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Pacific Textile Arts – a new WordPress Site

The Mendocino Coast Handweavers Guild was disbanded in May 2014.
Pacific Textile Arts incorporated the guild into their program.
Check out their new WordPress website !!!

Summer Time …

The VOTE:  Mendocino Coast Handweavers Guild will align itself with Pacific Textile Arts come September.  The count was 19 YES 1 NO.  Thanks to all who participated.  The Transition Committee will be meeting before the next PTArts board meeting June 19th.  If you have any desire to participate, let Printha know.

Check out PacTexArts.blogspot.com   for Pacific Textile Arts Classes.

Looking forward to our monthly gathering and presentation in September.  We will continue to meet to share ideas and projects as well as hear from various speakers as we have in the past.  We will just be under a different umbrella.  For those who want to continue their CNCH membership, there is Yokoyo which meets 1st Saturday Sept-June or Humboldt which meets 2nd Thursday in our “general” area and many other guilds that would love to have you as a member.  http://www.cnch.org/guilds/

See you at the California Wool and Fiber Fair / Mendocino County Fair  September 12-14 with your fiber entries !!!!  Entry forms are due by August 15th.

And don’t forget to participate in the Gualala Art in the Redwoods  August 14-17.  Entries forms are due July 21st

May Mtg and the end of our MCHG fiscal year.

We end the year with an optional potluck after the business meeting and hearing from both Jennie Henderson and Janet Heppler.  Janet, of Nebo-Rock Ranch and Textiles  (Fiber, Natural and dyed yarn, roving and locks from my own Merino sheep, Angora goats and Angora rabbits. Handspun and Handmade hats, scarves, shawls, and sheep skins) will be soliciting entries for the California Wool and Fiber Festival which runs concurrently with the Mendocino County Fair and Apple Show in Boonville  September 12-14th 2014.  Jennie will be encouraging us to again contribute entries for the Gualala Art’s annual event Art in the Redwoods Festival August 16-September 1, 2014

The business meeting which starts at 10am will include a vote regarding the direction the guild will take next year.  We can consolidate our energy into the expanding PTArts organization or make no change.   The officers of the guild have given their support to this change but the membership needs to vote on such a critical issue.  So if you can not attend, be sure to email your proxy vote to webtechie(at)mchg.org.

We are community and we will stay community …

CNCH 2014 deemed a success.

Back from conference and was pleased with all the galleries and the workshops.  Robyn Spady’s keynote address was a hoot and the fashion show moved right along to the music of Barbara Thornburgh and Bill Quist.  Congratulations to the entire planning committee with special kudos to Wendy Chavin, Arline Zerkel, Gynna B,  Judy Calder, Judith Sorgen, Connie Anderholm, Elaine Gray, Cheri McCord, Ruth Witchey, Judy Fisher, Joanie Stevens, Cheryl  Thompson, Bev Dunn, Gina Glock, and our own Printha Worthen and NormaLee Andres.

April 19th meeting with Mari Newell Yamaguchi

Mari has been studying the preparation of several exotic fibers in Japan and will be sharing her experiences with us.   The guild is also going through a transition period and the business meeting should be a lively discussion.  The 3rd Saturday spinners are welcome to bring their wheels. 

CNCH 2014 (which has taken a good bit of preparation) is about to happen – April 25-27 at Marriott Convention Center Oakland CA.  If you weren’t able to register for the conference, come for the day and explore the various galleries and the market place.  MARI WILL BE THERE !!

March Meeting – the 22nd

0322141216-00 Come learn about Triangular Weaving where the warp and the weft are continuous.  Robin Hough will bring her looms, recount her path into all things fiber and will demonstrate the process of weaving on a triangle loom.

February Meeting is this Saturday !!

Business meeting starts at 10am and the program at 11.  We have Nancy Quinn speaking on “A Life of Color” which will be followed by a PTA workshop on Rainbow Dyeing.

Saturday February 22, 2014 — Nancy Finn & Rainbow Dyeing

February Meeting: Nancy Finn Program and Workshop

Nancy FinnFrom 11am to noon, following the Guild 10am business meeting on Saturday 22 February, Nancy Finn will talk about her “Life In Color” so far, showing examples of what she does, including some for sale. Nancy will also talk about the evolution of her business, Chasing Rainbows Dyeworks, her dye choices, and how she arrives at the beautiful color combinations she uses to dye wool and silk fibers.  

This Guild Program will be followed by a 9-hour Rainbow Dyeing Workshop through Pacific Textile Arts.

The class will start after a lunch break on Saturday, 22 February frrom 1:30 until 4:30
and meet again Sunday, from 9:30am – 4:30pm with a one hour lunch break.

Nancy will provide 1- 2 oz units of Bombyx/Merino and 1 – 2 oz  units of tussah silk. Students should bring scoured and spun out
wool and/or silk yarn and/or fiber from their stashes.  Nancy will also be bringing trays and acid dyes for wool and silk.
Multiple colors will be possible using her special trays. 

Materials fee of $25.00.
Register soon through Pacific Textile Arts as there is a maximum of 6 students!

Lowell … and the many L’s of his life … including Lace

Lowell Kline a Fort Bragg local of 22 years brought his humor, slides and his love of detail for a great hour on lace and its inspiration.  Taught by his grandmother to tat at a young age, he followed his lace presentation with a tatting class that will continue tomorrow – Sunday the 26th from 9:30 to 4:30 at Pacific Textile Arts.  So we who are taking the class are learning about the 3 elements of Tatting:  the double knot, chain and picot.

Jan 25th — MCHG’s first meeting of the NEW YEAR

Make sure you join us !