Meetings

We meet one Sunday afternoon a month from 2-5 pm. We do not normally meet during the summer months.

Meetings are usually held in the homes of members. Any member can volunteer to host a meeting, though most are held in or near Essex County.

Our regular meetings are generally informal: we spin on wheels or drop spindles (or knit or weave), discuss fiber-related topics, and show recent purchases or projects-in-the-works. The host provides beverages; others can bring snacks to share.

We try to devote at least one meeting a year to a class on a fiber skill, which is taught by one of our members or by a hired teacher. Past topics have included:

We also sponsored an all-day charkha workshop that was taught by Eileen Hallman.

We occasionally meet in a public location -- e.g., in a museum or at a festival -- when we are invited to do a spinning demonstration. Since our group formed, we have demonstrated at the following locations and events: