Thursday, August 31, 2006

Upcoming Events & Fair Update

Mark your calendars and join us Saturday, October 21, for our annual Open House and sale at the historic Dudley House in Ventura. More details soon!

Cambria Retreat, October 27, 28, & 29, sponsored by the Central Coast Weavers. Reservations are required; email Ruth at imaweverATtcsnDOTnet for more information.

More Fair Ribbons!
(Did we miss your ribbons? Send your info, along with a picture if you have one, to Elisa - epscrapsAThotmailDOTcom).

Karen's spun fiber received a blue ribbon in its class and was nominated for Best
of Show in Home Arts. That is one impressive ribbon!Karen also received a third place award for this skein,and first place ribbons for a beaded bracelet and two necklaces. Congratulations, Karen!

Sharon took first place honors for her crochet felted purse
and handspun yarn, plus an honorable mention for these fingerless mitts. Good job, Sharon!

Sunday, August 27, 2006

September Meeting

Our program on September 23 will be presented by Giovanna Imperia, who will speak about kumihimo (Japanese braiding) and the influences on her designs.

Giovanna is "an ex-marketer with the spirit of an artist". Her work has been shown in many juried and invitational national and international exhibits. Most recently, her work was included in exhibits in the UK and Japan, and will be featured in a textile exhibit in the Ukraine. In October she will travel to Italy to teach there. Giovanna has been an artist in residence at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft and loves teaching and sharing her passion for kumihimo.

A beginning kumihimo workshop will be held Saturday afternoon, September 23, and all day Sunday, September 24. Marudai stands will be available for class use at the workshop. The cost of the workshop is $135. To reserve your place, please contact Karen (ktynerATtmxusDOTcom).

Please join us for our next meeting!

Date: Saturday, September 23, 2006
Time: 9:00 a.m. - Coffee & goodies. 9:30 a.m. - General Meeting
Where: 701 Del Norte Blvd. Units 115 & 120, Oxnard CA
For more info, please visit our website or leave a comment below (please include your email address) and we'll get right back to you.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

August Program & Fair Update

Our August program was a giant "Show and Tell", with members showing items entered in this year's Ventura County Fair. We had a fair-ly good time. (sorry!)
The Guild's booth took first place, thanks to the year-long efforts of Nona and her team. The judges loved the blooming cotton plants and the use of natural fibers - woven cotton panels - for the booth walls. Good job, Nona!Guild members volunteered to demonstrate various fiber arts in the booth each afternoon during the Fair's run. Our 'student weaver' - Sharon R. - was a definite crowd pleaser.

Awards (This is a partial list. Did we miss your ribbons? Send your info, along with a picture if you have one, to Elisa - epscrapsAThotmailDOTcom).

Karen won several ribbons in both Home Arts and Gem & Mineral, including one skein of spun fiber which was nominated for Best In Show. Her beaded jewelry was absolutely incredible. Congratulations, Karen!

Cheryl M. took home several ribbons including one for a purse she made from her own original design. Although she's been spinning for less than a year - and this was only her third skein of spun fiber - Cheryl won an Honorable Mention in spinning. Good job!

Sharon was presented with seven first place ribbons, including one for this cute baby hat, two seconds and several honorable mentions for her fiber arts and scrapbook pages. Well done, Sharon!

Elisa won ribbons for spinning, weaving, crochet and scrapbooking, including a blue ribbon for this crocheted baby sweater.

Monica and daughter, Susie, took home a variety of Fair ribbons. Susie did slightly better than her mom, with at least 4 first place and one second place ribbons. Congratulations to both!

And congratulations to everyone who participated in this year's Fair. See you next year!