Our September meeting took place on Tuesday evening, September 20, 7:30 p.m. at Historic Richmondtown.
14 members were present.
Our $20 dues will be collected in September.
We started, and will continue work on charity projects for Safe Horizon, the shelter for battered women and their children. Members brought hooks, needles and looms. Knitting and crochet patterns were available for basic hats, mittens and scarves. We have plenty of yarn in the guild cabinet if you have none. The shelter needs washable knitwear in sizes for women, children and babies. The pickup deadline for these charity items is October 18.
Donated items included mittens, baby/child/adult hats and a woven scarf to name a few. Good start to the project.
Tina demonstrated warping an Ashford knitters loom using acrylic worsted weight yarn, and used Lion Brand Yarn Homestead bulky yarn for the weft.
Helen talked about the exhibit
Crochet Coral Reef: TOXIC SEAS
By Margaret and Christine Wertheim and the Institute For Figuring
September 15, 2016 to January 22, 2017
What Our Members Are Saying
"The Staten Island Handspinners and Weavers Guild is a welcoming environment to teach and learn new fiber techniques. Members always participate in interesting programming."