August meeting

Our August meeting is this week: Thursday, August 11, 2016 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.

Did you come to the fair? The photos above are from last week’s Ulster County Fair, where our guild is the life force behind the Wool Room. We host daily workshops/demonstrations (that’s a weaving workshop with Halyna, pics by Paula), and two fun competitions, Batts to Hats on Friday evening and Fleece to Shawl on Saturday. I’ll try to get some photos from each of those to post here! If you have some, please send them to ulsterspinners@gmail.com.

This month’s meeting will be about recapping the Ulster Fair, and planning for the Dutchess Fair and NYS Sheep & Wool Festival. Hope to see you there!

UCHG Meeting
Date: August 11th (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

June meeting

IMG_3454IMG_3453IMG_3452Our June meeting is this week: Thursday, June 9, 2016 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.

The lovely weaving above is by guild member Claudia Lawrence. She’ll be teaching a saori workshop on June 18 in Red Hook.

Fair season is fast approaching! In this month’s newsletter, Melody explains how to fill out your entry cards. We will be discussing and planning for our events at the Ulster County Fair, as well as the Dutchess County Fair and the NY Sheep and Wool Festival.

UCHG Meeting
Date: June 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

May meeting

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Our next meeting is this week: Thursday, May 12, 2016 at — NEW LOCATION!!!— 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.

The Fiber Season has begun! We’ll be looking ahead to the events we are participating in this year, both as a guild and as individuals. It’s time to start planning your projects to enter in the fairs! In early August we have the Ulster County Fair, where we host 2 competition events and need volunteers to demonstrate in the Wool Room, then later that month there’s the Dutchess County Fair. Want to be on a Fleece-to-Shawl team?

UCHG Meeting
Date: May 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

March meeting

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Our next meeting is this week: Thursday, March 10, 2016 at — NEW LOCATION!!!— Hudson Valley Midwifery Center, 14 Hurley Ave, Kingston, at 7pm (always the 2nd Thursday of the month). This is Whitney’s new practice in Kingston and we are trying it out as our new meeting location. If you know anyone who isn’t online and might not see this info, please let them know! Bring your wheel or drop spindle for a chance to win a door prize.

Dues are due! Bring $15 cash or check.

It’s time to start looking ahead and thinking about which fairs and festivals you’ll be spinning for this year. The Ulster County Fair pops up before you know it at the end of July, so now’s the time to get those projects going! We try to represent our fiber community and inspire others to join us at this annual event, by filling the Wool Room with our colorful work. And that’s usually our first Fleece to Shawl competition of the season.

We are invited to a practice session of Fleece to Shawl spinning and weaving with the Elmendorph Guild on March 26. Join a team!

UCHG Meeting
Date: March 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

February meeting

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Our next meeting is this week: Thursday, February 11, 2016 at — NEW LOCATION!!!Hudson Valley Midwifery Center, 14 Hurley Ave, Kingston, at 7pm (always the 2nd Thursday of the month). This is Whitney’s new practice in Kingston and we are trying it out as our new meeting location. If you know anyone who isn’t online and might not see this info, please let them know! Bring your wheel or drop spindle for a chance to win a door prize.

The beautiful saori weaving above is by guild member Claudia Marie, who learned from our current guild president Claudia.

Dues are due! Bring $15 cash or check.

We are invited to a practice session of Fleece to Shawl spinning and weaving with the Elmendorph Guild on March 26. Join a team!

UCHG Meeting
Date: February 11th (always the 2nd Thursday of each month)
Time: 7pm
Location: Hudson Valley Midwifery Center, 14 Hurley Ave, Kingston

Are you on Ravelry? Did you know we have a UCHG Ravelry group? Please join us for ongoing fun and chat throughout the month between meetings!

You can also hang with us on our Facebook Page: facebook.com/UlsterCountyHandspinnersGuild

December meeting and holiday party!

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This month’s meeting is Thursday, December 10, 2015 at the Ulster Town Senior Center at 7pm (always the 2nd Thursday of the month).  Bring your wheel or drop spindle for a chance to win a door prize!

Our December meeting is traditionally a holiday party and (optional) gift exchange. Bring a snack or drink to share, and a wrapped gift if you want to!

We will also discuss officers for 2016. Perhaps you’d like to volunteer to hold a position this year?

UCHG Meeting
Date: December 10th (always the 2nd Thursday of each month)
Time: 7pm
Location: Ulster County Senior Center: 1 Town Hall Drive – Lake Katrine, NY

Are you on Ravelry? Did you know we have a UCHG Ravelry group? Please join us for ongoing fun and chat throughout the month between meetings!

You can also hang with us on our Facebook Page: facebook.com/UlsterCountyHandspinnersGuild

November meeting

Screen Shot 2015-11-11 at 7.08.35 PMFiber ladies in their finery at Rhinebeck 2015!

This month’s meeting is Thursday, November 12, 2015 at the Ulster Town Senior Center at 7pm (always the 2nd Thursday of the month).  Bring your wheel or drop spindle for a chance to win a door prize!

Come show off what you made for Rhinebeck, what you brought home, or tell us about your favorite part of the festival.

Have you paid your annual dues yet for 2015? Please bring a check for $15 to become a member of the guild, receive our newsletter, and be in the loop of what’s happening in our fiber community.

Know of any interesting fiber-y articles, blogs, happenings? Please share, or forward to our newsletter editor Marilyn at Gaiascupboard@yahoo.com to have it included in our newsletter or here on the web.

UCHG Meeting
Date: November 12th (always the 2nd Thursday of each month)
Time: 7pm
Location: Ulster County Senior Center: 1 Town Hall Drive – Lake Katrine, NY

Are you on Ravelry? Did you know we have a UCHG Ravelry group? Please join us for ongoing fun and chat throughout the month between meetings!

You can also hang with us on our Facebook Page: facebook.com/UlsterCountyHandspinnersGuild