The beginning of our official fiscal year with a new round of programs and activities.
August is the month to renew your dues: $25 per person, of which $5 goes directly to CNCH to help, among other things, to fund conferences, CNCH Net, and the insurance that covers us at meetings. [CNCH is the head organization that oversees all its member guilds in Northern Ca.]
Speaking of programs, we have had some great ideas and follow-throughs, but always welcome more ideas for the rest of the year. Let it be known what you come up with or what you would like to see. Some of our programs this year will feature using our carders and combs, not just the nitty-gritty, but also how to come up with great fiber batts and roving ready for spinning.
SOMETHING TO WORK ON RIGHT NOW:
For the August Meeting
LITTLE WOOLLY SHEEP
A charity project in Britain at "Yarndale 2016" a sheep and all things fiber festival.
Following is from their site:
CNCH ASILOMAR 2017
If you haven't already heard: CNCH 2017 "Sapphire Sea, Golden Threads" will take place at Asilomar Conference Center in Pacific Grove, California May 4 - 7, 2017. This is a workshop format conference: all teachers will be teaching 2 1/2 day workshops. Conference attendees will stay at the Asilomar conference center and all meals will be included. Check CNCH.org and the Conference Facebook Page www.facebook.com/CNCH2017/ for updates.
Many of the instructors are new to the West Coast and are teaching very exciting workshops.
CNCH 2017 Teacher List – Workshop Titles - Teacher Websites
Deanna Deeds http://www.fiberartisan.com
The Unwoven Warp: Layering Sprang on a Woven Cloth (twill)
Donna Sakamoto Crispin http://donnacrispin.blogspot.com/
Shifu Journey: Spinning and Weaving Mulberry Paper and More
Elisabeth Hill http://plainweave.net
Shifting Threads – Structures That Defy the Parallel and Perpendicular
Giovanna Imperia http://giovannaimperia.com
Weaving with Non-Traditional Materials
-- An Exploration of unusual, innovative and just simply funky yarns
Karen Huntoon http://www.whatabraid.com
Kumihimo – Japanese Braiding, Beading and Beyond
Annetta Kraayvelt http://www.prairiewoodbasketry.com
Basketry: Chase Twills
Kate Larson https://katelarsontextiles.com
Spinning Spectacular Knitting yarns
Barbara Setsu Pickett
Colorhue Instant Silk Dyeing and Printing
Lois Russell http://loisrussell.com
New Uses of an Ancient Basketry Technique – Twining
Beth Smith http://bethsmithspinning.com
Spinning: Princess Breeds – Turbo-Charged [you get to wear a TIARA! if you like]
Robyn Spady http://www.spadystudios.com
Tied up in a Magical Box – Tied Weaves and Tied Weave Threadings
Betty Vera http://bettyvera.com
More Than Just Black and White: Weaving Beautifully with Neutrals
Mary Zicafoose http://maryzicafoose.com
Color, Content & Creativity: New Strategies for New Work in Cloth
DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR
- August 24, Treadles Meeting [date change-one week early]
- Sept. 18, Berkeley Horticultural Nursery Show - Info below
- Sept. 29, Treadles Meeting [date change- Thursday]
- Oct. 27, Treadles Meeting [date change- Thursday]
- Nov. 29, Treadles Meeting [date change - Tuesday]
Berkeley Horticultural Nursery will be hosting the 3rd Annual Nevada County Fiber Arts Trunk Show on Sunday, September 18 from 10AM until 3PM. Artists from Nevada County will be displaying their beautiful homegrown and handmade items, with a presentation at 10:30 by Sierra Mohr, who will talk about and demonstrate the art of wet felting. New to the show will be additional artists including a rug weaver and an alpaca breeder who will be sharing fiber, roving and other alpaca items. To add to the fun, there will also be a couple of food vendors and live music by the Buffalo Gals, who will be playing their brand of old-time country and swing beginning at 12:00.
More information will be available at our Facebook event page soon: