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Registration is now open! Visit http://www.griffindyeworks.com/workshops to register today!

Griffin Dyeworks is happy to host a second fun-filled fiber day with classes in spinning, inkle & tablet weaving, embroidery, knitting, sewing or bring that UFO (unfinished object) & jump-start a favorite project. There will be lots of classes and make-and-take projects to finish things on the spot and learn something new!

Class offerings are currently being scheduled - we'll let everyone know when it's ready!

Buy/Sell/Trade
Have an inkle loom that’s been gathering dust? Bring it to sell or trade! Have some tablet weaving cards sitting around? Bring them! If you have lost interest, someone
else is sure to want to play with them! Bring all to share! We’ll have supplies on hand – many for free, some for sale.

Advertise!
Submit something to share for the tote bags: show or guild announcements, classes, business cards, flyers, catalogs, samples, fun things, etc. We’ll tell you how many copies to send closer to the event.

Entry: $25 at the door, includes snacks, beverages & lunch. Pre-register before July 31, 2009 for only $20!

Lunch menu to be announced. Beverages include hot coffee, lemonade, hot and iced tea. There are nearby restaurants to gather with friends for dinner after the event.

Dress is casual – attitude is the same. This is a one-day mini-Fiber Retreat with the same mix of classes, activities & informality. Your activities don’t even need to be fiber-related if you wish to bring a non-fiber project such as beading, leatherwork, or other crafts.

If you have something to sell, contact us for vendor tables.

Sign up for the Fiber Frolic Newsletter at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/fiberfrolic-announce to keep up to date.

See you there!

Theresa

Fiber Frolic, Jan 31 in La Crescenta, CA!

GRIFFIN DYEWORKS FIBER FROLIC

Saturday, January 31, 2009 - 10 am to 6 pm
La Crescenta Woman's Club, 4004 La Crescenta Ave., La Crescenta, CA 91214

Have a fun-filled fiber day with classes in spinning, inkle & tablet weaving, embroidery, knitting, sewing or bring that UFO (unfinished object) & jump-start a favorite project,

Have an inkle loom that's been gathering dust? Bring it to sell or trade! Have some tablet weaving cards sitting around? Bring them! If you have lost interest, someone else is sure to want to play with them! Bring all to share! We'll have supplies on hand – many for free, some for sale.

Dress is casual -- attitude is the same. This is a one-day mini-Fiber Retreat with the same mix of classes, activities & informality. Your activities don't even need to be fiber-related if you wish to bring a non-fiber project such as beading, leatherwork, or other crafts.

Bring your current finished projects for the display table!

Make-and-take projects to finish on the spot and learn somethine new!

Entry: $18 at the door, includes snacks, beverages & lunch. Pre-register before January 15, 2009 for only $15!

Lunch by Cate the Great, menu to be announced. Beverages include hot coffee, lemonade, hot and iced tea. There are nearby restaurants to gather with friends for dinner after the event.

If you have something to sell, contact us for vendor tables.

Advertise! Submit something to share in the "free gift" - dyeable tote bags! Show or guild announcements, classes, business cards, flyers, catalogs and samples are all acceptable. We'll tell you how many copies to send closer to the event.

Registration info: http://www.griffindyeworks.com/workshops/.

See you there!

(x-posted to a few places - apologies for any repeats)

hello!

I hope that this is not off topic

My name is Jamie. I live in Vancouver Wa. I am new to spinning. I pretty much taught myself how to spin on a drop by watching videos online. I made my own drop spindles too. However, My only carders (aside from dog brushes that do not work well)are antique and are falling apart.I'm not even sure that iu am using them correctly. Does anyone in the Portland Or/Vancouver Wa area have any combs or carders that they would be willing to sell? Or point me in the right direction on where to buy low cost carders/combs.

Also, I have some wool skirting that I bought for a fair price, but every time I wash it the staples fall apart and it is hard to comb out. When i can get it combed out it is really lumpy.I don't agitate when I am washing it. I pretty much soak it and use an old salad spinner to get the excess water out. Any ideas?
Maybe there is someone here locally that can show me a thing or three?

Thanks for looking :)
So, speaking of [on other communities] upcoming retreats, who here will be at the Griffin Dyeworks Dye & Fiber Retreat? I just sent in my registration today (eep, under the wire!), since it's coming up June 13-15, 2008. http://www.griffindyeworks.com/retreat

I'm bringing the infamous "Coffee Bar of Splendoor" again this year, and I haven't even started figuring out if I have any fiber ready to dye this year. But I suppose in 2.5 months, I might find something. I'm also strongly considering teaching spinning flax, after having experimented with a gal across town for her church's Live Nativity production (think Ren Faire for church nativity, it was pretty wild). It certainly was a learning experience for me, trying to teach her to spin flax.

Otherwise, I'm hoping I might finally grasp the techniques of fingerloop braiding... I'm sure someone there will know how to teach it so it *clicks* in my head. And I have some bamboo I need to finish for a spinning craft exchange -- if I don't get it done at home, I'll bring it to finish in the lazy hours at the retreat.

Hope to see some of you there!

So long and thanks for all the fish

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[ADMIN] For The Record

This comm is intended for announcements for fiber related events & merchants in the Pacific Region (California, Oregon, Washington, BC, Baja).  If you're going to an event and want to plan a meet up with other spinners in the region, that's topical.  If you want to discuss spinning in general, there is already an excellent discussion group at spinningfiber . It was never my intent to replace spinningfiber when I created pacific_fiber.  Please read the comm profile for more information.

For the record, I didn't ask anyone to delete OT content.  In future, I would prefer it if no one deleted their posts or comments.  I don't want to have to go all mod happy and call it a banning offense, so let's just leave it as a common courtesy for now. 

Happy Spinning

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Madrona Fiber Arts Winter Retreat

Who: http://www.madronafiberarts.com/
What: Madrona Fiber Arts Winter Retreat
When: February 14-17, 2008
Where: Tacoma, WA
Why: Seems to be a knitting and spinning retreat, with some excellent classes.  See the website for all the juicy details.

Who's going?

Will you be at OFFF this weekend? I'm going on Saturday. I'm going to be looking for more alpaca (loved what I got at BSG) and some "spinner's porn" (camel hair and other luxury stuff) from my favorite local enabler. Other than that, who knows what might end up coming home with me. What will you be looking for?

Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival

Who: http://www.flockandfiberfestival.com
What: Oregon Flock & Fiber Festival
When: September 22-23, 2007
Where: Clackamas County Fairgrounds, Canby, Oregon
Why: Workshops, classes, seminars, skein competition, fiber competition, gallery of fiber animals. This looks like a fantastic event.

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Ventura County Fair

Who: Ventura County Handspinners & Weavers Guild
What: Ventura County Fair
When: August 3rd & August 5th, 2007
Where: Ventura County Fairgrounds
Why: Sheep to Shawl on Friday, August 3rd, Spinning Exhibition on Sunday, August 5th

Comment if you're going to be in the area!  I'd love to meet up with some LJ Spinners & Weavers.

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