Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Fiber Guild Meeting

If anyone is interested in helping the Central Delmarva Fiber Guild please come to the meeting on Jan 11th at the Snow Hill Library from 7:00-9:00 pm.

Will the Fiber Guild continue? Hopefully, we'll know by the end of the night.

We need your ideas and input. We will be discussing the mission statement and goals of the Central Delmarva Fiber Guild.

What would you like to see the Guild do or become? Should we just meet together to work on projects? Should we be more interested in educating the public or service orientated? Should we try to schedule classes for our guild memebers? Should we even have dues? Should the meetings rotate from place to place. Come share your vision, ideas, expertise, and sense of humor.

Bring your questions and (hopefully) some answers to the meeting.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Upper Room Studio Christmas Party

Come join Upper Room Studio on Thurs Dec 17th at 6:30pm for their first ever Christmas party!

We have had so much fun all year!

Refreshments will be provided but feel free to bring a dessert if you would like!

There will be a FREE drawing for 2 pairs of Lantern Moon knitting needles.

We will also be giving out patterns for a charity project we are participating in to help support our troops.

Hope to see you there! Look forward to fun, food, fiber and festivities and fellowship!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Fiber Classes

I am happy to announce that Connie DeLameter will be conducting two workshops at This'll Do Farm in Salisbury, MD, on October 31, and November 1, 2009.

Saturday, October 1: Painting with Wool

Come paint your own calming pasture scene or perhaps a lovely flower garden, using dyed wool as the paint, a felting needle as the brush, and a piece of prefelt for the canvas. After working on your wall hanging most of the day with the felting needle, we will finish it by quickly wet felting the piece, to forever lock the design in place. Materials fee: $20. Students will need to bring a 9”X12” piece of foam that is 2” thick (or may be purchased from instructor), several old towels, and a couple of pictures for inspiration. (Hint: impressionistic works well.)

Sunday, November 1: Luscious Lock Scarf

We will be using the very soft merino wool roving for the base of the scarves, with options of reversible two tones, variegated roving (multi-color), or solid color with surface design. The base will be laid out to be very lightweight, yet supply plenty of warmth. During lay out, we will add the beautiful soft locks of the Wensleydale sheep along the edge to give a fancy flair. Warning, all of your friends will want one too. Time permitting, lay out of the Wensleydale wool for the base will be shown also. Materials fee: $12- $14. Students will need to bring several old towels, and wear comfortable shoes.

The workshop will be limited to 8 participants each day. Cost will be $80 per person, per day.

Workshops will begin each day at 9:00 a.m., and end at 4:00 p.m. Coffee and muffins will be served in the morning, and a light lunch will be provided. Call Sandy Hornung at 410-546-0101 or email for more information or registration materials.

You will love working with Connie. She and her husband Dave, live on the Eastern Shore of Maryland at Delly's Delights Farm with about 15 angora rabbits and their flock of sheep (Romneys and Border Leicesters) just down the road. She has been involved with the fiber world over 20 years; dying, spinning, weaving, and felting. In recent years, this has become her full-time job, focusing on her felt and dye work. She has studied with many well-known international felters and attended various intense felting events, broadening her knowledge along the way. Connie loves the felting world because of the unlimited possibilities it presents. Her work is exhibited at many east coast craft/art shows and fiber events.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Last Children's Program for the Summer

The Central Delmarva Fiber Guild is presenting their final Children's Fiber Art Workshop for the summer.
Kids can create several textile art projects including weaving, sewing, and spinning.
Monday, August 10 from 2pm to 4pm at the Ocean Pines Library meeting room.

The program is free and open to the public. Registration is not required but is helpful. To register, contact Stacy at (410) 632-0772. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
To find out more about the activities of the Central Delmarva Fiber Guild, including programs for children and adults, visit the Guild's blog at

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Fiber Fest Information

We're looking for volunteers to help with the festival - manning the children's craft table, helping with the consignment booth, general answering questions of attendees (where's the bathroom?!) - then please contact the museum:

You can also visit the above link for more information in general about the festival. It's an annual event, this year being on Saturday, October 10 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. in Snow Hill, Maryland. Admission is free, and besides lots of fiber related vendors, there are other vendors of handcrafted items as well as food!

If you are interested in being a vendor, or placing items in the consignment booth, contact the museum:

Of course if you'd just like to attend... be sure to stay tuned to this blog (sign up for e-mail updates!), the museum's site, or the forum on Ravelry (Ravelry membership required) for updated info!

Sunday, July 12, 2009


Any volunteers willing to help with the children's program on the 13th (tomorrow). We will be setting up at 1:30pm and cleaning up at 4pm.

Thursday, July 9, 2009



Snow Hill—The Central Delmarva Fiber Guild is presenting the second of its series of summer Fiber Art Workshops for children. The program will take place on Monday, July 13th from 2pm to 4pm at the Snow Hill Library meeting room. Kids can create several textile art projects including weaving and sewing.

The program is free and open to the public. To register, contact Stacy at (410) 632-0772. Children must be accompanied by an adult. To find out more about the activities of the Central Delmarva Fiber Guild, including programs for children and adults, visit the Guild's blog at

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

May Fiber Guild Meeting

The May Fiber Guild meeting will be held at the Wicomico Library in Room 2 downstairs. We will be there May 11th at 6pm. Come enjoy the fellowship of other fiber addicts. :) Hope to see you there!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Sit and Knit/Spin/Stitch on Monday!

