The speaker for our next meeting will be our own Sultana Charania; Sultana is currently studying some of the methods & practices of local shepherds who produce those gorgeous fleeces we love to spin & is just back from a visit to Ace V. at his ranch where she asked about the life cycle, breeding program & current challenges in raising his sheep. She'll bring back samples to share, plus some already spun (a couple of us have already spun up Jasper which we purchased at Boonville a few years ago). Sultana has taught at Mary Ann's Yarn Boutique in Lafayette, Black Sheep, Columbia Gorge Fiber Festival, & at private sweater design classes locally.
Additionally, she' destashing & some of her fleeces & spun yarns will be available for us.
CNCH 2015 Registration
Registration for CNCH2015 opened on Nov 1 . Information about classes is available on CNCH.org and then go to the left sidebar to CNCH 2015. All teachers, dates, activities are listed. This is an exciting conference as it is at Asilomar that many of us love and the classes are for 2 1/2 days. There is a beginning weaving class as well as more advanced. There are a number of spinning classes and then there are other things that may be of interest. Asilomar was designed by Julia Morgan (the designer of Hearst Castle). You will need to make a separate reservation with Asilomar with a special code provided on Regonline. The cost of staying there is for room and board. The food is very good and it is nice to all eat together. Rooms are most comfortable with two to a room. The rooms are very nice and some have fireplaces. They have made some improvements both to rooms, pathways and other facilities.
The number of attendees are limited due to classroom size restrictions so register early.
DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR
Dec. 20, noon, Holiday get together at the home of Vilija. Beverages provided, bring a main dish, salad, or dessert to share. We will also have our annual "Sheep Ornament Exchange". Time to make [or purchase] the cutest sheep you can come up with to exchange with a fellow spinner.
Jan. 28, 2015 Treadles meeting at the Library
Feb. 25, 2015 Treadles meeting at the Library
From T2T member, Debbi:
FIBER, ROVING, YARN, CRAFTING STASH SALE
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 16
Noon to 4PM
835 TROTTER COURT (NEAR TROTTER WAY AND LIVORNA ROAD)
WALNUT CREEK, CA 94596
I am selling out my stash of painted and dyed rovings, yarns, fibers, loose locks, etc., as well as other miscellaneous crafting supplies such as cotton fabric, beading and scrapbooking supplies. I am closing out my fiber business, Twisted Sunshine Designs, as well as cutting back on my hobbies due to downsizing. I also will be selling my Schacht Sidekick with extra bobbins and bulky flier, an electric double skein winder and other equipment.
Feel free to email me with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org