February meeting

handspun

happy Valentine’s Day! what better way to spend it than with your true love: FIBER!

Did we mention last month that we have a fun new enticement at every meeting: Door Prizes! You get one chance to win just by showing up, plus a second chance by bringing your wheel or spindle. Additional chances can be purchased for $1 each (all proceeds benefit the guild of course). We need a volunteer each month to donate a prize, so let us know if you’d like to contribute! Last month’s prize was a gorgeous batt made by Melody, who also spun the spectacular yarn above, and demonstrated crocheting into the yarn as you spin.

See some photos from the fun demo Melody did, showing us how to crochet into our handspun –as it’s being spun– on our Facebook page!

Also new: Fiber of the month club! January’s Fiber was Alpaca. If you were not at the meeting, you can still participate.  Spin something out of your own alpaca and bring it for show and tell.  You can do anything you want, spin, knit, crochet, blend, hot glue…

February’s Fiber is Perendale! Sponsored by Claudia.  Bring $2 to get your share of Fiber to play with for the month. Each month we will have a new fiber for you to explore.  We would love for sponsors to organize this activity each month.  If you have a breed that you’ve been wanting to try, or show off, please let us know at the meeting and volunteer to sponsor it.

Renew your membership by this week’s meeting and save!  The guild membership dues for 2013 are $15.  Pay promptly and get your dues at last year’s price- $12! Your membership fee will help the guild acquire more books, equipment, and allow us to have a beautiful booth at the various fairs this year.  We are planning workshops and fiber swaps at every monthly meeting.

UCHG Meeting
Date: February 14th
Time: 7pm
Location: Ulster County Senior Center: 1 Town Hall Drive – Lake Katrine, NY
Topic: Continued planning for 2013

Activity: Core spinning demo with Helen! Bring your wheel, and some fiber to play with.

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

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