January 11, 2019


Upcoming 2018-2019 meeting dates:

Thursday, January 24 - Carolyn Greenwood (Greenwood Fiberworks) presentation

Wednesday, February 27 - Sheepshearer and author Stephany Wilkes, reading from her new book, "Raw Material:  Working Wool in the West".  This meeting is also the end date for the combo fiber exchange projects from 2018, bring yours in for Show & Tell even if you've already shared it.

Wednesday, March 27 - Sashiko & Indigo, Carol Ziogas (kimonomomo)

Thursday, April 24 - guest speaker

May 18 (tentative) - Spinning At The Winery, to be confirmed by Will and Kate.  Work on your raffle donation!

Extra Workshop & Gathering Dates

Workshops are only open to current dues-paying guild members, unless stated otherwise.

Friday, January 25:  Greenwood Fiberworks Preview Party with Carolyn Greenwood at Amy's house, 6 pm - 8 pm, all guild members are invited.

Saturday, January 26:  Spinning Luxury Fibers Workshop with Carolyn Greenwood at Amy's house.  $85 for all day workshop, includes the cost of the luxury fibers.  FULL - contact Wendy or Amy for more info or to join the wait list.  

Holiday Party

Sheep ornaments, hats, good food and friends!  Thanks to Amy for hosting, and to Dona for the photos.

Book Review

Rebecca Mezoff (tapestry weaver and teacher of Little Looms online class) reviewed Stephany Wilkes' book, 'Raw Material' on her blog.  Read the review.

Meeting Minutes 

No meeting in December. 

Some Upcoming Fiber Events

Exploring Wild Mushroom and Lichen Dyes of California with Alissa Allen of Mycopigments, a 3 part modular workshop, take 1, 2, or all 3 days.  Moss Beach, January 25-27, 2019.

Weaving & Woodwork:  A Scandinavian Design Parnership, UC Davis Design Museum, January 21-April 21, 2019.

Shearing Day at Meridian Jacobs, Vacaville, February 2nd, 2019

A Tradition of Making:  California Native Basketry, curated in partnership with Julia Parker.  Randall Museum of Science, Nature & the Arts, San Francisco, through September 2019

Kimono Refashioned, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, February 8 - May 5, 2019

The Seven Thousand Year Conversation: Tracing Ancestry Through Weaving Traditions in the Asia Pacific Region, Textile Arts Council, de Young Museum, February 9, 2019

Sacramento Weavers' and Spinners' Guild Annual Open House and Sale, Sacramento, Feb 9-10, 2019

Stitches West 2019, Santa Clara Convention Center, February 21-24, 2019

Madrona Fiber Arts Winter Retreat 2019, Tacoma, WA, Feb 14-17, 2019

Forest Home Farm Sheep Shearing, San Ramon, April 27, 2019

CNCH Conference 2019, Sonoma, June 20-23, 2019  REGISTRATION OPENS JANUARY 15 at 9 AM

Yosemite Miwok-Paiute Basketry Workshop with Julia Parker and family, Yosemite National Park, September 27-29, 2019 

FiberEvents - a calendar of wool festivals, fiber festivals, knitting, crocheting & craft gatherings/events in the U.S. and the world!

Clara Parkes' Knitter's Review - knitting and fiber events

Ongoing Fiber-Related Classes

Crockett Fiber Arts Studio (Crockett)

Fibershed (various locations)

Fiber Circle Studio (Cotati)

Meridian Jacobs (Vacaville)

West County Fiber Arts (Sebastopol)

Windrush Farm (Petaluma)