News and Articles

Lois Johnson’s Gift To DFA

LOIS JOHNSON’S GIFT TO DFA 3-Part Stash Sale Phase 1: starts now Phase 2: 9/15-16 Phase 3: 9/17-23 Lois Johnson of Stanfield, OR, gave DFA her fiber art stash and equipment in her will. The DFA studio is full. So we are selling her things…in 3 phases. Phase 1: The Big...

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Books added to the DFA library July 2017

Books added to the DFA library in July 2017 Posts and Rugs: The story of Navajo Rugs and their Homes by H.L. James  This book is based on a classic study of the Navajo rugs with the concern that the craft might end with the Americanization of the Navajo.  This author...

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Newcombe Looms

NEWCOMBE LOOMS The two shaft Newcombe rug loom built about 1945 and sold by Sears Roebuck Company has been adopted by Theo Dobie. She is excited to warp it after her vacation. The loom was purchased by Dorothy M and Clifton D in 2011 from the Lutheran Church in...

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News from ANWG Meeting 2017

NEWS FROM THE ANNUAL ANWG MEMBERS MEETING At the Conference in Victoria, BC, in June the Association of Northwest Weavers Guilds held a meeting of all the guild representatives. Here are the highlights of that business meeting. Membership count currently is 4074...

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Carol Mitz’s Stash Sale

CAROL MITZ’S STASH SALE It was a hot summer’s day with even HOTTER bargains at the Carol Mitz’s Stash Draw Loom Yard Sale! Thank you, Carol, for sharing your wealth with DFA members! Items ranged from free to $.50/ oz. for cotton fiber and rayon blends to $.75/ oz....

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Benton Franklin Fair 2017

THE BEST WEEK OF SUMMER Registration for the fair is due August 1. Register at http://www.bentonfranklinfair.com/p/get-involved/204 After the 1st a late fee applies. Take in, set up and judging is the 20th of August. You are welcome to come help make the department...

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Dye in the Park 2017

DYE IN THE PARK The weather was good, dye and vinegar were applied, the microwave and dye pots were working, the company great and the colors were...

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Dye in the Park – July 22nd

Saturday, July 22nd 8:00 am – 2:00 pm Flat Top Park Gazebo in West Richland Our theme this year is Gradient Yarns - dyeing gradient yarn or roving with color that moves from one shade to another to more. Be aware this project does require homework. We will be...

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President’s Warped Yarns; Weavers Den June 2017

After moving to the Tri-Cities into a house that I hoped to make permanent, I wanted to give the house a name (we moved twenty times in fifty years). After all the White House was taken and our house is yellow anyway. Feeling a lot like Winnie the Pooh, a bear of...

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President’s Warped Yarns May 2017

“A party without a cake is a meeting.” I saw this quote while browsing in Barnes & Nobles. There are many famous quotes about cake; “you can’t have your cake and eat it too,” “let them eat cake,” “piece of cake,” I’m just here for the cake,” “I like my eggs in...

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June 2017 Newsletter PDF

June 3rd 9am – 6pm Prosser Scottish Fest at the Prosser Wine and Food Park
June 12th and 26th Rigid Heddle 1-5 at the Guild House
June 20th By the Book Knitters 6pm Richland Public Library
Tuesdays 6:30pm Great Wheels at Richland Public Library and the Guild House
July 22nd Dye in the Park – save the date

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June Fundraising Drive

McCurley Fund Raising Drive - June 19th - 25th Please mark your calendars for June 19, 2017, drive out and June 25, 2017, return drive for the Mc Curley fund raising drive. Don’t have the hours, but expect the same as usual: 8:30 a.m. out, 5:30 p.m. return. More info...

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New Member Year – June 1st

Time to Renew - 2016-2017 Member Benefits and Privileges End May 31, 2017 You can renew you DFA membership on the website by selecting Membership. Payment can be made by check, cash, or Paypal. The Credit Card processing will be available shortly. After May 31, 2017,...

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What’s New in the Library

New DVD's and Books Were Added to the DFA Library in May 2017 DVDs Card Wool for Color: How to spin Gradients, Ombres, Fractals and Self Striping yarns with Esther Rogers Weaving Lace with Madelyn van der Hoogt Weaving Rep with Rosalie Neilson Weaving with...

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DFA News June 2017

Elected Officers 2017-2018 President; Karen Larmar Co-vice Presidents; Carol Hall and Earlene Molker Secretary; Jennie Bass Treasurer; Julie Davis Past President; Judy Rice Thank You A big thank you to Ben Nye of River View Construction for repairing the shelves in...

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President’s Warped Yarns Weavers Den – June 2017

By Judy Rice, DFA President After moving to the Tri-Cities into a house that I hoped to make permanent, I wanted to give the house a name (we moved twenty times in fifty years). After all the White House was taken and our house is yellow anyway. Feeling a lot like...

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Thank You, Judy Rice

Judy Rice has been a fount of enthusiasm for Desert Fiber Arts and its members. She has led with kindness and firmness. If there w as work to be done she made it clear what part she was responsible for an d where others needed to step in and help. She led by example....

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