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

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