May 8, 2018


Treadles to Threads' big event of the year is just around the corner. Hope you all have the date on your calendar and will be able to come, help, and enjoy a great day outdoors with other fiber enthusiasts.

May 19, 2018, 10 am to 4 pm
Retzlaff Winery, 1356 Livermore Ave, Livermore

Bring your wheel and a pot luck dish to share for lunch. Water and soda can be purchased from the Winery, and of course, wine by the glass or bottle.

Treadles members, don't forget your donation to the Raffle. If you got a t-shirt from last year done for the contest, don't forget that either. Below is a list from Joan about the jobs still looking for helpers: 

Spinning at the Winery Job Descriptions and Openings

Arrive around 9am, help set up tables for food, raffle, etc.  There are usually some winery personnel who help with chairs and umbrellas.  Setup guild's pop up tents.  Not a hard job if enough hands.  Need 1 more volunteer.

Entrance Greeters and Fee Collectors:
Stop people on entrance road, welcome them and ask for $5/per person.  All people entering for Spinning must pay including members.  This fee goes to the winery, not us.  Need one more person from 1-1:30.

Food Table:
Help organize food table and help cleanup.  Need 1 more volunteer.  Lunch starts about 11:45 with vendors going through the line first.  Food needs to be organized before that.  Report to Vilija.  Need one more volunteer.

Raffle Ticket Sales and Table:
Sit at table and sell raffle tickets and supply those wondering the grounds with tickets.  This table may be combined with Sales Table (T-Shirts, lip balm, etc)  Need two volunteers from 10-11, ne from 11-12.

Set-up of Raffle Items and Help With Raffle:
Help Kate receive your raffle items as well as those of the vendors.  Help Kate with layout and numbering items.  The raffle is at 1:30 and there need to be a couple of people to help bring items forward, put tickets in bag and deliver item to winner.  People working after set up and before raffle need to make sure all is looking good as people may paw through lightly to see items.  Need one more from 11-12 and 12-1.  Need two helpers from 1 until end of raffle.

Sales Table:
Sell t-shirts, lip balm.  Need two from 11-12.  This table may be combined with raffle table as we don't have too much to sell this year.

Sheri from Morro Fleeces Booth:
Sheri will not be here but needs someone to man her booth.  It is a great way to meet people and perhaps see some wonderful fleeces.  Need three volunteers from 10-12, 12-2 and 2-4.

Thanks for your help.  This fundraiser helps fund some good programs for our guild.  Your volunteering makes a difference to the success of our guild!

Contact me at if you can volunteer for the openings.


Not too much! No T2T Dye Day this year since we had no one volunteer to organize it. But keep an eye out for one or two possible activities during the summer. Emails will be going out with information.

June 9, 2018,  Lecture:  The Art of Sashiko with Carol Ziogas.  At the Education Studios of the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. 10:30 am - 12 noon. $15 for Society members, $20 for non-members.

Carol is a sashiko  teacher, researcher, lecturer and collector of Japanese textiles. Also, the founder of Kimonomomo, an online shop specializing in sashiko supplies and Japanese fabrics. This lecture is sponsored by the Society for Asian Art at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. Sashiko is a form of stitching in Japan that has evolved into an elegant form of folk craft. Initially the stitching was used on weak fabric to reinforce it for further use., it is now a way to create elegant personal motifs to express individuality as well as playfulness.