March 20, 2019

NEXT MEETING WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27th, 2019 - 7 p.m.

Upcoming 2018-2019 meeting dates

Wednesday, March 27 - Sashiko & Indigo, Carol Ziogas (kimonomomo)

Thursday, April 24 - guest speaker and/or guild project

May 18 - Spinning At The Winery, Retzlaff Vineyards.  Work on your raffle donation and make sure to sign up for volunteer set up, take down, selling raffle tickets or other responsibilities that make this event so successful.  All guild members attending the event should plan to sign up for at least one volunteer activity.  Contact Joan for the signup sheet and schedule.

Meeting Minutes (Linda B.)

TREADLES TO THREADS GUILD 
THURMAN CASEY LIBRARY, WALNUT CREEK, CA 
February 26, 2019

President Wendy opened the meeting at 7:00 p.m. We had 24 members and one visitor present to hear our speaker, Stephany Wilkes, read from her recently published book.

The business meeting involved letting us know that our April speaker is having trouble with the April 24 date, so we are still in negotiation.

May 18 will be the Spinning at the Winery. Will reported that Kate has sent out the blurbs to the usual vendors. They are waiting for answers from Black Diamond Alpacas, Carolina Homespun and Morro Fibers. Will handed out the book mark sized notifications of the winery to each of us to take for advertising. Will thanked all for the positive thoughts for Kate. She still has a low resistance, so she is not here tonight.  Joan A. will pass around the sign up sheet of jobs needing to be done the day of the winery spin. Please take at least one job to make the day a success and pleasant for all. Joan will have the list at Monday spinning as well. Please work on the items for the raffle as this is the primary fund raiser for our guild to use to provide our members with dye days and other benefits.

UC Botanical garden will feature natural dyes, plants and processes, from March 9-31, 2019.

Forest Homes Farms will host their annual shearing day on April 27, from 11-3 p.m. in San Ramon. Doris will be the point person on this. Volunteers must arrive before 10 a.m. to unload. The committee would love to have the volunteers stay for the afternoon BBQ, so let Doris know if you can stay and partake.

Wendy discussed the possibility of making a knit striped cowl out of 24 different colors for the April meeting.

Aiko Gray and her daughter, Mari, will take two guided tours to Guatemala August 1-9, 8-14, 2019. They work with the South American people who are dyers and weavers. 

CNCH: Joan mentioned that CNCH needs an editor for the web site. There is a remuneration of $500 per newsletter. The silent auction to raise scholarship funds needs items to be donated.
There are still some classes open for the conference at Sonoma State campus, please check the web site. Since the only item allowed in the cafeteria are purses 6 inches by 9 inches, Diablo Weavers will have a complete how-to program on inserting a zipper in your purse/pouch. Our treasurer, Pam, will give this presentation.

Wendy showed a variety of items we might present as “souvenir” of this year’s winery spinning day. She will have a more comprehensive presentation next time as the turnaround time for delivery is very fast. We can make a decision then.

Carol C. had her arm twisted to host the yearly dye day. Now we just need to decide when and what.

Tonight was the deadline for our project from stash fiber mixing earlier in the guild year. There were wonderful items, some with just the stash; others with other beautiful fibers and colors added. The projects ranged from cowls to shawls to sweaters to blankets.  The work was done by knitting, rigid heddle and multi-shaft looms.

Sheila had her tapestry project featured on Rebecca Metzloff’s web site.

Our speaker, Stephany Wilkes, read a portion of her book, “Raw Material, Working Wool in the West”. She spoke of her personal experiences in both the software design field and the building of her shearing clientele. She shared the problems that social media and PETA and others have brought to her personal safety. Stephany has been our guest speaker before . It is always amazing to hear of her journey. We are fortunate to have Stephany and Fibershed members here in Northern California. She stayed and signed her books for us and had three examples of recent sheared fleeces to share bits with us. Her book was reviewed in Vogue Knitting magazine.

Linda B.