Short notice, I know, but we are having an informal sit and knit/spin/stitch at the Snow Hill Library on Monday, April 13 at 6:00 p.m. Bring something to work on!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

March Meeting

Fellow fiber enthusiasts - it's time to meet to plan our events for 2009! Our March meeting will be on Monday, March 9 and held at Upper Room Studio in Berlin - the new fiber shop run by Monika and Lisa Lilley. Meeting time is 6:00 p.m.

Claire from the Julia A. Purnell museum will be talking a bit about Snow Hill's Community Loom Project. If you have any fabric scraps or left over yarns you'd be willing to donate, they would be greatly appreciated.

Upper Room Studio is located at 8525 Logtown Road in Berlin. See this Google map for directions. Please drop me a note if you can attend so we can get a rough estimate on the number attending. If you have not yet paid your dues for 2009, please plan to pay them at the meeting. (Membership is $10 per person for one year).

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Got Scraps?


Do you have bags or baskets of fabric scraps in need of a good home? Here is a chance to put them to good use:

Each year the town of Snow Hill sponsors a community art project to engage residents in a town-wide art endeavor that reflects the character and history of the town. For 2009 the Snow Hill Arts & Entertainment Committee will be leading the creation of a series of circular weavings on community looms.

The committee is in need of scrap fabric for use in this project. They can be dropped off at the Julia A. Purnell Museum in Snow Hill during the week, or call Claire at the museum to inquire, 410-632-0515. The committee is holding a work session on Monday, March 9 at 2pm at the Old Fire Station in downtown Snow Hill. We will be sorting out the donated materials. Anyone interested in being part of the project is invited to join in.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Fiber Weekend Getaway

Knitting and Spinning Weekend Getaway at the Merry Sherwood.You're Invited! Come spend a relaxing weekend knitting and spinning, learning new techniques, and having fun!
Below are a detailed list of the activities. Following that are the price details.

Friday, March 20
7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Yarn Tasting
Try out a variety of yarns and fibers. You'll also be able to test drive a variety of knitting needles as well. Every taster will get a goody bag of treats. Light refreshments will be served. Cost is $25 per person.

Saturday, March 21
9:00 a.m.- Noon - Class Session A:
Classes are $45/person. You will choose your class when you register. Additional fees for supplies or kits may apply and will be listed in the class descriptions.

12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. - Lunch:
A lovely spread of meats, cheeses, and rolls; pasta salad; finger desserts, and more along with tea, coffee, and punch. Cost is $15 per person.

1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Class Session B:
Classes are $45/person. You will choose your class when you register. Additional fees for supplies or kits may apply and will be listed in the class description.

Guests are on their own for dinner. Staff of Merry Sherwood are happy to make suggestions of area restaurants.
Upon returning from dinner, the fireplaces will be lit and guests are encouraged to sit in the ballroom and spin or knit all evening. Wear your PJ's and fuzzy slippers! There may be games and prizes!

Sunday, March 22
9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Brunch
Dine on a fantastic buffet of egg dishes, french toast, meats, fruits, and muffins. Coffee, tea, and juice will be served. Mingle with vendors in the Fiber Craft Faire before it opens to the general public. Cost is $20 per person.

Noon - 2 p.m. Fiber Craft Faire
Stacy from The Fine Needle, the Lilley's from Upper Room Studio, and more will have set up small tables of fiber, yarn, and hand-made items. From handcrafted soaps to hand dyed roving, you're sure to find some great treasures you can't live without. Brunch attendees will be able shop from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. There is no fee to attend the Fiber Craft Faire.

For class descriptions, bed and breakfast pricings, or to register

Friday, February 13, 2009

Upper Room Studio Opening

Berlin's newest art studio may be off the beaten track, but it represent the continuation of the town's emphasis on regional arts. Upper Room Studio is located on Logtown Road, just off Route 50, in a cozy studio space. The business specializes in spinning wheels, looms, and fiber art accessories, and plans to offer classes in spinning, weaving, felting and jewelry making.
“Interest in fiber art has been growing, in our area and around the country. A lot of knitters and crocheters are branching out into spinning and weaving,” says proprietor Lisa Lilley. “We wanted to share our love of the fiber arts with the community,” adds Monika Lilley, the other half of this mother-daughter business team.
Upper Room Studio sells spinning wheels and looms by internationally known companies Louet, Schacht, and Ashford, and will soon be adding products from Kromski to their inventory. Handcrafted items including jewelry, shawls, purses, and hand-spun yarn are also available for purchase.
A grand opening celebration will be held at the studio on Saturday, February 14 from 10am to 4pm. There will be fiber art demonstrations, door prizes and refreshments. Guests are welcome to test drive the eleven showroom spinning wheels.Even those with no background in the fiber arts often catch the spinning and weaving bug after sitting down at a wheel or loom, warn the Lilleys. “It's creative and meditative and has a connection to the handicrafts of our ancestors. For a lot of people, it's a meaningful antidote to the modern world of mass production,” says Monika Lilley.
Upper Room Studio is located at 8525 Logtown Road. More information about upcoming events can be found on the company's blog, For more information, or for directions, call (443) 373-3115 or email

Monday, January 5, 2009

Cabin Fever Fiber Night

Hi all and Happy New Year!

Now that the mad rush of the holidays is over it's time to get down to some serious FUN fiber crafting. Join the Fiber Guild for an evening of crafting and relaxing at the Snow Hill Library on Monday, January 12 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Bring whatever you're working on, a light snack to share, and some fiber to trade (if you wish).

As the year begins, it's also time for dues, which are $10 for voting members ($5 for children/non-voting members). What do dues get you? Discounts at guild events and some local retailers offer a discount as well. Membership cards will be available at the Cabin Fever Fiber Night.

Hope to see you there!