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2024 February Newsletter

The February Newsletter can be found here! 2024FebruaryLOCONewsletter

Next Meeting: February 13, 2024  ZOOM MEETING

“Taming of the Hue: Color Techniques For Every Weaver”

We will be having an at home ZOOM learning experience with Robyn Spady (who did a great program last year for us!) “Color can feel like an ominous world to enter.  What seems like second nature to some can be a vast sphere of uncertainty to others.  The good news is it doesn’t have to be that way.  In this class, participants will explore a variety of tools, techniques, and strategies to assist them in exploring different ways of incorporating color into their projects and give them more confidence in discovering new color horizons.  Little is required to bring . . . although, a sense of adventure and a desire to learn more about color is key.” (From Robyn Spady’s website)

A link to the Zoom meeting will be sent out to our membership.

Location: Your very own computer screen in your own home!

Snacks provided by:  Yourself!

Bring your own Beverage.

 

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2024 January Newsletter

The January Newsletter can be found here! 2024 January LOCO Newsletter

Next Meeting: January 9, 2024

6:00 pm Natural Dye Study Group Planning Meeting

7:00 pm President’s Review: We will be doing our annual review of how we are doing and what we would like to see our guild doing. Come with your ideas! As usual we will have a business meeting, regular show and tell and fair show and tell.

Location: Carlisle Reservation

Snacks provided by:  Sheri Z. Beth H. Laura S. Michelle H.

(Thanks for all the yummy potluck last month!)

Bring your own Beverage.

Face masks available at the door if you want to wear one.

 

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2023 December LOCO Newsletter

Click here: 2023 December LOCO Newsletter

Next Meeting: December 12, 2023

POTLUCK NIGHT! 6:30 pm start

Program:  Handmade Christmas ornament exchange, drawing for scholarships, shawl raffle, Business meeting, Show & Tell

Location: Wellington Reservation

Snacks provided by:  All of us! It’s a potluck!

(Thanks for all the yummy snacks last month!)

Bring your own Beverage.

Face masks available at the door if you want to wear one.

2023 December LOCO Newsletter

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Natural Dyeing with the Western Reserve Spinners & Weavers Guild

On Tuesday, November 28th at the Lake Farm park (6:30 show and tell, program at 7 pm) the Western Reserve Spinners and Weavers Guild program will be a presentation by the members of the Dyeing special interest group. 

 

It is available via Zoom: 

Zoom 
Topic: WRSW November Meeting
Time: Nov 28, 2023 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 818 7508 6717
Passcode: WRSW
 
This might be interesting to those of our guild interested in setting up our own special interest study group (organizational meeting will be at 6 pm on January 9th before our January meeting.)
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International Scarf Exchange Opportunity

2024 ISCE FORM

Nancy P. participated in this exchange last year. Talk with her at our next meeting for details about the experience but this information is directly from the PDF Form at the top of this post. Try something new! Great for spinners, knitters, crocheters!

International Exchange Opportunity

Canberra (Australia) Spinners and Weavers invites you to participate in the 32nd Annual International Scarf Exchange

The Annual Scarf Exchange is an international program aiming to preserve the skills of spinning, weaving, knitting, and crocheting to expand the fibre craft network, and to challenge each crafter to produce their best work. Our theme for 2023-2024 is Aurora Australis.

How it works. Each crafter will send 150-200grams of clean, carded or combed fibre to the event organiser, -Canberra Spinners and Weavers (CSW) for 2023-2024. CSW will receive your fibre and exchange it for another entrant’s fibre, then post the exchanged fibre to you. Your new fibre package will include 150 – 200gms of fibre ready for you to spin, and then craft into a scarf, shawl/wrap, cowl, or beanie. When you have completed your crafted item you will post it back to CSW. All items will be displayed in the “Annual Scarf Exchange Exhibition” which will be held in the ‘Fay Skyring Canberra Textile Works Gallery’ at CSW Maclaurin Cres Chifley 22-30 June 2024. A list of fees and dates for the exchange program is outlined in the following entry form. At the conclusion of the exhibition the item made from your fibre will be sent to you, with the details of the person who crafted it for you.

