Who are we?

The Carolina Spinners’, Weavers’, & Knitters’ Guild’s mission is to promote and encourage fiber arts to all interested persons with positive feedback, camaraderie, and learning experience. We are a group of fun, caring, fiber-loving crafters who love to spin, weave, and knit. We learn from each other and have a lot of fun while learning! Welcome!

We meet every month on the second Saturday of that month. We have a business meeting, lunch with show & tell, followed by a program. See the Calendar of Events for each month’s meeting place and time.

Program Calendar for 2023

Upcoming

February – The Blanket Project. Judi Jetson (really, that’s her name!) from Local Cloth in Asheville will give us a talk about their blanket program designed to promote local farmers, and weavers. She will have examples for sale if anyone needs a nice warm blankie. See localcloth.org if you want more info.

March – Everything you ever wanted to know about knitting socks. Jennifer and Wendy will show different types of socks, different knitting methods, heel turning, and anything else you would like to know about knitting socks. Email them your questions in advance if you have something special you want covered.

April – Ice Dyeing – Catherine will show us how to ice dye. This meeting will take place in one of the Camden parks to reduce the mess.

May – Felted dryer balls. Lisa will talk us through making our own dryer balls

June – Time to talk! June will be a social meeting. Bring your latest project and chat with your fellow guild members

July – Color Challenge reveal. Let’s see what everyone made of Cindy’s choice of art

August – Southern Comforts Fiber Market (southerncomfortsfibermarket.com) With luck this year we will find somewhere to have breakfast and a meeting before driving up to Charlotte for some inspiration and stash enhancement.

September – Color Blending – Ann will demonstrate methods of combining colors when preparing fiber for spinning. These same principles can be applied to choosing colors for weaving, knitting, felting, etc..

October – State Fair – Please keep the fair in mind when you are planning your projects for the year. Remember $50 awards for Best of Knitting, Spinning and Weaving! Also come and be part of our demonstration. Show the world (or at least the state) that we do good work!

November – As usual we will use November to plan for the next year. Please give us your ideas for programs and any other activities you’d like to see

December– Yep, the year is over and it’s time for our annual Holiday Party!

Past

January – Weaving for all. We will be bringing as many looms as we can round up and showing all the different steps of weaving (winding a warp, warping the loom, and of course actually weaving).