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Re: Upcoming Event: Spin/Knit-In - Sat, 02/01/2020 11:00am-1:00pm #cal-reminder

Joan Conca
 

I'll be there....weather permitting.  Joan 😊



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From: "HanoverSpinKnit@groups.io Calendar" <HanoverSpinKnit@groups.io>
Date: 1/29/20 11:00 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: HanoverSpinKnit@groups.io
Subject: [HanoverSpinKnit] Upcoming Event: Spin/Knit-In - Sat, 02/01/2020 11:00am-1:00pm #cal-reminder

Reminder: Spin/Knit-In

When: Saturday, 1 February 2020, 11:00am to 1:00pm, (GMT-05:00) America/New York

Where:Classroom, Hanover Hilltop Farm

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Description:

We'll meet in the Classroom (third building on the left) at Hilltop Hanover Farm this Saturday, 11:00 to 1:00.  Bring your fibery work, your lunch, your show-and-tell, your questions, ....
See  you then!

Upcoming Event: Spin/Knit-In - Sat, 02/01/2020 11:00am-1:00pm #cal-reminder

HanoverSpinKnit@groups.io Calendar <HanoverSpinKnit@...>
 

Reminder: Spin/Knit-In

When: Saturday, 1 February 2020, 11:00am to 1:00pm, (GMT-05:00) America/New York

Where:Classroom, Hanover Hilltop Farm

View Event

Description:

We'll meet in the Classroom (third building on the left) at Hilltop Hanover Farm this Saturday, 11:00 to 1:00.  Bring your fibery work, your lunch, your show-and-tell, your questions, ....
See  you then!

Re: How do we get more members?

Joan Conca
 

I agree with Shelly.  We need to get the word out and Shelly’s suggestions are great!

 

I learned about the Hilltop Hanover group from Jane at a WKG meeting when I asked, Is there a spinning group in the area?

 

Joan J

 

From: HanoverSpinKnit@groups.io [mailto:HanoverSpinKnit@groups.io] On Behalf Of Shelley Reid via Groups.Io
Sent: Sunday, January 19, 2020 1:00 PM
To: HanoverSpinKnit@groups.io
Subject: Re: [HanoverSpinKnit] How do we get more members?

 

My $0.02:

 

1) I hate spinning outdoors. (I won’t ask anyone else not to, I’m just not eager to do so myself.) I think if we asked nicely for permission to place a tasteful sign in the sale area, that would let people know. Or an ad on the farm website. Or both.

 

2) Places to advertise/spread the word:

  • Ravelry Hudson Valley group
  • Ravelry Spinners group(s)
  • Ravelry Rhinebeck group
  • Ask stores/farms that sell wool for permission to post a sign (wool shop in Cornwall, Faraway Farms, etc.)
  • Craigslist “groups” category
  • Westchester Knitting Guild newsletter
  • Do we consider ourselves a guild? If so, we can get listed with Northeast Handspinners on their web page.

 

Hannah has offered to create a few options for a graphic, but it will take a few days as she is still recovering and school is starting; I’ll get back to you soon. 

 

If you would like to go on a recruitment offensive, might as well ask now: would anyone like a snappier name for the group? Is it Hanover Knit and Spin? Hanover knitters and Spinners? Do we want to keep Hanover if there is any chance we’ll leave the farm eventually? If there is any interest in changing the name that should come before the advertising. 

 

Shelley

 

 



On Jan 19, 2020, at 11:13 AM, Lucinda Shastid <jzygala@...> wrote:

 

I notice that as some people move out of the area, we don't get new members to replace them.  At this rate, the group will eventually die away.

What can we do to get more people interested?  I'd love some brainstorming.

Here are some of my thoughts:

There are a lot of knitting groups in the area, I think that we are unique in also being spinners, so this is one place to focus our efforts.

We can spin in public in front of the Farm Stand during good weather.  Maybe move some chairs out by the composting toilet  so we don't block the selling area?

What about talking up our group when we knit with others?  (It's good to be able to make exactly the kind of yarn you want)

Getting into the news would be good - I know we've gotten a few curious people that way.  How do we do that?

Reactions?  Other thoughts?

Lucinda

 

 

Re: How do we get more members?

Lucinda Shastid
 

15 Main Street, South Salem NY 10590

The town is tucked up against Ridgefield, CT.

On 1/22/2020 12:50 PM, Angie wrote:
I never heard of lewisboro? Where is it? Does anyone have a address?


On Jan 21, 2020, at 5:53 PM, Joan Conca <joanconca@...> wrote:


Unfortunately,  Lewisboro is too far for me to drive to.
Joan



Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S10.


-------- Original message --------
From: "Angela via Groups.Io" <butterfly1155@...>
Date: 1/21/20 3:19 PM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: Re: [HanoverSpinKnit] How do we get more members?

We have knitting every Friday at 1:00. And every other Thursday evening.


On Jan 21, 2020, at 3:08 PM, Lucinda Shastid <jzygala@...> wrote:



Jane, the Lewisboro library is very friendly and helpful.  I'm not good at teaching to a large group, and Teresa is out sick for a while.

Does anyone else want to lead a spinning group in the Lewisboro area?  I'm pretty sure Cindy, our Head Librarian, would let us use their space.  They already have a drop-in knitting group twice a month.

