Calendar for members

Have you noticed the new calendar? It’s only visible to members so we can include private information like addresses for small events. Naturally the main listings are for guild events. We’re including some regional info for textile events like shows and classes, mostly those the members or friends are involved in of course. Please contact us if you’d like your event listed.

June picnic

It’s the finale of the Guild Year: the annual June picnic and tag sale. This year we're celebrating its 25th anniversary! Visit with friends, enjoy an outstanding potluck lunch, admire the work of your fellow Guild members, view the completed Challenge Projects, and add to or reduce your collection of yarn and other treasures via the Tag Sale. There will be shopping, eating, visiting, showing and telling; another great Guild get together!

This year's edition will take place at Betty Polansky's home in the South:

Saturday June 9th, 10am to 2pm

836 Ballard Canyon Road, Solvang.

(parking is usually in the lot a bit further than the house, clearly marked)

REMEMBER TO BRING:

  • Your Weaver's Challenge project
  • potluck picnic fare
  • items for the tag sale (clearly labeled with your name and price)
  • your check book or ready cash for any irresistible bargains (or your dues, or the apron you ordered)
  • something you’ve created this year for Show & Tell.

Please see the map drawn by Betty's husband below

Spring 2018 meetings (updated)

Thursday meetings

Second Thursday of the month, 9:45 - 12:30, at the United Methodist Church; 1515 Fredericks St., SLO, in the Terrace Room. Refreshments are provided; bring your latest "Show & Tell", raffle items and a few dollars for raffle tickets.  Thursday meetings are open to the public.

 

MAR 8 TEXTILE JEWELRY

Not all guild members weave with yarn or use a loom to fabricate their creations. This month two of our jewelry makers will tell us about themselves and their work. Metalsmith, Jeanie Pratt will discuss her brooches and other pieces that combine woven metal strips, wire bobbin lace, semi-precious stones and colorful enamel. Her work has appeared in several national publications and can be found at the prestigious Mobilia Gallery in Boston.

Jewelry designer and professional colorist D’Elin Lohr works her magic with
beads and thread creating beautiful, colorful bracelets and necklaces. Many of her pieces evoke an exotic theme through the deft use of color and texture.
Come hear about what inspires these two talented members and a little about the processes that are involved in making their distinctive jewelry. Be sure to wear any pieces of Jeanie or D’Elin jewelry you own. There may be a few pieces for sale at the meeting too, so bring your checkbook!

 

Jeannie Pratt

APR 12 SEEING COLOR IN EVERYTHING

Kathrin Weber, the founder of “Blazing Shuttles,” is known for her colorful hand-dyed warps and woven pieces, and is one of the most popular workshop leaders in the nation. In April, Kathrin will show photos of her work and discuss the inspiration for her striking color palettes. She also promises “lots of stories that pop up along the way and a lively Q&A afterwards.” Wear something colorful and enjoy the show!

Kathrin Weber

SATURDAY MEETINGS

Usually the last Saturday of the month,

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Hands-on meeting – Convergence goodies

The Saturday guild meeting is this Saturday, Feb 24, at the Strawbale Barn, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

One way that the guild is participating in Convergence 2018 is by providing items for the goodie bags. Among other things, we will be making handmade, unique note cards on Saturday.

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Date errors

An error slipped by in the last newsletter (Jan/Feb 2018) - the main monthly meeting has NOT changed, it's still the second Thursday of the month, only here that's February 8th, not 13th.  So we hope to see y'all there.  In the same vein, the post about the tapestry group is correct but the newsletter wasn't, it's happening February 17th and not the 10th.  Sorry!

Breeding Naturally colored cotton – EARLY!

PLEASE NOTE that this program is a week earlier than usual!

Sally Fox is a pioneer in the field of breeding and cultivating organic, naturally colored cotton on her farm in the Capay Valley area of Yolo County. She is also a Cal Poly graduate and a former Guild member. Sally will discuss her personal history of breeding cotton and her attempts to commercially develop the naturally colored cottons, which come in wonderful shades of brown, sienna and green.

Meet at the Strawbale Barn, 9156 Santa Margarita Rd., Atascadero. You might want to bring some cash because Sally will be selling her fiber, yarn and cotton fabric (and some organic wheat seeds). If you can easily tuck a chair or two into your car, please do so; we may get a large crowd and want to have seats for everyone. We will be joined by the Seed Exchange Group, which will bring seedy presents for the participants.

Antique reproductions

Paul Freeman, founder and owner of Archive Edition Textiles in Hawthorne, CA, will be the speaker at the Saturday, Sept. 30 guild meeting. Paul has been collecting antique textiles for more than 30 years and uses those textiles as an inspiration for the dozens of reproduction textiles that he creates. Paul will bring antique and reproduction textiles to his presentation, and will talk about his designs, as well as the status of the textile industry in the United States.

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January/February meetings

THURSDAY MEETINGS:

Join us as usual at the United Methodist Church in SLO; 1515 Fredericks St., in the Terrace Room on the second Thursday of the month, 9:45 - 12:30. Light refreshments are provided; bring something for "Show & Tell", items for the raffle, and a few dollars to buy raffle tickets.

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