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Greetings Hivemind! Konstantinos (they/them) back again to post about another wonderful Tuesday talk .
Our speakers this week were Kate (she/her) and Robin (she/her), Kate being a member of Hive13. We were absolutely thrilled to have them in to talk to us about the artistry, skill, and frustrations of spinning.
The night kicked off semi-promptly after the Tuesday night meeting for experiential learning. Robin and Kate set up by the arcade cabinet with two wheels, lots of fibers, and drop spindles galore! Kate explained to beginners and curious eyes alike that spinning is an ancient tradition for textile arts as Robin demonstrated on a stunning spinning wheel. For those of us who don't have the room, money, or technical know how to have a full spinning wheel, we were shown how to use a drop spindle with gloriously colored fiber.
When asked about how she felt the session went, Kate said she had a lot of fun.
For Hive members, we now have drop spindles and some fiber at the Hive! Spin till your heart is dizzy!
That's all, Hivemind. Go forth and spin!
Did you know that we have all the tools and materials required to do linoleum block printing at Hive13?
For those who don't know, block printing is a method of printing many copies of a design by carving the design in a linoleum block, applying ink to the block, and then transferring the ink to paper or fabric.
I will be teaching a class on how to do the whole process on Saturday October 16th, 2021, 1:00-3:00PM.
The class will have a materials fee of $5 to cover the cost of a 4" x 6" linoleum block, printing ink, and paper. Please RSVP if you plan to attend so that I can be sure to have enough materials on hand.
Sign up for the class on the meetup page. https://www.meetup.com/Hive13/events/281109164/
Brad Walsh, our new CNC warden, recently fixed up the mill and offered to run a class on Saturday January 9th from 1 to 3pm. Please RSVP here.
"This would be basic safe operation and a walk through of how to load a tool and make some chips." -Brad
You can check the wiki page for the mill for information regarding the repair process it went through, manuals, and other mill related information.