Enchanted Mountain Weaver’s Guild
The Enchanted Mountain Weavers’ Guild (New York) celebrated National Spinning and Weaving week last year by spending several hours talking (while spinning and weaving) at two public libraries. Displays featuring projects from members were set up for month-long exhibits and one day was scheduled for demonstrating at each of them. The Mary Meigs Atwater Guild (Utah) joined its sister guild, the Wasatch Woolpack Handspinners, in the atrium space at the Salt Lake City downtown library in a joint effort to increase the awareness of fiber-related crafts to the community. Prizes were awarded to those spinning. Votes were cast for the Most Bizarre Place which turned out to be the dentist’s office before and after having a wisdom tooth removed. The Most Hours prize went to member Meg Bigler for spinning 3 pounds of four-ply yarn for an Aran sweater on a train from Green River, Utah, to Seattle, Washington.