What would you do with 4 ounces?
Photo: Kate Larson.
noticed that some of the most popular posts on Spinner's Connection are about
guild challenges. The Batts
to Hats challenge
, for example, is a great way to focus our creativity
while working closely with our spinning fellows. I recently read about the Great Falls Spinners
and Weavers Guild
(Montana) Fiber Exchange. Here is how it works:
brings about 4 ounces of fiber or yarn (for the weavers). The bags of fiber or
yarn are placed on a table. Then it starts like a typical gift exchange-numbers
are drawn, and members are allowed to choose a bag of fiber or yarn from the
table. After that, members get to work spinning and weaving. At the June
potluck, the finished handspun yarn, knitted, or woven item is gifted to the
Guild member Denise Jackson says, "For
example, someone could get 4 ounces of dyed Merino. They could create a
shawl, a pair of mittens and a hat, a woven scarf, a small tapestry, etc. They
could even create a needlefelted sculpture." Sounds like fun!
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this year? To share your guild's story, just drop Kate a line at