Free Patterns on Ravelry

Guild member Rosemary B. reminds everybody that there are a lot of free knit and crochet patterns available on Ravelry.  Here are some lace patterns that were recently made available (you may need to log into a Ravelry account to access the patterns, Ravelry accounts are free).  There is also a group that is devoted to free patterns.

Textile Trip in August:  Guatemala

Dear Treadles to Threads:

My name is Mari Gray and I am reaching out to you to spread the word about our upcoming Textile Travel itineraries in Guatemala, as I think this could be of interest to the community at Treadles to Threads. Last year, we were fortunate to have a diverse group of participants with varying textile backgrounds, and this made for great creative times during our textile workshops.

After 5+ years of working with rural artisan groups in Guatemala as a small business (Kakaw Designs, pronounced like "cacao"), I've come to realize how challenging it can be for regional artisan groups to be innovative in both textile and product design. In a country where copying is the norm and the artisanmade sector represents a major income source for rural and especially indigenous communities, we believe that creative idea exchange can have more lasting and meaningful impact than the traditional support only through economic means (which is also important, but not the only solution). More than just learning "from" the artisans, our goal is to create a space for mutually-beneficial idea sharing among textile-loving creatives, where we all learn from each other.

I am attaching here our one-page info sheet of the two itineraries we have for August (NOTE from editor - please access the web site or e-mail Lisa W. for the info sheet).  More information can also be found on our website.

Thank you, and please let me know if you have any questions.

Mari

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photo 
Mari Gray
Founder, Kakaw Designs
502-5328-3576 | mari@kakawdesigns.com | kakawdesigns.com | Skype: mari-gray | Antigua, Guatemala

Some Upcoming Fiber Events

Weaving & Woodwork:  A Scandinavian Design Partnership, UC Davis Design Museum, January 21-April 21, 2019

A Tradition of Making:  California Native Basketry, curated in partnership with Julia Parker.  Randall Museum of Science, Nature & the Arts, San Francisco, through September 2019

Kimono Refashioned and associated events, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, through May 5, 2019

Meet The Sheep at Meridian Jacobs, reservations required, Vacaville, April 6 - 7

UC Berkeley Botanical Garden Fiber & Dye Exhibit and Programs, Berkeley, March 9-31, 2019

Forest Home Farm Sheep Shearing, San Ramon, April 27, 2019

CNCH Conference 2019, Sonoma, June 20-23, 2019

Yosemite Miwok-Paiute Basketry Workshop with Julia Parker and family, Yosemite National Park, September 27-29, 2019 

FiberEvents - a calendar of wool festivals, fiber festivals, knitting, crocheting & craft gatherings/events in the U.S. and the world!

Clara Parkes' Knitter's Review - knitting and fiber events

Ongoing Fiber-Related Classes

Crockett Fiber Arts Studio (Crockett)

Fibershed (various locations)

Fiber Circle Studio (Cotati)

Meridian Jacobs (Vacaville)

West County Fiber Arts (Sebastopol)

Windrush Farm (Petaluma)

February 17, 2019

NEXT MEETING WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27th, 2019 - 7 p.m.

Upcoming 2018-2019 meeting dates:

Wednesday, February 27 - Sheepshearer and author Stephany Wilkes reads from her recently published book, "Raw Material:  Working Wool in the West".  You may remember Stephany from her two previous presentations to our guild over the past couple of years.  Come with your questions, and with your books for signing!

Rebecca Mezoff (tapestry weaver and teacher of Little Looms online class) reviewed the book on her blog.  Read the review.


(Shearing at guild member Dona's ranch in mid-February, and check out that BFL fleece!  Photos by Dona S. and Lisa W.)

This meeting is also the end date for the combo fiber exchange projects from 2018, bring yours in for Show & Tell even if you've already shared it.

Wednesday, March 27 - Sashiko & Indigo, Carol Ziogas (kimonomomo)

Thursday, April 24 - guest speaker

May 18 - Spinning At The Winery.  Work on your raffle donation!

