The next meeting of YAWG will be on Wednesday January 5 at 11 am in the Colonial Inn on the Canfield fairgrounds.
We will be playing with spinning by adding interesting things to make novelty yarn and have general social time. Bring whatever you would like to work on.
Mark your calendars…meetings will be on the first Wednesday of the month with the exception of Fair time in September.
Fair entries due by August 10!
Don’t forget to send your entries. We had a spectacular showing of weaving and spun yarn last year…let’s do more this year! New categories should make more entries possible.
East Ohio Handweavers
If you are interested in the basket weaving meeting to be held at Monica’s home on August 17th, she will need to know soon if you are attending and what basket you wish to weave. Here are pics of the fruit basket (L) or the Williamsburg basket (R).
September meeting will be the auction, so start collecting auction items. To those that have never attended could be weaving supplies or just little odds and ends as residents and members both bid on items. The funds we get help to support our guild and this way we don’t have yearly dues to pay. We also will be serving more of a lunch to residents as well, so think as to what you might like to bring and sign up in August.
Youngstown Area Weavers
There is no August meeting. September is the annual picnic and beginning of the year meeting. It will be at Howland Park.
I recently listened to the “Weave” podcast featuring Sally Fox, whose naturally colored organic cottons most of us are familiar with. Her story is absolutely riveting of why & how she developed her cottons, the trials and tribulations along the way and her hopes for the future of organic cotton. Give it a listen and then check out some of the earlier “Weave” podcasts too.
Weave podcast #52
10 am at the Canfield Fairgrounds, the Annual Roc Day Celebration! Traditionally it is the day when women would return to spinning so bring spinning if you have it – drop or wheel – and if not any other portable project to work on during and after the meeting. Bring along a finger food to share too.
We will review the weaving category changes we would like to propose for the Canfield Fair. Bring a list of ideas. The exhibitor’s meeting is on Jan 12 at 1 pm.
We haven’t had a regular meeting in a while so there should be a lot of show and tell to look at – bring what you have been doing.