Long-time Member Stacy Mann Presents to the Guild – in person!
“The history of spinning yarn predates written history. Yikes, that is a long time. Clearly, we won’t have time to discuss in depth the details of this foundational craft, but I will want to impart to you the breadth of history that we build our skill on today.
“So much has transpired in human history, and the making of yarn or rope was integral to the development of humans and culture, politics and power. With a cursory nod and a few words about the timeline and influence, I will move on to the current state of the craft and the way I see it being made and used today.
I will share with you example of the fibers, classic and novel, and the tools, also classic and novel, that are available to crafts enthusiasts today.”
An old photo of Stacy with an Indian woman in a
small village, spinning cotton on a Charka spinning wheel.
Stacy bought some of her cotton yarn.
Read about Stacy and her planned workshop here.
Show and Share – bring your items for our first in-person Show and Share in over two years! Show and Share forms can be found here. Download the form, print it, complete it and bring it with you! Printed forms will also be available at the meeting.
And don’t forget – wear your name tags!
Please note: this is our first meeting at the Encinitas Community Center in Banquet Room B, at the far left side of the parking lot. Doors will open at noon, and the meeting will start promptly at 12:30. We have a set time slot and must clear the room on time for other scheduled afternoon programs. Additionally, per ECC rules “Punch, grape drinks or other red or purple beverages are prohibited” in the meeting room. The ECC requires the wearing of masks for unvaccinated guests and recommends masks for vaccinated guests. Thank you for your cooperation.