Stitches West Preview (Greenwood Fiberworks)

After Carolyn visited our guild in January she created the mint green colorway that she mentioned to us, and it's beautiful.  Here is a selection of greens, with 'Mint' second from the left.
New colorway, 'Malibu' on heathered BFL and regular BFL.
And, a beautiful display shawl knit by one of our guild members, Roxayn K.  Kits for the shawl are offered in this colorway plus 2 others (crimson, and purple).

I hope to see some of you at Stitches West over the next few days.

Lisa W.

Meeting Minutes (Linda B.)

TREADLES TO THREADS GUILD
THURMAN CASEY LIBRARY, WALNUT CREEK, CA
January 24, 2019    7:00 p.m.

President Wendy L. called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm. There were 28 gathered to hear our speaker, Carolyn Greenwood.

Wendy reviewed our upcoming guild meeting schedule. Wednesday, February 27, will be a book reading by Stephany Wilkes from her recent book, Raw Material. March 27, Wednesday, will be a speaker, Carol Ziogas from Kimomomomo, sharing Japanese stitching techniques and indigo dyeing. April meeting will be a guest speaker. May 18, Saturday, marks the return of the fabulous “Spinning at the Winery” at Retzlaff Winery, Livermore. Will and Kate reminded us that this is our main fundraiser for the year. Please start working on stupendous raffle items to coax our 200 + attendees to enjoy themselves to the guilds benefit.

Events List:
Our library here is starting Craft Days for the public. Feb. 7 will be card making. They have asked if any members might be willing to lead a class. Shearing Day at Meridian Jacobs will be 2/2. Sacramento Spinners and Weavers Open House is February 9-10. Stitches West is in Santa Clara Convention Center Feb. 21-24. Registration for the CNCH Alternate Conference is open and filling fast, June 20-23 at Sonoma State Campus.

Show and Tell had many lovely knitted projects.

Carolyn Greenwood regaled us with the history of her fiber journey leading to the start of her business, Greenwood Fibers. It started with a drop spindle and has progressed to 2 employees, 68 colorways and 40 solid colors. Carolyn will allow us to shop the luxury fibers and then teach a class on luxury fibers Saturday hosted by Amy B. What a great evening, listening to a great presentation.

Linda B.
(Greenwood Fiberworks photos by Wendy L.)


Some Upcoming Fiber Events

Weaving & Woodwork:  A Scandinavian Design Partnership, UC Davis Design Museum, January 21-April 21, 2019

A Tradition of Making:  California Native Basketry, curated in partnership with Julia Parker.  Randall Museum of Science, Nature & the Arts, San Francisco, through September 2019

Kimono Refashioned, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, through May 5, 2019

Stitches West 2019, Santa Clara Convention Center, February 21-24, 2019

UC Berkeley Botanical Garden Fiber & Dye Exhibit and Programs, Berkeley, March 9-31, 2019

Forest Home Farm Sheep Shearing, San Ramon, April 27, 2019

CNCH Conference 2019, Sonoma, June 20-23, 2019

Yosemite Miwok-Paiute Basketry Workshop with Julia Parker and family, Yosemite National Park, September 27-29, 2019 

FiberEvents - a calendar of wool festivals, fiber festivals, knitting, crocheting & craft gatherings/events in the U.S. and the world!

Clara Parkes' Knitter's Review - knitting and fiber events

Ongoing Fiber-Related Classes

Crockett Fiber Arts Studio (Crockett)

Fibershed (various locations)

Fiber Circle Studio (Cotati)

Meridian Jacobs (Vacaville)

West County Fiber Arts (Sebastopol)

Windrush Farm (Petaluma)

January 11, 2019

NEXT MEETING THURSDAY, JANUARY 24th, 2019 - 7 p.m.

