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warning from Linda Christopher:

If you had wool items displayed at the show, please inspect them to make sure they are free of moths. Linda just discovered a very small moth on the wool neckline of her silk felted tunic!!!  She was able to pinch and kill it before it took off in flight.  For prevention, she uses cedar wood essential oil, which is applied to strips of muslin hung on the ceiling or shelf above -so as not to transfer the oil to the garment because the oil might stain.
Other herbs that deter moths are mint, lavender, cloves, thyme, and rosemary. Best bet is to store clean items in plastic storage containers.

C O L O !

One of the most important components of what we all do.  We all love COLOR!  So this month our guest speaker is Deborah Steytler, who will talk about "Understanding Color".

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - Come at 6:30 to socialize, 6:45 starts show and tell, followed by our meeting and program.  Meeting takes place at Lake Farmpark, 8800 Euclid Chardon Rd, Kirtland OH.  Hope to see your there!

The Wool Jamboree was a great success, especially the felted soap "make-n-take" led by Jerry. We had a lot of visitors that showed interest in the guild, so we hope to have lots of new guests at upcoming meetings and maybe even new members!

There was a nice variety of vendors and discovered there are a few fiber shows or just a day trip to a farm coming up, so here's a list (even a couple of save the date for next year!

Sept. 30 & Oct. 1, 2017 National Alpaca Farm Days  Open House, 3073 Gass Rd. Lexington OH 44904 (Sat. noon-6pm & Sun. 1pm-6pm)  Farm and Antique store

Oct. 13-14-15, 2017 Algonquin Mill Fall Festival at the Mill Farm (5 miles south of Carrollton, OH on State Rt. 332 (www.carrollcountyohio.com/history)

Oct. 14, 2017 Autumn Fiber Festival, Ashland County Fairgrounds, 2042 Claremont Ave, Ashland OH (free admission & parking 9-5pm)

Oct. 21 & 22, 2017 Fiber Expo Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, Ann Arbor, Mich. (see www.fiberexpo.com for more info)

SAVE THE DATE: Central Pennsylvania Fiber Festival - May 19, 20, 2018 at the Lycoming County Fairgrounds, Hughesville, PA 17737

Great Lakes Fiber Show (Wooster) May 26 -27, 2018

Endless Mountains Fiber Festival Sept. 8-9, 2018 (www.endlessmountsfiberfest.com)

 

 

A note from Linda Christopher:
Thank you once again to all WRSW members who have their fiber arts on display at Lake Farmpark - it is a wonderful showing of our talents! I hope everyone has had a chance to view the show in the west hallway. We will be taking the show down on Sunday, September 24 - the second day of the Wool Jamboree weekend - at 4:00 pm. If you would like to be present and take your item(s) home at that time, please show up at Lake Farmpark (tell them at the entry desk why you are there). If you cannot make it at that time, the Show Committee will phone you and get your item(s) to you along with hangers and garment bags!
 

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May 5-6, 2018 -- Spend the weekend immersed in color with Carol Soderlund as she teaches us all about "Glowing Gradients: Luminous Color in Yarn and Cloth". Mix a rainbow of hues from 3 primary colors ultimately building a notebook of colors and formulations. For more information and registration information, click here