March 7, 2017

NEXT MEETING: MARCH 22, 2017, 7 PM

THIS MEETING IS ONE WEEK EARLY BECAUSE OF A SCHEDULED LIBRARY SALE ON OUR REGULAR DATE

PROGRAM
12 [Plus] WAYS TO SPIN BATTS with Jillian Moreno

This program will be our "popcorn and a movie" night. Bring a soda or designer coffee for the popcorn that will be served up with the video. Plenty of light if you want to bring your wheel and spin also.

From the video:  
Are you Batty for Batts?
Have you fallen in love with gorgeous batts--beautifully blended, charmingly striped or layered, or totally wild? But how do you spin your very delightful fiber gems to make the most of the color possibilities and produce the yarn you want? 

You'll learn to:

  • Identify four main types of batts
  • Control the flow of color in a batt
  • Spin with or against the batts's inclination
  • Control texture to spin for lofty, smooth, or wild yarn
Jilian is the editor of Knittyspin and Ad Manager and Catalyst of Knitty Magazine. This means she is often the brains behind the exciting new ideas implemented at Knitty and is a key part of the success the magazine has enjoyed over the past 12 years. We have a link to the Knitty website on the right side of our blog.

She is a regular contributor to Ply Magazine and currently sits on the editorial board.

Jillian has been a knitter forever, and a spinner almost as long. She knits, stitches, crochets and sometimes weaves with her handspun yarn. She touches fiber every day! Her blog is www.jillianmoreno.com



DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR
2017
  • March 22, Treadles Meeting[One week early because of Library Book Sale] 12+ Ways to Spin Batts, a video presentation by Jillian Moreno
  • April 26, Treadles Meeting, On our usual Wednesday. "The Nomadic People of Northern India" A slide presentation by T2T members Will and Kate Taylor on their very unusual trip to the Himalayas of India.
  • May 4 - 7CNCH Conference at Asilomar (link on the right) Check last month's blog for making an object for the raffle at the Conference.                     Volunteers Needed:
    If you or anyone in your guild would like to be a part of the team making CNCH 2017 a success – please volunteer to help.  Volunteers are needed to help the facilities person get all the equipment to the right rooms, to help with the silent auction and other small tasks.  If you want to sign up to be a class angel, it is not too late!  Contact T2T member Carol Gray to volunteer.             
    Instructor Delivery:
    And if you would like an hour or so alone with one of the instructors – volunteer to pick someone up at the airport and drive them to Asilomar or back to the airport from Asilomar.  Instructors will be flying into and out of Oakland, San Francisco and San Jose.  Contact Penny Peters to volunteer. [contact Vilija for her email]
    Our guild is one of the sponsors of this conference. Please consider some job if you are going to be there.
  • May 13, Heritage Day at Borges Ranch in Walnut Creek. 11am - 4pm. Open to the public. We have had nine members interested in demoing spinning and maybe weaving on that day. Details to follow on specifics.
  • May 2O or 27, Treadles' Dye Day Program details in flux
  • June 3Spinning at the Winery. This is our 20th Anniversary! How can we make it even more special? Think of some great suggestions. T-shirts in white with a special 20th anniversary logo, in two colors, have been ordered. The white will allow us to over dye, or shibori, or tie-dye the shirts. It could be part of the fun at Dye Day. More info at the meeting.

SAN RAMON SHEEP SHEARING EVENT 2017  
April 22  11:00 to 3:00 

Hello everyone,

You are all a very special group of people because over the years you have all made an impact on the Sheep Shearing Event by donating your time and talents to our community.  This year San Ramon celebrates its 150th birthday and we hope to make the event a special one and you being a part of it will ensure it is!

We hope that you will join us on April 22 from 11am - 3pm for Sheep Shearing Day at Forest Home Farms in San Ramon.  

Contact Reba or Wendy to let them know you would like to take part. They will talk about this at the meeting.


RUG WEAVING CLASS WITH JASON COLLINGWOOD


TREADLES' NEWEST MEMBER
From Roxayn: "My 8.5 week old puppy, Kyte, decided to take up spinning!"


