Hand spinning will be featured at the biennial Conference of Northern California Handweavers, May 19, 20, 2012 at The Oakland Convention Center, Oakland, California! Day Registrant information is at :www.cnch.org/conferences/2012-oakland/day-visits/
A spinning corral will be a part of The Market Place at the conference. Come and try out the wheels and spindles that will be
there for practice, from the traditional to the contemporary. You may
have a new wheel in your future and this will be the place to get
started looking. One is never enough for a true spinner.
We will also have plenty of chairs if you want to bring your own wheel
or spindle and sit, rest and spin for awhile. A great way to meet other
spinners and talk to those interested in learning.
Having problems with your own wheel? Will Taylor, spinning wheel doctor
extraordinaire, will also be there, off and on, throughout Saturday and
Sunday. He will be happy to give you some tips.
Also on view will be the Return to Sender and Return of Return to Sender galleries of hand-spun yarn and the items made from that yarn. This year's fiber is Blue Faced Leicester and Tussah silk (85/15) dyed with natural dyes in
Conference colors by Mary Finley and Roger Salter of Dreamy Goat Design
Studio. Other galleries will include handwoven fashions, yardage, home items, baskets and sculpture and a teacher's gallery.