June 2014 – "Fly By"



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  • July Meeting Date Moved:  The Guild July meeting has been moved to July 12. This will avoid conflicting with the July 4 weekend.
  • New Wheel: The guild voted to purchase a new Schacht Ladybug spinning wheel during the May meeting.  The cost was $500.  Other possible Schacht wheel purchases including a carry case and member Adan Ackerman’s Akerworks bobbins may be purchased to go with it.
  • New Library Magazine Subscription:  The guild will be getting a subscription to Wild Fiber magazine starting with the fall issue.
  • New Library DVD addition:  The guild is purchasing DVD copy of the UNC-TV “Folkways” episode that featured Persis Grayson for our library.  We will hopefully screen the episode at a future TVH meeting.
  • Show and Tell Ravelry Thread:  In an effort to encourage the show and tell discussions the guild used to have at meetings, a show and tell thread has been revived on Ravelry.  Everyone is invited to share current projects and works in progress as well as comment and inquire about others’ projects.
  • Website Newsletters – Due to some e-mail difficulty we have not been able to post the last few months’ guild newsletters.  I think the problem has been resolved — hopefully we can restart this service back up again.  Thanks!

Upcoming Guild Programs:

  • June: Special Event: Show and Tell
  • July: Program: Worsted Spinning – Led by Penny Tschantz
  • August: Program: Wheel Maintenance – Led by Charlotte Keathley
  • September: Program: Supported Spindling – Led by Cathy Aycock
  • October: Special Event: Show and Tell
  • November: Special Event: Stash Bust
  • December: Special Event: Holiday Potluck


  • The Tennessee Wool Pool has already taken place earlier in the month but you can find more information about the annual event via the UT Agricultural Extension’s website.