We had lovely weather for our gathering this month at Emma Prusch Park. The park was quite busy and thus we had many interested children come over and Patti and Carol showed them how to spin with spindles.
The Treasurer gave her report to start the meeting. Sheep To Shawl for Lambtown was discussed. Carol talked about the Central Coast Weavers Retreat near Cambria in November 2019. Kelly mentioned that she visited Green Planet Yarn in San Jose which is now Fillory yarn. They will eventually be starting weaving and spinning classes! Kelly also inquired with the group about starting a Serendipity Spinners Facebook group. Most felt it would be a good idea. Laura also suggested making our Ravelry group more active.
For sharing Laura brought some woven samples she made for a jacket she’s making for her husband. And Joan showed off lovely textured shawls.
A lovely blue textured shawl
This month’s large group was greeted with superb weather and sunshine! We welcomed 3 new members!
The Treasurer gave her report and newly created name tags were also handed out. Upcoming fiber events were discussed: Martial Cottle Park Spring Festival, Hidden Villa, Spinning at the Winery, and Barn to Yarn in Hopland. These have been added into the calendar for more info. It was decided that we’ll all bring our own projects to work on at Hidden Villa on April 27. Carol may also bring a completed shawl or some hand cards.
Show and Tell began with some sharing from items purchased at last month’s Stitches West.
Aviva shared her in-process sweater for her husband made from hand spun.
Margaret showed off an incredibly soft shawl
Cookie shared a throw she is working on made with bright Red Heart yarn
Nancy brought along some needle felting and cookie cutters
Here are some of Nancy’s needle felted goodies
Patti was proud to share her first ever crochet hat!
New member Joan shared her gorgeous red scarf
December 12-16: “Bethlehem” at Santa Clara First Baptist Church. Always looking for volunteers!
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.