Hickory Nut Gap Farm in Fairview has invited us to demo at their fall festival one day in September and one in October. They would like both spinners and weavers, so if you are a weaver with a portable loom who would like to demo, or a spinner please let me (Fran Wilson) know via email. The date for the September demo is Sunday, Sept. 1, and a date hasn't be announced for October yet. Spinners, electricity is not convenient to where we will be demo'ing, so if your e-spinner doesn't have a battery pack, bring a wheel or spindle instead. I have visited the site a couple of times, and we will be set up in the big barn area, with easy access from the parking lot.
The program speaker for our September meeting will be Dawne Wimbrow. Dawne is a weaver and the owner of a weaving shop in Easley SC. She and her husband are developing a new computer program for designing weaving patterns, and her talk will feature some details about that.
The program for October will feature our own Sheila Leverson, web guru extraordinaire, who has brought our Guild Website into the 21st century, and will talk about the ins and outs of using the website to our full advantage.
In November we are celebrating the 45th Anniversary of the Guild. Ursula Powers, Guild Historian, will present a program on the history of the Guild, and party plans are in progress, to be updated here when they are finalized.
The topic for the Winter Project will also be presented.
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