2013 Meeting Minutes
Clotho’s meeting minutes, December 14, 2013
A microphone was purchased for $75.
January Retreat—Jan. 18,19. Sat. 10AM-4PM (potluck). Sun. 1PM-6PM.
Skein & Garment—We need someone to take over as chair for S&G.
Clotho’s Auction—Jan T. will coordinate this.
Fiber Challenge—Rachel C-L. will be the coordinator for the next challenge.
Chemo caps—Judy H. will collect these for a member whose daughter is very ill and undergoing chemo.
Upcoming workshop possibility—Could have a self-directed workshop, watch a video, buy rare breed samples.
Judith T. has an article in Spin-Off (Ella Baker’s cotton spinning).
Clotho’s meeting minutes, November 16, 2013
Treasurer—Becky B. has been acting treasurer since Anne resigned. Becky is auditing the books and updating info. Please check the membership list to be sure your info is correct. Nancy has been nominated to take over as treasurer until the end of the term next year.
By Laws—Clotho’s by-laws are now on the website.
Programs—We still need someone to sign up to do a program in Feb. If you’re interested in presenting, or if you have a suggestion for a program, please see Ann V.
Auction/Swap—We may not be able to have our auction next spring. The previous treasurer was partially in charge of that. We would need someone to take over. Debbie has volunteered to look at the notebook of info and offer suggestions. The venue may also be a difficulty—not sure if we’ll be able to exchange money at the firehouse next year. We will talk more about the auction in Dec.
Skein & Garment—Clotho’s still needs 2 or 3 people to take over running the S & G contest next year.
Powhatan Fiber Fest—Last Sat. in Apr. Daryll is in charge of demos. She’d like to know what members would like to see and what they’d be willing to demo. Clothos will also have a tent and need a coordinator (tasks involve setting up the tent & the sign).
December potluck—Reminder that the potluck will be the 2nd Sat. in Dec. There is also an optional fiber-related gift exchange.
Clotho’s meeting minutes, October 19, 2013
Nov. 16th—Weaving w/ Handspun (Daryll).
FFF Skein & Garment entries are on the website, some on Ravelry. Will be on the FFF site soon. Barbara D. thanked Beth H. & Judy H. for running Skein & Garment this year. The stand-up picture frames with the “Do Not Touch” signs worked well. Beth & Judy are working on a manual for Skein & Garment. Clotho’s will need new members to take over Skein & Garment next year and will need people to test drive the manual. Judy & Beth will be there to answer questions or offer support, but would like people to step up by Nov. or Dec.
Treasurer/dues—We need a new Treasurer; Anne is no longer able to make the meetings. Becky B. will be the interim Treasurer. We would like someone who can attend regularly; some bookkeeping experience is helpful. Email Barb or Judith if you can take over. Also if your dues checks have not yet cleared, that will be taken care of soon.
Farm Tour/Spinning Opportunity—Kathy Ellis will be having a farm tour on Jul. 18, 2014 focusing on descendants of German indentured servants in VA. She lives in Culpeper on a farm (ca 1845). She’d like spinners & demonstrators. Susan Q & Terry are willing to go.
Sheep to Shawl—Apr. 15th.
Christmas potluck—2nd Sat. of the month this year (Dec. 14th). This is a week earlier than our usual meeting time.
Clotho’s meeting minutes, September 21, 2013
The Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival and the Fall Fiber Festival are coming up.
Volunteers are needed to monitor the Skein, Garment, and Fiber Arts display at the Fall Fiber Festival on Saturday Oct. 5 and Sunday Oct. 6. Email Judy H. to volunteer.
Saturday April 5, 2014 was voted in as the date for Sheep to Shawl at Meadow Farm in the upcoming year, as the usual third weekend in April falls on Easter weekend. As usual, the demonstrations at Sheep to Shawl will take the place of the regular meeting.
Upcoming meetings: Oct. 19 Deb J. will give a program on cashmere and Nov. 16 Daryll will give a program on weaving with handspun.
Dues were due Sept. 1. Dues are $20. You can turn in the money to Judith T., communication officer, at the meeting or send it by mail to Anne D.
