Monday, April 9, 2012

March 2012 Minutes

CSSW Minutes 3/10/2012
Treasurer’s Report:
We paid $15.00 to the Living History Event to cover the temporary business license.
We have 30 members and a balance of $2999.84.

Old Business:
Nancy Pryor will demonstrate weaving at the Living History event.
Black Sheep Gathering June 22-24, see Virva or Doris for more information
Felting and Dyeing will be the Learning Tree Workshops at the Spinner’s Retreat.

New Business:
Mar. 24, 25, 26 Weaving Workshop in Nevada City, CA hosted by Suzie Lyle from Eugene, OR
The cost is $105.00 each plus $35.00 for materials.
The Wilbur May Arboretum is having workshops on gardening:
Apr.4-High Desert Gardening
Apr. 11-High Desert Edible Gardening
May 2-Container Gardening
For more information please go to:
You may email them at
The May meeting will be held at Doris’s home.
May 18-20- Vogue Knitting Magazine Destination Experience is the Imperial Stock Ranch in Maupin, OR for more information please contact:
The June meeting is at Marilynn’s, and we’ll do flower dyeing. Dyeing wool with flowers.
The July meeting will be held at Mimi’s home. Lavender wands!
Aug. 4,5-Marilynn will be hosting a dyeing workshop for 200 students from 10-4
The fee is $50 each which includes the wool, dyes, and booklet.
Sept. 14-16-Knit & Crochet Show at the Grand Sierra. For more information please Google: The Knitting Guild of America
Oct. 21-27-SOAR will be held in Tahoe City, CA for more information please contact:
North Tahoe Arts Center in Tahoe City, CA has month long exhibits. We discussed putting together a Fiber & Fabric Exhibit. The month of May is open so Virva will get more information for us.

Donna Clark has some old spinning and weaving books from various authors and a handmade rustic table carder for sale.
Show & Tell:
Barbara showed the beautiful scarf she made. It was a Kleio pattern/Romi Hill
Carol showed her beautiful fibers for weaving.
Mary showed her Cubit square knitting needles and told how well they worked for her.
Connie shared her beautiful “wavy things” that she will be using as curtains.
Myna shared the darling stuffed Llama that she made for her friend’s child. She used a pattern she found on
Janet shared the very beautiful sweater she made from recycled yarn. She buys sweaters at thrift stores, takes them apart and reuses the yarn. Very clever and thrifty!
Max shared a Smurf hat, a Dinosaur hat, and a Mohawk hat that her son made from yarn Max made. She shared the darling knitted “Ella Elephant” in a tutu. She made it for a friend’s little one along with Ella’s very own trunk full of clothes.
Shari shared her gorgeous “Alpaca Challenge” sweater in burgundy and black. She showed her first full project (washing, spindling, plying) socks. She added the sparkle threads during plying.
Nancy shared her lovely “Piano Key” scarf. The pattern is free on the Lion Brand Yarn website. She also showed roving that she had dyed and/or over dyed and then spun.
Marilynn showed a beautiful lacey, beaded scarf she had made from alpaca/merino/silk.
Valerie showed her lovely knitted headband.

In attendance were: Virva Porcelli, Mimi Bullard, Jo Van Winkle, Marilynn Clarke, Nancy Pryor, Sharie Jones, Maxene Harlow, Janet Schueller, Susan Palwick, Linda and Mark Lindsay, Myna Gianotti, Ashley Thibedeau, Kendra Iwahashi, Connie Vann, Valerie Harnoitz, David Armer, Matthew Moses, Susan Moses, Eileen Jacobs, Janet Drozd, Caril Lopez, Mary B., Libby Hejny, Barbara Hunt.

Our April meeting is on April 14th at Bartley Ranch Park in the school house.

Bartley Ranch:.  Drive .8 mile west from the intersection of McCarran Blvd and Hwy 395.  Turn left (south) on Lakeside Drive and continue .4 mile.  Bartley Ranch is at the north base of Windy Hill.  Turn left on Bartley Ranch Road and continue several hundred feet to the main parking lot.  Cross the covered bridge and turn right into the parking lot for the School House.