Angela, that's a good idea - thanks.

Lucinda


On 1/21/2020 2:44 PM, Jane Daniels wrote:
Angie, Thanks for the suggestion but which Library are you talking about? Some will charge and others want certificate of insurance. 

On Tue, Jan 21, 2020 at 2:35 PM Angela via Groups.Io <butterfly1155=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Lucinda,

I’m sure if you approached Cindy at the library about this. She would be very open to it. She can put on the monthly calendar a two day , two hours each, “ learn to spin the yarn you like to knit with”.
The instructors would have to bring their own spindles and some wool, which I’m sure you’d get reimbursed for. Bring one or two spinning wheels so they can see how that’s done and maybe there will be some interest. Invite them after the second class to come to you meet ups to practice or learn more or to come and knit.
I know I haven’t been there in quite sometime. I’ve had some medical issues. Slowly I’ll have to get back to knitting and spinning. Are you meeting in the same farm? Which Saturday? Time?

Good luck
Angela


On Jan 21, 2020, at 11:14 AM, Angie <eyesofmarch64@...> wrote:

Sorry I haven’t been around. My doctors advised me to not to drive so much and when I can rest my leg. I will be needing more surgery.  I hope to see you all soon. 


On Jan 19, 2020, at 11:13 AM, Lucinda Shastid <jzygala@...> wrote:



I notice that as some people move out of the area, we don't get new members to replace them.  At this rate, the group will eventually die away.

What can we do to get more people interested?  I'd love some brainstorming.

Here are some of my thoughts:

There are a lot of knitting groups in the area, I think that we are unique in also being spinners, so this is one place to focus our efforts.

We can spin in public in front of the Farm Stand during good weather.  Maybe move some chairs out by the composting toilet  so we don't block the selling area?

What about talking up our group when we knit with others?  (It's good to be able to make exactly the kind of yarn you want)

Getting into the news would be good - I know we've gotten a few curious people that way.  How do we do that?

Reactions?  Other thoughts?

Lucinda




--
Jane Daniels
2802 Deer Street
Mohegan Lake, NY 10547
(h) 914-245-1250 (c) 914-471-5545 jdhikes@...

Life is better when you go outdoors!

Re: How do we get more members?

Angela
 




On Jan 22, 2020, at 1:02 PM, Angela via Groups.Io <butterfly1155@...> wrote:

Yes, those darn doctors. I think the more doctors they advise you to see, the ore points they get. Or something like the that.


On Jan 22, 2020, at 9:25 AM, Angie <eyesofmarch64@...> wrote:

When is the next meeting?  I will see if I can get an ok from him. 


On Jan 21, 2020, at 12:28 PM, Lucinda Shastid <jzygala@...> wrote:



We've been missing you, Angie.  People have wondered where you've been.  Now we know - you've been obeying doctor's orders.

Lucinda

On 1/21/2020 11:13 AM, Angie wrote:
Sorry I haven’t been around. My doctors advised me to not to drive so much and when I can rest my leg. I will be needing more surgery.  I hope to see you all soon. 


On Jan 19, 2020, at 11:13 AM, Lucinda Shastid <jzygala@...> wrote:



I notice that as some people move out of the area, we don't get new members to replace them.  At this rate, the group will eventually die away.

What can we do to get more people interested?  I'd love some brainstorming.

Here are some of my thoughts:

There are a lot of knitting groups in the area, I think that we are unique in also being spinners, so this is one place to focus our efforts.

We can spin in public in front of the Farm Stand during good weather.  Maybe move some chairs out by the composting toilet  so we don't block the selling area?

What about talking up our group when we knit with others?  (It's good to be able to make exactly the kind of yarn you want)

Getting into the news would be good - I know we've gotten a few curious people that way.  How do we do that?

Reactions?  Other thoughts?

Lucinda


Re: How do we get more members?

Angela
 

I agree. It is far except I’m traveling from Lewisboro/south Salem to the farm over there. Opposite direction but still a long ride. It’s  part of cross river, south Salem, katonah, golden bridge school districts.


On Jan 22, 2020, at 12:50 PM, Angie <eyesofmarch64@...> wrote:

I never heard of lewisboro? Where is it? Does anyone have a address?


On Jan 21, 2020, at 5:53 PM, Joan Conca <joanconca@...> wrote:


Unfortunately,  Lewisboro is too far for me to drive to.
Joan



Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S10.


-------- Original message --------
From: "Angela via Groups.Io" <butterfly1155@...>
Date: 1/21/20 3:19 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: HanoverSpinKnit@groups.io
Subject: Re: [HanoverSpinKnit] How do we get more members?

We have knitting every Friday at 1:00. And every other Thursday evening.


On Jan 21, 2020, at 3:08 PM, Lucinda Shastid <jzygala@...> wrote:



Jane, the Lewisboro library is very friendly and helpful.  I'm not good at teaching to a large group, and Teresa is out sick for a while.

Does anyone else want to lead a spinning group in the Lewisboro area?  I'm pretty sure Cindy, our Head Librarian, would let us use their space.  They already have a drop-in knitting group twice a month.

Angela, that's a good idea - thanks.

