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WELCOME TO GLASG

The Greater Los Angeles Spinning Guild is a group of hand-spinning enthusiasts in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas and beyond. Our members incorporate hand-spinning in a wide variety of fiber arts including knitting, weaving, rug-making, felting, crochet and many others.

All skill levels are welcome at our meetings, from master to novice. If you're curious (even if you've never spun before) come to a meeting and we'll help you access resources for equipment and instruction. Monthly guild meetings include a short informational program, exchange of expertise, information on members' projects, and informal spinning. Periodically, the Guild sponsors half-day and multi-day workshops conducted by members and guest instructors.

Please browse our site, and drop us an email if you're interested in becoming a member of our Guild. Information on our activities is also available on the Guild's Ravelry Group and Yahoo Group.

 


GLASG 2014 NOVICE & EXPERT

January 25, 2014 GLASG meeting-Program: Combing/Carding presented by Ruth Northrup. An indepth demo on how fiber and prep choice sets us up for drafting style and the finished yarn we want. Guild equipment will be set up for practice after demo. Please bring fibers!!!
February 22, 2014

GLASG meeting--Program: Woollen Spinning presented by Lo-an Nguyen. Explanation/exploration of woollen preparation, drafting techniques, wheel adjustments, fiber choice to optimum results.

March 22, 2014 GLASG meeting--Program: In advance of K9 Action Sports shearing day; Fleece selection for quality/usage, fleece folding, fleece storage until ready to process. Presented by Judie Kamai.
April 26, 2014 GLASG meeting--Program: Small batch fiber processing- traditional scouring and the cold water method; seperating a fleece into sections for quality/usage. Presented by Jan Larson.
May 24, 2014 GLASG meeting--Program: Stephenie Gaustad Cotton focused Workshops ‘From Field to Fiber’. Details to be announced asap.
June 28, 2014 GLASG meeting--Program: Guild Challenge: skeining/tagging for entry, skein collection for mass drop off to Pomona by Jen Foti, speed spinning practice for contest.
July 26, 2014 GLASG meeting--Program: Ercil Wroth will present on her trip to Cuzco, Peru to Tinkuy de Tejedores: A Gathering of Weavers. Natural dyeing, cultural knitting/weaving/spinning.
August 23, 2014 GLASG meeting--Program: Beth Smith Breed Study Workshops. The Importance of Sampling - 90 minutes  (Lecture) Your knitting teacher will tell you to swatch, your weaving teacher will ask you to sample and your spinning teacher will tell you take your wool from yarn to fabric. It feels like such a waste of time when we just want to get to the fun part. Let me show you how to make sampling fun and the things you can learn just by taking that bit of extra time and fiber. We’ll also talk about making a sample library so that future sampling can be cut down as the same fibers are used again and again. (free for all GLASG paid members only)
September 20, 2014 GLASG meeting/workshop--Program: Dye Day @ Gwen Powell’s. Mentors will lead an guided exploration on natural dyeing to include indigo,( reds and yellows too) at her home. Explore the basics of natural dyes. Pre-mordanted fiber and yarns provided in workshop fee. Paypal membership@glasg.org and send complete contact information to editor@glasg.org to register. A brief meeting will be held and then participants stay for the workshop.
October 25, 2014 GLASG meeting--Program: Homespun Handknit Sweater design led by Sonya Molho.
November 22, 2014 GLASG meeting--Program: Grow you own silk led by Nan O'Donnell
December TBA GLASG meeting--Holiday Potluck Party, Distaff Dressing Contest, gift exchange, etc. Details announced asap.

 

 

 

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