Category Archives: spinners and weavers guild

Shearing Day: Seven Sisters Farm

We had quite a weekend this past week–shearing day! Our first! And we loved every minute of it thanks to Cathe of Seven Sisters Farm and the good work of many┬áSpinners and Weavers Guild members. The day began at 8:00am … Continue reading

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Episode 9: A Sweater is Born

In today’s episode, I debut my finished Ebba Pullover, give you a tour of my walking wheel, and show off some lap waste yarn I’ve just finished spinning. Welcome back to those who have been following along and a big … Continue reading

Posted in Ebba Pullover, episode, FO, handspun, knitting, lap waste, spinners and weavers guild, spinning, spinning wheel, sweater, video, walking wheel | 11 Comments

For the Guild!

So many of us benefit from our local guilds; and, I hear from so many of you that you wish you had a guild in your area! I know my online community–that’s ALL of YOU!–serve as an excellent guild and … Continue reading

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Dye Day 2016

Beth recently sponsored another Dye Day for guild members–thanks, Beth!!–which means she broke out the bins, the tables, the plastic wrap, the dyes (for cotton and wool), and opened her home to us all. Some sat knitting while waiting to … Continue reading

Posted in color, community, dye, dyeing, inspiration, spinners and weavers guild, warp | 6 Comments


This past week was filled with some extreme contrasts of hatred and generosity. The results of the U.S. election have ostensibly authorized waves of hatred across my college campus and the rest of my country. While, at the same time, … Continue reading

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CU Spinners and Weavers Show n’ Tell

My guild is awesome. I’m sure there are other wonderful fiber groups out there–the fiber community has been one of the most excellent and welcoming collectives I have ever experienced. But my guild? The Champaign-Urbana Spinners and Weavers? Yeah. They’re … Continue reading

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Champaign Urbana Spinners and Weavers Guild Program 2016-2017

I’m happy to say that the C-U Spinners and Weavers Guild Programming is complete! We’re live on the website and the first meeting of the season is coming up. I thought I would share the program here in case there … Continue reading

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