Upcoming 2018-2019 meeting dates:

Thursday, January 24 - Carolyn Greenwood (Greenwood Fiberworks) presentation

Wednesday, February 27 - Sheepshearer and author Stephany Wilkes, reading from her new book, "Raw Material:  Working Wool in the West".  This meeting is also the end date for the combo fiber exchange projects from 2018, bring yours in for Show & Tell even if you've already shared it.

Wednesday, March 27 - Sashiko & Indigo, Carol Ziogas (kimonomomo)

Thursday, April 24 - guest speaker

May 18 (tentative) - Spinning At The Winery, to be confirmed by Will and Kate.  Work on your raffle donation!

Extra Workshop & Gathering Dates

Workshops are only open to current dues-paying guild members, unless stated otherwise.

Friday, January 25:  Greenwood Fiberworks Preview Party with Carolyn Greenwood at Amy's house, 6 pm - 8 pm, all guild members are invited.

Saturday, January 26:  Spinning Luxury Fibers Workshop with Carolyn Greenwood at Amy's house.  $85 for all day workshop, includes the cost of the luxury fibers.  FULL - contact Wendy or Amy for more info or to join the wait list.  

Holiday Party

Sheep ornaments, hats, good food and friends!  Thanks to Amy for hosting, and to Dona for the photos.






Book Review

Rebecca Mezoff (tapestry weaver and teacher of Little Looms online class) reviewed Stephany Wilkes' book, 'Raw Material' on her blog.  Read the review.

Meeting Minutes 

No meeting in December. 

Some Upcoming Fiber Events

Exploring Wild Mushroom and Lichen Dyes of California with Alissa Allen of Mycopigments, a 3 part modular workshop, take 1, 2, or all 3 days.  Moss Beach, January 25-27, 2019.

Weaving & Woodwork:  A Scandinavian Design Parnership, UC Davis Design Museum, January 21-April 21, 2019.

Shearing Day at Meridian Jacobs, Vacaville, February 2nd, 2019

A Tradition of Making:  California Native Basketry, curated in partnership with Julia Parker.  Randall Museum of Science, Nature & the Arts, San Francisco, through September 2019

Kimono Refashioned, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, February 8 - May 5, 2019

The Seven Thousand Year Conversation: Tracing Ancestry Through Weaving Traditions in the Asia Pacific Region, Textile Arts Council, de Young Museum, February 9, 2019

Sacramento Weavers' and Spinners' Guild Annual Open House and Sale, Sacramento, Feb 9-10, 2019

Stitches West 2019, Santa Clara Convention Center, February 21-24, 2019

Madrona Fiber Arts Winter Retreat 2019, Tacoma, WA, Feb 14-17, 2019

Forest Home Farm Sheep Shearing, San Ramon, April 27, 2019

CNCH Conference 2019, Sonoma, June 20-23, 2019  REGISTRATION OPENS JANUARY 15 at 9 AM

Yosemite Miwok-Paiute Basketry Workshop with Julia Parker and family, Yosemite National Park, September 27-29, 2019 

FiberEvents - a calendar of wool festivals, fiber festivals, knitting, crocheting & craft gatherings/events in the U.S. and the world!

Clara Parkes' Knitter's Review - knitting and fiber events

Ongoing Fiber-Related Classes

Crockett Fiber Arts Studio (Crockett)

Fibershed (various locations)

Fiber Circle Studio (Cotati)

Meridian Jacobs (Vacaville)

West County Fiber Arts (Sebastopol)

Windrush Farm (Petaluma)

December 9, 2018

HOLIDAY PARTY SATURDAY DECEMBER 15, 2018 - 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Upcoming 2018-2019 meeting dates:

Saturday, December 15 - 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Potluck Holiday Party at Amy's house in Pleasant Hill, with ornament exchange.  Bring a dish to share.  Bring a wrapped sheep ornament (handmade or purchased) if you wish to participate in the ornament exchange.  Guild members only, please.

