About Us

Schedule of Programs


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 - Summer 2014

Our next meeting will be in September

September 28 at 11:00 AM

Our first meeting will be our annual stash sale. Bring items for sale and funds for purchasing fiber, tools, yarns and more! Ten per cent of the sales price goes to our guild to help support programs and meeting room rental.

The meeting will be at the clubhouse in El Cerrito:
715 Lexington Ave, El Cerrito CA 94530.
See the sidebar for a map and detailed directions.

See more about our guild on our Facebook page:

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

Although we do not have a meeting until September, there are many summer fiber activities, including our August retreat to Windrush Farm near Petaluma.

Susan has put together an extensive calendar.
Calendar Summer 2014

Some of the local events include:

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. 

July 11-27: California State Fair http://www.bigfun.org/ has weaving, spinning, fiber and fiber animals competitions and exhibits.

July 11: Spinners Day Out at Meridian Jacobs.  Bring your projects and enjoy the day  707-678-5750.  Robin robin@meridianjacobs.com and www.meridianjacobs.com

July 25-26: Fair Trade Bazaar crafts sale at the de Young Museum, Golden Gate Park http://deyoung.famsf.org/calendar/fair-trade-bazaar-de-young

Aug 2:  Spin Plant Fibers at the SF Botanical Garden summer fair.  to volunteer and spin:  Cookie davecook99@sbcglobal.net or 510-329-9245 (m) and (h) 510-733-6390 Garden information:  http://www.sfbotanicalgardensociety.org/sfbgs_course_template.cfm?s=5484

Aug 6-31: Adela Akers Traced Memorieswoven textiles informed by prehispanic textiles and Mbuti tribes, the Congo.  de Young Museum. http://deyoung.famsf.org/programs/artist-studio

Aug 8-10:  S&F guild retreat to Windrush Farms, Petaluma.  Full moon, camping, potluck food. $80. 2 nights 3 days.  Wendy  415-431-9815, Wendyway@gmail.com

Aug 8-11: American Craft Council show and sale $5 (Friday 5PM) - $30 (3 day pass)  http://shows.craftcouncil.org/2014/65 or 612-206-3100

Aug 16: Fleece Judging for Monterey County Fair by Mark Eidman.  Fairgrounds wool building.  Get the expert’s opinion on fleece before the Labor Day auction.  Bring your quiet project, notebook, lunch.  Chairs provided.  Claudia 831-373-5069 http://www.montereycountyfair.com/pdf/2014/entry/wool.pdf 
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Sept 1: Monterey County Fair Wool Auction.  Gate 4 opens 10AM for fleeces previews.  Auction begins 12:30PM.  Carolina Homespun will have spinning supplies available at the auction. Free fair entry and parking (at the Navy Golf Course) by emailing claudiajo@redshift.com or get a copy of her flyer from spindlesandflyers@gmail.com

For more summer and early fall events, see:
Calendar Summer 2014

Zero to 60! Petal to the Treadle  Our 60th Anniversary Year Celebration begins October 2014, following our traditional September Stash Sale, with programs dedicated to spinning techniques and yarn structures.  Come prepared to spin thru 2015!

Meeting Calendar for 2014-15

Aug 8-10 Retreat to Windrush Farms

Sept 28 Stash Sale

Oct 26 Zero to Sixty, Petal to the Treadle

Nov 23

Dec TBD St. Fleecia Day Holiday Party

Jan 25, 2015

Feb 22

Mar 22

April 26

May 24

June 28

More information is also on our Facebook page.

Typical Guild Meeting Agenda

11:00 am - 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.)

Noon - lunch break and social hour (bring your bag lunch and make a new friend)

1:00 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.