October Contest Spinning Entries Due!

The deadline for the spinning entries for this month are Due Oct 26th! I need a photo of your skein of yarn, and a close-up. A short description of fibers used, and how you felt about it. If you spun it on a floor wheel, or a e-wheel, or drop spindle. I want to share all that so we can learn from each other…
I have gotten a few entries so far, but we all want to see what you are working on.
If you don’t want your name announced after the contest, just let me know to keep it anonymous.
Please also send along show and tell pictures before the meeting, so I can put them up on the screen. Thank youeveryone.
Gina
darzas@msn.com
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OCTOBER ZOOM MEETING

Greeting everyone! It looks to be an exciting meeting! I will open up the site at 6 pm. Time for chatting, for newbies to learn about ZOOM, etc.
 The results of our first LOCO Fair contest will be announced! The votes are still coming in. I can take them until 6:30 pm tomorrow! (You can vote when I open up the site untill 6:30.) PLEASE VOTE! email me with your votes DARZAS@MSN.COM!!
We will also have a short business meeting, and SHOW and TELL! If you have show and tell item, try to email me a picture of your item, it would be easier for people to see.
In an effort to stay open to guests and new members, I am also posting the zoom invitation on our website this month. If you know anyone who might be interested, tell them to go to LOCOGUILD.COM.
Thanks! See you all tomorrow nite!
Topic: Lorain County Spinners and Weavers Zoom Meeting
Time: Oct 13, 2020 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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October 2020 SUPPLEMENT

Hi everyone, I have gotten a number of votes in but not nearly enough. So, I am resending the fair entries for you to review. You don’t have to be a weaver, just know what you like.
In my continuous effort to get it right I got the few that hadn’t sent descriptions, to get them in, so I added them to this sheet. If you want to change your vote because of that, just let me know.
You have till 6:30 next Tuesday to get me your vote!
I will send out your ZOOM invitation Monday evening.
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October 2020 Newsletter

Greetings everyone!  We are beginning virtual meetings this month.  Please read the newsletter to get the latest updates on what is happening.

The entries for the first LOCO Fair are in this newsletter!  YOU ALL DECIDE THE WINNER!  READ, LOOK, ENJOY AND then VOTE!

Here is the September 2020 Newsletter.  2020 October LOCO. You’ll need Adobe Acrobat Reader to open and read it, which you can find here.

Thanks!

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September 2020 updates

Greetings all!  It is a Beautiful Fall day!  Before I go out and enjoy it, I thought I might give you a few updates.
First, the Nominating Committee is hard at work.   If you would like to run for any of the officer positions please just contact me and we will put your hat in the ring.
One position that we need to fill is that of Refreshments Officer.  That’s the person that brings the cups and paper plates, sets up hot water, etc.  They also keep track of whose turn it is to bring snacks.  Please let me know if you might be interested.  There won’t be anything for you to do for some time until things go back to normal, of course.
Second, this month is the LOCO Fair Weaving Category.  You have thru Sept. 26th, that’s Saturday, to get me your entries.  Send me a picture, and a close-up picture of your favorite weaving, since early March, when this whole Covid-19 thing started.  Give me a sentence or two about fiber, pattern, maybe what loom you use, etc.
The entries will be anonymously published in the upcoming newsletter, and then the whole guild will vote for thier favorite.  The prize is a 50$ gift certificate to your favorite fiber source, for example, it could be The Woolery.  I will tell you; I only have a few entries so far…. your chances are pretty good.   So, get those pictures in!
That’s all for now.  Oh, by the way, I have about 20+ cardboard spools for spun yarn storage or sectional warp beaming, they look to be a standard size like a spinning wheel bobbin.  If anyone could use them, let me know and I will get them to you.  Free for the asking.
Gina
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September 2020 supplemental