Thursday, January 24 - Carolyn Greenwood (Greenwood Fiberworks) presentation

Wednesday, February 27 - Sheepshearer and author Stephany Wilkes, reading from her new book, "Raw Material:  Working Wool in the West".  This is also the end date for the combo fiber exchange projects from 2018 (some have already been shared).

March - Sashiko & Indigo, Carol Ziogas (kimonomomo)

May 18 (tentative) - Spinning At The Winery, to be confirmed by Will and Kate.  Work on your raffle donation!

Extra Workshop Dates

Workshops are only open to current dues-paying guild members, unless stated otherwise.

Spinning Luxury Fibers Workshop with Carolyn Greenwood, Saturday, January 26. 2019 at Amy's house.  $85 for all day workshop, includes the cost of the luxury fibers.  Tentative: open house for shopping on Friday January 25.

Electric Eel Wheel Mini 2

Here is more information about the crowd-funded Eel Wheel Mini 2 that Wendy talked about at the last meeting.  This is the 4th electric wheel that Maurice Ribble of Dreaming Robots has introduced through Kickstarter, and the numbers show that he has a growing group of supporters.  Signup for the Mini 2 Kickstarter project closes on December 20th.

I have the Eel Wheel Mini 1 and have been so impressed with the prompt answers to questions and requests for feedback and advice - all very transparent on the Eel Wheel Facebook page and in the Ravelry group.  

The minis have small engines and are not meant for massive amounts of production spinning (bobbins hold ~1 oz), but are perfect for travel or if you just want to try out a really cute little electric wheel without a lot of bells and whistles for an extremely reasonable price.

 

Lisa W.

Weaving Tapestry on Little Looms Workshop

Guild members met at Amy B.'s house for a class taught by Lou Grantham.  Thanks to Amy for the space, and to Wendy L. for helping with the arrangements.  

The weaving was done on the Schacht Easel Weaver loom, made in Boulder, CO.  They can be purchased locally in the Meridian Jacobs shop.  Robin also sells other small looms.

Works in progress



Tapestry weaving techniques videos, free from the American Tapestry Alliance.

Meeting Minutes


TREADLES TO THREADS GUILD

November 28, 2018, Wednesday
Thurman Casey Library, Walnut Creek, CA

 President Wendy L. called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. There were 27 present, including Trisha, a person totally new to fiber arts through a inheritance from her brother.  The secretary arrived at 7:30 p.m., resulting in a lapse in written records, filled in by Wendy’s PowerPoint files as presented to the group.

CNCH: There is still a bit of time to apply for a scholarship to the 2019 Conference at Sonoma State campus as the deadline is December 1, 2018.

Treasurer Pam gently reminded returning members that yearly dues began in August.

Programs and meetings: December 15 is the Guild’s Holiday Potluck and sheep ornament exchange. This will be held at Amy’s home, giving Vilija a break.

Our meeting in January will be on a Thursday to accommodate our guest speaker’s schedule. The meeting will be January 24, 2019. Carolyn Greenwood will introduce spinning luxury fibers to prepare us for her workshop on January 26, 2019, at Amy’s. The cost is $85 for the full day workshop with fibers provided.

February will be Stephany Wilkes reading from her book “Raw Material”.

March will have another guest speaker, Carol Ziogas, speaking to us about her passion for sashiko and indigo.

Fiber Events for all: Stitches West 2019, Santa Clara Convention Center, February 21-24, 2019.

CNCH Conference, “Fiber Therapy”, June 20-23, 2019, Sonoma State campus, Rohnert Park, CA. Registration starts January 15, at 9:00 a.m.

Also shown was a Kickstarter campaign for Electric Eel Wheel Mini 2, a hand sized electric spinning wheel.

Show and Tell: Several members showed the small tapestries created in last Saturday’s workshop with Lou Grantham. Carol C. showed her bag of yarn from the combo project. Carolyn B. shared a gorgeous eco printed scarf and had her students make small eco printing projects. She also taught the technique to other teachers at her school.

