October, 2020

October’s meeting was held at Trinity Lutheran Church (120 Sunset drive in Butler) just past the Clearview Mall. Project day will be there also.

The program this month was about spinning wheels, with a focus on drive types (what does double drive mean?) and maintance.

This was also the final day for the 1oz angora challenge. Five contestants submitted projects:

Since we will be inside, I would like to encourage our membership to follow indoor gathering guidelines. From the CDC website: “In general, the more people you interact with, the more closely you interact with them, and the longer that interaction, the higher your risk of getting and spreading COVID-19. Indoor spaces are more risky than outdoor spaces” and “Masks are meant to protect other people in case the wearer is unknowingly infected but does not have symptoms”. I will have some disposable masks available if you need one.

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Our focus is on the fiber arts, learning and teaching. The Guild meetings are held in Butler County, near the city of Butler, Pennsylvania. The Butler Spinners and Weavers Guild was founded in September of 1982 when Mary Ann Geiger gathered a group of ten people at the Butler Public Library. These people desired to organize a Guild to promote interest in and to teach the art of spinning and weaving. The Butler Spinners and Weavers Guild has been active from the beginning in local and regional Sheep-to-Shawl contests, including those at the Pennsylvania Farm Show (Harrisburg) and Penn’s Colony (Saxonburg), bringing many awards with them back to Butler. Throughout the years members have also demonstrated the art of spinning and weaving at many local events, knitting shops, and schools. During the 10th Anniversary, 20th Anniversary and 25th years of the Butler Spinners and Weavers Guild members exhibited works at The Allied Artists of Butler County. 2012 celebrated 30 years of artistic creation, comradery and sharing our love of fiber art.

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