Author Archives: Elizabeth Eddy

Play and Tell – July 20, 2017

This low-key summer meeting is a “Stitch and Bitch” concept, applied to our own range of fiber art. Bring something to the meeting you’d like to work on or play with or show off, or explain why it’s worth doing, or ask the gathering of experts for advice on … You get the picture. It is play and sharing and community in a relaxed summer mode. We’ll have refreshments too, and won’t stay late.

Tonight’s program will be held at Redwood City’s Veteran’s Memorial Senior Center, located at 1455 Madison Ave., Redwood City.  We’ll gather there after our meeting room, the Gold Start Room, doors open at 6:45 pm, and officially begin at 7:15 even though we’ll be very informal.

We’ll make reservations for dinner at 5:30 pm at the Redwood Grill. Its address is 356 Woodside Plaza, Woodside Rd., Redwood City, but you may find it simpler to look for it in that shopping center, at the corner of Massachusetts Ave and Woodside Rd.  It is only a few blocks from the Senior Center and has plenty of parking.

 

Posted in Past Programs, Programs | Comments closed

Movie Night – August 17, 2017

We’ll be viewing Nancy Harvey’s video, “Tapestry Techniques for Clothing Construction”, in which she shows a new tapestry-like technique which is fast and easy and has a supple hand light-weight enough to fashion into clothing. Then she shows techniques for assembling wearables from the new textile art. Viewing time is 101 minutes so we will choose chapters to show, rather than the whole thing. The video is owned by our Library so it will be available to check out afterwards.

Tonight’s program will be held at Redwood City’s Veteran’s Memorial Senior Center, located at 1455 Madison Ave., Redwood City. Our meeting room, the Gold Star Room, will open at 6:45 and the meeting will begin at 7:15, to facilitate operations for our new host, Redwood City Veterans’ Senior Center.

We’ll make reservations for dinner at 5:30 pm at the Redwood Grill. Its address is 356 in Woodside Plaza, Woodside Rd., Redwood City, but you may find it simpler to look for it in Woodside Plaza shopping center, at the corner of Massachusetts Ave and Woodside Rd.  It is only a few blocks from the Senior Center and has plenty of parking.

 

Posted in Past Programs, Programs | Comments closed

Show and Tell – April 20, 2017

Following the program by Robin Lynde of Meridian Jacobs, several members of the Guild had Show and Tell to share:

Posted in Show and Tell | Comments closed

Show and Tell – March 16, 2017

Following our program on Sprang, several members had Show and Tell to share:

Posted in Show and Tell | Comments closed

CNCH Retrospective Show and Tell – May 18, 2017

Tonight’s program will be held at Redwood City’s Veteran’s Memorial Senior Center, located at 1455 Madison Ave., Redwood City.  We’ll gather there from 7:00pm (the doors to our room are located inside the building so will be open already) and begin the program at 7:30.

Even though items begun or even finished at CNCH this year will be showcased, we also have space and time enjoy Show and Tell of every fiber sort from every fiber member.

Do come for an enjoyable evening. Refreshments and a short business meeting will conclude the meeting.

We’ll make reservations for dinner at 5:30 pm at the Redwood Grille. Its street address is 356 Woodside Rd., Redwood City, but you may find it simpler to look for it in Redwood Plaza, at the corner of Massachusetts Ave and Woodside Rd.  It is only a few blocks from the Senior Center and has plenty of parking.

Posted in Past Programs, Programs | Comments closed

Fund Raiser Stash and Tools Sale – June 15, 2017

Join us for our annual Fundraiser Stash sale on June 15th at 7:30 pm. This will be our last meeting at  Woodside Community Church in Woodside CA. Doors open at 7 pm.

Clean out those nooks and crannies of that fiber or equipment from your stash that isn’t serving you at the moment, and bring it to share with your friends who need that spark of inspiration! And please contribute an item for our Silent Auction if you can. This is a fun evening of camaraderie and fund raising for the guild, don’t miss it!

Color Palette

Reservations for dinner will be made at Buck’s on Woodside Rd for 5:30 pm. Let’s share nostalgia!

Posted in Past Programs, Programs | Comments closed

Show and Tell – Feb. 16, 2017

Following a splendid program on sprang by Carol James, we showed our own stuff:

Wool sweater hand knit by Ulla

Yardage by Karolyn

Yardage worn as a wrap

Gudrun showing a variety of braided cords

Examples of card weaving by Gudrun

Experiments in Sprang by Ruth

Natural dyes from mushrooms by Betsy

Felted scarf by Betsy in Creative Endeavors interest-group

Posted in Show and Tell | Comments closed

Sandy Fisher, Chico Cloth – March 16, 2017

Our program this month highlights Sandy Fisher from Chico, CA. Her program will focus on her mission, “The Chico Flax Project”, to bring the flax industry to Northern California, and thus to the United States. She’ll have slides, and dialogue with us on her vision, and offers a hands-on opportunity to experience Brake, Scutch and Hackle flax. She’ll also bring finished linen yard and garments, some of them for sale.

Sandy’s website, at http://www.sandyfisherwoven.com, describes classes she teaches, as well as listing galleries and shows where her work can be found. There is also a section which explains her working principles and values for four different types of fiber art. The bags and handbags section celebrates sustainability, while table mats and runners show off her signature weaving with linen warp, using weft of blended cottons and paper (yes, washable). The Baby Wraps combine traditional twills learned in Scotland, and a unique, personally developed hand dye technique. Pictures below come from her website.

Please remember that doors at our usual venue, Woodside Community Church parish hall, open at 7 for set up and visiting. The program begins at 7:30. Afterwards we’ll have refreshments, Show and Tell, and a short business meeting, this month raising the need for a Nominations Committee for elections for our many service committee options.

Reservations will be made at Buck’s Restaurant in Woodside for 5:30 pm. Sandy and her husband will join us. Y’all come!

Posted in Past Programs, Programs | Comments closed

Robin Lynde of Meridian Jacobs – April 20, 2017

This month we feature Robin Lynde from Meridian Jacobs Wool in Vacaville, CA. She will give her “World of Wool” presentation, which will clue us into the Jacob breed and its fiber characteristics, and how that fits into other types of wool for spinning and weaving. She’ll bring samples of different wools so we can feel how they differ, and roving and fiber for sale from their farm.

Dinner reservations will be made at Buck’s Restaurant on Woodside Road in Woodside at 5:30 pm. Y’all come!

Doors open at our usual venue, Woodside Community Church in Woodside, at 7 pm. The program begins at 7:30 and runs for about an hour. Afterwards we have refreshments and a short business meeting.

Posted in Past Programs, Programs | Comments closed

Holiday Party – Dec. 16, 2016

Our party happened to celebrate a massive rain and wind storm and a few could not make it, but a jolly time was had by all who managed to struggle through. Here are selected  pictures from the event.

Posted in Program Photos, Show and Tell | Comments closed