May 7, 2014

NEXT MEETING: May 28, 2014 7 pm

Donna and Mike from Black Diamond Alpacas

"Merlin" helping with the raking chores at the ranch
[photo from their website]

Located in Brentwood, CA, Black Diamond has been coming to our Spinning Day at the Winery for
several years now. Donna will give
some background into how they got into the business, plus some insight into living with and raising beautiful alpacas.

Their ranch is open for a "look-see" at their delightful creatures. They also have a nice gift shop with yarns, both alpaca and other natural fibers, hand knit, crocheted and hand woven items, plus other great products. Donna will give us the specifics on visiting times.

Dr Brian Hockel, the dentist right next door to the library, has offered us the 10 spaces that he has in his parking lot for our evening meetings. His office and parking lot entrance is just before the library entrance as you come down Oak Grove from Ygnacio. Hopefully, this will help a bit with the "overcrowding" that we do on Wednesday nights. Please check in there as you come to see if there is still a spot. Thanks Doc for being so generous!


May 17th, Centennial Heritage Day at Borges Ranch 

Saturday, from 10 am to 4 pm.

Contact Reba to come spin at this event. More info in the March blog.

May 23, 10 am at the Thurman Casey Library [same place we meet] Joan Ruane morning talk and afternoon 3-hr workshop on spinning cotton on a spindle and/or a takli. Sponsored by Diablo Weavers. The morning talk is free and if you want to participate in the afternoon workshop its $25. Please contact or talk to Mary-Helen B. Her number and email is on your membership list. I'm sure Joan will have some her wonderful-to-spin cotton with her.

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.

July:  date still to be determined for our Annual Dye Day. We will be playing with bast fiber dyeing. Bring your cotton, linen, in fiber or yarn form.


ROAD TRIP!!!  Not getting left behind this time!