September 2014 – “Fly By”

Please send all announcements, fiber related articles, and classified ads for the next issue of The Flyer to newsletter editor Bob Devol (e-mail).

Please include all contact information—including name, address (email and/or snail mail), important dates, and/or phone number.

  • December Meeting Note:  Our December meeting will be held December 13 due to a church conflict on our regular meeting date.
  • SMFAF Sponsorship: The Guild voted at the August meeting to be a co-sponsor of the Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts Festival (SMFAF) in Townsend in April 2015 and to donate 100 volunteer hours in addition to demonstrating during the week leading up to the Festival. If you have ideas for classes that you would like to see offered at the SMFAF, please contact Jo Anne Neary. Jo Anne will be also seeking volunteers starting on Friday, April 10, 2015 through Wednesday, April 15, 2015. She will have a sign-up sheet with her at the meeting. The SMFAF is also taking submissions for a fiber arts display which will take place on April 3, 2015 at the Townsend Visitor’s Center.
  • Donation: Lucinda Young donated four Fred Gerber books on dyeing to the Guild. Fred was a founding member of the Guild. The books are currently very fragile and will not immediately be available for loan. Attempt are being made to contact his family and see if we can digitize the books for the Guild to use preserving the originals.
  • Interweave Guild Subscription Discount: Interweave has sent out their annual Guild Discount Subscription Program email. They are offering paper and digital subscriptions to their magazines including Spin-Off, Interweave Knits, Handwoven and KnitScene for $18.00 per year. If interested check the full version of The Flyer.

Upcoming Guild Programs:

  • October: Special Event: Show and Tell
  • November: Special Event: Stash Bust
  • December: Special Event: Holiday Potluck
  • January: Special Event: Roc Day Celebration


From Penny Tschantz:

A weaving group is getting started locally, to teach and support new and experienced weavers on all types of looms. It will meet at Forget Me Knot in Lenoir City, on the fourth Monday (normally) of each month from 10-12. See the Ravelry page for more information


Submitted by Deborah Adams:

Lynn Hash and Deborah Adams will share a booth along with Susan Cooper at the Knoxville Museum Art Fair on Sept 20th we are members of the Foothills Craft Guild and they partnered with the Museum to have the first art Fair at the Museum. Come support members of your guild.



From Sue Trautman:

I’m interested in selling my Kromski Minstrel wheel. It is 4 years old and is in excellent condition, but is in need of a good oiling. The wheel and accessories are maple finished. I have a jumbo flyer with 2 jumbo bobbins and 4 regular bobbins. I am selling it for $600.00 cash or PayPal. I live in Cookeville and can bring it to the guild meeting if anyone is interested. Sue Trautmann (e-mail).

From Pat Bing:

The Tuesday Weavers of the Appalachian Arts Craft Center (of which I am one) have a wheel for sale. It is an Ashford Traditional, 1970s model. It works well and is a good beginners wheel. It comes with 3 bobbins and an upright lazy kate that needs wires. The wheel is a bit lose but it doesn’t seem to effect the spinning. It is pretty. We got it in a big purchase that included two looms and some yarn. It looked bad until one of our members cleaned it up. We were all surprised at how pretty it turned out. We are asking $200 for it–or best offer. Interested persons should contact me at (number redacted), or by email.  Thanks, Pat Bing (e-mail)


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