'm like that with tech, and I work with computers all day. Some days are longer than others.

Keep up the good work. Am going back to read more, esp about your new horse. Will email shortly.
with warm best wishes for a Happy New Year,
Meg

I need orange said...

Your lucky neighbors! :-) Sounds lovely. I'll enjoy hearing about it. :-)

Michelle said...

Wonderful that you are putting this together. I hope you will post about it.

Sheepmom said...

I would be there in a heartbeat if it weren't for the 600 miles in between. I will SO be there in spirit!

Susan Mckee-Nugent said...

WHAAAAAAAA, I am SO far out of the neighborhood!!! What a great idea for you and the neighborhood of spinners/weavers. Spin ON!!

Elaine Lim said...

Fantastic and I wish I lived closer!!

Leslie said...

Argh! I'm just gonna have to pack up and move to KY so I can do all the fun sheep stuff. What a great idea, hope it's as wonderful as it sounds.

knitski said...

A once a month commute from Alaska hmmmmm! I love it and I am sure others will enjoy this meeting time an awful lot. Tell about the phone APP that created that piece of art work WOW!

Terry and Linda said...

Fun! You are the most innovative and creative being! Everyone will more than enjoy being there!

LannieK said...

How perfect! The lucky fiber folk in your area ~ I'll be there in spirit!

Karen Haggas said...

Oh to live closer!!! Wonderful plan - wish western New York wasn't so far away!

sophy0075 said...

Oooh, lovely! If only the Doctor would bring his TARDIS by. Or a Weasley would provide me with some Floo powder. Then I could join you!

MarmePurl said...

Guess I am just going to have to move to KY

Far Side of Fifty said...

What fun! You are one busy gal!

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