Lucinda


On 1/21/2020 2:44 PM, Jane Daniels wrote:
Angie, Thanks for the suggestion but which Library are you talking about? Some will charge and others want certificate of insurance. 

On Tue, Jan 21, 2020 at 2:35 PM Angela via Groups.Io <butterfly1155=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Lucinda,

I’m sure if you approached Cindy at the library about this. She would be very open to it. She can put on the monthly calendar a two day , two hours each, “ learn to spin the yarn you like to knit with”.
The instructors would have to bring their own spindles and some wool, which I’m sure you’d get reimbursed for. Bring one or two spinning wheels so they can see how that’s done and maybe there will be some interest. Invite them after the second class to come to you meet ups to practice or learn more or to come and knit.
I know I haven’t been there in quite sometime. I’ve had some medical issues. Slowly I’ll have to get back to knitting and spinning. Are you meeting in the same farm? Which Saturday? Time?

Good luck
Angela


On Jan 21, 2020, at 11:14 AM, Angie <eyesofmarch64@...> wrote:

Sorry I haven’t been around. My doctors advised me to not to drive so much and when I can rest my leg. I will be needing more surgery.  I hope to see you all soon. 


On Jan 19, 2020, at 11:13 AM, Lucinda Shastid <jzygala@...> wrote:



I notice that as some people move out of the area, we don't get new members to replace them.  At this rate, the group will eventually die away.

What can we do to get more people interested?  I'd love some brainstorming.

Here are some of my thoughts:

There are a lot of knitting groups in the area, I think that we are unique in also being spinners, so this is one place to focus our efforts.

We can spin in public in front of the Farm Stand during good weather.  Maybe move some chairs out by the composting toilet  so we don't block the selling area?

What about talking up our group when we knit with others?  (It's good to be able to make exactly the kind of yarn you want)

Getting into the news would be good - I know we've gotten a few curious people that way.  How do we do that?

Reactions?  Other thoughts?

Lucinda




--
Jane Daniels
2802 Deer Street
Mohegan Lake, NY 10547
(h) 914-245-1250 (c) 914-471-5545 jdhikes@...

Life is better when you go outdoors!

Re: How do we get more members?

Angela
 

Yes, those darn doctors. I think the more doctors they advise you to see, the ore points they get. Or something like the that.


On Jan 22, 2020, at 9:25 AM, Angie <eyesofmarch64@...> wrote:

When is the next meeting?  I will see if I can get an ok from him. 


On Jan 21, 2020, at 12:28 PM, Lucinda Shastid <jzygala@...> wrote:



We've been missing you, Angie.  People have wondered where you've been.  Now we know - you've been obeying doctor's orders.

Lucinda

On 1/21/2020 11:13 AM, Angie wrote:
Sorry I haven’t been around. My doctors advised me to not to drive so much and when I can rest my leg. I will be needing more surgery.  I hope to see you all soon. 


On Jan 19, 2020, at 11:13 AM, Lucinda Shastid <jzygala@...> wrote:



I notice that as some people move out of the area, we don't get new members to replace them.  At this rate, the group will eventually die away.

What can we do to get more people interested?  I'd love some brainstorming.

Here are some of my thoughts:

There are a lot of knitting groups in the area, I think that we are unique in also being spinners, so this is one place to focus our efforts.

We can spin in public in front of the Farm Stand during good weather.  Maybe move some chairs out by the composting toilet  so we don't block the selling area?

What about talking up our group when we knit with others?  (It's good to be able to make exactly the kind of yarn you want)

Getting into the news would be good - I know we've gotten a few curious people that way.  How do we do that?

Reactions?  Other thoughts?

Lucinda


Re: How do we get more members?

 

I never heard of lewisboro? Where is it? Does anyone have a address?


On Jan 21, 2020, at 5:53 PM, Joan Conca <joanconca@...> wrote:


Unfortunately,  Lewisboro is too far for me to drive to.
Joan



Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S10.


-------- Original message --------
From: "Angela via Groups.Io" <butterfly1155@...>
Date: 1/21/20 3:19 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: HanoverSpinKnit@groups.io
Subject: Re: [HanoverSpinKnit] How do we get more members?

We have knitting every Friday at 1:00. And every other Thursday evening.


On Jan 21, 2020, at 3:08 PM, Lucinda Shastid <jzygala@...> wrote:



Jane, the Lewisboro library is very friendly and helpful.  I'm not good at teaching to a large group, and Teresa is out sick for a while.

Does anyone else want to lead a spinning group in the Lewisboro area?  I'm pretty sure Cindy, our Head Librarian, would let us use their space.  They already have a drop-in knitting group twice a month.

Angela, that's a good idea - thanks.

Lucinda


On 1/21/2020 2:44 PM, Jane Daniels wrote:
Angie, Thanks for the suggestion but which Library are you talking about? Some will charge and others want certificate of insurance. 

On Tue, Jan 21, 2020 at 2:35 PM Angela via Groups.Io <butterfly1155=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Lucinda,

I’m sure if you approached Cindy at the library about this. She would be very open to it. She can put on the monthly calendar a two day , two hours each, “ learn to spin the yarn you like to knit with”.
The instructors would have to bring their own spindles and some wool, which I’m sure you’d get reimbursed for. Bring one or two spinning wheels so they can see how that’s done and maybe there will be some interest. Invite them after the second class to come to you meet ups to practice or learn more or to come and knit.
I know I haven’t been there in quite sometime. I’ve had some medical issues. Slowly I’ll have to get back to knitting and spinning. Are you meeting in the same farm? Which Saturday? Time?