END NOTE

February 2, 2017

NEXT MEETING: FEB. 22, 2017, 7 PM

PROGRAM
Charlene Woodcock:  Jolom Mayaetik: Mayan weavers cooperative of Chiapas

Charlene became interested in the Mexican state of Chiapas in the 90s, having heard stories about it from an anthropologist friend and read the novels of B. Traven set in Chiapas early in the 20th century.  The Zapatista uprising of 1994 and a video of Mayan women marching on International Women’s Day in their beautiful traditional clothing convinced her to make her first trip there in 2000. At that time she met the weavers of the Mayan cooperative Jolom Mayaetik and has since returned each year to work with them as a volunteer in expanding the markets for their weavings.  The autonomous cooperative was established by the weavers in 1996.  Their weavings are done on backstrap looms and use designs inherited over the centuries.  She will be bringing samples of their weavings to the meetings.


DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR
2017
  • Feb. 22, Treadles Meeting. On the usual Wednesday. Charlene Woodcock:  Jolom Mayaetik: Mayan weavers cooperative of Chiapas
  • Feb 23 - 26, Stitches West at the Santa Clara Convention Center
  • March 22, Treadles Meeting[One week early because of Library Book Sale] 12+ Ways to Spin Batts, a video presentation by Jillian Moreno
  • April 26, Treadles Meeting, On our usual Wednesday.
  • May 4 - 7CNCH Conference at Asilomar (link on the right)
  • May 27 - 28, Treadles' Dye Day with Linda Hartshorn, Organic Indigo, Easy as 1 2 3. [for paid members only, more info later]
  • June 3Spinning at the Winery. This is our 20th Anniversary! How can we make it even more special? Think of some great suggestions.

TWO PROJECTS
ASILOMAR 2017 CNCH Grant Fundraiser

This fundraiser is for monies to be put aside to award scholarships to attend conference. One member from each of our five areas is selected each year. Within our area, Treadles has had 3 members chosen in the last 3 years. 

The theme for this year is an ocean or beach-themed artwork, woven and/or handmade. They are looking to weavers and dyers for colorful beach totes or scarves, coasters, or placemats. To spinners and basket makers for fun sea creatures, creative uses of kelp, driftwood, or scavenged beach shells and things. Jewelry is another option. Let your imaginations run the gamut.

You don't have to be attending Asilomar 2017 to participate. Just give your item to our Liaison, Joan, who will transport it to the Conference. All entries need to email in a photo of your finished object [or object in production] along with dimensions to:  egwathney@aol.com by April 15, 2015

All finished items should include your name, material, techniques and any additional information you want to add. If you are attending the conference, bring the item with you to Registration. Some items will have a silent auction, others will be in a raffle similar to what we do at the Winery.

The Second Important Project
As Will has mentioned, Spinning at the Winery is our 20th Anniversary this year. We are looking for some Extra Special [or just Really Nice] items for our Raffle this year. Pretty much anything goes as long as you think its something someone will buy a raffle ticket for. Fiber, Yarn, Finished Items, Equipment in very good condition, etc. 

Don't worry if you think your item is too small, if its nice, we want it and will combine it with other items to make gift baskets. 


YARN STANDARDS & WEIGHTS
Been wondering how to compare your handspun to commercial yarn when looking at pattern recipes? You might want to go to a "Standard Yarn Weights Chart". There are several sources for this and the first thing you will notice is that they don't always agree. Below you'll find a comparison between Ravelry and the Craft Yarn Council, which are the two most people rely on. The chart will give you some ideas of where your yarn will fall.

One of the more important ways to gauge your yarn is by "wraps per inch", which is just what it says. Whether you wrap around a pencil, a knitting needle, a dowel or one of the beautiful, hand turned yarn measures, doesn't matter. The goal is to get the yarn very close without overlapping or leaving gaps.  Don't stretch the yarn, and don't wrap too tight.

About one inch will usually give a pretty accurate measurement. If your yarn is not fairly consistent, wrap two or more inches. Then simply count the wraps in one inch, for consistent yarn, or divide the count by the number of inches you wrapped for a textured yarn.

As for what needle size your yarn might need, Mabel Ross had a good beginning point. Take a section of your yarn, fold it in half and hold the sections next to each other. Put them over a needle gauge and move from one hole to another. The largest hole that your folded yarn covers completely without any clearance [you don't see any open space of the hole] will give you the needle size for a solid but well draping fabric. Knit your sample and see if its what you want.




GOT $7500 TO SPARE?
This spinning wheel is on ETSY right now. Just search "1708 spinning wheel". Its quite interesting, but you'll need to empty out your savings account to have it.























HYGGE
Why we all could learn something from the Danish

The practice of Hygge [hue-gah], originally from Denmark, is currently taking the world by storm, as people realize that its concept is one to which they can genuinely relate.


