Fiber Arts Festival at Sauder Village

There are 2 FREE tickets available to the first person to email Melinda at

Click below for details regarding the fiber festival.

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Kate Larson Coming to Medina

Kate Larson will be teaching “Spinning Fine Fibers” for the Medina Spinners and Weavers Guild in November.

The workshop is now open to other Guilds.

Click here for the flyer:  2015 Medina Kate Larson Workshop


Follow up to Tuesday’s Meeting

Click here to view and print the Wool Industry’s Textile Terms.

Weaving Workshop update – only 2 places left!

WOW!  that’s right… as of 8/22 we have 18 students signed up for our dynamic concurrent 4 and 8 shaft workshop with renowned weaver, teacher, and lecturer – Jette Vandermeiden! Don’t miss out!  Only two openings left!  More information on this workshop can be found under the “Workshop tab” on our website.  Please contact Nancy Curtiss, workshop chair, to inquire about openings.

our next meeting is Tuesday, August 25 – Working with Wool!

Be sure to join us this coming Tuesday at 7PM at Farmpark for our second of two fiber studies this year.  This time we’ll be looking at wool… what are its properties, and how does this affect your project? Join Nancy, Jan, Nora and Susan for a lively panel discussion of wool and how  it’s used in felting, spinning, knitting and weaving. There will be time for Q & A, and plenty of samples to see and touch to give you inspiration for your projects!

Don’t forget that our room is open at 6PM for early arrivals.  Come and bring your current portable project and take a little time to work, or to share it with others!

See you on Tuesday.

Bonus #2 Spin-In Saturday – August 15


Come join us Saturday August 15,  from noon until 7pm at the Raccoon Music Festival. Bring your portable project and enjoy a day filled with great music and friends.

Drop me an email if you are able to make it so I can keep an eye out for you when you arrive.

Below are the details.



14653 East Park Street

(South end of Burton Square)

(Rt. 168 & Rt. 87)

Burton, Ohio 44021

440 834 1492

Admission:  $10 for 13 Years and Older

$4 for 6 – 12 Years

Free for 5 Years and Under



12 pm – The Polka Pirates — Polka 

1 pm — The Portersharks Irish

2 pm — The SpYder Stompers & Sister Sugar Pie Pre- War Country Blues

 3 pm — Free-Range Pickin’ -- Bluegrass

4 pm — Mariachi Santa Cecilia — Mariachi

5 pm –Acadian Driftwood — Cajun

6 pm — Square Dance — with caller Lynn Frederick & the house old-time players


12 pm — New Orleans Jazz Ensemble

 1 pm — Wallace Coleman’s Blues Folk — Blues

2 pm — Pete McDonald — Children’s Songs

3 pm — The Five Islands — Eclectic Traditional Music

 4 pm — The Whitehouse Brothers — Old-Time

 5 pm — Sacred Harp — Traditional Appalachian Singing


   2 pm — Laura Lewis Kovac –Clogging

 3 pm –Mark Olitsky — Beginning Old-Time Banjo

 4 pm — Rick Campbell — Beginning Bluegrass Banjo

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2 pm — Kite Flying

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Bill Kennedy  —  Host of WCSB Radio’s Sweeney Astray —  Main Stage Emcee

Jeremy Wohlken – Tee Shirt Artist

 Historical Village Buildings & Crossroads Museum Store Open

Spontaneous Jamming — Start a Jam and Play all Day

Food for Sale (but you can bring your own, too)

Bring Chairs or Blankets

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 FESTIVAL MISSION:   To showcase performers of traditional folk music common to America, including old-time, bluegrass, Cajun, Irish, blues, and more and to bring together the essential supporters of American roots music in a historic beautiful setting.

 EVENT DETAILS: Local and regional musicians will perform traditional folk music common to America in a continuous series of concerts throughout the day on one main stage beginning at noon.     Workshops/performances will take place in the old church. There will be a square dance to end the festivities. Everybody is welcome to dance – no experience necessary. All dances will be taught on the spot. The dance will run from approximately 6:30 pm until 7:30 pm. In addition to excellent music and historical exhibits, there will be activities for children. Food, refreshments, CDs from the performers, and festival t-shirts will be available for purchase. And as always, musicians are encouraged to bring their instruments. Spontaneous jamming is strongly encouraged.  Tickets will be available at the gate on the day of the festival. Bring lawn chairs and blankets! If it rains, the event will take place inside, so don’t let any wet weather scare you away!

Weaving workshop update – 5 openings left!

As of July 31, we have 15 weavers registered for our November workshop with international weaver and  lecturer, Jette Vandermeiden!  This will be an exciting event, and with only 5 places left we hope that if you’re not already signed up that you’ll consider joining us in November.  More information is available on the workshops tab at – please contact Nancy Curtiss for openings.

June/July 2015 Newsletter is Now Posted

Please visit our Newsletter page on the Members site to peruse the current newsletter.

Textile Event in Peninsula July 18

Members of the Western Reserve Guild – 
Our Guild has been asked to participate in a textile event in Peninsula July 18.  The organizers would like a response next week after our guild meeting.  A rug hooking guild and stitching guild will also join the event.  
We will need volunteers to organize and staff the event.  This matter will be discussed May 26 at the guild meeting.  For those unable to attend the meeting, please email comments to me at
Attached is the information sent by the Peninsula Foundation. 
Sally Vourlojianis

Historic Art in Historic Places ~ July 18, 2015 ~ 10am4pm

G.A.R. Hall ~ Peninsula, Ohio

Welcome Textile Group!

      Your group has been invited to participate in the second annual “Historic Art in Historic Places” sponsored by the Peninsula Foundation and held in the historic and beautiful G.A.R. Hall.  This will be a day of demonstrations, education, and creativity for both the public and the participants.

     Here are the details for the day’s event and how your group might participate.

~ Your group will be given an area for set-up where you may use displays explaining your craft.

~ Have members demonstrating your craft and answering questions

~ Have something “hands-on” for the public to try 

~ Provide kits that can be purchased by the public and taught at the event by members

~ Your group may also sell items related to your craft. ( supplies, other kits, finished pieces)

~ You may set up shifts for your volunteer members

~ This is a volunteer event and there is no fee for participation.

~ Your group would keep any proceeds from selling kits and other items related to your craft.

~ Your group will be provided with tables and chairs, but all other materials will be provided by each group.

  Please, feel free to contact us with any other questions. We are very excited to bring this event to Peninsula again this summer. We are looking forward to meeting and working with all of you.

                          Karen Walters                                                       Rebekah Smith

                    Peninsula Foundation                                 


next meeting is Tuesday, April 28th

Just a reminder that our next meeting is this coming Tuesday, April 28.  Our program will be on Braids, presented by Tracy Jackson, and we’ll have a Tips-n-Tricks for the handspinner.  See you at 7PM!