Good luck
Angela


On Jan 21, 2020, at 11:14 AM, Angie <eyesofmarch64@...> wrote:

Sorry I haven’t been around. My doctors advised me to not to drive so much and when I can rest my leg. I will be needing more surgery.  I hope to see you all soon. 


On Jan 19, 2020, at 11:13 AM, Lucinda Shastid <jzygala@...> wrote:



I notice that as some people move out of the area, we don't get new members to replace them.  At this rate, the group will eventually die away.

What can we do to get more people interested?  I'd love some brainstorming.

Here are some of my thoughts:

There are a lot of knitting groups in the area, I think that we are unique in also being spinners, so this is one place to focus our efforts.

We can spin in public in front of the Farm Stand during good weather.  Maybe move some chairs out by the composting toilet  so we don't block the selling area?

What about talking up our group when we knit with others?  (It's good to be able to make exactly the kind of yarn you want)

Getting into the news would be good - I know we've gotten a few curious people that way.  How do we do that?

Reactions?  Other thoughts?

Lucinda




--
Jane Daniels
2802 Deer Street
Mohegan Lake, NY 10547
(h) 914-245-1250 (c) 914-471-5545 jdhikes@...

Life is better when you go outdoors!

Re: How do we get more members?

Lucinda Shastid
 

February 1.

On 1/22/2020 9:25 AM, Angie wrote:
When is the next meeting?  I will see if I can get an ok from him. 


On Jan 21, 2020, at 12:28 PM, Lucinda Shastid <jzygala@...> wrote:



We've been missing you, Angie.  People have wondered where you've been.  Now we know - you've been obeying doctor's orders.

Lucinda

On 1/21/2020 11:13 AM, Angie wrote:
Sorry I haven’t been around. My doctors advised me to not to drive so much and when I can rest my leg. I will be needing more surgery.  I hope to see you all soon. 


On Jan 19, 2020, at 11:13 AM, Lucinda Shastid <jzygala@...> wrote:



I notice that as some people move out of the area, we don't get new members to replace them.  At this rate, the group will eventually die away.

What can we do to get more people interested?  I'd love some brainstorming.

Here are some of my thoughts:

There are a lot of knitting groups in the area, I think that we are unique in also being spinners, so this is one place to focus our efforts.

We can spin in public in front of the Farm Stand during good weather.  Maybe move some chairs out by the composting toilet  so we don't block the selling area?

What about talking up our group when we knit with others?  (It's good to be able to make exactly the kind of yarn you want)

Getting into the news would be good - I know we've gotten a few curious people that way.  How do we do that?

Reactions?  Other thoughts?

Lucinda


Re: How do we get more members?

 

When is the next meeting?  I will see if I can get an ok from him. 


On Jan 21, 2020, at 12:28 PM, Lucinda Shastid <jzygala@...> wrote:



We've been missing you, Angie.  People have wondered where you've been.  Now we know - you've been obeying doctor's orders.

Lucinda

On 1/21/2020 11:13 AM, Angie wrote:
Sorry I haven’t been around. My doctors advised me to not to drive so much and when I can rest my leg. I will be needing more surgery.  I hope to see you all soon. 


On Jan 19, 2020, at 11:13 AM, Lucinda Shastid <jzygala@...> wrote:



I notice that as some people move out of the area, we don't get new members to replace them.  At this rate, the group will eventually die away.

What can we do to get more people interested?  I'd love some brainstorming.

Here are some of my thoughts:

There are a lot of knitting groups in the area, I think that we are unique in also being spinners, so this is one place to focus our efforts.

We can spin in public in front of the Farm Stand during good weather.  Maybe move some chairs out by the composting toilet  so we don't block the selling area?

What about talking up our group when we knit with others?  (It's good to be able to make exactly the kind of yarn you want)

Getting into the news would be good - I know we've gotten a few curious people that way.  How do we do that?

Reactions?  Other thoughts?

Lucinda


Re: How do we get more members?

Joan Conca
 

Unfortunately,  Lewisboro is too far for me to drive to.
Joan



Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S10.


-------- Original message --------
From: "Angela via Groups.Io" <butterfly1155@...>
Date: 1/21/20 3:19 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: HanoverSpinKnit@groups.io
Subject: Re: [HanoverSpinKnit] How do we get more members?

We have knitting every Friday at 1:00. And every other Thursday evening.


On Jan 21, 2020, at 3:08 PM, Lucinda Shastid <jzygala@...> wrote:



Jane, the Lewisboro library is very friendly and helpful.  I'm not good at teaching to a large group, and Teresa is out sick for a while.

Does anyone else want to lead a spinning group in the Lewisboro area?  I'm pretty sure Cindy, our Head Librarian, would let us use their space.  They already have a drop-in knitting group twice a month.

Angela, that's a good idea - thanks.

Lucinda


On 1/21/2020 2:44 PM, Jane Daniels wrote:
Angie, Thanks for the suggestion but which Library are you talking about? Some will charge and others want certificate of insurance. 

