Our July meeting is this week: Thursday, July 12, 2018 at the Hudson Valley Midwifery Center, 14 Hurley Ave, Kingston
, at 7pm (always the 2nd Thursday of the month). We spin during our meetings, so we encourage you to bring your wheel or drop spindle for a chance to win a door prize!At our last meeting we welcomed several new members! And there were some great show-and-tell yarns and projects, some of which are shown above. We always love to see what our members are working on, so please bring something you’d like to show off!
This is our last meeting before the Ulster County Fair!!!
Have you planned your projects? The categories and entry form can be found on this page
. Click on “2018 Wool Room” near the bottom to see all of the categories for entry. You can mail in your entry form and payment (not your actual projects) by July 15, to save 50% on the entry fees ($1.50 instead of $3.00 each). You will still need to deliver your entries to the fair on Saturday July 28 from 9-11am, at the Wool Room. You can also fill out the form that day and pay $3.00 per entry. Bring your questions to the meeting and we will answer them.
We are responsible for running the Wool Room throughout the fair, and we try to have at least two spinners on duty at all times. It’s a really fun time to spin on our covered porch, and share the joy of fiber arts with the public! We’ll start (and hopefully finish) scheduling volunteer shifts at this meeting.
“Don’t forget that our featured item is a vest. You can use any natural fiber and any technique you like and the vest can be entered into the competition which suits it ie: weaving or if it is not wool, then other fiber. ”
We have a team for Fleece to Shawl at the Ulster County Fair. The fair runs from 7/31 to 8/5 this year, and the competition is Saturday 8/4. There is also a Batts to Hats contest the preceding Friday night, in which teams of 2 people have one hour to spin and knit or crochet a hat. It’s really fun!
Dues are due: Our annual dues are $15, payable by check or Paypal (choose “send money to a friend”, firstname.lastname@example.org)
If you take photos at any of our events or meetings, or on your fiber-y adventures, and would like to share them here, or on our Facebook page*, email them to email@example.com
Date: July 12th (always the 2nd Thursday of each month)
Location: Hudson Valley Midwifery Center, 14 Hurley Ave, Kingston
You can also hang with us on our Facebook Page*: facebook.com/UlsterCountyHandspinnersGuild
*note: If you post on our Facebook page, only the admins (Cal, Melody, Whitney) will see it. It’s better if you send to one of us (via Facebook) and we post it; then everyone can see it.