The evening program commenced with tapestry weaving supplies distributed by Wendy for members to make a small tapestry. Many members had spun a small pigtail given out last meeting to use as weft. The supplies consisted of a stiff cardboard loom, white cotton warp, shed creating sticks, and a long plastic “needle” bobbin. Wendy showed a power point that looped,  showing small weaving projects prepared by others followed by a few slides that introduced members to the steps to produce a tapestry style weaving, including binding off in Damascus edge. A posted reference was www.americantapestryalliance.org.

The evening was lively and ran up to our 9:00 p.m. ending time.

Linda B.

Some Upcoming Fiber Events

Weaving & Woodwork:  A Scandinavian Design Parnership, UC Davis Design Museum, January 21-April 21, 2019.

The Seven Thousand Year Conversation: Tracing Ancestry Through Weaving Traditions in the Asia Pacific Region, Textile Arts Council, de Young Museum, February 9, 2019

Stitches West 2019, Santa Clara Convention Center, February 21-24, 2019

Madrona Fiber Arts Winter Retreat 2019, Tacoma, WA, Feb 14-17, 2019

CNCH Conference 2019, Sonoma, June 20-23, 2019

FiberEvents - a calendar of wool festivals, fiber festivals, knitting, crocheting & craft gatherings/events in the U.S. and the world!

Clara Parkes' Knitter's Review - knitting and fiber events

Ongoing Fiber-Related Classes

Crockett Fiber Arts Studio (Crockett)

Fibershed (various locations)

West County Fiber Arts (Sebastopol)

Windrush Farm (Petaluma)



November 15, 2018

NEXT MEETING WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2018 - 7 p.m.


Upcoming 2018-2019 meeting dates:

Wednesday, November 28 (after Thanksgiving) - Tapestry Weaving on Little Looms.  Attendees at the October 30 meeting each selected a 'pigtail' of Greenwood Fiberworks fiber to spin before the November 28th meeting, to be used in weaving on the cardboard looms that will be provided (or, bring your own little loom).  If you were unable to pick up the fiber at the October meeting, bring a small amount of your own handspun or commercial yarn.

December 15 - 11 - 2 at Amy's house, with ornament exchange.  Guild members only, please.

Thursday, January 24 (tentative) - Carolyn Greenwood (Greenwood Fiberworks) lecture

February - Sheepshearer and author Stephany Wilkes, reading from her new book, "Raw Material:  Working Wool in the West".  This is also the end date for the combo fiber exchange projects from 2018 (some have already been shared).

March - Sashiko & Indigo, Carol Ziogas (kimonomomo)

May 18 (tentative) - Spinning At The Winery, to be confirmed by Will and Kate.  Work on your raffle donation!

Extra Workshop Dates

Workshops are open to guild members who have paid dues for the current year, unless stated otherwise.

Weaving Workshop, Weaving Tapestry on Little Looms (e.g., Hokett loom, or Schacht easel weaver) with Lou Grantham, $60, Amy's house, 10:30 - 3, Saturday, November 17

Spinning Workshop, Spinning Luxury Fibers Workshop with Carolyn Greenwood, Saturday, January 26. 2019 at Amy's house.  Tentative: open house for shopping on Friday January 25.

Eco-Print II Workshop

Guild members met at Wendy L.'s house for another creative and fun-filled day of printing leaves and flowers on various fibers, with the assistance of tannin and iron.  Thanks to Wendy for another great day, and thanks to Dona S. for sharing her photos.

Setting up the steam pots:

Mary unwrapping her work, 'assisted' by Lisa

Vilija's sumac prints on a pre-dyed scarf

Vilija's black walnut print - handwoven shibori scarf, hemp warp with cotton/acrylic weft



Meeting Minutes (Linda B.)


TREADLES TO THREADS GUILD
OCTOBER 30, 2018
7:00 P.M.
Thurman Casey library, Walnut Creek, CA

President Wendy L. called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.  There were 20+ members present and three visitors, Teresa, a spinner, Sheila, a knitter, and Tineka, shepherdess, spinner, etc. Thanks, Darryla, for bringing Teresa to visit.

