Flax Project Update

October 9, 2017

September was harvest time for our flax crops and some of the guild members have decidedly green thumbs!  Our biggest challenge was drying the stalks after harvesting during that wet month.  But on Sept. 23 a group of us met... View Article

Shetland Blanket Drawing

June 12, 2017

Those who participated in creating the Shetland blanket were invited to enter their name in a drawing to win the blanket. The drawing was held last Saturday during spinning group and Nancy Johnston was the lucky winner of the beautiful... View Article

New Felting Study Group

May 12, 2017

A Felting Study group has been formed, with the premier meeting on May 10, 2017. Future meetings will be held 4th Monday of each month from 5-7 at the Studio. Summer 2017  dates are as follows;   May 22nd,  June... View Article

Flax Project Update

May 1, 2017

Despite the gorgeous weather outside, we had an awesome turnout for Bruce Engebretson’s presentation on flax.  We were all amazed to see him turn straw into the most beautiful, long line flax fiber I have ever seen, and we’re definitely primed to... View Article

Spinning Group Projects

April 11, 2017

The spinning group had so much fun with the Shetland Blanket Project — and the results were so beautiful — that we’ve initiated another project, this one with a locally grown, champaign colored alpaca fleece from Mac and Ann McKercher’s... View Article

The Shetland blanket project

November 28, 2016

The Shetland blanket – a joint project of the spinners and the weavers of the DFHG – is now finished! The end result is a gorgeous twill lap robe, hand spun and hand woven, with subtle (and not so subtle)... View Article

Made in Duluth Blanket Project

April 28, 2016

Duluth Fiber Handcrafters Guild has initiated a new challenge, one that includes not only the spinners but the weavers! It all started with a gorgeous tri-colored Shetland fleece from a local Duluth shepherd that was donated to the spinning group. ... View Article

Spinning Study Group Dye Day

August 15, 2015

Saturday, August 8, this study group dyed knitted “blanks.”  A month or so before the meeting spinners hand spun white yarn and gave it to Dave.  Dave used his knitting machine to knit each spinner’s hand spun yarn into a... View Article