List of supplies to bring:
- Long brown pine needles from Ponderosa pines.
- Drinking straws about 1-2" long
- Wash Cloth
- Embroidery thread, raffia or artificial sinew
- #14 darning needles
Great Falls Spinning and Weaving Guild
Denise Jackson has volunteered to teach us pine needle basketry. She can take 12-15 people. It is relatively inexpensive since the supplies are in our own back yard.
List of supplies to bring:
Mary Spencer has approximately four grocery bags of unwashed wool (some white some black) free to any one who wants it. Contact her at 727-8152. Leave message will get back to you. Spencme@charter.net
Fiber Day at the Ranch
Monday, June 30 at 11:00am, Whitehall, Montana
Kami Noyes is having a fiber day at her ranch (Whitehall Montana) June 30th. Message her for more details and directions.
She has Targhee/Rambouillet sheep but also sells fleeces from other area ranches. Right now she has BFL and BL crosses.Check her out on Facebook, Ranching Tradition Fiber or on etsy. 13 Mile Woolen Mill is nearby for those who do not want to process their own fleece.
When: Saturday- May 24th, 2014, 9am - 3pm
Where: 2721 Fern Drive, Great Falls, MT
Contains: Weaving and Spinning equipment, supplies, and books, lots of Knitting books and yarn
We are having our next spin-in at the
Grand View - 3015 18th Ave S
May 3rd (Saturday ) from 2-4.
They are thrilled that we would come and share our art.
I'm hoping we will have lots of participation.
Roxanne Ochs will be our instructor for Weaving a Wool Drying Basket during the Montana State Fair (July 25-Aug 2). The class is free and the kit will cost approximately $30. Class size limited to 10 students. We need at least 6 confirmed signups by May 30 in order to schedule the class.
Please contact Roxanne at email@example.com no later than May 30 so the supplies for the kits can be ordered. "
A friend of mine has some hand plucked bison wool from three year old bulls, cows and yearling bulls. The wool is an inch or more in length and not washed, just plucked from the hide.
It is not washed, just hand pulled from the hide. There is no hair in it just those guard hairs which are easy to remove as it was pulled off straight in clumps dry. So, it is all loose as long as the fiber was on the bison.
We are looking at selling this at $45 a pound as is. Let me know if you are interested. Billy - firstname.lastname@example.org
Who: Karen South of Mill Creek Fiber Farm in Lewistown is our instructor.
When: Friday, March 21st from 7-9 pm
Where: Columbus Center 1st Floor Conference Room
Cost: $15.00 (includes materials)
Contact: Roxanne Ochs at 781-3150 to register
Wow! 130 tote bags for the conference are finished. ( we did break a few sewing needles)
Marion Stratton has made some darling sheep with shrink plastic for our guild contribution to the goody bags.
Hope to see you Thursday night! I have news about the conference and the fair! Cathy
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