HFG volunteers at Marshall Gold State Park for Living History Day May 2021.
December 2020 Projects
Summer projects shown below
Activities will resume when it is safe to do so
Some of our activities include:
El Dorado County Fair check their website for entry info
- Sheep to Shawl
- Spinning demonstrations
- Handcraft exhibits
Interest Groups meet monthly
Spinning Group meets the first Monday of each month at 6PM at the Placerville Senior Center, 937 Spring Street.
Knitting and Crochet group meets the second Monday of each month at 6 PM at the Placerville Senior Center.
Weaving group meets in members homes at times to be announced
Basketry group meets in members homes as announced
Hangouts are held at members homes and farms and often include a special event such as shearing.
Other activities as announced.
Corona Virus Isolation Projects slideshow Summer 2020
Fun Pictures Wanted
Our newsletter is a little thin these days since we cannot do all our nor-mal activities, hobbies, meetings, classes, and fun conversa-tions. However, we can share what we are doing or what we have al-ready done.
Please send pictures of your holiday activities to Agnes Forshey, Guild photographer, (email@example.com), and she will put together one or more collages for the newsletter. If Agnes receives lots and lots of photos, they will be included in two newsletters.
Here are some ideas of photos to send to Agnes: holiday decorations, holiday gifts, holiday cookies and desserts, pictures of children and/or pets all dressed up for the holidays, holiday travel pictures, and anything else you can think of that has the holiday theme.
Holidays include Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Hanukkah, Kawanzaa, and any others you can think of. The pictures don't need to be current, but they must be fun!
Note from the treasurer: Dues are due Oct. 1. Several of you have already paid. You can pay your dues online or by mail. For mail you can write the check to HFG or Hangtown Fibers Guild and either mail it to me or to the guild mailbox. If you mail it to me it gets in the bank sooner since I'm not getting up to Placer-ville that often with Covid.-19 Mail to Jan Marks, 11447 Forty Niner Circle, Gold River, CA 95670-7850. The guild mailbox is P.O. Box 2459, Placerville, CA 95667.
Online go to hangtownfibersguild.com and then go to the more and then pay fees with the password fiberfun-since81. There is an additional $1.50 for this option because we are paying double fees to have this ser-vice. Dues are $25.
Dear fiber friends and sequestered soul mates,
Who knew? Who would have thought we’d be doing what we’re not? I think we’re all dealing with this plague in our own way and the safest way possible. My plan has been, since the 10th, if you are a still-running-around-out-and-about-person (without the N95 mask and gloves) you’re not doing it here behind my barricade. Period.
Public spaces that I know are closed are the Placerville Senior Center and Lofty Lou’s Yarn Shop. I’m sure you know of others in your areas. Thank the wool gods for our smart phones, televisions, and computers. Almost all business and public entities have a website and/or use Facebook. That way we can check out things before snagging a family member to pick up something on the way home from their essential jobs.
Speaking of the Internet, I’ve discovered streaming on my phone. Many other stay at home folks are putting out videos and pictures and classes and virtual tours. As much as I hate the smoke and mirror world of com-puters this is forcing me to adapt. A couple of my favorite spots to visit online are www.needlenthread.com, www.attic24.typepad.com, and the crown jewel – www.ravelry.com. I have other favorites but they deal with cats, food, and quilting (in that order) and are not applicable here.
So, for now, thank you, Pat, for your reminder to share, share, and share some more. Thanks to Agnes for documenting the same. Thanks to Sharon and Leslie who are scrambling big time to keep us all happy in the happier future. For now, we are cancelling or postponing ALL guild public activities and/or meetings with more than one member. We will note in this newsletter who signed up for April but we may not be doing it. We (that means Pat) will update everyone by email and facebook. As soon as we know the time frame for rejoining and celebrating we’ll be all over it. Keep up with your emails, groups, and social media favorites. We’ll be out there. Like I said, who knew? Who would have thought?
Feel free to call any of us and stay in touch however you’re comfortable. Loveyaall, Pam
ROC Day - Return to the Wheel
Hangout at Catherine Lawson's farm, April 2015 Shearing and skirting wool.
Sheep shearing time 2014