Sewing Work-In 2017

This sewing mini-workshop was held mid-July 2017 in Morro Bay, for 3 days.  People were encouraged to bring either a handwoven fabric or a fabric that appealed to them, and they all worked on a fairly generic unfitted jacket pattern which would fit a wide range of bodies. Patterns designed for quilters are often suitable for handwovens are they tend to be rather spare in their fabric requirements, and to often use fairly straight design lines. You can see from the results that this was a good starting point 🙂

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Weaving/spinning demos at the 2017 Mid-State Fair

It’s July, so it must be time for the Mid-State Fair in Paso again! A rotating cast of guild members will be demonstrating weaving and spinning at the fair, in the air conditioned Home Arts building. We will be there from noon to 8pm, both on Friday July 21st and Saturday July 29th.  Be sure to admire the many items contributed to the show by guild members, as well as the general talent displayed from SLO county as a whole!

Guild members always have a lot of fun at these events, and especially enjoy corrupting tender young minds :-).  You can still sign up with Rosemary, and bring a simple project so you can talk and weave/spin at the same time, enjoy the rest of the fair before or after your shift.

Tapestry tales – stories in fiber

The Tapestry Special Interest Group of the guild is having a show in August 2017.  A dozen members will be presenting their work at the United Methodist Church, 1515 Fredericks St in San Luis Obispo, the same venue where the guild meets on Thursdays. The opening reception will be concurrent with Art After Dark, Friday August 4th, 4-8pm.  The show will run for 2 weekends, August 4-13, Friday, Saturday and Sundays August 4-13, noon-4pm.

Please join us!

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Mid-State Fair report

Mid-State Fair

Congratulations to Becky Elwood, Patricia Martin and Heather Drake for another prize winning display at this summer's State Fair in Paso Robles. Thanks to everyone who entered their items in the fair this year. Guild members were awarded MANY ribbons and prizes – congratulations to all you winners out there.

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Sheep to Shawl

Sheep to Shawl

We will be having our yearly Sheep to Shawl event the first weekend of October. The venue is Dinosaur Park in Shell Beach. come visit our booth on Sunday, October 2, 2016, 11am to 4pm.

This is not a competitive event, we arrive in the morning with a loom already warped, and we spin the weft and weave the shawl during the day. We also have some weaving-related activities for children, and we raffle off the shawl we made last year. Were you thinking of joining the guild? Come meet us!

Mid-State Fair 2016

Mid-State Fair July 21-30th 2016

The Mid-State Fair is a great place to show your work and even win some prize money! You can enter items in each of the 10 weaving and 10 spinning classes; there is no fee to enter.

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