HI! everyone.
I hope you are all well and comfy at home.
We had 18 participants at the Zoom meeting tonight.  Not bad for our first virtual meeting. It went very well.  We held a standard meeting, and show and tell.  You will read more about it in the next newsletter in the minutes.
I wanted to take a moment to get comments from the guild.  Mostly I would like to ask, if you did not zoom in, what were the reasons or barriers?   We can’t all attend every meeting, but was there something specific? Like, should I have sent a reminder out the day of?   Are you uncomfortable with the virtual world?  (It is not recorded, and you can just listen in, or not have video). Do we need to schedule another “how to use Zoom” lesson?
Any other comments would also be welcome.  Maybe about how much you enjoyed participating!  I may quote you in the next newsletter.
On to the next item – the Loco Guild Fair Contest: 
 

Sept. 8, 2020 – Zoom Meeting

Sept. 26 at 6 pm -Deadline for Weaving Submissions

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Oct. 3, 2020 – Oct. Newsletter

    1. Show pictures of Weaving Category
    2. Deadline for Voting Oct. 13   6 pm  (Zoom Meeting)
    3. Announce New Category – Spun Yarn (since 3/1/20)

Oct. 13, 2020 – Zoom Meeting

    1. Announce Winner of Weaving category ($50 gift Certificate)

Oct. 26   6 pm Deadline for Spun Yarn Submissions

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So, what that all means is that I need your weaving submission by Saturday, Sept 26th.  Please attach to an email a picture of and a close-up picture of your weaving.  They will be in the next newsletter, then you will have till 6pm the night of the next meeting to vote by email to me, (darzas@msn.com).  In the newsletter the submissions will be anonymous, so you would by vote by choosing a number.  Next month – Spinning!  

 
Just remember with the “Virtual Fair”, 
1) You can win a $50 gift certificate to your fiber choice store. 
2). When we vote, we will not see the names of who made each item.
 
Here is a sample submission.

“Plain weave kitchen towels.  8/2 – 20 epi 100% cotton – 20 epi.  Woven on my Wolf pup.  I wove a large white area in the center because I plan to use a chemical dye technique to paint an image in the center.”  (These have not been wet finished or hemmed yet.  Just grabbed them as an example. If you can’t do a close-up, I will try to get it from your basic picture).
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September 2020 Newsletter

Greetings everyone!  We are beginning virtual meetings this month.  Please read the newsletter to get the latest updates on what is happening.

Here is the September 2020 Newsletter.  2020 Sept LOCO. You’ll need Adobe Acrobat Reader to open and read it, which you can find here.

Thanks!

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August 2020 Newsletter

Greetings everyone!  There will be no meeting this month.  Please read the newsletter to get the latest updates on what is happening, (or not happening),  at the fair and other things.

Here is the Augut 2020 Newsletter.2020 August LOCO. You’ll need Adobe Acrobat Reader to open and read it, which you can find here.

Thanks!

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JULY 2020 NEWSLETTER

Greetings everyone!  There will be no meeting this month.  Please read the newsletter to get the latest updates on what is happening, (or not happening),  at the fair and other things.

Here is the July 2020 Newsletter.2020 July LOCO. You’ll need Adobe Acrobat Reader to open and read it, which you can find here.

Here is a pdf with Lorain County Fair spinning and weaving catagories.  WEAVE fair entries 2020

The  Carlisle Reservation Visitors’ Center on Nickle Plate Diagonal Road (directions here).

Thanks!

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LOCO BULLETIN June 30, 2020

Greetings everyone!

The newsletter will be coming later this week.  It is going to be a very important and detailed Newsletter about the fair and upcoming months in regards to the guild.  We are very concerned about the welfare of our guild members and families and are working to keep us all safe.  So please read it when it comes.   Look for it on Friday or Saturday.

Items covered will be:

1. The Fair
2. Service project
3. Demonstrations
4. Scholarships
5. The Challenge
6. General guild meetings information.

The formal meeting in July has been cancelled, however, Barb and I will be in the parking lot so you may drop off Fair Membership and entry forms.  We will also collect LOCO Membership dues and forms.  More details to come in the Newsletter.

I would also like to include show and tell items please get me your pictures by Thursday evening.  Our virtual show and tell has been a wonderful success!!!  Let’s keep it going!!!

Thank you,
Stay safe,
Gina

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