Author Archives: neiwsguild

Changes in the Works!

Guild members are always working to improve our space and make it a warm and inviting place to work, play, and learn. The classroom is the focus of our current project. As an interior room with no windows, the goal … Continue reading

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2018 Virginia Olson Competition

Each year members are encouraged and challenged to create projects for the Virginia Olson Competition held in May. This year’s committee members Pat Higby, Connie Malven, and Linda Miller, chose the theme “Our Favorite Things.” The committee offered a wide … Continue reading

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The Magical Circular Sock Machine

Have you ever taken a hard look at your stash of sock yarn and realized you may never work through it all unless you have a faster way of making socks? Ingie Koch, our April program presenter, came to that … Continue reading

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Knit and Crochet: Sister Crafts

Dawn Ask Martin compared and contrasted crochet and knitting for the Guild’s March program Growing up with a mom who crocheted, it was natural that Dawn became a crocheter. However, deep down she always had the desire to learn to … Continue reading

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Achieving Excellence and Mastery

We all know people who we look up to as being skilled at their craft, but we may not know what goes into officially becoming an Excellent or a Master craftsperson. Our very own Guild member, Nancy Simet, has earned … Continue reading

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Never Too Old to “Play” with Dolls!

  Becky Metcalf shared her love of doll collecting with Guild members during the January program. When asked how many dolls are in her personal collection, Becky answered, “A LOT!” They are carefully displayed in cabinets throughout her home. Becky … Continue reading

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Holiday Fun

The December meeting of the Northeast Iowa Weavers and Spinners Guild was highlighted by the holiday brunch. There was far too much delicious food and just the right amount of holiday cheer. Brunch was followed by show and tell and … Continue reading

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