Co-president Mary Brown began the January 8 meeting by reminding everyone of the new policy for name badges. Members are to take them home and be responsible for bringing them to meetings and workshops. You can pick up your name badge at the February 5 meeting.
The guest speaker was Brandy Velten, an indie dyer from Los Angeles. Brandy described how she first tried yarn dyeing as a break from writing her doctoral thesis (on hummingbird physiology). Her experiments with dye eventually led to her company, Long Dog Yarn. Brandy described her dyeing process and showed photos that have inspired her yarn colors.
Business Meeting Highlights
The slate of Guild officers nominated for 2019-2020 was elected by voice vote. The new officers have begun their duties.
Mary announced the Guild’s profit from the opportunity drawing at the Holiday Luncheon: over $3700! This will help fund guest speakers this year. Thanks to everyone who participated.
Laura Brubaker encouraged members to sign up for Suzanne Nielsen’s workshops February 6 and 7. Eileen Adler announced a Bust Buddies work session to be held at the Solana Beach library February 12 from 12:30 to 2:30 pm.
Carol Myers presented the Show and Share fashion show. See photos here.
The meeting ended with a trunk show of Brandy Velten’s beautiful yarns.
-Tina Rounsavell, New President