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January General Meeting

SABLE - Stash Acquisition Beyond Life Expectancy I will not get rid of it.  I keep it.  I don’t knit with it.  I keep it.  It just sits there, year after year after year.  Are you nodding your heads out there?  Do you have a similar situation going on? January18th the...

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DFA Christmas Party White Elephant Gift Exchange

With the Christmas Party fast approaching we are getting lots of questions about what is a White Elephant Gift. Bring any wrapped fiber related gift.  It can be a used or new gift.     Examples of White Elephant fiber gifts Maybe you purchased 3 pounds of fabulous red...

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Other Workshops

WORKSHOPS Seattle Weavers Guild is doing two felting workshops January 27th and 28th which will produce two scarves. One will layer silk, merino wool and silk, the other will use a collage technique with silk and merino Contact workshops@settleweaversguild.com July...

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Annual Christmas Party

 Saturday December 16th from 10:30am to 2:00pm . The Desert Fiber Arts Annual Christmas Party will be in Conference Room A at the Richland Library, 955 Northgate Dr Richland WA This is a Potluck Lunch with DFA will provide chicken, rolls, coffee and tea.  DFA will...

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Annual Sale 2018

Looking for Annual Sales Coordinator for 2018 This person will oversee the other 5 departments that make up the Sales Committee.  They will make sure that everything is running as it should in each department and assist if needed. Each Executive Committee Head is...

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Thanks to Web Volunteers

Many, many thanks to Linda Bittinger, Dorothy Mucha, and Earlene Mokler for all their hard work in getting our website under new hosting. Linda in designing the new site and Dorothy and Earlene with providing her with all the information and photos that she needed....

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Car Drives

FUND RAISING CAR DRIVES..A YEAR IN REVIEW The Mc Curley Fund Raising drives for 2017 started in February but were thwarted due to late snow and wetness in the park. The following 4 drives went off without a hitch, and the year finished with the October event. Thanks...

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Saturday Workshops

The first Saturday workshop was a great success! Sixteen members joined to make needle felted fairy mushrooms. Each one was as individual as its maker. The classes will begin again in January. On tap is tatting, mini basket necklaces, jeweled spiders and more. More...

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News on the Draw Loom

Just had to share the excitement of the day. I guess I just love draw looms.  Attached are the photos.  The loom is working well and Lisa will be the first to weave followed by Julie.  This should get us into mid-December.  I don't know who wants to weave next. Do you...

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Dryer Ball Workshop

Dryer Ball Workshop I have had a request for a quickie dryer ball workshop. Wednesday November 15 from 1-3:00 works for me. The guild has tons of fiber for the main part of the balls. If you have bits of colored wool for the top decoration bring it along. Also, wool...

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Upcoming Spin-Ins and Fiber Events

Winter Fiber Fest at The Dalles 2018 St Paul’s Episcopal Church 1805 Minnesota St  The Dalles Oregon  97058 January 20, 2018  10:00 A.M. TO  3:00 P.M.     $5.00 per person at the Door WHO SHOULD COME:  Spinners, knitters, crocheters, felters All Fiber...

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November General Meeting

The next DFA General Meeting will be November 16 ... from 6:30 – 8:30pm in the STEAMSpace at the Richland Public Library. The topic will be the “New” DFA Webpage how to log on, how to find and reserve the rental equipment and anything else you want to know about the...

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Saturday Mini Class – Needle Felting

Needle Felting Mini Class Saturday mini classes will begin on November 18th at 9:00am at the DFA Guild House with a needle felting class led by Isabella Sylvan. As some of you will remember Isabella did that fabulous talk on antique fiber tools. I know she will have...

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Saturday Mini Class April 2018

Saturday Mini Work Shop for April 2018 (date to be determined) Clifton will help you make a simple vest using your lovely hand woven piece of fabric. This is a class for beginners and any one interested. Hopefully we can and advance to more complicated items in future...

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President’s Words

I want to thank all those who have help make this months sale a success. It has been a trying time for many of us in the Guild because so many of us are at the age where we are taking care of parents, sibling, love ones and mourning the lost of friends and family. All...

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Draw Loom Study Group

Draw Loom Study Group Meeting will be Tuesday, November 8th 1:00-3:00 pm. The plan is to map out who wants to weave what on the beginning 6 yards. Then a review of how we plan to revise the pattern peddles. Yahoo! Getting ready to weave! Marion.

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Mary Jane Lewis, DFA Charter Member

We fondly remember Mary Jane Lewis, DFA charter member, who passed away on October 10th at the age of 94. The following is a biography written in 2009 for our DFA newsletter. Mary Jane Lewis – an accomplished flower artist When Mary Jane Lewis was a little girl, she...

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