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Join us on January 19th at 12:30pm in the Community Room of the Monterey Public Library for our monthly supply of fiber and fellowship. This month our focus is on finishing your beautiful woven projects. We will watch a video by Laura Fry titled “Wet Finishing for Weavers”. Wet-finishing is the process that turns weaving into cloth. Handwoven threads need water and motion to open them up, flatten them out, move them into place, or shrink them into the fabric that you intend them to be. After the video we will talk about additional ways to finish your woven projects; fringe treatments, pressing, drying methods and more. Bring your own techniques, books, and finishing methods to share.  We'll see you there!


February 16th

Thrums, thrums and more thrums.  Thrums are loom waste.  They are strands of beautiful left over warp bits that are left on the loom after your project is completed. Come to our February meeting, Friday the 16th and Leelyn will instruct us on how to use those lovely leftovers.  We'll make tassels. Tassels can be attached to zippers, small scissors, a bookmark and little gifts.  In addition, we will be in training for our tassel marathon.  Convergence Goody bags will include our Carmel Crafts Guild tassels.  It will be terrific to have our guild represented at Convergence in Reno in July in the Goody bags that each participant will receive upon registration.  

There will also be a completion of the "Wet Finishing for Weavers" meeting from January.  Susan and friends will discuss how to finish weaving that will become pieces of clothing plus the all important fringe twisters for scarves, shawls, wraps, etc.  Everyone is welcome and we always love new faces.  Please join us at the libary Community Room.


March 16th

There is so much going on at our guild meeting this month.  The mini workshop opportunity will be given by Judy and she'll teach us how to make shawl pins for our wonderful handwoven and knitted scarves and shawls.  We'll also be discussing our Holiday Gift Exchange ideas and voting on our Logo.  Did you make tassels for Convergence, bring them to add to our collection.  Take time out of your day to join us.  We always have fun!


April 20th - Lecture on Tablet Weaving April 21st - Tablet Weaving Workshop and

April 28th Repeat Workshop on Tablet Weaving

Our April Guild meeting will be a lecture by Joan Near on tablet weaving.  In addition, we will have two workshops in beginning tablet weaving with Joan.  She is very knowledgeable on the topic of tablet weaving and a clear, concise and interesting teacher. On Saturday the 21st, Joan will teach the first class of 8 beginners and one or two intermediate tablet weavers and the 2nd class will repeat the first class for those who could not participate on the 21st. The overwhelming sign up for the first class necessitated the additional class.  If you are interested in either class please contact Dawn, our workshop coordinator.  You can find her email address on the Members Only page.  If you are not a member of Carmel Crafts Guild please contact President, Judy Earp, 831-521-9304.  This is going to be a great lecture and class so don't delay if you'd like to join us.  Slots for the class are going quickly.


May 18th - Kumihimo, a Japanese form of braid-making

Kumihimo, an interlacement of cords and ribbons, will be explored with our CCG member and presenter, Michael Hattori.  Michael has studied kumihimo for many years including a period in Japan learning from the masters.  We are so honored to have this opportunity to explore this beautiful braiding technique with Michael and hope you will make every effort to attend the meeting this Friday.  As ususal, we will have a brief business meeting and Show and Tell.  So bring your latest fiber creations to share.  We'll see you at the Monterey Public Library, Community Room from 12:30 to 3:00.  Light snacks will be provided.


June 15th and 16th - Dye Days are Here

Every year during the summer we participate in Dye Days.  It comes in two parts.  Our General Meeting on the 15th will feature our favorite dyer Susan E. and techniques that will be easy, requiring no heat and will successfully dye your non protein yarns.  On Saturday, June 16th, we'll travel to Robin's house in the Valley to dye our favorite cotton, silk and linen skeins, etc. in dye baths and squirt bottles that we'll share.  Plus, we will have lunch together while the magic happens in the pots.  So, bring your material for dyeing, a lunch, your hats and sunscreen and we'll have a great day together.  Robin has already sent you an extensive list of items to bring and requests that we RSVP her.  All information is in the newsletter this month and has been sent to the members via email.  We will see you there!


July 20th - Convergence Review

Convergence has come and gone.  We will share our experiences with our fellow guild members.  There will be short reviews of the many class choices and what we learned.  Convergence is a national convening of  weavers who participate in HGA (Handweavers Guild of America).  Top weavers from around the country and world come together to participate in Fashion Shows and Exhibits. Plus, the classes in various fiber topics are top notch.  You won't want to miss this review because it will get your creative juices flowing.      


Important Date Change:  Meeting on Aug. 24th 12:30 - 3:00.

The General Guild meeting which normally meets on Aug. 17th has been changed to Aug. 24th and will be held at the Monterey County Fairgrounds Weaving Show.

August 30th -  Sept. 3rd

"Shake Your Tail Feathers" Come to the Monterey County Fair.  We always have a wonderful time together.  It's all about fiber and fabric at the Carmel Crafts Guild Monterey County Fair Exhibition.  Look for us at the Weaving Show.


September meeting

Potluck time.


October 19th at St. Mary's Church, Pacific Grove, Ca.

Our venue has changed this month.  We are meeting at St. Mary's Church, Pacific Grove in the upstairs meeting room for this month only.  Time:  12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  We have CNCH representatives who will provide information for both 2019 and 2020.  Also, Ann's Challenge to our Spinners will be shared, elections for Nov. will be discussed and the Holiday Party will be announced. Don't miss this very informative General Guild meeting.


November 16th, 17th and 18th - John Mullarkey and Tablet/Band Weaving Presentation on Friday, and Pin loom/Band Weaving Workshops on Thurs., Sat. and Sun.

Election for President:  Nov. 16th General Meeting and Cyber meeting from Nov. 1 - 16th.  Vote and make your choice for CCG President, 2019 

John will be here to present and teach band weaving techniques for the intermediate bandweavers at CCG.  He also will be sharing his expertise on the pin loom, a tiny, little loom with big potential.  There are still a couple of spots left in the Band Weaving workshop.  If you are interested, email Dawn at

Our General Guild meeting will include a presentation on Band Weaving by John, so you will not want to miss this.  If you are new to the CCG community we invite you to the event on the 16th at the Monterey Public Library, Community Room.  Bring a friend!


Holiday Celebration December 15th


December 15th, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Laurie's house.  We always have the best potlucks and so bring a dish to share, surprise us with your culinary expertise......or run to the store for a quick purchase........but come, we'd love to see you!  





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