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May meeting

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Our May meeting is this week: Thursday, May 10, 2018 at the Hudson ValleMidwifery 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!

For this month’s meeting, Denise will be giving a demo on blending with a blending board. If you have a blending board, bring it and some fiber to blend!

We are gathering a team for Fleece to Shawl at the Ulster County Fair. The fair runs from 7/31 to 8/5 this year, and the competition is Saturday 8/4. There is also a Batts to Hats contest the preceding Friday night, in which teams of 2 people have one hour to spin and knit or crochet a hat. It’s really fun!

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 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.

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February meeting

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Our February meeting is this week: Thursday, February 8, 2018 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 taking advantage of Winter weather and spending time with your wheel or spindle? Got any ideas for fun programs or projects our guild could do this year? perhaps you took part in the Instagram  #wemakeyarn challenge in January, or are spinning daily for the #spin15aday2018challenge? Don’t forget to bring your latest handspun project for show-and-tell!

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: February 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. It’s better if you send to one of us (via Facebook) and we post it; then everyone can see it.

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.

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.

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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