Our May meeting was well attended and elections for our Guild Executive positions went well. Thank you to everyone who volunteered their time for the upcoming year and thanks as well to those who worked for our Guild this past year. We run on volunteer positions and having folks willing to try their hand is what make s a guild stronger. New ideas and new voices are essential. Thanks again.
All elected positions will be noted in the guild minutes so check there if you have something to go to a specific person. Thanks to our Past President Cynthia for running the election process.
The main program presented to us was a historical and personal overview of our main tool: Needles by John.
Both a historical overview with questions from the audience and a discussion on personal preferences. John has several interesting types of needles in this collection including circulars with steel cables that date before WWII. Everyone had a different preferences and some of the group discussion was about certain needles for e specific jobs. Find metal needles too slippery for lace? Try wood or bamboo. The type of material is just as important as the way the needle feels in your hand.
John also showed us his personal method for keeping his needles organized.
This is a binder that he is getting ready for a family member and it includes places for tools as well as both straight and circular needles. He also had a way to keep the main group of his circular needles in order using photo sleeves.
Thanks so much John for your informative and interesting talk on a tool that we all rely on for our favorite hobby. See you next meeting!