Saturday, March 31, 2012

sad news

Hi all,
I guess in a way it isn't really sad news. Elizabeth Mantey has passed on. Her suffering with cancer since March of 2009 is now over.
Her funeral will be held at St, Ignatius Catholic Church in Ignacio at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 3rd. A rosary is planned for the Monday prior.
Rest in blessed peace, Elizabeth.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

DATE CHANGE--Barnyard Days, Tuesday, April 17th

The Barnyard will be held on Tuesday, April 17th (please note the date change) from 9 am to noon around the amphitheater at Fort Lewis College. We’ve moved the event a week later so hopefully it will be a bit warmer and the date still works for you.

Please comment if you can make it--hope to see you there!

Monday, March 19, 2012

lotions and potions and weaving, oh my!

There are some informative, useful, diverse classes being offered at Pagosa Fiber Festival this year.
Liz Moncrief of Longmont Colorado will share her expertise in making lotions that are good for your skin and don't cost a fortune.
Paula Saey lends her expert knowledge on natural dyes.
Another class will be of great value to those who want to learn all that a rigid heddle can do.
Anyone with fabric scraps will love learning to make sculptures and wall hangings from Mary in her Sculpting Recycled Fabrics class.
And there are others.  Check us out!  Deadline for registration is April 21st.
Best regards,

Friday, March 16, 2012

Barnyard Days

Barnyard Days is coming up on April 19th.  PLEASE we really need people to come and help demonstrate to the little ones about spinning, carding, knitting, weaving, crocheting, and anything else we can do with fiber.  Please let us know if you can make it.
Ft. Lewis College
April 19th
Clock tower area
Please just leave a comment if you can make it.  It is really a fun time.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Plans for Spring

Hello WWSpinners!

We have a lot of great ideas for the next couple of months:

In March, we will be spinning on the 31st at the Southern Ute Cultural Center and Museum in Ignacio. At 10 am, we can take a tour of the museum (it is usually $7.00 a person but if we have enough people we might get a discounted rate, we'll let you know), then we can spin. There is a tea room nearby for lunch. PLEASE RSVP by March 15 to if you plan on attending -- we need to let the museum know how many people are coming so they can put us in the appropriate space. For directions and information, check out their website at

April brings us two options--on the 28th, Tierra Wools/Shepherd's Lamb is celebrating their Spring Harvest Festival in Los Ojos, New Mexico (about 2 hours from Durango, 11 miles south of Chama). Pam Ramsey has volunteered to lead a group down for a fun day of sheep, weaving demos, spinning, dyeing, etc. If you are interested in carpooling down there, again PLEASE RSVP by April 27th to If you don't need to carpool, we'll see you there. For those not able to field trip, we'll be spinning at the Animas Museum (31st and E 2nd in Durango) from 10 til 2, lunch at Zias.

The end of May brings the Pagosa Fiber Festival, where we'll be spinning on Saturday. Check out the great classes offered this year. The Festival will be holding a Sheep to Shawl and is looking for teams of 5 to 6 to compete. The winners will receive free passes to the Pagosa Hot Springs. If you are interested, contact Linda at 970-884-0502 or for more information.

This summer, we were thinking about having a picnic, maybe on a Sunday afternoon at Gateway (Santa Rita) Park. How does the last Sunday in June sound? Please post comments on this post.

Although it is early, don't forget we'll have a holiday celebration in December, any ideas for places are welcome. Feel free to post a comment on this post.

Yes it is early, but...

Please post your comments with ideas for our December holiday party!

Ideas for our June Meeting

Please post your comments below with ideas for our June meeting. Current thoughts are a picnic maybe on a Sunday afternoon at Gateway/Santa Rita Park.