Field trip to Tapestry Biennial is Thursday, October 16th

Meet at Village Square parking lot in Pepper Pike (corner of Old Brainard Rd and Chagrin Blvd., in the SE corner of the lot) to carpool to the American Tapestry Biennial show at Kent State University Museum at 9:45 am on Thursday, October 16th. Depart 10:00 am to drive to the Kent State University Museum, 515 Hilltop Drive, Kent, OH 44242. (Note change in departure time.)

An exhibit arranged by the American Tapestry Alliance will only be visiting San Diego, Kent State, and Omaha. We will see a juried show of worldwide artists in tapestry. For members driving directly to the museum, please plan to be there by 11:00 am for our tour. We will have lunch following our tour at the Pufferbelly Restaurant, 152 Franklin Avenue, Kent, OH 44240.

There was a sign-up at the September 18th meeting. If you have not signed up yet for this tour and can join us for lunch at 12:30, please call or email Patty, so she can give the restaurant an accurate number of people. Please bring $4.00 for admission to the museum, and the restaurant has salads and sandwiches for under $10, entrees between $10-20.

Read a Rope at the Lee Road library

On Thursday, October 23rd, from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, the Lee Road branch of the CH-UH library presents Read a Rope: Quipos, the Ancient Incan Books. One of the earliest record-keeping tools, quipos use knotted rope instead of written numbers and letters. Robin Pease will introduce these little-known implements and teach participants how to read them (and, if time permits, create their own). Registration is required and opens Oct 9th. Part of both the On the Same Page and Octavofest programs.

NCKG’s Not-just-for-knitters Knit-Out event, October 26th

The Northcoast Knitting Guild hosts a Knit-Out on Sunday, October 26th, 2014, in both the resource room and the large meeting room for overflow at the Mayfield Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, 500 SOM Center Road, Mayfield, Ohio 44143. Just turn right when you enter into the library foyer.

Bring your favorite projects, share and schmooze.

Bring us your problem projects, and we will be happy to help. Last year’s participants included Knitting for Peace and the Western Reserve Spinner’s Guild.

As always, people of all ages and expertise levels are encouraged to participate. Yes, we do teach children. This event is free and open to all.

For additional information, please contact Miriam Rosenblatt.

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.