April 16, 2014

NEXT MEETING: April 30, 2014, 7 pm

Lisa Souza of Lisa Souza Dyeworks
Most spinners and knitters are familiar with the beautiful yarns and fibers that come from this very creative woman. We are fortunate that she will be coming to share her yarns and knowledge of spinning and dyeing.

In addition to being a knitter and dyer, Lisa is also a knitwear designer and author. In her Placerville studio she now focuses on dyeing mill spun yarns, fabulously decadent luxury handspun yarns as well as hand dyed fibers for spinning.

You can see more of her work and products at: lisaknit.com


Branch Out With Fibers - CNCH 2014
A Fiber Artisans' Conference
April 25 - 27, Oakland Marriott Convention Center  

Lots to see and do. Come for the day if you have not signed up the the the whole three days. Still time to volunteer for a two hour job, which includes a day pass

April 26,  Forest Home Farm Shearing Day 
See last month's blog for more info - for those not going to conference!

May 17th, Centennial Heritage Day at Borges Ranch 

will be held on Saturday, from 10 am to 4 pm.
See last months blog for more info to come and spend the day spinning

June 7, 2014

Spinning at the Winery 

17th Annual day at Retzlaff Winery  
Saturday, June 7  10 am to 4 pm
1356 S. Livermore Ave. Livermore
entry is $5 per person

Fleeces, Fiber, Yarn & Much More!
Featuring California Vendors

A day of spinning, meeting, shopping, eating, and "raffleing".. Bring your wheel, a friend, your family, and a pot luck dish to share for lunch. The weather promises to be good, so plan to meet all your fiber friends in Livermore Wine country. 

Treadles members:  please sign up for a job with Linnie. There are always things to do and spots to cover.  Come and help out for an hour or two. This event happens because of all your hard work. Set up begins at 8:30 am if you are a morning person. Take down is at 4 pm for the rest of us. Lots of little jobs during the day also. 
Still time to find or make something for the raffle. It can be anything of value and does not have to be spinning or fiber related.


Our towel spinning and weaving project is done and off the loom. Here is a preview photo of all of it just after being cut off. They look great and will be available at this month's meeting!


We like meeting at the Ygnacio Library. Its a good location, and best of all, its free. But we are beginning to outgrow the room on most meeting nights, and parking has always been a bit of a problem. Even t hough our contract with them says we are limited to 20 some spaces, there are never that many available and we have had complaints that we take up more than our allotment.

We would love to find another space, but have not been successful so far. Most rooms require payments of $100 or more. Does any one have any ideas about this? 

End Note From Junior:

Totally bored with dyeing eggs