Meeting & Event Calendar

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  1 2 3 4LA Yarn CrawlLA Yarn CrawlThe LA Yarn Crawl is a once-a-year opportunity to spend quality time with fellow yarn-lovers, meet-up with friends, and discover the local yarn shops you’ve always wanted to visit. 5LA Yarn CrawlLA Yarn CrawlThe LA Yarn Crawl is a once-a-year opportunity to spend quality time with fellow yarn-lovers, meet-up with friends, and discover the local yarn shops you’ve always wanted to visit. 6LA Yarn CrawlLA Yarn CrawlThe LA Yarn Crawl is a once-a-year opportunity to spend quality time with fellow yarn-lovers, meet-up with friends, and discover the local yarn shops you’ve always wanted to visit.
7LA Yarn CrawlLA Yarn CrawlThe LA Yarn Crawl is a once-a-year opportunity to spend quality time with fellow yarn-lovers, meet-up with friends, and discover the local yarn shops you’ve always wanted to visit. 8LA Yarn CrawlLA Yarn CrawlThe LA Yarn Crawl is a once-a-year opportunity to spend quality time with fellow yarn-lovers, meet-up with friends, and discover the local yarn shops you’ve always wanted to visit. 9LA Yarn CrawlLA Yarn CrawlThe LA Yarn Crawl is a once-a-year opportunity to spend quality time with fellow yarn-lovers, meet-up with friends, and discover the local yarn shops you’ve always wanted to visit. 10LA Yarn CrawlLA Yarn CrawlThe LA Yarn Crawl is a once-a-year opportunity to spend quality time with fellow yarn-lovers, meet-up with friends, and discover the local yarn shops you’ve always wanted to visit. 11LA Yarn CrawlLA Yarn CrawlThe LA Yarn Crawl is a once-a-year opportunity to spend quality time with fellow yarn-lovers, meet-up with friends, and discover the local yarn shops you’ve always wanted to visit. 12LA Yarn CrawlLA Yarn CrawlThe LA Yarn Crawl is a once-a-year opportunity to spend quality time with fellow yarn-lovers, meet-up with friends, and discover the local yarn shops you’ve always wanted to visit. 13LA Yarn CrawlLA Yarn CrawlThe LA Yarn Crawl is a once-a-year opportunity to spend quality time with fellow yarn-lovers, meet-up with friends, and discover the local yarn shops you’ve always wanted to visit.
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21 22 23 24 25 26Spin Like a Viking – Workshop with Gayle VallanceSpin Like a Viking – Workshop with Gayle VallanceTime: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Vikings produced clothing using fibers available to Northern Europeans from the 9th to 12th centuries.  Fibers will include wool from the Northern European Short-tailed breeds, flax and hemp.   We will study how the fibers were prepared, how the yarns were spun and how they were used in typical Viking garments, sails and household items. Click to register.
St. Andrews Lutheran Church
11555 National Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90064
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27MeetingMeetingTime: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Talk by guest instructor Gayle Vallance: Viking fiber history. St. Andrews Lutheran Church
11555 National Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90064
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Consistency and Twist – Workshop with Gayle VallanceConsistency and Twist – Workshop with Gayle VallanceTime: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Participants will learn to spin singles with more control so that yarns are more consistent in grist and twist.   They will learn how twist can vary with different fibers and different preparations. They will be able to judge an unbalanced yarn to see how it can become balanced, and how much twist should be used in plying and cabling. REGISTRATION CLOSED – CLASS IS FULL St. Andrews Lutheran Church
11555 National Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90064
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28Spinning Longwools – Workshop with Gayle VallanceSpinning Longwools – Workshop with Gayle VallanceTime: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
While the long luster wools are inherently shiny and can produce yarns that have a subtle shimmer, the luster can be lost or minimized during preparation and spinning.  Participants will study the appropriate preparation, spinning, blending and plying techniques that will produce balanced yarns with maximum luster. Click to register.
Urban Workshop
365-A Clinton Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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Spinning Silk – Workshop with Gayle VallanceSpinning Silk – Workshop with Gayle VallanceTime: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Silk is one of the strongest animal fibers, but is easily damaged during dyeing and preparation for spinning.   Participants will study a range of commercial silk preparations. They will use a variety of spinning and blending techniques to learn the best ways to preserve silk’s smooth, silky hand and luminescence, to prevent pilling and to increase resistance to abrasion. Click to register.
Urban Workshop
365-A Clinton Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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Categories
 Guild Meeting
 Workshop
 Demonstration
 Fiber Event
 Guest Vendor

Meetings:

Monthly guild meetings are held from 9am to 2pm on the 4th Saturday of each month except December. We meet at:

St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church
11555 National Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90064

Meetings include a short informational program, study groups focused on spinning techniques, information on members’ projects, and informal spinning. We occasionally have guest vendors attend.

Workshops:

The guild periodically hosts workshops led by members or guest instructors. Guild members receive priority registration for workshops, with remaining open seats available to non-members.

Demonstrations:

As part of our mission to educate the Greater Los Angeles area residents on the art of spinning, we perform spinning demonstrations at public events throughout the year. Our demonstrations consist of members showing spinning on spindles or spinning wheels, and may include hands-on instruction. Many events are free to the public.

Fiber Events:

We are fortunate to have many fiber arts events in the Greater Los Angeles area throughout the year. GLASG often has a booth or demonstration onsite at these events, and if not, many of our members are in attendance.