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March meeting

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Our March 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.

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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.

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.

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

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