The main idea is to rid yourself of anything irritating or unpleasant and take some time to celebrate things which, quite simply, make you feel happy. Whether this be simply lighting a candle, pulling on some cozy bed socks [hand knit, of course], or having tea and cookies with friends, to Hygge is to enjoy the moment.

This way of thinking is demonstrated perfectly by the fact that, despite the long months of cold, dark weather experienced in Denmark, they are estimated to be one of the world's happiest nations. Can this be linked to Hygge? Maybe.

Its time to cozy up with fiber, spinning wheel, needles, or loom and spend time enjoying our favorite craft. Any why not add in a warming cup of tea, a handmade blanket and a napping cat, or two napping cats.


END NOTE FROM JUNIOR AND ISO - Happy Valentine's Day

January 15, 2017

NEXT MEETING: TUESDAY, JAN. 24 2017, 7PM

Once again,  meeting is on a Tuesday rather than our usual Wednesday. Mark your calendar.

PROGRAM: AN EVENING WITH ROY CLEMES ABOUT CARDING ON OUR ELECTRIC CARDERS
Roy will bring one or two carders and we will have our two there so there will be plenty of opportunity for hands on carding! Treadles' blending board will also be there.  Roy suggested that a call be put out to anyone who has clean fiber they want to test out to bring it and he can talk through the difference between, say, longwool and merino, or whatever. We will probably skip sharing to give more time on the carders, so save what you have for February.

This is a good reminder that the guild has two Clemes & Clemes electric carders that are new and work beautifully. This meeting will give you a chance to see how they work so that you will have the confidence to use them on their own. We want to keep them in tip top shape, so there is a bit of a learning curve to use them properly.


The carders are not only for preparing clean raw fiber, but also for blending rovings or batts that you already have. Its a great way to make your own one-of-a-kind blends for spinning. In February we have a special speaker coming, see below, but in March there will be another program about "Twelve-Plus Ways to Spin Batts". This will give you two months to borrow one of the carders and use up some of your own clean fiber to make some batts. Contact either Carol C. or Pam M. to arrange a time to have the carders. The use of the carders is for paid members only.



TREADLES SHEEP FOR 2016


DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR
2017
  • Jan. 24, Treadles Meeting, Roy Clemes [date change - Tuesday]
  • Jan 26, 27, 28, Greenwood Fiberworks Spinning Workshop. [Info below]
  • Feb. 22, Treadles Meeting. On the usual Wednesday. Charlene Woodcock:  Jolom Mayaetik: Mayan weavers cooperative of Chiapas
  • Feb 23 - 26, Stitches West at the Santa Clara Convention Center
  • March 22, Treadles Meeting[One week early because of Library Book Sale] 12+ Ways to Spin Batts, a video presentation by Jillian Moreno
  • April 26, Treadles Meeting, On our usual Wednesday.
  • May 4 - 7CNCH Conference at Asilomar (link on the right)
  • May 27 - 28, Treadles' Dye Day with Linda Hartshorn, Organic Indigo, Easy as 1 2 3. [for paid members only, more info later]
  • June 3Spinning at the Winery. This is our 20th Anniversary! How can we make it even more special? Think of some great suggestions. [date is still tentative, but probably accurate]

GREENWOOD FIBERWORKS SPINNING WORKSHOP
"Spinning Painted Rovings for Deliberate Color Effect"

Jan 26, Thursday night 7-8pm, Fiber Preview at Amy's house with light appetizers and beverages to accompany the fiber preview, All participants welcome

Jan. 27, Friday 10am - 5pm
Jan 28, Saturday, 10am - 5pm
Both workshops will be identical, pick the day you can attend. Workshop will be at Amy's house in Pleasant Hill.

$45 per student plus $24 supply fee
If interested,contact Wendy to to see if there are any more spaces.

Bring:

  • a well-functioning spinning wheel
  • bobbins
  • lazy kate
  • niddy-noddy
  • labels for skeins
  • a bag lunch
  • And a great big smile 😃




SPINNING WORKSHOPS AT CNCH 2017 ASILOMAR
A Beatrix Potter illustration



It wasn’t very long ago, 15 years or so, that some of us badgered CNCH [the Conference of Northern California Handweavers] to give us spinners equal time with the weavers. Many of us weavers were becoming more and more interested in other textile related crafts. Hence basket making, dyeing and spinning were eventually given planned workshops in these areas to choose from at the yearly conferences. Since CNCH was set up to promote the craft of weaving specifically, it was not easy to make them understand the need to branch out.

