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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.

From President JoEllen Salkin:


A big Thank You to all who made the Lake Farmpark Woolfest a success!  Thanks to everyone who submitted their creations to be showcased for all visitors to see.  Thanks to all of you who took the time to demonstrate your skills for others and for teaching visitors upon request.  Thanks to Jerry for leading the Make and Take felted soap.  And THANK YOU to Linda and the Show Committee for pulling this all together so seamlessly.  I think we will be seeing some new faces in the coming months as we gain some new members.


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 (

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 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 (



From President JoEllen Salkin:

Please accept the following as the WRSW Nominating Committee’s recommendations for the slate of offers for the 2018 calendar year:

               President - JoEllen Salkin

               Vice President - Nancy Curtiss

               Secretary - Jerry Christopher

               Treasurer - Nora Eason

               Librarian - Cindy Kolacz

               Newsletter Editor - Sally Vourlojianis


The Nominating Committee consisted of Chair Susan Conover, with Jean Mackenzie, Ellen Morrison and Bobbie Shafer.  Elections will be held at the October meeting.