May 4, 2016

DYE DAY - MAY 21 2016

Call for Dye Day

Like Red? This is Your Day

There are still openings for the 2016 Dye Day to be held on May 21!! This is a special opportunity to learn from one of the best independent dyers in Northern California using natural dyes.

If you have ever had the pleasure of spinning the yummy fibers of Dreamy Goat Fibers, you will understand how special this day will be. Both Mary Finley and Roger Salter of Dreamy Goat Designs will be leading activities on this day.
 Mary will be teaching us to dye using cochineal bugs to get gorgeous reds in different shades and Roger will be demonstrating and leading you in color blending on a carder or blending board.  Two workshops run simultaneously!!

The guild is subsidizing about half the cost of this day (out of Winery proceeds) and there is a small registration fee of $25.

Sign up by contacting Pam Murdock at . You will receive further information once you register. This registration is limited to 30 participants, so don’t delay!!

Look at all the wonderful reds possible from Cochineal

We would like this to be exclusively for Treadles members, but if we still have openings by the end of next week, we will open this workshop up to non-members [at an increased fee]

Some great inspiration for using your cochineal yarns:

What beautiful socks with just a bit of different cochineal reds

A nice rustic runner to weave on a loom or rigid heddle

A riot of cochineal reds scarf

Cochineal combined with logwood purple in a knit hat


Save June 4th for our NINETEENTH ANNUAL day of fiber, wine and fun.

Retzlaff Winery in Livermore will once again host this terrific event put on by our Guild. Bring a friend, your wheel, your knitting, a lunch dish to share and get ready for relaxing among fiber friends from all over the Bay Area.

Vendors will be there as usual for our shopping pleasure to help stock up our stashes of fiber.

This is our major fund raiser for the year and it helps to fund our programs to make them as affordable as we can for members. This is the time of year we ask for something back. Think about what you can make as one of our raffle prizes. There have been lots of quality give-aways in the past year and we hope to equal that again.

Entry fees go to the winery as payment for the beautiful space. The proceeds from the raffle are what we get to keep for our Guild. So if you don't already have something made, please plan on making something by June 4th.

There is a sign-up sheet with jobs that need to be done on that day, so don't forget what you signed up for. "Many hands make light work" Still time for signing up an hour or two of work. Contact

June 4, 2016
10 am to 4 pm
Retzlaff Winery, 1356 N. Livermore Ave. Livermore

$5 entry per person


Alameda County Fair invited spinners to come and sit and Spin while people watch and ask questions. Location of the Alameda County Fairgrounds:  4501 Pleasanton Ave, Pleasanton, CA 94566
June 15th from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm Wed;
June 17th from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm Fri; and
June 21st from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm Tues.

If you can come at any of these times send a message to Cookie48 on Ravelry. Type in that name under "people" and you can then send her a message. They would like to keep track to make sure all time slots will be covered.

YES!  I AM going to weave something for the Winery Raffle!