Spinning competitions at the L.A. County Fair
|Guild members gathered to wind and label their handspun skeins for the fair. Photos courtesy of Jen Foti.|
|Ready for the fair!|
Members of the Greater Los Angeles Spinning Guild are busily preparing for the L.A. County Fair, which runs from August 29 through September 28. The guild's June meeting was dedicated to preparation for the skein competition and speed-spinning competition. Members gathered to help one another properly skein, tag, and label their fair entries. Program chair, Jen Foti, also offered tips for spinning faster. She had this to share:
"It's fair season in Los Angeles and that means GLASG is in full swing spinning, skeining, and tagging entries for the L.A. county fair's handspinning competition. Members contributed eleven finished skeins ranging from laceweight singles to colorful bulky yarns as well as crocheted and handknitted items for judging. The entries were then dropped off en masse at the Pomona fairgrounds. It was a wooly invasion! Popular with GLASG members is the fair's yearly spinning contest, and the June guild meeting included lots of practice.
"GLASG was started more than twenty years ago as a casual meeting of textile and fiber enthusiasts gathering at member's homes. The group gradually grew to over fifty members with a regular meeting location to accommodate. GLASG carries on the tradition of hosting yearly workshops, monthly learning programs, an annual dye day, and more. The guild is always welcoming of new members and visitors, and information about meeting time and place can be found on the guild website. GLASG also has an active Ravelry group. Come join us for fibery fun in sunny Los Angeles!"