Its tough and expensive to put on a conference, from gathering the needed volunteers to deciding just which workshops and seminars will be chosen. Class participation is monitored for future decisions on what to offer. At Asilomar this year there are three spinning related workshops all of which need more participants

  1. Shifu Journey: Spinning and Weaving Mulberry Paper, with Donna Sakamoto Crispin
  2. Spinning Spectacular Knitting Yarns, with Kate Larson
  3. Princess Breeds: Turbo-Charged, with Beth Smith

All three instructors for these classes are well-known and informative leaders. These are good classes that any of you should consider signing up for. If we don’t support our chosen areas of interest, support for them at CNCH will evaporate. 

We are not asking you to sign up for something you don’t want to take, but we are asking you to consider going to Asilomar and to also consider one of these three classes if at all possible for you. 


Registration is open now! Click on the link to CNCH at the right side of this blog.


MAKE A CENTER PULL BALL
for when you don't have access to your ball winder!



FOR ALL THOSE RAINY DAYS. . . MAY THEY CONTINUE FOR A WHILE

December 5, 2016

HOLIDAY LUNCHEON, Dec. 17, Noon


Time for our annual ritual of good food, conversation, and fun sheep and lambs.
DATE:  Saturday, December 17, 2016
PLACE:  Vilija's house [email for directions if you need them]
TIME:  Noon
Bring a food dish to share, and an ornament sized sheep to exchange. 


MINUTES FROM THE LAST MEETING:
Treadles to Threads Guild
Thurman Casey Library, Walnut Creek, CA
7:00 p.m., November 29, 2016

President Reba called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. We welcomed visitors, Isabelle and Brenda and two driver husbands.  We had 19 members present for a Tuesday night.
Joan Anderson gave a report on CNCH 2017 meeting at Asilomar. Registration is open and many classes have filled. There are a few open classes, one involving spinning.  She announced that the 2018 Area 4 Conference will be cancelled due to the HGA national meeting [CONVERGENCE]  being scheduled in Reno in July, 2018. Area 4 is in the same area as Reno.
Treasurer Pam says that individual dues of $25 are welcome at any time, especially now. We have about 35 members.

Announcements include: Mayan Handweavers this weekend in Berkeley. Moraga’s Hacienda Holiday show the first weekend in December has several of our members participating. Reba announced she will teach 4 weaving classes thru Walnut Creek “Civic Arts” with registration starting Dec. 5. Don’t forget our December Holiday pot luck at Vilija’s with our sheep ornament exchange. This Saturday day meeting will be our monthly meeting.
Future programs include: Roy Clemes working more with us and our electric carders for guild use. Carolyn Greenwood will be offering a 6 hour workshop January 27-28 on spinning and hand painted roving. Wendy has the signups, so contact her if you need information about attending. Amy is hosting a welcome evening on Thursday evening prior.  Wendy was not present, so contact her directly for more information. Charlene Woodcock will present a program in February.

Will Taylor mentioned this is the 20th anniversary year of Spinning at the Winery. He asked for any ideas of ways to make this special and celebrate. He also mentioned the Annual Holiday show at the Crockett Train museum on Dec. 10-11 from 10-4. They also have a new web site: http://cttom.org


Doris gave a short presentation on her recent journey into the fiber community starting with Jacob fiber. She offered one ounce balls of Jacob top that she had prepared for each member using her new combs and hackle. There was also a handout sheet about Jacob sheep. Doris also showed the knitted shawl prepared from blended colors of Laurie from Meredian Jacobs. She then introduced Robin Lynde of Meredian Jacobs. Robin gave a wonderful presentation about her business as a shepherd with a herd of 60, land manager, partner in agribusiness, member of Farm Club, fiber store owner presenting her own weaving and spinning products while being off the main drag of shoppers. She has a blog, her dog’s blog, Newsletter, Facebook, Ravelry, Instagram and the Fibershed website.  She hosts Spinners Day out on Fridays, Third Friday Evenings, Shearing Day on Feb. 5, first lambing due date is Feb. 28 with 48 bred ewes. April is Meet the Sheep, October is Hug a Sheep day. Robin brought skeins, pelts, ponchos and small blankets as examples. Her dedication to her business is astounding.


DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR
2016
  • Dec. 17, Treadles' Holiday Party 
2017
  • Jan 2, Sheila O'Hara talk at Valley Stitchers in Pleasant Hill. [Info below]
  • Jan. 24, Treadles Meeting, Roy Clemes [date change - Tuesday]
  • Jan 26, 27, 28, Greenwood Fiberworks Spinning Workshop. [Info below]
  • Feb. 22, Treadles Meeting. On the usual Wednesday. Charlene Woodcock:  Jolom Mayaetik: Mayan weavers cooperative of Chiapas
  • March 22, Treadles Meeting, [One week early because of Library Book Sale]
  • May 4 - 7CNCH Conference at Asilomar (link on the right)

GREENWOOD FIBERWORKS SPINNING WORKSHOP
"Spinning Painted Rovings for Deliberate Color Effect"

Jan 26, Thursday night 6-8pm, Fiber Preview at Amy's house with light appetizers and beverages to accompany the fiber preview, All participants welcome

Jan. 27, Friday 10am - 5pm
Jan 28, Saturday, 10am - 5pm
Both workshops will be identical, pick the day you can attend. Workshop will be at Amy's house in Pleasant Hill.

$45 per student plus $24 supply fee
$25 deposit holds your position in class. Contact Wendy to get on the list.


SHEILA O'HARA TALK AT VALLEY STITCHERS ON JAN. 2, 2017

Sheila is a weaver of stunning landscapes, dancing sheep, and many other fiber fantasies. She has been weaving since 1976, gradually progressing to working on a jacquard loom. Her weavings can now be much more detailed, with some being photo realistic such as "Pomo Girl" pictured here. Her "Dancing Sheep" have been perennial favorites of weavers for a long time. Sheila will talk about her life in weaving, her inspirations and her process. She is a great, entertaining speaker.

When:  Jan. 2, 2017, meeting begins at 10 am [doors open at 9:30]

Where:  Faith Lutheran Church, 50 Woodsworth Lane, Pleasant Hill

$5 entry for non-members

DUES FOR OUR GUILD
If you have not paid the $25 dues for the year, which began in August, please make sure to get a check to Pam. The guild offers quite a bit while trying to keep the dues affordable. Please make sure you have paid. 

At the beginning of the new year, if you do not get the notification that the blog for January is up, you have not paid your dues for the year. Among a few other things, this means you will not be able to participate in in the spinning workshop above nor our annual May dye day nor have access to any of the guild equipment and DVDs. WE DON'T WANT TO LOSE YOU! 



PRE-CHRISTMAS ENCOUNTER






Talk about good luck. I saw Vixen and Comet while they were in Indiana for a visit during Thanksgiving. Here they are resting up for the big day on Christmas Eve.







CHRISTMAS END NOTE FROM JUNIOR:


November 6, 2016

NEXT MEETING: NOV. 29, 2016, 7 PM

NOTE: The meeting date is on a Tuesday. You should be used to the date changes by now!

Program: Robin Lynde of Meridian Jacobs, and Doris Bergman

Robin's talk:
One of Robin's ewes with newborn triplets
[from Robin's website]
There is more to running a fiber business than fondling yarn and knitting all day just as there is more to raising sheep than cuddling lambs. How do you combine farming, shop-keeping, teaching, and weaving into a successful business? Robin will discuss her experience developing and managing Meridian Jacobs and her favored breed, Jacob sheep. She will also discuss the growing interest in working with local fibers and our local Northern California Fibershed. Robin will bring fiber, yarn and other farm products.

Doris: 
will talk about preparing the lovely Jacob fleece she got from Robin and will have samples for everyone.


DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR
2016

  • Nov 12, 9 AM. Registration opens for CNCH 2017 at Asilomar. Get your class early. cnch.org
  • Nov 12-13, West Coast Craft. 10am - 6pm, Fort Mason Festival Pavilion, 2 Marin Blvd. SF. Free. 275 designers, artisans and tradespeople fill Fort Mason. West Coast Craft was an early champion of shibori textiles, colorful woven jewelry and natural wood furniture. So much to see.
  • Nov 18, Diablo Weavers Meeting:  Thurman Casey Library, 10 am. Interwoven. All info is in the previous blog below. A great talk by some great weavers using handspun and their own dyed yarns.
  • Nov. 29, Treadles Meeting, Robin Lynde and our own Doris Bergman [date change - Tuesday]
  • Dec 2, 3, 4, Hacienda Holiday Faire. Fri. - noon - 8pm. Sat & Sun. - 11am - 6pm. Hacienda de las Flores, 2100 Donald Dr. Moraga. A more local showcase of one-of-a-kind handmade gifts and gourmet foods with over 45 local artisans. Three Treadles members are participating.
  • Dec. 17, Treadles' Holiday Party - more info below
2017
  • Jan. 24, Treadles Meeting, Roy Clemes [date change - Tuesday]
  • Jan 26, 27, 28, Greenwood Fiberworks Spinning Workshop. Info below.
  • Feb. 22, Treadles Meeting. On the usual Wednesday.
  • May 4 - 7CNCH Conference at Asilomar (link on the right)