On Tue, Jan 21, 2020 at 2:35 PM Angela via Groups.Io <butterfly1155=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Lucinda,

I’m sure if you approached Cindy at the library about this. She would be very open to it. She can put on the monthly calendar a two day , two hours each, “ learn to spin the yarn you like to knit with”.
The instructors would have to bring their own spindles and some wool, which I’m sure you’d get reimbursed for. Bring one or two spinning wheels so they can see how that’s done and maybe there will be some interest. Invite them after the second class to come to you meet ups to practice or learn more or to come and knit.
I know I haven’t been there in quite sometime. I’ve had some medical issues. Slowly I’ll have to get back to knitting and spinning. Are you meeting in the same farm? Which Saturday? Time?

Good luck
Angela


On Jan 21, 2020, at 11:14 AM, Angie <eyesofmarch64@...> wrote:

Sorry I haven’t been around. My doctors advised me to not to drive so much and when I can rest my leg. I will be needing more surgery.  I hope to see you all soon. 


On Jan 19, 2020, at 11:13 AM, Lucinda Shastid <jzygala@...> wrote:



I notice that as some people move out of the area, we don't get new members to replace them.  At this rate, the group will eventually die away.

What can we do to get more people interested?  I'd love some brainstorming.

Here are some of my thoughts:

There are a lot of knitting groups in the area, I think that we are unique in also being spinners, so this is one place to focus our efforts.

We can spin in public in front of the Farm Stand during good weather.  Maybe move some chairs out by the composting toilet  so we don't block the selling area?

What about talking up our group when we knit with others?  (It's good to be able to make exactly the kind of yarn you want)

Getting into the news would be good - I know we've gotten a few curious people that way.  How do we do that?

Reactions?  Other thoughts?

Lucinda




--
Jane Daniels
2802 Deer Street
Mohegan Lake, NY 10547
(h) 914-245-1250 (c) 914-471-5545 jdhikes@...

Life is better when you go outdoors!

Re: How do we get more members?

Jane Daniels
 

I am over committed right now and Lewisboro Library is a 35 minute drive for me. Glad to hear of the events there for knitters or spinners. 


On Tue, Jan 21, 2020 at 3:08 PM Lucinda Shastid <jzygala@...> wrote:

Jane, the Lewisboro library is very friendly and helpful.  I'm not good at teaching to a large group, and Teresa is out sick for a while.

Does anyone else want to lead a spinning group in the Lewisboro area?  I'm pretty sure Cindy, our Head Librarian, would let us use their space.  They already have a drop-in knitting group twice a month.

Angela, that's a good idea - thanks.

Lucinda


On 1/21/2020 2:44 PM, Jane Daniels wrote:
Angie, Thanks for the suggestion but which Library are you talking about? Some will charge and others want certificate of insurance. 

On Tue, Jan 21, 2020 at 2:35 PM Angela via Groups.Io <butterfly1155=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Lucinda,

I’m sure if you approached Cindy at the library about this. She would be very open to it. She can put on the monthly calendar a two day , two hours each, “ learn to spin the yarn you like to knit with†.
The instructors would have to bring their own spindles and some wool, which I’m sure you’d get reimbursed for. Bring one or two spinning wheels so they can see how that’s done and maybe there will be some interest. Invite them after the second class to come to you meet ups to practice or learn more or to come and knit.
I know I haven’t been there in quite sometime. I’ve had some medical issues. Slowly I’ll have to get back to knitting and spinning. Are you meeting in the same farm? Which Saturday? Time?

Good luck
Angela


On Jan 21, 2020, at 11:14 AM, Angie <eyesofmarch64@...> wrote:

Sorry I haven’t been around. My doctors advised me to not to drive so much and when I can rest my leg. I will be needing more surgery.  I hope to see you all soon. 


On Jan 19, 2020, at 11:13 AM, Lucinda Shastid <jzygala@...> wrote:



I notice that as some people move out of the area, we don't get new members to replace them.  At this rate, the group will eventually die away.

What can we do to get more people interested?  I'd love some brainstorming.

Here are some of my thoughts:

There are a lot of knitting groups in the area, I think that we are unique in also being spinners, so this is one place to focus our efforts.

We can spin in public in front of the Farm Stand during good weather.  Maybe move some chairs out by the composting toilet  so we don't block the selling area?

What about talking up our group when we knit with others?  (It's good to be able to make exactly the kind of yarn you want)

Getting into the news would be good - I know we've gotten a few curious people that way.  How do we do that?

Reactions?  Other thoughts?

Lucinda




--
Jane Daniels
2802 Deer Street
Mohegan Lake, NY 10547
(h) 914-245-1250 (c) 914-471-5545 jdhikes@...

Life is better when you go outdoors!



--
Jane Daniels
2802 Deer Street
Mohegan Lake, NY 10547
(h) 914-245-1250 (c) 914-471-5545 jdhikes@...

Life is better when you go outdoors!

Re: How do we get more members?

Teresa Ambrose
 

That’s a great idea! When I am better maybe the Shrub oak library would be up for it.


On Jan 21, 2020, at 3:08 PM, Lucinda Shastid <jzygala@...> wrote:



Jane, the Lewisboro library is very friendly and helpful.  I'm not good at teaching to a large group, and Teresa is out sick for a while.

