November meeting

Our November meeting is this week: Thursday, November 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!

Were you at the NYS Sheep & Wool Festival last month? It’s our biggest event of the year and ribbons were won, fleeces were acquired, handmade items were sold, and general fun was had! Bring your entries or the goodies you brought home to the meeting for Show & Tell.

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: November 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.

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October meeting

Our October meeting is this week: Thursday, October 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!

Check out Claudia Marie’s gorgeous sweater that she’s knitting with her own handspun! it’s her first handspun sweater and it is DIVINE.

The NY Sheep & Wool Festival is next week! We’ll be discussing our booth (come see us in Barn 39!) and scheduling volunteers for demonstration shifts. We need everyone to pitch in and demo spinning for at least a few hours. If you won’t be at the meeting but would like to help, you can fill yourself in on the Google doc or leave a comment on our facebook page (linked below) and I’ll slot you in.

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: October 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.

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September meeting

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Our September meeting is this week: Thursday, September 14, 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!

The photos above are from the Dutchess County Fair, where our team came in 3rd this year spinning a gorgeous rainbow shawl, with warp spun and naturally-dyed by Paula, from her own sheep’s fleece! The competition happened to take place on her birthday, so she’s keeping this one!

At this week’s meeting we will be recapping fair season and discussing plans for the NY Sheep & Wool Festival.

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: September 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.

August meeting

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Our August meeting is this week: Thursday, August 10, 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!

The photos above are from our own Ulster County Fair last week! we had a great time demonstrating and competing. did you enter a project? Our team won 2nd place this year out of three teams in the Fleece to Shawl competition.

At this week’s meeting we will be recapping the fair, showing off our entries and ribbons, and discussing plans for the upcoming Dutchess Fair and the NY Sheep & Wool Festival.

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: August 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.

July meeting

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Our July meeting is this week: Thursday, July 13, 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!

The photo above is some gorgeous handspun and knitting by Claudia (i think? correct me if i’m wrong! i can’t remember).

Fair season is upon us! We’ll need lots of volunteers to keep the Wool Room staffed every day of the Ulster County Fair (August 1-6), and we try to have at least 2 people there at all times.  Have you checked out the categories and planned your entries? The *Special Item* at our fair this year (best one will receive an extra prize) will be a poncho. Also, ALL ARE WELCOME to form a team and enter our Batts to Hats competition on Friday night (8/4) at 6:30pm. Teams of 2 people spin and knit/crochet a hat in less than 2 hours! The annual Fleece to Shawl competition (teams of 5 spin and weave a shawl in 4 hours) takes place on Saturday (8/5) from 11-3.

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: July 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

*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

Our May meeting is this week: Thursday, May 11, 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!

The photo above is from the Mohonk Knitters’ Weekend Retreat in February, organized by our own Paula of  White Barn Farm in Gardiner. It was really fun, and many kinds of fiber arts were taught and demonstrated.

Fair season is coming quick! We are planning teams for the Fleece to Shawl competitions at our local Ulster and Dutchess County fairs, and planning projects to enter into the competitions. The *Special Item* at our fair this year (best one will receive an extra prize) will be a poncho.

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: May 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

*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.

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April meeting

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Our April meeting is this week: Thursday, April 13, 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!

It’s time to start planning for summer fairs and activities! Now would be a great time to review the categories for fair entries! Here are some useful clickable links:

Ulster County Wool Room: http://ulstercountyfair. com/wp-content/uploads/2013/ 09/2016-Wool-Room.pdf (This is the 2016 handbook, but should give some ideas. Usually the only thing to change is the featured item.)
Dutchess County Fair entries page: http://dutchessfair.com/ dutchess-fair/competitions/ ( Their handbook is not available for 2017 yet, and they do not have the old one posted. When it’s available, you should be able to click on it from this link.)
Don’t forget to take note of the dates of both fairs:
Ulster County Fair, August 1-6, 2017
Dutchess County Fair, August 22-27, 2017
 …that puts the dates for the Fleece to Shawl Competitions Saturday, August 5 and Sunday, August 27. It’s never too early to start thinking about putting together a team, and we could always use the prize $$$ in the guild’s treasury!

 

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

Please bring a recent project for Show and Tell if you feel like sharing. We love seeing what our members are up to!

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 13th (always the 2nd Thursday of each month)
Time: 7pm
Location: Hudson Valley Midwifery Center, 14 Hurley Ave, Kingston

*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. thanks!