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S&F turned 50 in 2005


Directions to Fairmont Clubhouse

715 Lexington Ave,
El Cerrito:

From El Cerrito Plaza BART Station, walk north along the BART greenway path or Liberty Street. There is a small playground at Liberty and Eureka. Turn left at the turtle, go one block, and turn right on Lexington.






Spindles & Flyers Spinning Guild

Meeting October 26, 11:00 AM
Methods of washing fleece

Fairmont Clubhouse
715 Lexington Ave, El Cerrito

See the sidebar for a map to the clubhouse and detailed directions.
New spinners and non-members are welcome. 

Zero to 60! Petal to the Treadle

Spindles & Flyers Guild celebrates our 60th anniversary in 2015 and kicks off with a "Zero to 60" back-to-basics series of programs. We start at Zero: October's program devoted to cleaning wool and November's progam on how fiber preps could affect your yarns. Both these topics help prepare you for our series of "how to spin the yarn you want" programs in 2015. Stay tuned for additional details about 2015 programs.

Wool Washing – What Do You Do?

We will survey various methods of washing fleeces in a lecture / samples / show and tell format with no actual washing. Methods explored will be:

• suint fermentation,

• washing individual locks

• machine washing

• "de-stinking"

• washing services and wool processors

Come tell of your experiences with any wool washing services and when you wash fleece, which soap or cleaning agent you use. Bring small samples, please!

See more about our guild on our Facebook page:


  • Examples of your favorite wool soap or cleaning agent, and washed fleece
  • Samples from your dirtiest fleece
  • Lunch
  • Mug for coffee or tea
  • Dues: $30 check payable Spindles & Flyers with Members information / address sheet

More information is also on our Facebook page.

Guild Meeting Calendar for 2014-15
See details on the Schedule of Programs Page: programs

  • Sept 28     Stash Sale
  • Oct 26      Zero to Sixty, Treadle to the Metal our 60th Anniversary Celebration begins.

Get ready to spin into 2015!

  • Nov 23 - Methods of preparing fiber    
  • Dec 14 -  St. Fleecia Day Holiday Party, Berkeley
  • Jan 25 - Short Draw Spinning      
  • Feb 22 - Long Draw Spining 
  • Mar 22 - Spinning Singles
  • April 19 - Plying 
  • May 16-17 Makers Faire spinning demo
  • May 24 - Spinning to Specification    
  • June 28     Sit Some, Spin Some Snack Some, Yak Some annual guild picnic and spin in



CNCH Workshops for the Conference in Asilomar in 2015 have been announced:

Through January 4: Lines on the Horizon Native American textiles and pottery from the Weisel collection.  de Young Museum, 415-750-3600. Regularly scheduled lectures and gallery tours  docent@famsf.org or 415-750-3638. 

Typical Guild Meeting Agenda

11:00 am - 12:00
Guild Business Meeting
(more fun than business -- where all the awesome announcements and events around town are listed, new members introduced, show-and-tell, discussion about issues, etc.)

Lunch break, now combined with our business meeting so that programs can start at noon.

12:00 pm - Program (either a guest lecture or group activity)

2:00 or 3:00 pm - program ends


We start a new program year each September with the annual paying of dues.  Dues are now $30 per year for one person or $45 for households or family groups.  Please complete the membership form with full name, street, city, ZIP, home phone, cell phone, email, and family member if paying $45 family rate.  Request USPS mailing address from our guild treasurer

Yearly dues are discounted 50% for new members joining in February to May. Any dues paid in the summer are counted as the new program year.