Tuesday, September 12, 2017

September 2017 meeting

We had a great time making felted "rocks" at our September meeting. Petra had all of the supplies ready for us to create amazing life like pebbles that will be sewn together into a rug. The wool is felted around a foam core, so each rock is soft and cushy.

Here is our creation.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

July 2017 Common Threads meeting

We had a great July meeting at Chris's house in Eden. It was a perfect sunny day with good food and wonderful company. We took a tour of his house (including his very impressive wool, yarn, and dye stash), his very cute barn, his Shetland sheep, and the incredibly beautiful pond. Thank you Chris for a very lovely afternoon. Here are a few pictures from our day.

Monday, March 6, 2017

March 2017 meeting

March brings our annual auction! Are you getting excited? It's always a meeting full of hope, anticipation and good laughs. Now the boring part - rules. The auction is for members only. It is our biggest (and only) fundraiser of the year. Money raised help us pay for all the great programs we have throughout the year, fill our library with new books and maintain our fantastic selection of fiber related equipment. 

Peter is our auction chair and is working very hard to repeat the last year success. How can we help? We need donations for the items to be auctioned. We are looking for fiber, as well as non-fiber related items. Items that are in perfect working order but you don't need them any more. Items and projects you have no time to work on. Things you love and you would like to spread the love to the others. Things you make. And we don't shy away from bottles of adult drinks or a plate of freshly baked cookies either.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

January 2017 Meeting

Multi-Craft Equipment Fibers from the Field - Natural Fibers From Plants for Spinning Yarn - Sample Card

What a Roc Day Liz has planned for you!  I hope you have been training for this one!  Twelve, count 'em, 12 natural fibers to sample including cotton, hemp, soft bamboo, flax and ramie.

Only members who pre-ordered from Liz will be able to participate in this one.  Please remember to bring $5 cash for each card ordered.

If we find ones we really like we can later bulk order larger amounts and dedicate meeting time for further study.

See you all next week!