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1:30 pm Social Time
2:00 pm Meeting
Meetings are held at The Mifflinburg Masonic Lodge, located at 361 Chestnut Street, Mifflinburg unless noted above. Parking and entrance in rear.
2019 Calendar of Events
Please note: Participants must prepay for all workshops
January 13, 2019 2:00 pm
Guild Meeting. Your dues must paid by this meeting.
The January meeting will feature a Winter Carnival and De-Stashing event. Let the games continue. New Games, bring your spinning wheel and something to wind your work onto; such as another bobbin, niddy noddy, or nostipine.
For the knitting game you will need worsted weight yarn and size 7 double pointed needles.
For the weaving game nothing is needed.
Feel free to bring your items to de-stash; books, fiber, yarn, & tools.
February 10, 2019 2:00 pm
Guild Meeting. Spinning Color
Linda Bauer will present a program on spinning techniques for color.
In addition she will have fiber and yarn for sale from her farm.
March 9, 2019 10 am - 5 pm
Workshop - Card Weaving with Lea Wittie
Lea will instruct you on how to warp your loom and weave a simple pattern. If time allows she will show us a more complex pattern. She will give us some historical background along the way. The technique she will be showing us is called threaded in. She will provide students with everything they need. It will be helpful for each student to bring four boxes about the size of an empty tissue box to be used in warping. The workshop is open to 20 students. Location will be at the Mifflinburg Masonic Lodge, 361 Chestnut Street, Mifflinburg.
Cost of the workshop is $50 for members and $75 for non-members. Payment in full must be received to register for the workshop. Send your check made payable to SVSWG, to: SVSWG, P.O. Box 182, Lewisburg, PA 17837.
March 10, 2019 2:00 pm
Historical Looms - lecture by Lea Wittie
March 17th 1-4 pm
Learn Revelry with Kate Suddarth
Bertrand Library Bucknell Campus, computer lab 102, 701 Moore Ave, Lewisburg Free to members.
April 14, 2019 2:00 pm
Honduran Textiles Lecture - Laura Bogart
May 18, 2019 10a - 5 p
19, 2019 9a - noon
Member Fee $130
Non-member Fee $180
Register & Pay at the March or April
guild meeting or mail
Workshop - Finishing Techniques for Knitters by Lily Chin
Finishing Techniques include;
Giving You the Slip
Short-Rowing Bust Darts
Deadline to Register is May 4th 2019
Cancellation policy: If class is cancelled a full refund will be given. You you cancel for any reason you will forfeit the registration fee. A list of supplies will be provided upon registration.
Mail your registration and payment to: SVSWG, P.O. Box 182, Lewisburg, PA 17837.
May 19, 2019 2:00 pm
Selecting your Yarn - program by Lily Chin
June 8, 2019 10 am - 4 pm
Union County Public Library
255 Reitz Blvd.
Workshop - Beginning Spinning Sheryl McGettingan- Instructor
This workshop is for those of your who are ready to begin the adventure of making your own yarn. You will learn many things like drafting, twist directions - S and Z, staple, drive ratio, and so much more.
You will need a wheel for this workshop. If you do not yet own one, the Guild has four which may be used, reserve yours as soon as possible. For the class there is not charge to use a Guild wheel, however, if you want to take it home for more practice you will need to make those arrangements with our equipment manager, Savannah Pfleegor. Wheel reservations are for Guild members only. Please do this before the class. This class includes the fiber you will be spinning.
SVSWG Members $50.00 Non-members $100.00
You can send your reservation and payment to:
P.O. Box 182
Lewisburg, PA 17837
Remember when you sign up for a workshop you must pay in full the day you sign up.
June 9, 2019 2:00 pm
Susan Kesler-Simpson presents "My travels to Guatemala"
July 14, 2019 2pm
July Guild Meeting.
Project Day - Bring your spinning, knitting, weaving or other fiber related project to work on along with show and tell items.
July 21, 2019 1-4 pm
Fiber Day at The Gutelius House Museum
Demonstrations on weaving, spinning, dyeing in an 1803 log house. Learn about the Dyers Garden, Sheep to Shawl team "Whorl Friends" will be creating a shawl, demonstrations on various spinning wheels, learn about historic woven coverlets from Gay McGeary, and see the antique barn loom weave cloth.
Gutelius House Museum is located at 432 Green Street, Mifflinburg
July 14, 2019 2:00 pm
18th Century British America by Mara Reily
August 11, 2019 1:00 pm
Guild Meeting and Picnic
The annual picnic will be held at the Mifflinburg Community Park. The park is on 5th street or 8th street in Mifflinburg. Please bring a covered dish to share, your place settings, and your beverage.
Sept. 8, 2019 2:00 pm
Color Blending your Fiber presented by Melissa Carpenter
Oct. 12, 2019 9:30 - 4:30
At Lewisburg Library
October 13, 2019 9:00 am - Noon
At Mifflinburg Masonic Lodge
This is one workshop that spans a two
Oct 13, 2019 2:00 pm
Workshop -Beginning Rug Hooking by Kathy Eckhaus
Kathy is a rug hooker, weaver, photographer and music maker with little children.
Kathy will have frames for you to borrow and hooks for you to keep but you will need to order a kit to bring to class. The website is Go to Products, Kits and Patterns and order the KIT. This will include all the pre-cut wool strips plus the pattern on the type of background that is best for learning this craft.
Kathy has spoken to the owner and the following three kits are the only ones that you should pick from because of the size of the strips and the backing.
Home Sweet Home-under houses
Primitive Sheep-under animals
Winter Wonder-under seasonal
IMPORTANT-when your kit arrives, open it to make sure everything you need is included.
You should also bring a small pair of sharp scissors to cut off the snippets of wool as you go along. In addition, if you already have a frame or a standing embroidery hoop, please bring with you to see if it will work for rug hooking.
Guild member fee: $45.00 Non-member fee: $90.00
Additional fees include the purchase of your kit and $10.60 for a rug hook.
Cancellation policy: Should class not meet the minimum, full refund will given.
Should you cancel for any reason your payment is non-refundable.
Make check payable to: SVSWG
Send to: SVSWG Box 182 Lewisburg PA 17837
Lecture on Rug Hooking by Kathy Eckhaus
November 10, 2019 2:00 pm
Guild Meeting & Election of Officers for 2020
Lecture & slide show on sheep farming presented by Gary Soijka
Sunday December 1 5-8 pm
Demonstration - Spinning, Weaving, Knitting, Crochet, and all fiber arts skills will be demonstrated.
This is a free event and the public is invited to attend. Join us inside the Mifflinburg Masonic Lodge, 361 Chestnut Street. Enter through front or back doors. Refreshments provided.
December 12 4 - 9 pm
December 13 10 - 9 pm
December 14 10 - 8 pm
The Annual Holiday Showcase Sale.
Members of SVSWG host a sale of hand crafted fiber arts items and open their doors to the public. Come and do your holiday shopping from local artists.
We also have demonstrations on Spinning fiber, Weaving, and Knitting
Bake sale featuring home baked cookies.
We will be open inside the Mifflinburg Masonic Lodge located
at 361 Chestnut Street, Rt 45, entrance in front and back of building.