March meeting

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Our February meeting is this week: Thursday, March 9, 2017 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 “magic yarn ball” of handspun. This could be a good way to use up those little bits of leftovers you have! Please bring a recent project for Show and Tell if you feel like sharing. We love seeing what our members are up to! Also, 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 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.

February meeting

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Our February meeting is this week: Thursday, February 9, 2017 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 spinning? Do you have spinning goals or plans in mind for the year? Please bring a recent project for Show and Tell if you feel like sharing. We love seeing what our members are up to! Also, dues are due. Our annual dues are $15, payable by check or Paypal.

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 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. If you send to us and we post it, everyone can see it.

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January meeting

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Our January meeting is this week: Thursday, January 12, 2017 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!

This past Sunday was Distaff Day. Did you spin to celebrate?

At this month’s meeting we will welcome the new officers and discuss plans for the new year! Also, dues are due. Our annual dues are $15, payable by check or Paypal.

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: January 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. If you send to us and we post it, everyone can see it.

December meeting and holiday party!

img_5992 img_5993 img_5994Our December meeting, which is also traditionally our holiday party is this week: Thursday, December 8, 2016 at the Hudson Valley Midwifery Center, 14 Hurley Ave, Kingston, at 7pm (always the 2nd Thursday of the month). Bring a pot-luck dish or dessert, and (optional) a fiber or spinning-related gift if you’d like to participate in the gift exchange!

Above are some photos of a lovely woven shawl with some interesting techniques, brought to the last meeting by one of our members (Claudia?). We usually have a show-and-tell at our meetings to share what we’ve been working on.

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.

This month’s meeting will be a quickie and we’ll elect our 2017 officers. And then we’ll have our party and ever-popular gift exchange!

UCHG Meeting
Date: December 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. if you send to us and we post it, everyone can see it.

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November meeting

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Our November meeting is this week: Thursday, November 10, 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 photo above shows the student samples from Cal’s “Embroidery for Knit + Crochet” workshop at last weekend’s Northeast Handspinners Association’s *The Gathering*, held in Lake George. It was a fun fiber-filled event!

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.

This month’s meeting will be about recapping the Sheep & Wool Festival, proposing officers for 2017, and planning ahead for the new year!

UCHG Meeting
Date: November 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. if you send to us and we post it, everyone can see it.

October meeting: Sheep & Wool!

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Our October meeting is this week: Thursday, October 13, 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.

This year we pulled together two Fleece-to-Shawl teams, and both won 2nd place! The top photo is from the Ulster County Fair, and the 2nd photo (+ the rest) are from the Dutchess County Fair. Congratulations teams!

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.

This month’s meeting will be about planning for this weekend’s New York State Sheep & Wool Festival, also known simply as *Rhinebeck* to those who don’t realize that Rhinebeck is a town that exists all year ’round, not just for one weekend in October! Our guild will have its usual double booth in Building 39, first spot on the left! We’ll be demonstrating spinning and selling fiber, handspun yarn and finished goods. Come see us and say “hi!”.

UCHG Meeting
Date: October 13th (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

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