Mary B. handed out the ‘Raw Material’ books pre-ordered through Reba S.

Treasurer Pam M. reminded us to pay yearly dues as our payment to CNCH is due Nov. 1.

CNCH liaison Joan A. reported on the September CNCH meeting on site at Sonoma State campus in Rohnert Park, CA. The CNCH annual conference, June 20-23, 2019, will be held there. Joan reminded us that the registration includes 2 ½ day workshops, room and board and parking. There is an informal fashion show, a vendor, keynote speaker, silent auction and tiny purse contest. This will be a great weekend. Joan passed around descriptive booklets and postcards. Registration opens January 15, 2019. There is no provision for off-campus living.

Newsletter blogger, Lisa W. discussed the option of adding a section on the web site labeled “Fiber Related Items For Sale”.  Information should be emailed to Lisa W., and the section will be updated at least once a month, when the latest blog is published. Text only, no photos, URL links OK.  Please remember this is open to the world, so be careful about phone numbers, etc. 

MEETINGS: November 28 will be an evening of tapestry loom weaving on cardboard looms provided by Wendy. She provided “pigtails” of sliver to spin in singles to use on the looms as weft, so get spinning! Looms will be warped with 8/2 cotolin or similar.

November 17, 2018, will be a one day workshop by Lou Grantham from 10:30-3:00 p.m. at Amy’s house. She will demonstrate and teach Little Loom weaving. Cost is $60, and looms will be available for those needing one. There is a 15 student limit, please pay tonight.

December 15, 2018, will be our Holiday potluck at Amy’s house. This will include a sheep theme tree ornament exchange for those wishing to participate.

January 24, 2019, will be a Thursday meeting featuring Carolyn Greenwood. Friday following might be a shopping opportunity at Amy’s to get ready for the Saturday, January 26, workshop given by Carolyn Greenwood on spinning luxury fibers.

February, 2019, will feature Stephany Wilkes speaking about her book, Raw Material.

March meeting will feature Carol Ziogas speaking about her passion for indigo and sashiko.

April may feature Sasha Duerr if her tight schedule allows.

Show and Tell had many beautiful items from first skeins of spinning to eco-dying to woven items.

Wendy L. announced there is an on-line only small study group forming with Rebecca Mezoff after the workshop.  Rebecca has offered us a special price of $75 per person.

Lisa W. gave a PowerPoint presentation on her trips to the Wool Gathering sponsored through the Warner Mountain Weavers shop in Cedarville, CA. It is held in September each year. It is a beautiful area as featured on the cover of Stephany Wilkes’ book.

Wendy then showed a video from Rebecca Mezoff about her journey as a tapestry weaver.  Rebecca has a new book called “Untangled” about tapestry weaving techniques.

We then attacked the S’mores provided by Wendy.

Linda B.

Some Upcoming Fiber Events

Tekunikku: The Art of Japanese Textile Making, UC Davis Design Museum, October 1 - December 9

The Seven Thousand Year Conversation: Tracing Ancestry Through Weaving Traditions in the Asia Pacific Region, Textile Arts Council, de Young Museum, February 9, 2019

Stitches West 2019, Santa Clara Convention Center, February 21-24, 2019

Madrona Fiber Arts Winter Retreat 2019, Tacoma, WA, Feb 14-17, 2019

CNCH Conference 2019, Sonoma, June 20-23, 2019 - scholarship applications are due 12/1/2018.

Ongoing Fiber-Related Classes

Crockett Fiber Arts Studio (Crockett)

Fibershed (various locations)

San Francisco Fiber (Oakland) - closing end of November 2018, final sale: Nov. 23, 24, 25, 10-6 p.m., 3711 Grand Ave. Oakland, free street parking

West County Fiber Arts (Sebastopol)

Windrush Farm (Petaluma)