BSHG Newsletter ArchiveFor more recently-produced newsletters (not scanned), go to the newsletter page.
Note to guild members: If you would like to help by giving a brief description of any newsletter listed here, it would be greatly appreciated.
February:Minutes from January meeting: review of Roc Day celebration, contest winners, Discussion on monthly meeting's place.
January: Minutes of meeting, state fair handspun yarn catagories and Meet our Members ( MOM ) Shelly Marino and Ellie May
March: Minutes of meeting, demo on knitting different types of sock heels, show and tell and MOM Anne Furman
April: Rainbow dye workshop, meeting minutes, MoM Celia Radke and planting herbs for sachets
May: Meeting minutes, making baskets from handspun, MOM Lee Buerkle
July: Meeting minutes, information and planning for Market Day, MOM Rickie Mc Clure
December: Meeting minutes, MOM Diane Blaisdell, Roc Day planning
April: Article by Eleanor May "Visit to Rochester Museum: Weaver's Choice - Patterns in American Coverlets" contains highlights of Eleanor's visit to the museum, Article "Wool: A Hard Act to Follow" about wool market fluctuation and wool quality improvements.
February: Article – Woolamena at the NYS Fair promoting sheep & wool from the “National Wool Grower Magazine”, Roc Day – almost didn’t happen due to weather – has 2 vendors, Article – Moths – prevention
March: Market Day planning, Rita Buchanan Workshops, EGLFC – June 13-16 – Guild display Competition, Moths II – How to get rid of moths, Treasurer’s report
June: Rita Buchanan – Fall workshops, Spring seminar at The Mannings, Celia Quinn workshop, State Fair calendar, Article – Shampoo Your Sweater – How to restore shrunken woolens, Pattern – Stay on Baby Booties
July: Market Day, Best of the Best – Article “I Love Goats!” includes Faith Wight’s method of spinning, Recommended summer reading – Judith Rossner’s - Emmaline
August: Article - Judgment Day – Troy Fair by Ellie Mae, Trumansburg Fair, Article – Restoring used knitting yarn, Article – Spot and stain removal for wool fabrics, Article – Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Exercises
September: Beginning spinners’ workshop, Knitters Fair in Cherry Hill, NJ, Planning a spinners retreat, Article – Dyers Dilemma, Article – Capital Convergence ’92, Article – Spinning wheel maintenance tips from Bill Ralph
October: Dyers Workshop, Dyeing to spin at Cayuga Nature Center Pioneer Days, NY State Fair Accolades, Article – North American Cashmere Company of Spencer
November Part 1: (note: partial newsletter)Afghan project, Knitting Camp on Wisconsin by Elisabeth Zimmerman daughter Meg Swansen
July: (note: incomplete) Canadian Wool Spinning Wheels, Listing of Guild books, periodicals and equipment available for use to members.
September: Sheep to Shawl Contest, Pattern - Extra Warm Fleece-Lined Mittens, NY State Fair winners listing, A Visit to the (Najarian) Ribbon Factory (in Greene, NY), Summary of Convergence ’88
October: Afghan design for Guild raffle
November: A Spinners Knot (how to make a Constrictor knot), Center-Pull Ball Winder (how to make one), A cute little fairy tale about spinning and pies (from Tom Tit Tot - an English folk tale)
December: An overview of competition judging techniques, How to make an E. Zimmerman Moebius Strip hat/scarf, Pattern for: Wool-Lined Slippers, Easy Hat, Socks, Watchcap in Brioche Stitch, Simple Crocheted Cap, and Patty Pan Tam
January: Notes on the December 1986 meeting, A discussion of the article in Scientific American of 1/1987 on the evolution of fleece, Info on sheep numbers in US and NYS, Discussion of wool comtamination as it applies to fleeces going to mills, Info on a high-yielding flax variety
February: Notes on January meeting, Book review of Priscilla Gibson-Roberts book "Knitting in the Old Way", Pattern for a pullover sweater from Nancy Morey
March: Notes on the February meeting and members doings, Spinning vocabulary
April: Notes on how to choose a fleece
May: Notes on the April meeting, Info/instructions for Fair Isle knitting
June: Info on the guild's Spinners Market Day, Notes on the May meeting: Dick Corth on color perception, Washing fleeces, Dyeing cotton
July: Lots of info on guild events, more on market day, Talk about Nancy Morey's book on dyeing entited 'Rainbow Dyeing: a Multicolor Approach to Dyeing'
August/September:Thoughts on beginning spinning, News articles on flatulent sheep, Reports on market day
November: Notes on Roc Day (what it is etc) and St Catherine, Info on the Ontario Master Spinners Program
January: Roc Day, cochineal dyeing, Finn sheep
February: Cochineal dyeing
April: Navajo Indian life, Rainbow dyeing workshop
May: Personal colors, Market Day planning.
June: Market Day, library inventory
September: Marty McGee appearance on Today Show
October: (note: incomplete)
November: show & tell and critique by members, adding color while spinning
December: Roc Day plans
December: Short summary of the past year, Article "Wool Processing Systems" from American Wool Council Newsletter with explanation of woolen and worsted yarns, definition of terms like combing, scouring, twisted, etc.
March: Spring Fever sale summary, Lichen Dyeing Workshop, Wool Day plans
July/August: Beginning Spinning Workshop report, Proposed changes to the Constitution
September: Hands on Spinning Workshop, "Basics of the 19th and early 20th century Textiles",Interguild Guild Directory 1982-83 in Guild Library
October: Workshop on using handspun in knitting, Officers to be elected in November, Budget approved, "Uncovering Coverlets: our neglected history" lecture
November: Discussed new policy for rental of Guild wheel and carding machine, History of Rock Day
December: (note: poss. incomplete?)"Old Spinning Wheel" poem, "Shaggy Sheep" story, "Grazing in the Grass", "Forefather's Song", "Seven Things for a Craftsman to Remember", "The Weavers", "Weaver John", List of publications for spinners
June: Guild activities and business, guild news.
July: Guild workshops, guild news, pricing handspun yarn.
Special Thanks to Marie, Terry, Susan, Marjorie, Sharon, Becki and Alison for their assistance with article descriptions.