Carmel Crafts Guild Worldwide and Community Focus
Nanyuki Weavers in Africa
We are pleased to
coordinate a fundraising effort with Ann's Webb Spinners to raise money for the Nanyuki Weavers who reside in Africa. The
Nanyuki's weaving and spinning help to provide their families with financial support. Every year during the Monterey County
Fair we enter into a fiber community effort called the "Sheep to Shawl" event. The finished item is auctioned
off to the highest bidder and all funds are forwarded to our fellow weavers in Africa.
California State University Monterey Bay
Crafts Guild are the proud participants of a weaving, dyeing and spinning demonstration on the campus of CSUMB. Our college
students are encouraged to try their hand at the various fiber activities. The students are training to be future teachers
and will use their skills in the classroom with their students. We hope that this wonderful opportunity captures the
imagination of the students and provides a link to future generations to keep our craft alive.
Monterey Public Library
Public Library has generously provided Carmel Crafts Guild with a room to facilitate our General Meetings once a month. CCG
has been delighted to provide the library with a beautiful display in their Main Entrance for the month of October, 2015.
We also have put on a weaving demonstration for the elementary age children that was lots of fun. We created paper
plate handwoven pumpkin faces and scary spiderwebs complete with spiders for their Halloween program. The children were
taught how weaving yarn interlocks the threads and provides a strong foundation for whatever they can dream of. There
were future weavers in the group. We also put on a spinning demonstration in the Main Area of the library providing
library patrons the opportunity to see how fiber is spun into yarn.
Monterey County Fair
year the Carmel Crafts Guild has been providing the Fair with a large gallery of hand woven, hand spun, hand dyed items created
by our members. Our hope has been to provide an Outreach to the Fair goers to promote weaving, spinning and all the
fiber arts to those within the community. The guild space provides weaving looms for the public to weave on, displays
of beautifully woven rugs, scarves, towels, clothing and handspun yarns. There are books to read, dvds to watch, tables
for weaving activities for the young and old. Kids Day is always fun. Loads of kids from all the surrounding schools
come in and hear stories about the history of weaving, where yarns come from and why we love to create beautiful cloth.