August meeting

Our August meeting is this week: Thursday, August 9, 2018 at the Hudson Valley Midwifery Center, 14 Hurley Ave, Kingston, at 7pm (always the 2nd Thursday of the month). note: the center is MOVING! So next month (September) we may be in the new location, not sure yet. Just a heads up for now!
We spin during our meetings, so we encourage you to bring your wheel or drop spindle for a chance to win a door prize! New members are always welcome.
Last week was the Ulster County Fair, one of our main events of the year. Entries were low this year, so you might want to start thinking NOW about planning your projects to enter next year! Above are some photos of some of the lovely pieces entered by our members and other local fiber artisans.
Saturday was the Fleece to Shawl competition. Three teams competed to card, spin, ply and weave a shawl in less than 4 hours. Our team didn’t quite get our shawl completed so we didn’t place this year, but we are motivated to work on spinning and carding FASTER for next year! A fun day was had by all.
Dues are due: Our annual dues are $15, payable by check or Paypal (choose “send money to a friend”, ulsterspinnerstreas@gmail.com).
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 ulsterspinners@gmail.com.
UCHG Meeting

Date: August 9th (always the 2nd Thursday of each month)
Time: 7pm
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.

July meeting

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.
From Hetty:

“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”, ulsterspinnerstreas@gmail.com).
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 ulsterspinners@gmail.com.
UCHG Meeting

Date: July 12th (always the 2nd Thursday of each month)
Time: 7pm
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.

June meeting

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Our June meeting is this week: Thursday, June 14, 2018 at the Hudson ValleMidwifery Center, 14 Hurley Ave, Kingston, at 7pm (always the 2nd Thursday of the month). Bring your wheel or drop spindle for a chance to win a door prize!

This month we’ll be discussing and planning for the Ulster County Fair. From Hetty:

“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 are gathering 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”, ulsterspinnerstreas@gmail.com).

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 ulsterspinners@gmail.com.

UCHG Meeting

Date: June 14th (always the 2nd Thursday of each month)
Time: 7pm
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.

May meeting

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Our May meeting is this week: Thursday, May 10, 2018 at the Hudson ValleMidwifery Center, 14 Hurley Ave, Kingston, at 7pm (always the 2nd Thursday of the month). Bring your wheel or drop spindle for a chance to win a door prize!

For this month’s meeting, Denise will be giving a demo on blending with a blending board. If you have a blending board, bring it and some fiber to blend!

We are gathering 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”, ulsterspinnerstreas@gmail.com).

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 ulsterspinners@gmail.com.

UCHG Meeting

Date: May 10th (always the 2nd Thursday of each month)
Time: 7pm
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.

April meeting

Our April meeting is this week: Thursday, April 12, 2018 at the Hudson Valley Midwifery Center, 14 Hurley Ave, Kingston, at 7pm (always the 2nd Thursday of the month). Bring your wheel or drop spindle for a chance to win a door prize!

Above is a twig weaving by Cal Patch using handspun yarn by Paula Kucera, made at the Mohonk Knitters’ Weekend last month.

Spring is sprouting, lambs are being born, dye gardens will soon be planted… a new fiber season is beginning! What are your plans for the year? Don’t forget to bring your latest handspun project for show-and-tell!

Dues are due: Our annual dues are $15, payable by check or Paypal (choose “send money to a friend”, ulsterspinnerstreas@gmail.com).

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 ulsterspinners@gmail.com.

UCHG Meeting
Date: April 12th (always the 2nd Thursday of each month)
Time: 7pm
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.

March meeting

Our March meeting is this week: Thursday, March 8, 2018 at the Hudson Valley Midwifery Center, 14 Hurley Ave, Kingston, at 7pm (always the 2nd Thursday of the month). Bring your wheel or drop spindle for a chance to win a door prize!

There’s snow on the ground but Spring will be here soon! We’ll be discussing plans for the upcoming fairs and festivals. Don’t forget to bring your latest handspun project for show-and-tell!

Dues are due! Our annual dues are $15, payable by check or Paypal (choose “send money to a friend”, ulsterspinnerstreas@gmail.com).

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 ulsterspinners@gmail.com.

UCHG Meeting
Date: March 8th (always the 2nd Thursday of each month)
Time: 7pm
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.

February meeting

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Our February meeting is this week: Thursday, February 8, 2018 at the Hudson Valley Midwifery Center, 14 Hurley Ave, Kingston, at 7pm (always the 2nd Thursday of the month). Bring your wheel or drop spindle for a chance to win a door prize!

Have you been taking advantage of Winter weather and spending time with your wheel or spindle? Got any ideas for fun programs or projects our guild could do this year? perhaps you took part in the Instagram  #wemakeyarn challenge in January, or are spinning daily for the #spin15aday2018challenge? Don’t forget to bring your latest handspun project for show-and-tell!

Dues are due! Our annual dues are $15, payable by check or Paypal (choose “send money to a friend”, ulsterspinnerstreas@gmail.com).

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 ulsterspinners@gmail.com.

UCHG Meeting
Date: February 8th (always the 2nd Thursday of each month)
Time: 7pm
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.