Does anyone else want to lead a spinning group in the Lewisboro area?  I'm pretty sure Cindy, our Head Librarian, would let us use their space.  They already have a drop-in knitting group twice a month.

Angela, that's a good idea - thanks.

Lucinda


On 1/21/2020 2:44 PM, Jane Daniels wrote:
Angie, Thanks for the suggestion but which Library are you talking about? Some will charge and others want certificate of insurance. 

On Tue, Jan 21, 2020 at 2:35 PM Angela via Groups.Io <butterfly1155=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Lucinda,

I’m sure if you approached Cindy at the library about this. She would be very open to it. She can put on the monthly calendar a two day , two hours each, “ learn to spin the yarn you like to knit with”.
The instructors would have to bring their own spindles and some wool, which I’m sure you’d get reimbursed for. Bring one or two spinning wheels so they can see how that’s done and maybe there will be some interest. Invite them after the second class to come to you meet ups to practice or learn more or to come and knit.
I know I haven’t been there in quite sometime. I’ve had some medical issues. Slowly I’ll have to get back to knitting and spinning. Are you meeting in the same farm? Which Saturday? Time?

Good luck
Angela


On Jan 21, 2020, at 11:14 AM, Angie <eyesofmarch64@...> wrote:

Sorry I haven’t been around. My doctors advised me to not to drive so much and when I can rest my leg. I will be needing more surgery.  I hope to see you all soon. 


On Jan 19, 2020, at 11:13 AM, Lucinda Shastid <jzygala@...> wrote:



I notice that as some people move out of the area, we don't get new members to replace them.  At this rate, the group will eventually die away.

What can we do to get more people interested?  I'd love some brainstorming.

Here are some of my thoughts:

There are a lot of knitting groups in the area, I think that we are unique in also being spinners, so this is one place to focus our efforts.

We can spin in public in front of the Farm Stand during good weather.  Maybe move some chairs out by the composting toilet  so we don't block the selling area?

What about talking up our group when we knit with others?  (It's good to be able to make exactly the kind of yarn you want)

Getting into the news would be good - I know we've gotten a few curious people that way.  How do we do that?

Reactions?  Other thoughts?

Lucinda




--
Jane Daniels
2802 Deer Street
Mohegan Lake, NY 10547
(h) 914-245-1250 (c) 914-471-5545 jdhikes@...

Life is better when you go outdoors!

Re: How do we get more members?

Angela
 

We have knitting every Friday at 1:00. And every other Thursday evening.


On Jan 21, 2020, at 3:08 PM, Lucinda Shastid <jzygala@...> wrote:



Jane, the Lewisboro library is very friendly and helpful.  I'm not good at teaching to a large group, and Teresa is out sick for a while.

Does anyone else want to lead a spinning group in the Lewisboro area?  I'm pretty sure Cindy, our Head Librarian, would let us use their space.  They already have a drop-in knitting group twice a month.

Angela, that's a good idea - thanks.

Lucinda


On 1/21/2020 2:44 PM, Jane Daniels wrote:
Angie, Thanks for the suggestion but which Library are you talking about? Some will charge and others want certificate of insurance. 

On Tue, Jan 21, 2020 at 2:35 PM Angela via Groups.Io <butterfly1155=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Lucinda,

I’m sure if you approached Cindy at the library about this. She would be very open to it. She can put on the monthly calendar a two day , two hours each, “ learn to spin the yarn you like to knit with”.
The instructors would have to bring their own spindles and some wool, which I’m sure you’d get reimbursed for. Bring one or two spinning wheels so they can see how that’s done and maybe there will be some interest. Invite them after the second class to come to you meet ups to practice or learn more or to come and knit.
I know I haven’t been there in quite sometime. I’ve had some medical issues. Slowly I’ll have to get back to knitting and spinning. Are you meeting in the same farm? Which Saturday? Time?

Good luck
Angela


On Jan 21, 2020, at 11:14 AM, Angie <eyesofmarch64@...> wrote:

Sorry I haven’t been around. My doctors advised me to not to drive so much and when I can rest my leg. I will be needing more surgery.  I hope to see you all soon. 


On Jan 19, 2020, at 11:13 AM, Lucinda Shastid <jzygala@...> wrote:



I notice that as some people move out of the area, we don't get new members to replace them.  At this rate, the group will eventually die away.

What can we do to get more people interested?  I'd love some brainstorming.

Here are some of my thoughts:

There are a lot of knitting groups in the area, I think that we are unique in also being spinners, so this is one place to focus our efforts.

We can spin in public in front of the Farm Stand during good weather.  Maybe move some chairs out by the composting toilet  so we don't block the selling area?

What about talking up our group when we knit with others?  (It's good to be able to make exactly the kind of yarn you want)

Getting into the news would be good - I know we've gotten a few curious people that way.  How do we do that?

Reactions?  Other thoughts?

Lucinda




--
Jane Daniels
2802 Deer Street
Mohegan Lake, NY 10547
(h) 914-245-1250 (c) 914-471-5545 jdhikes@...

Life is better when you go outdoors!

Re: How do we get more members?

Lucinda Shastid
 

Jane, the Lewisboro library is very friendly and helpful.  I'm not good at teaching to a large group, and Teresa is out sick for a while.

