Summer is just around the corner!

I can’t believe it! Where the time has gone? I just realized it after I got a friendly reminder from a client about our next SAL (Spin Along). So I started right away coming up with colors and working on my graphics. And here it is!

Summer of Love SAL

The SAL will be run at our Ravelry group. There is a designated thread, where we will post our pictures, chat a little bit, post questions, but more important, we will have fun and inspire each other. We will also combine it with the annual Tour de Fleece. This year, the Tour de Fleece starts Saturday June 29th and runs until Sunday July 21st, 2013. Yes, of course, we also have our own official group going (thanks Rachael) and so far we have a few participants already joining in our team! I still have a few spaces for our SAL listed in my Etsy shopif you are interested in join us.

Summer also comes along some with fun fiber related fairs. I will be going to Healdsburg for a small, but nicely put ANNUAL SPINNER’S DAY ON THE FARM event, organized by JoAnn Slissman and sponsored by SONOMA COUNTY FIBERTRAILS.

Spinner's day at Healdsburg

The setting is beautiful and last year the weather was perfect. The fair will be held on Saturday June 8th, 2013 from 10 am to 4 pm. Spinners gather under the canopies of Redwood trees and of course, being in Sonoma County, among beautiful vineyards.

Spinner's day

Spinner's Day

Spinner's Day

The venue might be changed for future events, since the farm has been sold to a new owner, so if you have the time to visit, don’t miss this opportunity and bring your spindle or spinning wheel with you. The address is: WESTSIDE FARMS, 7097 WESTSIDE ROAD, HEALDSBURG, CA. You can google the address for directions. A pot-luck lunch will be shared.  If you feel like, please bring a dish, your own cutlery, plate, and beverages.

Spinner's Day

But it doesn’t end here when it comes to fairs. I will be also going to Yarnival from July 19th to the 21st, organized by Lexy Boeger and held at the Boeger Winery. I’m doble excited, because I also signed up for a workshop with Michelle Snowdon AKA The Wool Dancer. I will post more details about Yarnival as the time gets closer.

Patricia

My last show of the year

Art by the water

Holiday Craft Fair

I wanted to do one more show this year, but I didn’t feel like driving anywhere and get into the frenzy of getting ready for one more craft show (don’t get me wrong, because I like doing craft fairs), but wanted to do something special and what a better way to do it surrounded by my friends who share the same interests when it comes to crafts, food and community. So my last show will be held here at home. If you feel like driving to Bolinas, my doors will be open and I will have a booth set up with my fiber and finished garments. It will be sort of an open studio, except that I will be joined by my friends with their own booths selling their hand made crafts. If you feel hungry, my friend Mirta will be offering her delicious Mexican food, so come and support handmade!

Directions:

If you need directions you please use this link. 

Please feel free to bring your spinning wheel or spindle if you feel like. There is a nice size deck where we can accommodate spinners if the weather permits.

Vendors:

Gina Alexander – Hand spun yarn, baby items

Charmaine Krieger – Hand spun yarn, hand knitted accessories

Erica Hawley – Baby items

Karen Dibblee – Jewelry Artist

Alejandra Bryant – Jewelry

Marlie de Swart – Fiber Arts

Patricia Briceño – Beesybee Fibers and jewelry

Linda Samuels – Beaded Jewelry

Sophie Webb – Prints, books, original paintings

Mirta Guzman- Food and drinks

I hope you can make it, we will be there rain or shine,

Patricia