Next meeting is Tuesday, November 24th!

Sorry for the late reminder, but our official November meeting is upon us.  I hope that you’ll be able to join us on Tuesday NOVEMBER 24TH as Uarda Taylor will share with us about her recent trip to Scotland to discover the fiber arts and crafts it has to offer.  To add to the celebration, Uarda asks that all who have them should bring something Scottish!  Guild members will also be voting on the slate of officers presented by the Nominating Committee,  and we hope to get news of this year’s luncheon.  See you at Farmpark at 7PM in the classroom!

Election of Officers Tuesday, November 24

A reminder that we will be electing Officers for 2016 at our regular meeting on Tuesday, November 24, at 7 pm at Lake Metroparks Farmpark.

Slate of Officers is as follows:

President- Roberta Jones Shafer
Vice-President- Jan Gibson
Treasurer- Nora Eason
Secretary- JoEllen Salkin
Newsletter- Cheryl Laufer
Librarian- Cindy Kolacz

For the program, Uarda Taylor will have a slide show and talk about her recent Weavers’ Tour of Scotland.

See you there!

Annual Laleure Vineyard Spin-In (and other portable projects, too!) THIS SATURDAY 10/31

Don’t Forget this SATURDAY is our Annual Spin-In at Laleure Vineyards

Hope you can join us!

To add a different touch to our annual spin-in, since it is on Halloween we will  be having a Costume Contest (this is optional).  Rumor has it that Cindy Kolacz already has her costume ready.  So get your imagination going and get those costumes ready!

The winner will receive 4 ounces of alpaca roving!

 This annual SPIN-IN will be held October 31, 2015 at Laleure Vineyards located at:

17335 Nash Rd, Parkman, OH 44080
(440) 548-5120

Hours:   Noon – 4pm

Please bring a dish to share and your portable project and enjoy the day with like-minded knitters, crocheters, spinners, and weavers.  It’s a great day of fun and relaxation and making new friends.

October and November meeting information

First – a reminder that our OCTOBER meeting will not be this coming Tuesday (10/27), but will be held on Friday, November  6th at 7PM at Lake Metroparks Farmpark .

     Please consider this an invitation to join the Western Reserve Spinners & Weavers as we hear from weaver, teacher, and lecturer Jette Vandermeiden about:

     Damask Goes North: the history of the tablecloth:  Where does the tablecloth come from? Why is it used? Tracing the emergence of the tablecloth through the centuries closely follows the movement of damask from the Middle East up to Scandinavia through Europe. The development of the drawloom and the Jacquard loom in Europe brought enormous cultural and societal changes to professional weavers of the time. Connections between religious and political events and the development of damasks and linens as royal textiles tell an interesting story of the influence of weaving on world events through the ages.

     Jette Vandermeiden is a dynamic speaker, teacher and accomplished drawloom weaver and has given lectures most recently at the 2014 Complex Weavers Seminar.  We are very excited to have her here in Northeastern Ohio.

Second, our NOVEMBER meeting will be held at our usual 4th Tuesday of the month, Tuesday November 24th at 7 PM at Lake Metroparks Farmpark.  Our guest speaker will be WRSW member Uarda Taylor, who will be presenting “Scotland Revisited”.  We’ll hear about her recent return to that lovely country to learn more about its art and textiles.  We’ll also be voting on new members of the leadership team and finalizing our WRSW Jobs and Responsibilities Handbook.

Spin-In Thursday – October 22, 2015

Spin-In will be held at Coffee Corners in Burton, Ohio at 6pm.

Join us for a casual gathering. Bring your spinning wheels, knitting, crocheting, needle felting, mini looms or any portable project.  This is a wonderful opportunity to hone your spinning skills-or to learn, if you’ve been itching to discover the excitement of making your own custom yarns.  Free spindle kits provided!  It’s also a relaxing and fun way to introduce a friend into this simple yet satisfying skill. Plus we choose places where you may purchase refreshments!

Starting time is 6PM, but come when you can and leave when you must.

OCTOBER   Future   Spin-Ins

October 29   Sharon James Cellar Newbury Ohio

October 31  Saturday  Annual Spin-In at Laleure Vineyards

Weaving Workshop Update – 10/16/15

As of today our fall weaving workshop with Jette Vandermeiden is COMPLETELY FULL!!!!  20 intrepid weavers are preparing to join us for a great time – looking forward to seeing everyone.  A final note will go out to all registrants in the next week or so.

yippee!!  Nancy

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.

Fiber Festival 1    page 1

Fiber Festival 2    page 2

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.