Meeting Thursday, September 18th

Please join us at 11:30 am for a brown bag lunch, 12:30 pm for the meeting at The Church of the Saviour, 2537 Lee Rd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118, 216-321-8880.

This is our fall gathering with show-and-tell about our weaving and summer adventures. This reconnecting of the weavers for the weaving year is always enjoyable.  Please bring your stories and projects to share. We will be returning all the items that were on display at the Valley Art Center during their summer show. Remember, dues of $25 will be due at this time.

Lace Day and exhibit is Saturday, September 13th

There’s a lure to lace that is being seen and used everywhere from high fashion couture to the lacy t-tops that you find in the local big box store. Interested in lace? There will be a free exhibit, demonstration, and hands on bobbin lace event at the Brecksville Center for the Arts, 8997 Highland Drive, Brecksville, OH 44141, on Saturday, September 13th, from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm sponsored by the Western Reserve Lace Society.  It’s a great opportunity to see and try your hand at woven laces and to view and touch actual handmade lace.

For more information, please contact Chris Brill-Packard, 440-552-3851.


Announcing a fall fiber festival

Fall Fiber Festival from 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday, October 18th, at the Ashland County Fairgrounds, 2042 Clairemont, Ashland, OH. This notice comes to us via Shelly Kavanaugh.  Save a space on your autumn calendar if this is of interest to you. Festival particulars  and application for vendor spaces are here.

Ursuline’s Historic Costume Collection Exhibition opens August 29th

Mark your calendar for the Best Closet In Cleveland exhibit opening at Ursuline College on Friday, August 29th, (opening night red carpet reception, 5:00 – 9:00 pm), honoring Connie Korosec, the head of Ursuline’s Fashion Design Department and celebrating the 30th anniversary of their historic costume study collection exhibition.  The exhibit runs through October 31st.  The gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm and Saturday Sunday 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm.

Newsletter deadline is Monday, September 1st

Gee, art is long, and the summer is swift.  Please send your news, events, programs, photos, reveries, and all manner of materials for the guild’s fall newsletter.  Submit them via Our members will kick off an inspiring 2014-2015 guild year with your contributions.

Guild Craft-In at CVNP, Saturday, July 19th

Saturday, July 19th, come join other crafters at The Spicy Lamb Farm for a Craft-In! The Spicy Lamb Farm is located in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park at 6560 Akron-Peninsula Road, Peninsula, OH.

You may bring anything you would like to work on: spinning, weaving, felting, etc., but no dyeing. Or if you just want to come and visit with other crafters and spend a day in the National Park. Hours are 10 am to 4 pm.  You are welcome to come and go as you wish.  There are benches, but if you have a favorite chair or stool, please bring it.

Cost is $5.00.   View complete details, including maps, here.



Lake Metroparks Farmpark has fleece for sale

This comes to us via member Nancy Curtiss.

Thanks to recent books like The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook, more and more spinners are getting interested in working with breed-specific fibers.  If that describes you, then you should be aware of the fact that Lake Metroparks Farmpark has fleece for sale from 14 different breeds of sheep that live at their facility!

 Choose from Border Leicester, Cheviot, Corriedale, Finnsheep, Hampshire, Jacob, Lincoln , Merino, Navajo Churro, Rambouillet, Shetland, Shropshire, Suffolk and Tunis.   The Farmpark is located at 8800 Euclid Chardon Road,  Kirtland , OH 44094.  For prices (which are quite reasonable!) and availability, please email Ann Petersen or call her at 440-256-2122, ext. 3801.


Yarn Sale is Saturday, May 31st

Be sure to ink this sale on your calendar.

Yarns include weaving, knitting, rug hooking and novelties.  Also check out a large collection of Silk City Yarns from a former guild member who was their dealer. Lovely.

Other weaving items include books, a table top tapestry loom, a Quill penguin spinning wheel and a Japanese braiding stand.

All of this and probably much more will be for sale on Saturday, May 31st from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. After 1:30 pm Jean will do the usual bag for a buck on the yarn only. Get what you want early and come back to get what is left.

Find the sale at the home of guild member, Jean at 2980 Washington Blvd., Cleveland Heights, 44118. Telephone is 216-932-3730.

June show with the Valley Art Center

This announcement was omitted from the last newsletter unintentionally. Plans are afoot for a June show with the Valley Art Center in Chagrin Falls, which has invited us to have a show of weavings in their small gallery during part of the month of June. Please start thinking of what you would like to have in the show, if you want to sell it, and its value. Further details will be sent out on our guild web site and at meetings.

Meeting is Thursday, May 15th

Join us on May 15, 2014  at 11:30 am  at the Church of the Saviour. The annual Business Meeting starts at 12:30 pm and includes the election of officers for next year, the year in review, and a report on our remarkable expanding library. Looking forward to seeing you there.