Butler County Spinners and Weavers Guild (Ohio)

An upcoming event at Providence Plantation prompted a Girl Scout leader to contact the Butler County Spinners and Weavers Guild (Ohio) for help in working with young women to fulfill a requirement for the Women Through Time and Heritage Hunt Interest Project. The leader found out about the guild's expertise in spinning and weaving from noticing the group's booth in a local festival, then through investigating its website for information. Her e-mail request to the guild listed three accomplishments members would make possible: (1) To introduce their crafts and organization to a new generation while fulfilling part of their mission to teach the arts of spinning and weaving; (2) Providence Plantation would witness the guild's talents, laying the groundwork for working together to enhance both their missions of preserving historical traditions; (3) The thirty to forty potential Girl Scouts would complete a requirement toward earning their badges and potentially return the favor by volunteering to help the guild when needed. Cleaning and carding wool, dyeing fiber, simple weaving, and basketmaking techniques were activities that girls historically performed and that qualify for the Interest Project Patches.

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