August 31, 2020



Online meetings start at 6 p.m.  Zoom link is open around 5:30 p.m.  The link will be sent to guild members within a few days of the meeting.

September 30 - Carolyn Greenwood of Greenwood Fibers.  Coincidentally, a package happened to arrive at my house a couple of days ago ... so beautiful!  I'm planning to spend many happy hours perusing patterns on Ravelry.

October 29 - Janine Bajus - Berkeley local who does Fair Isle knitting and leads fiber tours of Italy and the Shetland Islands

November 18 - Jillian Moreno, "Why I Knit With Handspun"

November 21-22 - 4 hour Zoom workshop with Jillian Moreno (Saturday 2 hrs, Sunday 2 hrs), "How to Work With Painted Braids", $80

December 16 - Zoom Party / Mini workshop?

January 27 - Deb Robson

February - Maggie Casey?


Send a check to treasurer Pam M. before October 15 so we can publish a new roster and so Pam doesn't have to follow up on all of us!  Individual membership, $25.  Family membership, $30.  Pam's address can be found in the roster that was sent to guild members for the 2019-2020 year.



Via Zoom

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 

President Wendy welcomed all to the meeting room. There were 24 in attendance. Wendy thanked those who responded to her e-mail survey about using Zoom.

Board members for the T2T guild this up coming year include: (R) indicates returning)

President R Wendy L.

Treasurer R Pam M.

CNCH liaison R Joan A.

CNCH Advisory Council R Reba S.

Blog/newsletter R Lisa W.

Program committee R Wendy L., Amy B., Carolyn B.; 

Guild equipment managers R Carol C., Pam M; 

Video library: Tina; 

Secretary R Linda B.

Member Name-tags R Reba S.

Monday Spinning Zoom Contact:  Pam M.

Shows/Festivals A variety of virtual shows and festivals were discussed, from Lambtown, October 2-4 here locally, to Rhinebeck, NY October 17-18.  Reba S., Brenda S. and Robin L. are on the Meridian Jacobs team as part of Lambtown’s virtual Sheep to Shawl.

Member News Robin L. shared that Mary S., Jackie P., Dona S. are all OK after the Vacaville fire. (editor's note - Dona is located south of Sacramento). Please check the Pleasants Valley Vacaville Ag Association website for more info (link below in the Articles/Links section). Megan C. has multiple processed fleeces for sale. Contact her for information.

CNCH liaison Joan A. is on the 2022 Conference program committee. She is looking for new/different teachers in spinning and fiber. She has tentatively volunteered T2T to do on-site registration if the site is local. If the site is not local, she may withdraw the offer.  Reba S. is on the CNCH Advisory Council.

Programs: Wendy is following the theme “By the Book”. She has contacted nationally known speakers who are Zoom compatible. Usually, the topics follow books that the person has authored and have available for purchase. Our guild meetings will open at 5:30 pm if anyone needs help on Zoom rooms. The speaker will be first on the agenda at 6:00 pm. Sheila P. will act as monitor/IT help. Wendy will send out the meeting information which will not be made public. When the recurring meeting is ready, she will let all members know how to access.

See Upcoming Meeting Dates section above for scheduled speakers, workshops, and dates.  Linda Cortright from Maine is being contacted also.

Dues; Send dues of $25/pp or $30/family by mail to Pam M. She will send out an updated list of members.

Show and Tell; Nine people shared their “shelter” projects. Please send pictures to Wendy L. who will put them in the presentation deck so we can all see the wonderful details while you narrate. She can accept pictures up to 24 hours ahead. We never turn down a great project, though.

The meeting ended at 8:18 pm.

Linda B.


Members of our guild are participating in what is likely the first ever virtual Sheep To Shawl competition.  There are 9 teams registered to date.  All hours are tracked by using spreadsheets and by having all of the work documented live on Zoom for all to watch.  Read about it and access the calendar and weekend live broadcasts on the Lambtown web site.

I took a screenshot from the Zoom coverage on Aug 30 - if there is more than one team working, they all show up on the same screen, and Roy Clemes joins in every 15 minutes or so to pass along questions and check in with team progress.

Spinning, carding, fiber prep:

Here's a screenshot I took of the Meridian Jacobs team a few weeks ago:



Check out online workshop opportunities and register at the Lambtown web site.

BAFF - Bay Area Fiber Fair

It's not too late to join the Bay Area Fiber Fair Challenge.  Find all the information on the Bay Area Fiber Fair web site.  


Pleasants Valley Agriculture Association - information, donate to fire victims, and volunteer to help.

Botanical Colors Feedback Friday - video archive and information on upcoming presentations.  The recent John Marshall and A Verb For Keeping Warm presentations were excellent if you're interested in textiles, indigo, and other natural dyes - link from Lisa W.

CLOTH#20 - Scotland - link from Vickie M.

The Invention of Trousers - link from Rosemary B.

A New Way to Dye Fabric - link from Rosemary B.

Spindle Types in Different Countries - link from Rosemary B.

A Story About Silk - link from Mary B.

Article from Vickie M.:


Twist Virtual Party

Perth Festival Of Yarn (Perth, Scotland - not Perth, Australia!)

Handspinning News - Shiela Dixon's monthly blog, includes events

Mielke's Fiber Arts Newsletter - news for fiber artists

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


Megan C. has processed fleeces for sale, including Shetland, BFL, Alpaca, Polworth, etc.  Contact Megan directly for more information. 


Contact the business to find out their current situation due to COVID-19.

Black Rock Ranch (Stinson Beach)

Crockett Fiber Arts Studio (Crockett)

Fibershed (various locations)

Fiber Circle Studio (Cotati)

Meridian Jacobs (Vacaville)

West County Fiber Arts (Sebastopol)

Windrush Farm (Petaluma)