Wednesday, March 5, 2014

3rd Annual Auction

March 9, 2014

The meeting is our 3rd Annual Chinese Auction! This is another reminder to bring treasures that you'd like to pass along to your fellow spinners. Items that were brought in the past include: yarn, fiber, fiber/dyeing/weaving tools, decorations, candles, wine, books (any kind), etc. Time to let go of those perfectly good projects and purchases that you thought you would be happy with, but didn't quite work out that way.

Thanks to all of you, these auctions have been successful and have stabilized our finances. And we get to go away with cool stuff!!

Tickets will be sold at the meeting. Please also note that due to sales tax limitations, this is a member's-only event. You must be a member in good standing to participate in the auction. 

I was hoping to show you some snow (ice) dyeing I did, but my pictures won't download for some reason. If you like surprises, this is a lot of fun. Here is a link, I used snow instead of ice, you can use liquid or powder acid dyes, and I let mine drain. And another. I dyed roving, silk hankies and silk scarves which I soaked in water and vinegar (or citric acid). Use maybe 3" of snow, otherwise it may take forever to melt. So when life gives you too much snow…dye!