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  1. 1. THE FLICKERVolume 1 Issue 6 Nov 2016 PAGE 1THE FLICKER NOV 2016 SOUTHERN TIER LAMB TO LOOM FIBER ARTS GUILD President: Ann Merriwether Vice-President: Jade Ebeling Co-Secretaries: Jody Adams & Shari Fairchild Treasurer: Dee Ross Co-Social Directors: Jane McGuire & Gail Welter Equipment Manager: Amy Cook Please Join us for our monthly meetings held at: NEEDS A NEW HOME the First Saturday of each month from 10am -2pm. Location and Date Subject to Change. You can find us on FACEBOOK too!! Welcome to the newest Newsletter for the Southern Tier Lamb to Loom Fiber Arts Guild. Welcome to the Southern Tier Lamb to Loom Newsletter. Here you will find information regarding meetings, local events, highlights, announcements, reminders and more. Current Board Members are listed Below. Months of Guild Activities Let’s do a recap of the last few months of meetings. Our Newsletter has been lapsed and we don’t want anyone missing out on the fun we have been having, nor upcoming events. During the months of July and August, many of our members had exhibited finished pieces at the State Fair. Congratulations to all who entered and the ribbon winners. Next year there will be more information to submit your work to the State fair provided to our members. ALL are encouraged to enter and make our presence known.
  2. 2. PAGE 2THE FLICKER NOV 2016 Images provided by Gail Welter During the July Lamb to Loom meeting, we all enjoyed eachothers Show and Tell, as well as, some very fine fleeces brought by our livestock farming members. Image provided by Jody Adams Image provided by Jody Adams Amy Cook opened her home and property to the Guild for a fantastic Natural Dye Workshop. Many members prepared various dye pots for all particpants to use. Some of the natural materials we used were madder, logwood, osage orange, indigo, and marigolds. A surprising variety of colors and hues were created by these dyes. All particpants enjoyed this workshop and hope to do so again next year. Image provided by Betsy Perry
  3. 3. PAGE 3 Image provided by Jody Adams Even though we didn’t have a regular meeting in September many members attended the Endless Mountiain Fiber Festival in Hartford, PA. There is always things to learn and fantastic fiber to purchase at this event. Each year this festival grows in popularity. Consider attending next September. October was a glorious month to celebrate color!! The fall leaves have never been so brilliant. Our meeting activity consisted of creating stunning felted scarves. Each and everyone was unique to its maker. It was fasinating to see all this loose fiber transform into a lovely scarf. Thanks to our many talented members whom share their fine skills with us. THE FLICKER NOV 2016 Images provided by FB
  4. 4. NOVEMBER MEETING FOUR NEW MEMBERS!!! Welcome to all our newest members. I hope you find this guild educational, enjoyable, and addicting! Novembers meeting had approximately 23 members in attendance. Please sign in upon entering the meeting space, so I can be accurate with out attendance records. Thank you. Our Show and Tell was inspiring! We saw obejcts made in entralac knitting, hand dyed wool, felted pumpkins, woven dishclothes, indigo dyed scarf from our workshop in August, quilted blankets, and fermented dyed pieces. We are a creative bunch. Gail Welter invited all who would like to learn to weave to her home studio on Thrusdays from 10am - 1:30pm. There is plenty of looms to learn upon. Gail will also be bringing the large table loom to the meeting each month, so that members in attendance can learn upon and get acquianted with. The Board members are requesting that if anyone has “crappy” fleeces, please consider donating them to the guild so that we may send them to the mill for use in the Drill Spinning workshop we are planning for next year. This years Drill Spinning became such lovely sought-after rugs. The Board also changed the frequency of the Newsletter to quarterly publishing (4x). The dates of publishing are as of right now, and subject to change, November, February, May, and August of each year. The Newsletter will still carry all your important updates and announcements. Images provided by Jody Adams SHOW AND TELL PAGE 4THE FLICKER NOV 2016
  5. 5. During our November meeting we had the venerable Ann Merriwether teaching us how to recreate her adorable Pine Cone Santa Ornaments. Many took part in this activity. With a little blood (those needles are sharp!) and a lot of stabbing ( this is beginning to sound like a horror film.), Santa faces, arms ,and legs slowly came into being. Each one unique as the next. Everyone learned a lot about needle felting and left with their own Pine Cone Santa Ornament. Our Recap of the last several months meetings is complete. Don’t miss out on any of the fun! If you have any ideas for activities, workshops, field trips, or skills you would like to teach, for next year, please bring it to the Boards attention. See you in December at the Holiday Party! PAGE 5THE FLICKER NOV 2016
  6. 6. PAGE 6THE FLICKER NOV 2016 Guild ACTIVITY Calendar * This List Subject to Change per availablity of materials, member interest, and instructor availablity. December 3rd - Location UUCB Holiday Party! Bring a gift for the Yankee Swap and a dish to share. January 7th 2017! - Location Main Street Baptist Church??? ROC DAY CELEBRATION! Games, Silent Auction and Raffle! Bring your wheels and Needles for some fun and games! Bring items to Donate for the Silent Auction and Raffle. YOUR NEWSLETTER Please email Jody Adams @ with your information. 1 If you have a Fiber Art related business and would like to listed in The Flicker “Businesses of Guild Members” section please give a brief summary of your business and contact information. 2 Are you selling an item from your stash or a piece of equipment you no longer need? Please feel free to send a description, purchase price, and contact info, so that we can place it in our NEW “CLASSIFIEDS” section of THE FLICKER. 3 State Fair Enterants: Please Submit a short essay for publishing in the newsletter, of your experience, successes and lessons for our members to learn from. announcements UPCOMING EVENT!! FIRST FRIDAY! February 4th, 2017 6pm-9pm Main Street Baptist Chruch 117 Main Street Binghamton, NY 13905 We have been invited to demo and sell items during the First Friday event downtown. Please join us in our mission to promote and educate fiber arts in our local community. Please Contact Gail Welter at 607-237-4057 to RSVP for table and chair requirements.
  7. 7. THE FLICKER NOV 2016 Looking for more opportunities to be active in the local fiber art community? Here are some gatherings around the area. Southern Tier Needles and Skeins, Meets 2nd Thursday of the month Sept - June 9:15 am - 12 noon @ the Vestal Library Vestal, NY 13850 Contact: Nancy Hopf - Monday Fiber Arts, Port Crane Area, 10am - 2pm Meetings held in various homes. Contact: Ann Maney - 607-204-0163 for details Sit and Knit, Second Monday of each month. 2pm @ Fenton Free Library 1062 Chenango St. Binghamton, NY Contact: (607) 724-8649 for details Knit Wits, Each Friday Morning 9:30am - Noon @ Cup ‘O Joe’s on Front Street, Binghamton, NY Contact: Lynne Masland Local Meetups december Holiday Party MEETING Saturday, December, 3rd 10am-2pm UUCB 183 Riverside Dr. Binghamton, NY Bring a Gift for the Yankee Swap. Value of approx. $15.00 Bring a dish to share. PAGE 7