Does anyone else want to lead a spinning group in the Lewisboro area?  I'm pretty sure Cindy, our Head Librarian, would let us use their space.  They already have a drop-in knitting group twice a month.

Angela, that's a good idea - thanks.

Lucinda


On 1/21/2020 2:44 PM, Jane Daniels wrote:
Angie, Thanks for the suggestion but which Library are you talking about? Some will charge and others want certificate of insurance. 

On Tue, Jan 21, 2020 at 2:35 PM Angela via Groups.Io <butterfly1155=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Lucinda,

I’m sure if you approached Cindy at the library about this. She would be very open to it. She can put on the monthly calendar a two day , two hours each, “ learn to spin the yarn you like to knit with”.
The instructors would have to bring their own spindles and some wool, which I’m sure you’d get reimbursed for. Bring one or two spinning wheels so they can see how that’s done and maybe there will be some interest. Invite them after the second class to come to you meet ups to practice or learn more or to come and knit.
I know I haven’t been there in quite sometime. I’ve had some medical issues. Slowly I’ll have to get back to knitting and spinning. Are you meeting in the same farm? Which Saturday? Time?

Good luck
Angela


On Jan 21, 2020, at 11:14 AM, Angie <eyesofmarch64@...> wrote:

Sorry I haven’t been around. My doctors advised me to not to drive so much and when I can rest my leg. I will be needing more surgery.  I hope to see you all soon. 


On Jan 19, 2020, at 11:13 AM, Lucinda Shastid <jzygala@...> wrote:



I notice that as some people move out of the area, we don't get new members to replace them.  At this rate, the group will eventually die away.

What can we do to get more people interested?  I'd love some brainstorming.

Here are some of my thoughts:

There are a lot of knitting groups in the area, I think that we are unique in also being spinners, so this is one place to focus our efforts.

We can spin in public in front of the Farm Stand during good weather.  Maybe move some chairs out by the composting toilet  so we don't block the selling area?

What about talking up our group when we knit with others?  (It's good to be able to make exactly the kind of yarn you want)

Getting into the news would be good - I know we've gotten a few curious people that way.  How do we do that?

Reactions?  Other thoughts?

Lucinda




--
Jane Daniels
2802 Deer Street
Mohegan Lake, NY 10547
(h) 914-245-1250 (c) 914-471-5545 jdhikes@...

Life is better when you go outdoors!

Re: How do we get more members?

Angela
 

The Lewisboro Library.


On Jan 21, 2020, at 2:44 PM, Jane Daniels <jdhikes@...> wrote:


Angie, Thanks for the suggestion but which Library are you talking about? Some will charge and others want certificate of insurance. 

On Tue, Jan 21, 2020 at 2:35 PM Angela via Groups.Io <butterfly1155=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Lucinda,

I’m sure if you approached Cindy at the library about this. She would be very open to it. She can put on the monthly calendar a two day , two hours each, “ learn to spin the yarn you like to knit with”.
The instructors would have to bring their own spindles and some wool, which I’m sure you’d get reimbursed for. Bring one or two spinning wheels so they can see how that’s done and maybe there will be some interest. Invite them after the second class to come to you meet ups to practice or learn more or to come and knit.
I know I haven’t been there in quite sometime. I’ve had some medical issues. Slowly I’ll have to get back to knitting and spinning. Are you meeting in the same farm? Which Saturday? Time?

Good luck
Angela


On Jan 21, 2020, at 11:14 AM, Angie <eyesofmarch64@...> wrote:

Sorry I haven’t been around. My doctors advised me to not to drive so much and when I can rest my leg. I will be needing more surgery.  I hope to see you all soon. 


On Jan 19, 2020, at 11:13 AM, Lucinda Shastid <jzygala@...> wrote:



I notice that as some people move out of the area, we don't get new members to replace them.  At this rate, the group will eventually die away.

What can we do to get more people interested?  I'd love some brainstorming.

Here are some of my thoughts:

There are a lot of knitting groups in the area, I think that we are unique in also being spinners, so this is one place to focus our efforts.

We can spin in public in front of the Farm Stand during good weather.  Maybe move some chairs out by the composting toilet  so we don't block the selling area?

What about talking up our group when we knit with others?  (It's good to be able to make exactly the kind of yarn you want)

Getting into the news would be good - I know we've gotten a few curious people that way.  How do we do that?

Reactions?  Other thoughts?

Lucinda




--
Jane Daniels
2802 Deer Street
Mohegan Lake, NY 10547
(h) 914-245-1250 (c) 914-471-5545 jdhikes@...

Life is better when you go outdoors!

Re: How do we get more members?

Jane Daniels
 

Angie, Thanks for the suggestion but which Library are you talking about? Some will charge and others want certificate of insurance. 


On Tue, Jan 21, 2020 at 2:35 PM Angela via Groups.Io <butterfly1155=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Lucinda,

I’m sure if you approached Cindy at the library about this. She would be very open to it. She can put on the monthly calendar a two day , two hours each, “ learn to spin the yarn you like to knit with”.
The instructors would have to bring their own spindles and some wool, which I’m sure you’d get reimbursed for. Bring one or two spinning wheels so they can see how that’s done and maybe there will be some interest. Invite them after the second class to come to you meet ups to practice or learn more or to come and knit.
I know I haven’t been there in quite sometime. I’ve had some medical issues. Slowly I’ll have to get back to knitting and spinning. Are you meeting in the same farm? Which Saturday? Time?

