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March Program - Clothing Construction with Handwovens and Lightweight Knits

Posted by on March 7, 2015 at 11:05 PM Comments comments (1)

Join us Thursday March 26th for a presention by Robin Lunger ‘Clothing Construction with Handwovens and Lightweight knits’

Robin's presentation is entitled The Nancy Lind Project - Sewing a garment using Nancy’s Handwoven fabric.

The program will showcase the fabric Nancy created during a MAFA workshop with Peg McDade in 2007. Unfortunately, Nancy is no longer with us but her handwoven fabric is, and from it, Robin has fashioned a wonderful vest for her husband.

The talk will feature ways of stabilizing handwoven materials to ensure their stability and function within the garment.

PA Farm Show Sheep to Shawl Competition!

Posted by on January 16, 2015 at 10:15 AM Comments comments (0)

The LSWG team Dairy 'Mades' Sweet Shop participated in the PA Farm Show Sheep to Shawl competition on Wednesday 1/14. The team finished in 2 hours 3 min, and placed 5th out of the 8 participating teams. The shawl auctioned for $900, and the proceeds will return to the Guild to provide educational programs to the members. 

Congratulations team! Looks like a great time was had by all!

Fiber Frolic Thursday 1/8

Posted by on January 3, 2015 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Just a reminder that the first Fiber Frolic of the new year will be held on Thursday 1/8 at 7:00!

Bring any project that you are working on, or just come to share friendship in the new year!

The Executive Committee will be meeting from 7:30-8:30 to discuss programming for the 2015-16 year. 

Holiday Tea - Thursday 12/11

Posted by on December 11, 2014 at 7:50 AM Comments comments (0)

The Guild Holiday Tea will be held on Thursday, 12/11 (Fiber Frolic night - no Guild Meeting on the 4th Thursday 12/25 this month)


The Executive Committee will supply tea sandwiches and various other snacks and goodies. Bring your project and enjoy some time together!


If you would like to participate in the annual ‘Yankee Swap’ or ‘Now You Have It, Now You Don’t’ -- please bring a ~$10 wrapped or bagged gift to exchange (if it’s handmade, that would be awesome! Doesn’t HAVE to be handmade, and doesn’t have to be handmade by you! Participation with any fiber related item is welcome!)


Thursday October 23rd meeting

Posted by on October 20, 2014 at 8:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Adele Harvey was scheduled to present a program on Shifu - Japanese Paper Spinning, but unfortunately she is ill, so we will have to postpone her program to a later date. We are tentatively rescheduling her for the August meeting.


Thursday’s meeting ~ please bring your wheel and Show & Share items!

• Tea cozy awards & inspiration

• Show & Share – bring what you’ve been working on, and any goodies you picked up at Rhinebeck!

• Landis Valley report

• Why I love/hate my wheel round robin – plus a refresher on wheel maintenance

• taste of Elizabeth Harris’ presentation Plying Commercial Yarns: How to make a silk purse out of two sows’ears


Sept. 25th Guild Meeting - Tea Cozy Competition!

Posted by on September 21, 2014 at 2:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Bring your ‘dressed’ teapot!

PJ and Donna will provide us with tea and scones to accompany the beautiful tea cozies that members will bring.


The five categories are:

(YOU decide the category you want to enter- can be more than one!)

 Most Whimsical

 Most Surprising

 Most Original

 Most Traditional

 Guild Membership Favorite


Guild Sale - rescheduled for Landis Valley Harvest Days Oct. 11-12

Posted by on September 21, 2014 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (0)

The Guild sale that was to be held at the Wool Frolic at Landis Valley was cancelled due to rain. However, the Guild will be demonstrating at the Landis Valley Harvest Days on Saturday/Sunday Oct. 11-12.  Members will be spinning, weaving, knitting, and crocheting during Harvest Days.


We will also have a Sale table, where members' items will be sold to the public.

August Meeting - "Show and Sell"

Posted by on August 23, 2014 at 7:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Program – ‘Show and Sell’


We will be demonstrating at the Landis Valley Harvest Festival on Saturday, September 13. We have also signed up as a vender! If you would like another place to sell your handmade items, this would be worth trying.


For the meeting:

A lot of us are hesitant to put our work in shows or sales because the work is not perfect. If we demanded perfection, there would be very few craft shows. But how much imperfection is too much?


Bring some of your handmade items. We will talk about a “good enough” piece, then pair up and look carefully at your friend’s work and your own. You will probably be harder on your own work!


LOCATION CHANGE for 8/14 Fiber Frolic!

Posted by on August 12, 2014 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)

We cannot meet at the church due to Vacation Bible School.

Please check your email for the address of the 8/14 Fiber Frolic. 

If you are not a member but would like to attend, please send an email to and we will send you the address. Thanks!

LSWG Summer Retreat

Posted by on July 8, 2014 at 6:25 AM Comments comments (2)


Lancaster Spinners & Weavers Guild Summer Retreat

Friday August 8th through Sunday August 10th 2014

Holiday Inn Morgantown 6170 Morgantown Road, Morgantown, PA 19543

Escape the regular weekend routine and join us in the newly refurbished HI-Morgantown. Features include:

 Comfortable, refurbished guest rooms featuring 2 Queen beds

 Vendors in the same space with Attendees

 On site restaurant and lounge (serving certain recreational beverages)

 Indoor recreation – swimming pool, hot tub, exercise room

 Space for you and your project(s)

 Door Prizes

 No smoking environment

 Easy access to PA Turnpike, PA Route 10 and PA Route 23

 Meals on your own – no need to be limited to hot dogs and tacos all weekend

Paid Reservations are due no later than Thursday, July 24.