Updated May 21, 2020:
Following the current guidance and provided we are still in “yellow” or better, June’s meeting (Wednesday June 3rd from 10am-2pm) will be held at Butler Memorial Park (pavilion info to follow)!
See the Butler Parks status here: https://cityofbutler.org/departments/parks-recreation-and-public-property/
Current guidance requires that we wear masks and practice the physical distancing. We will not be able to have our traditional pot-luck, and we will likely not be passing our items for show and tell.
Linda has decided that the Scandinavian star weaving that was planned for the early spring will be the program. We will be making the stars out of card stock. There will be 10+ colors to choose from.
The extension office is closed until at least June 19 following the Penn State University closure policy; found here: https://extension.psu.edu/coronavirus
As far as I know, Judy is still planning to present the angora spinning program she has prepared, at a later date.
Hope you all are well and have lots to keep busy at home with.
I will post updates as I get them.
Since the first Wednesday in January is also the 1st of January; we have decided to hold our first meeting of the year on Janary 8th. The program for the day will be “project day” please bring whatever you would like to work on.
Our cancellation policy can be found here. Please use your own judgment about whether the weather is too severe for you to travel. Cancellation updates will be added here as they are available.
In April, the Butler Guild teamed up with the Depreciation lands Museum to teach a class spinning with a wheel.
This was the second year in a row that Marilyn was kind enough to act as lead instructor. Each mentor was assigned two students and all students and mentors had spinning wheels and fiber to work with.
Some mentors took their jobs very seriously!
Every student was able to spin and ply their first yarn!
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.
Over the years the Butler Spinners and Weavers Guild has grown to include approximately 50 members. While emphasis is placed on spinning and weaving, members of the Guild also knit, crochet, felt, and raise their own fiber-supplying animals, including sheep, alpacas, and goats. No fiber related art is off limits to try! Our members expertise vary from beginning spinners and weavers to nationally and internationally known experts!
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.
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