Sunday, December 12, 2010

Time for the Holidays

Tulsa Handspinners will have their Christmas Luncheon and gift exchange on Saturday, December 18 at the usual meeting place--Martin Regional Library, 26th & Garnett, and at the usual time-10am to 1pm.

Further details are in the Newsletter, just click on this link.

Monday, November 29, 2010

No Monday Spin-In on December 6

The Tulsa Handspinners will NOT be having the monthly Barnes and Noble Spin-In on December 6.  There is just too much going on at the store during the Christmas season.

Hope to see everyone at the Guild Christmas party and spin-in on December 18.   

Monday, November 15, 2010

November Meeting 11-20

There will be LOTS to do at the November meeting.  Officer elections, program planning for 2011, and Rock Day fiber exchange.  Check out the Newsletter.  (Click for link).

WHAT, you ask is Rock Day and WHAT is the fiber exchange?

Rock Day or St. Distaff Day is a day of spinning silliness and games sponsored in January every year by the Tulsa Handspinners.  Rock Day is a long-standing European tradition which takes place on the first day back to work after the Feast of the Epiphany, or 12th Night of Christmas.  According to Rock Day Scholar and Games Mistress Jeannine, the women went back to work spinning a day before the men went to the fields which resulted in young men playing tricks on young women including setting the spinning flax on fire which required the women to douse the  flax and men with water--or something like that--this was long before football bowl games.  Anyway, at our January meeting we play, have a pot luck lunch, and win prizes.

Fiber Exchange/Rock Day Project--A prize is awarded for the best project made from the fiber exchange and rock.  At the November meeting everyone who wants to participate puts 2 ounces of fiber and a rock into a bag along with any embellishments the giver wants to include.  The project must include the rock and must be made with the fiber included in the bag and only the fiber in the bag.  Everyone at Rock Day votes on the best use of fiber & rock.

Dues are due in November--$20 for the year.  

Friday, October 15, 2010

October Meeting

October 16 at 10 am, Martin Regional Library--Be there!!

After a short business meeting and show & tell, our guest Nancy Foster will have a hands-on needle felting demonstration where we'll make felted critters: butterflies, lady bugs, or bees.  

Our teacher isn't a spinner, so she doesn't have a big fiber stash--we can fix that.  Please bring a handful of colored wool from your stash to help her out.  

Some guild members will be demonstrating at the Route 66 Flywheelers (antique) Tractor Show on Saturday and Sunday October 16 & 17th in Catoosa at Rogers Point Park.  This is the group's 20th Annual Show and for the first time they are including a craft show. We've been asked to demonstrate our antique-ish craft of spinning.  Even if you can't come demo, it might be a fun event to attend, and it's FREE!!   So, put on your overalls and get yourself to Catoosa.  
(just kidding about the overalls).

And, here is the October Newsletter.  

Hope to see everyone on Saturday. 

Monday, September 20, 2010

September Meeting 9/25

The Guild meeting is Saturday, September 9, 2010 at 10am.  
The program, bobbin lace, will be presented by Joyce Eastin. 
Here's the link to the September Newsletter.  

Looking forward to seeing everyone on Saturday--Happy week to all. 

Monday, September 13, 2010

World Wide Spin in Public Day

Here's a little something found while scouting around the web:  World Wide Spin in Public Day.

The button above is available to copy to your own website or blog to promote this event.  

And here's a little something else:  Texas Fiber Mill is now Sustainable Fibers check out the link for info about the cool fiber stuff going on there. 

Friday, September 10, 2010

Meeting Date Change for September

In September, the Guild will meet on the 4th Saturday (the 25th) instead of the 3rd Saturday.  The library needs to use "our" room for its own purposes on the regularly scheduled date.

The program for the August meeting took us back beyond medieval times to the earliest type of yarn work--nalbinding.  Nalbinding pre-dates knitting and crochet and, depending on the way the stitch is formed may look like either one.  It has the advantage (or disadvantage) of NOT unraveling. 

Belinda and Diana showed us several different stitches and had handmade needles for us to use to try it ourselves.  Diana displayed "the beast" a round shawl it has taken her 4 years to make using bits and pieces of her handspun.  Belinda had several hats to show us made with different stitches. 

Next up???  The program in September will be bobbin lace making with Joyce.  

Sunday, July 11, 2010

July Meeting 7-17

The Guild will meet at 10am on Saturday, July 17--Martin Regional Library, 26th & Garnett.

The program will be basketweaving with Karin.  We will make small handmade baskets to attach to our wheels. 

You can download the  July Newsletter.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Monday Spin-In and Poetry Reading

Tulsa Handspinners will be having a Spin-In on Monday, July 5th from 6-9 pm at the Barnes & Noble on 71st. 

Poetry reading?? 

It could happen, and has happened.  Lynn  regaled us with a recitation and/or reading of "The Tale of Custard the Dragon," by Ogden Nash.  Who knows what other entertainment awaits?  

Speaking of entertainment, check out the spinning fun on Ravelry.  The Tour de Fleece is now underway.  Join a team and spin more in the next 25 days that you ever thought possible.  Even if you don't spin-a-long, take a look at the photos--you'll surely find spinning inspiration. 

Sunday, June 20, 2010

June Newsletter

The June 2010 Newsletter will pop up in a new window when you click on the highlighted text.

For more information, feel free to contact a member at any of the e-mail addressed listed in the Newsletter.

Saturday, June 19, 2010


Always creative and inventive, the Tulsa Handspinners have solved the problem of the picnic spoilers of bad weather, bugs and unpredictability and are holding their annual picnic indoors at the regular library meeting site on Saturday, June 19, 2010.

The library site has the advantages of nice chairs, indoor plumbing and the all important air-conditioning. A short business meeting will be held, the usual goodie raffle, show and tell, a BIG SURPRISE AWARD for someone, and then it will be on to the food, spinning and friendship.

Visitors are always welcome.