Our guest speaker for this meeting will be Bobbie Irwin from Colorado, who will be in the Bay Area visiting several guilds. Her topic for us is the designing of yarn. Part of the focus is on deciding the purpose for the yarn before you start spinning. What a concept! But if you have a specific project in mind, choosing the appropriate fiber, the preparation, spinning technique and finishing are all tremendously important in making that idea come to life.
There is nothing wrong with finding some beautiful fiber, spinning it up just for the luscious feel and gorgeous look of it, but when you want a creation to come out with the least number of nasty surprises possible, then designing ahead of time is what you want to do.
Stitches Conference in Santa Clara at the Convention Center. February 25 - 28, 2010
CNCH Conference in Santa Clara at the Convention Center, April 6, 7, 8, 9 2010
Spinning at the Winery, June 5, 2010
Southern Argentina Spinners & Weavers Tour April 28 - May 10, 2010 Still four spots open for this trip along the base of the Andes down to northern Patagonia. About $2200 per person, 13 days/12 nights. Includes all except for air fare from U.S. to Buenos Aires and back. Lots of meals included also. Talk to Vilija, Will or Kate.
ONE WAY TO KEEP WARM DURING WINTER!
Get into a big bag of snuggly fleece.
Thanks to my friend Sue in Indiana for her cute kitten's photo.