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.  

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