Clotho’s meeting minutes, August 17, 2013
FFF—Judy H. & Beth need volunteers to be judge’s helpers on Sept. 25th from 9AM-3PM at Tuckahoe Library. Helpers also needed for 2 hr shifts during the festival.
Entries for Skein & Garment may be brought to the Sept. meeting. Email for questions about categories. Entry forms are on the Clotho’s website.
Sept. meeting—Angora w/ Sally Campbell & Jan. Members may bring cards or combs if interested.
Clotho’s Auction—March 2014. We need a committee for posters, ads, setup, etc. See Barb if you can help with this.
Upcoming meetings—Oct: cashmere, Nov: weaving with handspun.
Clotho’s meeting minutes, July 20, 2013
FFF—Judy H. needs volunteers to be judge’s helpers on Sept. 25th from 9AM-3PM. This is a good way to learn about what goes into judging. Will be held at Tuckahoe Library. Monitors are also needed in the demo tent—you may specify a time slot that works for you.
Membership dues—to be paid at the Aug. meeting.
PFoF 2014—Tera is accepting vendors. The fee is $50 if paid before Nov. 1st; after that it is $65.
Clotho’s meeting minutes June 15, 2013
Becky’s natural dye day at Amy’s (6/14) was a success—lots of great colors.
Fiber Challenge—Kathy O. chose the winner of the best use of Pinterest for the challenge
Eppington Heritage Day (Oct 5th)—They’d like members to do spinning/fiber demos. There will be financial compensation. Rachael did this last year. Questions: contact Chesterfield Co. Parks & Rec.
Skein & Garment—help is needed on Sept 25th to assist the judges. If you have an entry, you can still assist on that day with other entries. Check out the FFF website for rules on entering. More youth entries are needed as well. Help is also needed for setup, monitoring the entries, & take down during the festival. Contact Judy if you’re available to assist.
July meeting—Cotton; bring any supplies related to cotton (charkhas, etc); if not interested in the program, there will be a sit & spin.
Aug. meeting—Sit & spin.
Sept. meeting—All About Angora (Jan & Sally).
Clotho’s calendar—if anyone has a Google calendar and wants to subscribe to Clotho’s calendar, check with Kristen. The calendar can sync to your phone & send email reminders.
Fiber CSA—Kathy O. owns Shetland sheep & has a fiber CSA. For more info., check out Sweet Tree Hill Farm.
Clotho's meeting minutes May 18, 2013
Clotho’s Harrisville loom is missing the top tray. If you were in possession of the loom, please check to see if you have it.
Sheep to Shawl—Judith showed us the beautiful scarf that members spun, dyed w/ cochineal, & then wove.
Website—The new clothos.org website is up & running. It is not necessary to type “www” in the address bar. Please give feedback to Rachael Leedy.
Mary will set up a Clotho’s FB page. Will be open to all for comments & pictures.
Pat’s dye workshop—if you haven’t yet gotten your booklet, don’t forget to pick it up from Becky.
June 14th dyeing—Becky will be doing primitive dyeing over an open fire. Bring a chair, lunch, a pot for dye, a bucket, a fiber/yarn in 2 oz groupings. We’ll be using Navajo dyes. Limited space; RSVP to Becky. Starts at 9:30AM.
Sprang—Carol James will do a video, slides, talk, Q&A for the Richmond weavers on June 2nd. RSVP to Jane (President). It will be held at the Visual Arts Center.
June program—Due to popular demand, Maggie will change the program from fingerloop braiding to shuttle tatting. Bring a shuttle (long nose if possible) and #10 mercerized crochet cotton to the meeting (2 contrasting colors might be helpful. JoAnn’s & Michael’s have tatting shuttles. If you don’t find the long nose one, bring a crochet hook or toothpick. Handy Hands (www.hhtatting.com) has a great free catalog with some sample yarns if you contact them.
uly program—cotton workshop led by Judith.
Knit in Public Day—June 8th at Scotchtown. Check Clotho’s calendar for more info.
Bus trip to Sheep & Wool—a question was raised about an organized bus trip up to S&W. Knitting Sisters (by Williamsburg) provides a bus that stops up in Richmond. Also, Natures Yarns in Fairfax has a bus.