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Upcoming Spin-Ins and Fiber Events

Wheatland Grange October 14 – 9:00am – 3:00pm Spin-In at the Wheatland Grange 9752 SR 23, St John WA There is a carpool for the St John event, meet in the Pasco Yokes parking lot by the Vanpool parking. We leave promptly at 6:30am. SEATTLE WEAVERS’ GUILD NEWS Seattle...

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Signature Towels Off the Loom

 The first Signature DFA towels are off the loom. There are still five yards remaining on the loom. Sign up to weave your towel for $10.00. Suggested size to weave is 30 inches that includes the 1.5 inch hem length on each end. Online signups will be available as soon...

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

If interested in any of these openings email    karen.lamar@gmail.com Equipment assistant (easy job) We are looking for someone who can help Kathryn Nye, she has health issues that make this job a little difficult. She has most everything covered but she could us some...

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DFA Facility Inventory

NOTICE Facility Inventory To all Guild members who have let the guild use your stuff for displays in sales and other venues, you need to get it out of the back room after the meeting Thursday Sept 21. If you can't make it to the Guild that day you can pick it up...

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WORDS FROM THE PRESIDENT

WORDS FROM THE PRESIDENT - MANY THANK YOU’S I want to thank every one who has worked so hard making the fair a success. Rebecca Harkins for organizing and running the fiber Department at the fair. All those that peacefully demonstrated at the fair: Jeannie Bates and...

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MEMBERSHIP NEWS

Welcome to all 97 members, renewed and including 16 new members. The 2017-2018 Directory is printed and available at the DFA studio. Initial your name on the pickup sheet next to the directories when you pick up your copy. You will notice an insert in the front. It...

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NWRSA THANKS DFA

NWRSA THANKS DFA FOR HOSTING TRAINING For the second time, the DFA studio hosted the training for certified judges of the Northwest Regional Spinners Association. This was their Part 2 of  training, judging finished items. The timing was perfect! The studio was filled...

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THANKS FROM DFA

THANKS FROM DFA TO ALL THE HELPERS ON LJ SALE The sweeping of cobwebs and vacuuming of spiders was done by Mim Myren (in spite of her spider phobia), Chris Simonen, Earlene Mokler, Sharon Ofsthun, Julie Davis and Cheryl Reed.  Last minute posting of prices (even with...

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MC CURLEY FUND RAISING DRIVE

OCTOBERFEST SALES DRIVE COLUMBIA PARK EVENT MC CURLEY FUND RAISING DRIVE FOR DFA OCTOBER 8TH & 15TH Can you believe we have reached the last drive of the year? The drive out is Sunday afternoon, October 8. Registration is 11:15, no later than 11:30, drive time is...

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Possible new Study Group

KNITTING MACHINE STUDY GROUP – SHORT TERM ONLY I am interested in starting a short term Study Group for Knitting Machines. We probably won’t start right away maybe November or maybe even wait until January. If anyone else is interested please send me an email to...

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October General Meeting – Guatemalan Textiles

Thursday October 19th, 6:30 PM at the Guild House Pam Root will present Guatemalan Textiles In addition to Guatemalan weaving textiles from all over the country and all types of styles, Pam will show us backstrap weaving, cotton, some silk and some older dyeing...

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2017 Fair Awards

Best of Class Handwoven Neil Kierluff Best of Class Felted Item Judy Rice Best Use of Color Judy Rice Best Original Design Hope Harkins Best Handspun Item Connie Schlosser Best Next Generation Savanah Edwards Best Handspun Yarn Lora Felt Best Special Challenge Item...

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McCurley Fundraiser

THANK YOU TO THE DRIVERS The Mc Curley’s August fund raise drive was another successful event. Thank you to all the drivers that participated and thank you to Robin Phillips for checking people in while Dorothy was on a weaving vacation. We have one more drive in...

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Memories of Lois Johnson

by Cheryl Reed Lois: “My draft mule is neurotic. My riding mule wants to squash anything that comes into her pasture. The sheep are paranoid. The only sane critter on the ranch is our Australian shepherd.” Me: “Sounds like you need a pet psychiatrist at your place.”...

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Lois Johnson’s Gift To DFA

Lois Johnson’s Gift To DFA  Phase 2 Lois willed her fiber arts stash to DFA. The Board decided which tools to add to our DFA equipment. The rest of her fiber estate will be offered to DFA on September 15 & 16 in Lois’ studio space at her home in Stanfield, OR....

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Draw Loom Study Group

Draw Loom Study Group The Draw Loom Study Group will meet on September 12 from 1:00 - 3:00. We will be watching the DVD for warping pattern shafts also taking about drafting designs. So if someone knows how to draft designs please come and help those that...

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DFA GENERAL MEETING

Thursday, September 21st 6:30pm at the Guild House Greetings DFA Members, Fall is fast approaching and we haven’t met since May. It is time for Show & Tell. Did you finish a new project over the summer? Did you go to ANWG? Do anything cool at Dye in the Park?...

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2017 Fair Awards

Best of Class Handwoven Neil Kierluff Best of Class Felted Item Judy Rice Best Use of Color Judy Rice Best Original Design Hope Harkins Best Handspun Item Connie Schlosser Best Next Generation Savanah Edwards Best Handspun Yarn Lora Felt Best Special Challenge Item...

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