Sheep Ornament Exchange at our Annual Holiday Get-Together

As in many years past, time again to come up with a sheep for our Holiday Exchange in December. The gathering will be at Vilija's house at noon on Saturday, Dec 17. Bring a salad or dessert to share and an ornament sized sheep to exchange. Lots of great patterns out there, so give yourself enough time to find one and create in any medium. If you run out of time -- a purchased sheep is o.k. too.


Minutes from the last Treadles to Threads Guild Meeting

October 27, 2016 Walnut Creek, CA
Thurman Casey Library

Lisa Waterman opened the meeting in Reba Siero’s place. Reba is still in China. The business of the guild started with the CNCH report given by Joan Anderson.
She reminded us that registration opens on November 12, 2016, at 9:00 am. The registration for grants for registration will be a few days later, as the recipient must be registered in a class and will be reimbursed. All guild members in the various districts are eligible. The grants are not need based, so Joan encouraged any interested member to apply. In this vein, she also reminded us that to replenish the scholarship moneys, we need to donate items that will be raffled and the money put in the fund. 

Wendy Lacy reported that there will be a workshop in January, 2017 given by Carolyn Greenwood from Utah.  She can work with 15 students each on Friday, 1/27/17, and 15 more on Saturday, 1/28/17. They will run from 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The subject will be spinning different colors. The class will cost $45 and there is a $24 materials fee. Other good news is that there will be a Thursday night welcome party at Amy’s! We need to buy a ticket soon, so Wendy sent a sign up sheet around.  Wendy also passed around envelopes of weld seeds that can be planted soon. She will have more.

Program notes:
November 29, Tuesday, our next guild meeting at the Library will feature Robin and Doris.
December 17, 2016, will be our Holiday Ornament exchange. We exchange Sheep style ornament, either home made or purchased. We also have a pot luck with any dish you wish to provide. Our traditional hostess is Vilija, and the starting time is noon. She is open to other hostesses in the future. 
January 24, 2017, will be at the Library with Roy Clemes demonstrating our electric carding machine for blending.
Announcements:
Will Taylor passed around flyers for the Sacramento Guilds open house sale and raffle.  It will be held on February 11-12, 2017.  
Linda VH, Pam M., Vilija and Rob will participate in the Hacienda Holiday, December 2-4.
 Program:
 Lisa introduced Stephanie Wilkes, PhD. She shared the joys and despair associated with the inception, planning and funding of a commercial fiber mill to be built in Ukiah, CA. Her major partners are Matt and Sarah Gilbert and their young family. Even with her extensive background in finance and funding, it has been an uphill battle. She has leveraged her 20 year background as a software engineer with a good income into her passion of professional sheep shearer, wool grader, hoof trimmer and beginning spinner. She led us through the world of biodynamic certified vineyards, Direct Public offerings and the social impact investment fund of EDFC in Mendecino county. She also commended John Curry for all his work to open the mill through the Planning Commission, etc. Chasing Rainbows Dyeworks in Willets will be their dye partner. Contact information is www.westbymidwest.me and stephany.wilkes@gmail.com. Phone (415)519-0018 on mobile.  She is anysteph on Ravelry. Her presentation was eye opening on many levels.


Greenwood Fiberworks Spinning Workshop, a Treadles to Threads event

"Spinning Painted Rovings for Deliberate Color Effect"

Jan 26, Thursday night 6-8pm, Fiber Preview at Amy's house with light appetizers and beverages to accompany the fiber preview, All participants welcome

Jan. 27, Friday 10am - 5pm
Jan 28, Saturday, 10am - 5 5pm
Both workshops will be identical, pick the day you can attend.

$45 per student plus $24 supply fee
$25 deposit holds your position in class


Happy Thanksgiving End Note from Iso


BY THE WAY: Iso was a rescue kitty from Rejane, a T2T member who now has the word out on her home in the Cat World. She is desperately seeking homes for at least 8 adult cats right now. All "fixed" and healthy and ready for homes. If you have a space, or know of anyone who would love to help a kitty-in-need, contact Rejane.