Good luck
Angela


On Jan 21, 2020, at 11:14 AM, Angie <eyesofmarch64@...> wrote:

Sorry I haven’t been around. My doctors advised me to not to drive so much and when I can rest my leg. I will be needing more surgery.  I hope to see you all soon. 


On Jan 19, 2020, at 11:13 AM, Lucinda Shastid <jzygala@...> wrote:



I notice that as some people move out of the area, we don't get new members to replace them.  At this rate, the group will eventually die away.

What can we do to get more people interested?  I'd love some brainstorming.

Here are some of my thoughts:

There are a lot of knitting groups in the area, I think that we are unique in also being spinners, so this is one place to focus our efforts.

We can spin in public in front of the Farm Stand during good weather.  Maybe move some chairs out by the composting toilet  so we don't block the selling area?

What about talking up our group when we knit with others?  (It's good to be able to make exactly the kind of yarn you want)

Getting into the news would be good - I know we've gotten a few curious people that way.  How do we do that?

Reactions?  Other thoughts?

Lucinda




--
Jane Daniels
2802 Deer Street
Mohegan Lake, NY 10547
(h) 914-245-1250 (c) 914-471-5545 jdhikes@...

Life is better when you go outdoors!

Re: How do we get more members?

Angela
 

Lucinda,

I’m sure if you approached Cindy at the library about this. She would be very open to it. She can put on the monthly calendar a two day , two hours each, “ learn to spin the yarn you like to knit with”.
The instructors would have to bring their own spindles and some wool, which I’m sure you’d get reimbursed for. Bring one or two spinning wheels so they can see how that’s done and maybe there will be some interest. Invite them after the second class to come to you meet ups to practice or learn more or to come and knit.
I know I haven’t been there in quite sometime. I’ve had some medical issues. Slowly I’ll have to get back to knitting and spinning. Are you meeting in the same farm? Which Saturday? Time?

Good luck
Angela


On Jan 21, 2020, at 11:14 AM, Angie <eyesofmarch64@...> wrote:

Sorry I haven’t been around. My doctors advised me to not to drive so much and when I can rest my leg. I will be needing more surgery.  I hope to see you all soon. 


On Jan 19, 2020, at 11:13 AM, Lucinda Shastid <jzygala@...> wrote:



I notice that as some people move out of the area, we don't get new members to replace them.  At this rate, the group will eventually die away.

What can we do to get more people interested?  I'd love some brainstorming.

Here are some of my thoughts:

There are a lot of knitting groups in the area, I think that we are unique in also being spinners, so this is one place to focus our efforts.

We can spin in public in front of the Farm Stand during good weather.  Maybe move some chairs out by the composting toilet  so we don't block the selling area?

What about talking up our group when we knit with others?  (It's good to be able to make exactly the kind of yarn you want)

Getting into the news would be good - I know we've gotten a few curious people that way.  How do we do that?

Reactions?  Other thoughts?

Lucinda


Re: How do we get more members?

Lucinda Shastid
 

We've been missing you, Angie.  People have wondered where you've been.  Now we know - you've been obeying doctor's orders.

Lucinda

On 1/21/2020 11:13 AM, Angie wrote:
Sorry I haven’t been around. My doctors advised me to not to drive so much and when I can rest my leg. I will be needing more surgery.  I hope to see you all soon. 


On Jan 19, 2020, at 11:13 AM, Lucinda Shastid <jzygala@...> wrote:



I notice that as some people move out of the area, we don't get new members to replace them.  At this rate, the group will eventually die away.

What can we do to get more people interested?  I'd love some brainstorming.

Here are some of my thoughts:

There are a lot of knitting groups in the area, I think that we are unique in also being spinners, so this is one place to focus our efforts.

We can spin in public in front of the Farm Stand during good weather.  Maybe move some chairs out by the composting toilet  so we don't block the selling area?

What about talking up our group when we knit with others?  (It's good to be able to make exactly the kind of yarn you want)

Getting into the news would be good - I know we've gotten a few curious people that way.  How do we do that?

Reactions?  Other thoughts?

Lucinda


Re: How do we get more members?

 

Sorry I haven’t been around. My doctors advised me to not to drive so much and when I can rest my leg. I will be needing more surgery.  I hope to see you all soon. 


On Jan 19, 2020, at 11:13 AM, Lucinda Shastid <jzygala@...> wrote:



I notice that as some people move out of the area, we don't get new members to replace them.  At this rate, the group will eventually die away.

What can we do to get more people interested?  I'd love some brainstorming.

Here are some of my thoughts:

There are a lot of knitting groups in the area, I think that we are unique in also being spinners, so this is one place to focus our efforts.

We can spin in public in front of the Farm Stand during good weather.  Maybe move some chairs out by the composting toilet  so we don't block the selling area?

What about talking up our group when we knit with others?  (It's good to be able to make exactly the kind of yarn you want)

Getting into the news would be good - I know we've gotten a few curious people that way.  How do we do that?

Reactions?  Other thoughts?

Lucinda