Jan
10
7:00 PM19:00

January Guild Meeting

7-7:30 pm is social time. Meeting starts promptly at 7:30 pm. Program: Review of Guatemalan weaving exhibit at Schweinfurth Art Center. Also, scarf challenge! Put 8 oz of the fiber of your choice into a bag. Mark fiber content on bag. Pick a bag and weave a scarf (or something else) using the fiber in your chosen bag.

Location: Calvary United Methodist Church, 16 Ridge Place, Latham NY.

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Dec
13
7:00 PM19:00

December guild meeting

7-7:30 pm is social time. Meeting starts promptly at 7:30 pm. Program: Bucket auction! Time to clean out your studio and closets of any unwanted fiber related items such as yarn, equipment, fabric and donate them for the auctions. You will receive 2 tickets for each donated item, and can purchase additional tickets [$1 each, 6 for $5] at the meeting. Of course, you do not have to bring something in to participate. For those who may be unfamiliar with a bucket auction: a cup is placed by each donated item. Participants put a ticket [or more than one ticket] in the cup for the item of which they would like to bid, then a ticket is drawn from each cup to determine the winner of the item. All proceeds go to the guild.

Location: Calvary United Methodist Church, 16 Ridge Place, Latham NY.

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Nov
15
to Nov 18

Hudson-Mohawk Weavers' Guild 40th Annual Show & Sale

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An event 40 years in the making! The Hudson-Mohawk Weavers’ Guild invites the public to its 40th Annual Show & Sale. At the historic Pruyn House, 207 Old Niskayuna Rd, Colonie. 

Nov 15-18
Thu 2-9
Fri 11-7
Sat 10-5
Sun 12-4

Handwoven fashions, furnishings and holiday gifts, all made by local artisans.  Fashion shows (Thu at 7 pm, Fri-Sat-Sun at 2 pm), weaving and spinning demos.  Free admission and parking.  Click for more info.

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Nov
8
7:00 PM19:00

November guild meeting

7-7:30 pm is social time. Meeting starts promptly at 7:30 pm. Program: Bob Gardner will speak about chair caning and woven seat repair. He enjoys speaking about, repairing and restoring chairs with cane, splint and rush seats.

Location: Calvary United Methodist Church, 16 Ridge Place, Latham NY.

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Oct
11
7:00 PM19:00

October Guild Meeting

Social time starts at 7 pm. Program starts at 7:30. Program: Tegan Frisino will talk about a workshop she took with Daryl Lancaster on sewing garments with handwovens. Lancaster is a handweaver and fiber artist known for her award-winning handwoven clothing. She has been constructing garments for more than 45 years.

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Sep
29
to Sep 30

Fabulous Fiber Arts Weekend at the Farmers' Museum

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Do you know your fibers? Whether from animal or vegetal origin, fibers and textiles have been an important part of our lives since the dawn of history. Processed into yarns and threads, dyed, woven, they have always had a utilitarian purpose, as well as social importance. Fabulous Fiber Arts weekend at The Farmers’ Museum will explore the world of natural fibers through a variety of demonstrations, mini-exhibits, hands-on activities, showing how they are harvested, processed, and transformed into wearable, utilitarian and decorative items. Come see museum interpreters and local quilting and spinning clubs and guilds demonstrate how flax becomes linen, wool and cotton is spun on various spinning wheels, and produces textiles on looms or through needle arts. You will never think of your clothes in the same way again!

- Hands-on activities:
o Carding Wool
o Spinning Wool on drop spindle
o Weaving
o Felting—Making a Felt Ball
o Quilting

- Demonstrations:

o Rope Making
o Flax to Linen
o Felting
o Warping a loom
o Yarn Dying
o Knitting and Crocheting
o Spinning on the Great Wheel at Lippitt

Fabulous Fiber Arts is included with regular paid admission. $12 adults (13-64), $10.50 seniors (65+), $6 juniors (7-12), children 6 and younger and members are free.

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Sep
22
to Sep 23

Adirondack Wool & Arts Festival

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The place to find the best locally made Yarns - Crafts - Arts & More!

Used Equipment Auction - Fleece Show and Sale - Skein Show. Sheep herding and shearing demonstration sheep, rabbits, alpacas, and angora and cashmere goats.

Over one hundred artisans and craftspeople. Festival foods and craft beverages.

Roving, fleece, yarn, patterns, kits, pottery, paper crafts, healing arts, all natural body care products, wood crafts, and more.

Free pony rides, wagon rides, and pumpkin decorating for kids with paid adult admission.

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Sep
15
9:00 AM09:00

Dye Day at Grete R's

The first dye day will be held September 15th at Grete R's house. We will have 2 sessions; 9:00 - 11:30 and 12:30 - 3:00, with a potluck lunch from 11:30 - 12:30. We will be painting warps or skeins using synthetic dyes. We will not be doing immersion dyeing.

Participants will need to bring either a pre-wound warp [maximum length of 10 yards] or a tied hank of yarn to be dyed, your choice of either cellulose fiber [cotton, rayon or tencel] or protein fiber [wool or silk]. The cost of the workshop is $10 to cover the cost of  supplies. You will be able to soak your yarn in the appropriate solution at the workshop before dying.

Space is limited so we will only have 10 participants in each session.
If you have any questions, please call Mary Ellen S 518-813-5519 or Grete R 518-374-3132.

Sign up using attached form.

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May
10
7:00 PM19:00

May Guild Meeting

Program: Guild member Lily March will present her doctoral research on legendary knitter Elizabeth Zimmerman.  Bring or wear any Elizabeth Zimmerman designs you have.  The guild challenge (weave something adapted from or inspired by something in an old weaving magazine) is also due at the May meeting.  Bring your challenge piece for Show & Tell.  Social time starts at 7 pm.  Meeting starts promptly at 7:30.

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