October 29, 2012

NEXT MEETING: Nov. 10, 2012, 10 AM

Don't forget, there is no meeting the last Wednesday of this month. We have a special speaker and workshop scheduled for Nov. 10'th, so decided to move our date a bit.

Meeting Place:  
Walnut Creek United Methodist Church
1543 Sunnyvale Ave, Walnut Creek
[Sunnyvale is just past Wendy's Hamburgers on North Main]

We are having this event in conjunction with Diablo Weavers Guild. Neither guild will have a formal meeting. Coffee & tea at 10 AM and Donna will begin her talk at 10:30. 

Program:   Donna Druchunas talking about  "The History of Knitting in Lithuania".  A "Beaded, Knitted Wrister"workshop will follow at about 1 pm and go till 4 or 5 pm. Lunch will be a salad to which everyone is invited. Big bowls of lettuce will be provided and everyone who wants to stay for lunch should bring an "add-in" for the salad. Coffee and tea will be provided. Desserts will not be turned away! There are still a few openings in the workshop. Please talk to Vilija if you are interested. $40 for the workshop and $5 for materials.

Nov. 28'th: There will be a meeting on the usual last Wednesday of the month - November 28th. Program to be announced.

Janet Russell in her college years at Reed
Janet and Mindy as part of our Sheep to Shawl team at the Alameda County Fair 2008
Janet passed away October 8 after fighting both kidney and liver disease for the past few years. A long time member of Treadles, she continued to work on becoming a great lace-weight spinner with which to do her beautiful lace knitting. An accomplished knitter of almost anything, however, she had several of her own designs published over the years. Two of her designs, Lace Double Cap and Star Tam, are in "Home Spun - Hand Knit:  Caps, Socks, Mittens & Gloves", a book put together by Linda Ligon. Its a lovely book you probably have in your stash. 

She and Linnie, several years ago, put together the "super - secret blanket project" for Will and Kate after Will retired from many years as Guild President. Every member of the guild at that time contributed hand spun, hand dyed yarns and Janet did the weaving. 
Having fun in the Color-Blending Workshop

Janet's knowledge of both the craft and history of knitting was intense, and her love of spinning, weaving and dyeing her fibers and yarns brought her great joy. 

Janet's memorial will be at St. Stephen's Catholic Church, 
 1101 Keavenly Ct. Walnut Creek , Friday, November 9th, at 11 AM. 
All who knew Janet are invited.