Saturday, December 17, 2011

Wonderful Holiday Party

Thanks to all who came to the holiday party! It was a great, relaxing afternoon with good food and a lively auction. We raised $340 for a grateful Animas Museum. Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Pass the word, giant ag show recognizing the value of the handspinning fiber producers!

December 7, 2011

Dear Patrons,

The National Western Stock Show is happy to announce the first annual NWSS Silent Auction of Handspinning Fleeces and Fiber! The silent auction will take place during the National Western Stock Show, January 7-22, and will exhibit only the finest fleeces and fibers from sheep, alpacas, paco-vicuna, llamas, and yak. Additional information can be found at It would be appreciated if you would share this information with members in your organization or any clients. We greatly appreciate your support!


Erin Dorsey
Livestock Show Secretary

(If you want more info--check their website or ask Pam Ramsey.)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Christmas Party!

You and your guest(s) are invited to the annual 
Wild Woolly Spinners of the West 
Christmas Party! 
Sunday, December 11 
1 – 4 pm 
Animas Museum 
31st Street & W 2nd Avenue, Durango
Don’t miss the fun!
We will again feature a Silent Auction with all proceeds going to benefit the Animas Museum, which is kind enough to host us this year. Please bring at least one (more is better!) UNWRAPPED fiber/spinning related item for our auction. And don’t forget your checkbook for your winning bids — cash and check accepted on auction items. Let’s make this fabulous auction even better this year!
Catering by Zia’s featuring a full taco  Bar with all the fixings. 
Adult beverages permitted and encouraged — BYOB. 
We will provide water, sodas and juice.
Cost: $15 per person. 
Please RSVP by Dec. 6 with your name(s) and check or cash and send a check to: Pam Dyer or if in town, you may leave money or check at Yarn Durango, 755 E 2nd Ave, Durango, in a sealed envelope with Pam’s name on the outside.
We NEED VOLUNTEERS for decorating, music, auction setup, food setup, and clean-up. If you have any questions or to volunteer, please contact Pam Dyer.
See you all there! 

Monday, November 14, 2011

Pagosa Fiber Festival

Just wanted to take a minute and update what is going on with workshops for Pagosa Fiber Festival in May.  May?  Ya, well, planning has to be now or there will be nothing in May.
Deb Robson won't be coming this year, but she will give a workshop in 2013. Plan for it!!! But for 2012, we have Galina Skaska coming with a workshop on three different ways to make a russian lace shawl, Liz Moncrief will be doing rigid heddle work and a lotions class, Mary Alvarado is coming to do recycling fibers (usually old clothing, but I can picture other things...)into sculptures with mirrors, Roy Kady plans a cinch belt class, and there are several other workshops as well. These are confirmed, not wishes! We will also have two diverse felting classes, two classes related to dyeing, a spindle spinning class and a few others. Do go to the PFF website in January to see all the information and download applications. Vendor applications will be there then as well.
 We need volunteers for a large variety of things, so let us know if you are interested in helping out.
We need demonstrations for Saturday and Sunday also. Anyone want to demo spinning on a wheel? Use of a triangle loom?  Do a children's class, all materials provided?  Share a knitting technique? Card? Ply? Or something else??? Trying to get the public educated to the wonders of all the magical fibers on these two days.
The competitions will be there again under categories of handwoven, fleeces, knit/crochet and spinning. We  have experienced, certified, and extremely competent judges for all categories. There will be lovely medals to be won again this year. I hope to see more fleeces entered and creative objects in all the other categories.
So let me know if you would like to demo or volunteer or have questions or ideas. Together we can all make this the best Pagosa Fiber Festival ever!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Quick Recap

We'll be spinning at the Animas Museum on Saturday, November 19 from 10 until 2. Lunch at Zia's. Sign up for the December party while you are there.

December party will be Sunday, December 11 from 1 to 4pm at the Animas Museum. Cost is $15 per person including lunch catered by Zia's. We will have a silent auction again to benefit the museum so bring something to donate to the auction and money to buy other cool stuff.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Spinner Road Trip - Toadlena Sept. 2011

Had a great day at Toadlena Trading Post's annual Carding and Spinning
Day on Sept. 24. Worth marking your spinning calendar for next year!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

You're Welcome

Team Bear is pleased to assist.
Would write more but gotta spin.

Thank you

I just want to thank Susan Jones and Sheila Niblick  for all their help in getting the Newsletter and the Blog started for the spinning guild.  Spin On

Sunday, October 30, 2011

November Meeting

On Saturday, November 19th we will be at the Animas Museum from 10 'til about 2.  Lunch at Zia's.  Join us!  We'll be signing up for the December Holiday Party at this meeting.