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.

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


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


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, (  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).