Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Workshops on the calendar

These are the workshops that are already booked along with the workshops/programs that we are working on. If you have any comments or suggestions, please contact Edie or Ginny or leave a message here.

Monday, February 22: Nancy Bush, Estonian Traditional Folk Socks (1-day workshop)

Sat/Sun, February 27 & 28: Sara Lamb, Contemporary Knotted Cut Pile (program & 2-day workshop)

Saturday, March 27: Maria Provencher, Bobbin Lace (program & 1-day workshop)

Saturday, June 26: Rebecca Smith, Tapestry Weaving (tenative workshop)

Saturday, July or August: Marie Spaulding, either wet felting or nuno felting (tenative workshop)

Monday, February 1, 2010

New location for February meeting

We had such a great turn out in January but I think we all felt the pinch for space. We know that we will be moving in a month or two but that doesn't mean we should be uncomfortably crammed into the space that is currently available to us. So, we have made the decision to look for an alternate meeting space for February and possibly March. So, this month, make note that we will be meeting at the Hampton Inn in Camarillo ~ February 27th.

Hampton Inn
50 West Daily Drive

You would take the Las Posas exit, no matter which direction you are driving on the 101. The Hampton Inn is on the opposite side of the freeway from the Target shopping center. Daily is the first street past the freeway and you would turn left on to Daily. You can't miss the building. We will be in a meeting room on the ground floor. Look for the signs directing you.

We will be having a presentation by Sara Lamb directly after the meeting/raffle.

And, I want to remind you about the 2-day workshop, Contemporary Cut Pile by Sara Lamb. The workshop will be at SCIART gallery and will start at 1:00 pm...

If you have signed up for this workshop and you have not paid in full, please do so no later than February 20th. Please contact Ginny at furbunny at earthlink dot net if you have any questions. The fee for the workshop is $80 for members and $90 for non-members. Sara will have some additional materials for us to use during the class and that packet will be $10, payable directly to Sara.

The materials list for the workshop:
  • Loom: rigid heddle with a 12 dent reed or better, a table loom or frame loom with tensioner and heddle bar are also acceptable.
  • Yarns: one ball (250 yds) size 10 crochet cotton in any neutral color; small amounts of several other colors of the same size crochet cotton
  • Two colors of larger grist cotton (tahki Classic cotton or Super 10 cotton)
  • Wool for pile: needlepoint yarns (Appelton) in several colors,
  • -OR- two ply wools of coarser grade wool in several colors.
  • Sissors, both large and small (thread nippers are perfect for the small pr.)
  • Tape Measure
  • Tapestry beater or kitchen fork
  • Large eyed tapestry needle
  • 2 "C" clamps for tablet weaving
  • colored pencils or pens
  • notebook and calculator

Optional: swift and ballwinder

Materials from Sara: handout booklet, tablets for tablet weaving, shuttles and small amounts of yarn. Fee $10 payable to Sara.