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CNCH 2011 – Oakland Convention Center – May 18-20, 2012

Spinners – Prepare for CNCH 2012:

A spinning challenge!  ”Return to Sender” is an event where spinners create unique and wonderful yarn with fiber especially hand dyed just for the 2012 Conference.  The finished yarn is returned to CNCH to be judged (optional) and displayed at the conference.  This year we have chosen an oatmeal-colored Blue Faced Leicester and tussah silk blend (85/15) that Mary Finley and Roger Salter of Dreamy Goat Design Studio first dyed with natural dyes, then carded into soft striped batts.  If you would like to participate, you will receive 2 ounces of fiber and complete guidelines by sending a $9.00 check (payable to CNCH 2012) by March 15, 2012 to Wendy Lacy. Email Wendy at  R2SCNCH (at) for further directions.  Batts will be ready for purchase and spinning in September.

Fashion Show Info for CNCH 2012

Plans for the “ Tradition/Innovation” Fashion Show at CNCH 2012 are coming together!   The theme encourages creativity – How can you innovate on a traditional technique?  What traditional technique do you want to showcase in a contemporary garment?  How do tradition and innovation work together in one piece?  The ideas are endless!   Experiment with new fibers, new (to you) structures, or just weave what you weave best – the possibilities are endless.

Fashion Show entries will be judged by Jane Foster and Daryl Lancaster.  Jane is a haute couture seamstress and teacher from Walnut Creek, California.  Daryl is a well-known weaver and master seamstress from New Jersey.  She will also be teaching at CNCH 2012.

Each individual is allowed three entries, and an ensemble counts as just one entry.  Entries will be modeled at the Fashion Show on Friday evening, May 18 during the conference, and then will be hung in the Fashion Show Gallery for the duration of the conference.  Registration forms and entry details will be in the registration booklet and online at the site in late September.

Posted CNCH.ORG By DLaVallee on July 12, 2011

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