We had a very small group today due to the rainy weather. We were fortunate enough to get an indoor location for the meeting. The Treasurer gave her report and then we had a brief show-and-tell. Carol brought her spinning wheel while Aviva and Laura brought knitting to work on. Patti was crocheting coasters and Kelly was finger-picking alpaca.
Upcoming Stitches was discussed as well as Hidden Villa in April. Kelly will be the “coordinator” for Serendipity at Hidden Villa. Ideas for demos were talked about. Also a very basic flyer was made to have at demos for those who are interested in spinning and the guild.
There was a nice turn out this month with surprisingly nice, sunny weather. We discussed Meridian Jacob’s upcoming shearing on February 2nd and also Hidden Villa in April. (please see the Calendar for more events) .We also welcomed a new member who is new to spinning!
We had our annual holiday pot luck this month. It was a good turnout with plenty of yummy food and fun gift exchange. Patti told us about Bethlehem and their record number of visitors! We had show and tell and collected our annual dues. We discussed making up fliers for spinning demos to give out to those that are interested.
We had a small but pleasant gathering this month with very nice weather. The Lambtown Sheep To Shawl contest earlier this month was discussed. Sounds like it was a good time had by all!
Cookie shares her project containers made from water bottles.
Ginger showed off her lap afghan made from crochet and cross stitch.
Kelly shared her pumpkin made from woven fabric from her hand spun with wet felted leaves.
There was a small group this month. We discussed the upcoming Antique Autos in History Park as well as Lambtown in Dixon.
We had a nice turn out this hot summer day. We were able to keep cool under the shade of the trees with a slight breeze.
Our discussions included the upcoming Wool Auction at the Monterey County Fair on September 3rd; Spinning demos at Antique Autos at History Park in San Jose on September 23rd; Lambtown at Dixon and the Sheep to Shawl contest October 6 & 7.
Our meeting under the trees
Cookie shared her Mini EEL electric spinning wheel from Dreaming Robots.
Yarn from Scotland
Mule fiber from Bunloit Woolery, Scotland
A sample of hand spun woven fabric to be turned into a holiday garment.
This month’s meeting was met with high winds and cooler than expected temperatures! Upcoming Sheep To Shawl for Convergence – Reno in July and at Dixon in October was discussed. Several bags of free alpaca fiber from a farm in San Martin were also brought to the meeting.
One of our members shared her WIP of 2-at-a-time socks.
A lovely collection of knitted fingerless mitts.
One of the local chickens found our bags of alpaca fascinating and stayed there for quite some time.
We were met with lovely weather this month. Spinning At The Winery was discussed as well as upcoming Convergence in Reno, along with Sheep To Shawl.
We had a small group this month. Those who did come were glad the rain took a break and we were able to sit outside.
February’s meeting met us with warm, sunny weather at the park. It was a lovely turnout with 10 spinners.