As you will appreciate it is very important that your submitted fibre is clean, carded or combed, and free from any contamination or strong odours, including mothballs or similar as this may trigger asthma. The fibre submitted can be any fibre or colour of your liking. If you send white or natural coloured fibre which could be dyed, CSW will try to match your fibre with another entrant who has dyeing skills, unless you specify you would like it left in its natural state. Please note: CSW reserves the right to return any fibre packs to the sender if the fibre doesn’t comply with the above conditions. The fibre must be sent in a resealable plastic bag. Any fibre left after the crafting, will also be returned to you along with your item after the exhibition.

Entry fees cover administrative and return postage costs for all Australian entrants. International entrants will need to pay for the return postage of your crafted item.

CSW look forward to receiving your entry and hope you enjoy your crafting experience

So, have fun and make new friends.

 

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2023 November Newsletter

The November Newsletter can be found here! 2023 November LOCO Newsletter

Next Meeting: November 14, 2023 (7:00 pm)

Program:  Movie Night! (Overshot), Business meeting, Show & Tell

Location: Carlisle Reservation

Snacks provided by:  Ben K., Debbie S., Elaine J.

(Thanks for all the yummy snacks last month!)

Bring your own Beverage.

Face masks available at the door if you want to wear one.

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Get Your Swag On!

New members and old members alike…how would you like to update your wardrobe with a new shirt, hat, bag, or sweatshirt with our LOCO guild logo? Big Frog Custom T-shirts in Avon still has a 5-10% discount if you buy from this link: https://lcspinandweave.itemorder.com/  

If you think you want something different than what is in the LOCO link you can always go to their store: Avon Commons, 35878 Detroit Road, Avon, OH 44011 or call them at 440-723-3393. (If you don’t get it from our link then you will have to pay regular prices.)

Wear and or use your swag at demonstrations, meetings, going to the grocery store or as pajamas. (We’ve all probably done that at least once!) If you have an artist page, it’s a great way to encourage your folks to check it out. 

Hope to see everyone swagged out in meetings to come!

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2023 October Newsletter

The October Newsletter can be found here! 2023 October LOCO Newsletter 

Next Meeting: October 10, 2023

Program:  One Woman’s Opinion

Because the Wellington setting is not so easy for us to show a movie, we have made a program change. The movie on overshot will be shown in November at our usual location (Carlisle Reservation).

As a lead in to our monthly LOCO Guild Fair (23-24) entries, we thought we would instead have an informal critique of any weaving, spinning or knitting projects members would care to bring in. Rosanna Ludwig is a member of the Medina Spinners and Weavers Guild. She has years of experience as a weaver, spinner, and knitter. She will be with us in October with a program we are calling “One Woman’s Opinion”. Anyone is free to bring in a piece or two of their work, be it fantastic, or maybe not so much so, and Rosanna will give us all her critique. This is an informal setting, and we hope folks will receive her thoughts in the spirit in which they are given. We will get to as many pieces as time allows.

Business meeting, Show & Tell 

Location: Wellington Reservation

Snacks provided by:  Betsy B., Sheri Z., Barbara D.

(Thanks for all the yummy snacks last month!)

Bring your own Beverage.

Face masks available at the door if you want to wear one.

 

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September 12 Meeting Teaser!

It is that time of year again! Time for the basket raffle! There are some handy baskets and there are some diamond
baskets. There is a 4 harness Leclerc Table loom that is excellent. There is a beautiful drum carder, Gilmore Shuttles, yarn to knit, weave and crochet with. There is fiber for spinning, hand carders, a warping board, and a Lendrum jumbo head flyer. Over 30 baskets and items. We often get last minute donations so you never know what you might find. The tickets are 1$ each and 6 for 5$. Drop your ticket or tickets in the jar in front of the item you would like, and you might just win it! Join in at the September 12th Tuesday meeting at 7 pm. To participate in the raffle you must be a member with your
dues current. All items including the baskets they come in are donated. All items are as is and must be taken home Tuesday evening.

If you aren’t a member, this is a great time to join. Download the membership form and bring your dues with you. Join the fun!

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2023 September Newsletter

Here is the 2023 September LOCO Newsletter

 

Next Meeting: September 12, 2023

Program:

Bring your fair items for fair show and tell. We are proud of what you do and make! We are also doing our basket raffles. (There will be 34!)  Looking forward to a fun night of sharing.

Business meeting

Location: Carlisle Reservation

Snacks provided by: Kathy W., Jean O., Laura S.

Bring your own Beverage.

Face masks available at the door if you want to wear one.