Conference of Northern California Handweavers
I am just home from the west and another great event. Flying out I had a window seat and mostly clear skies… so beautiful.
Penny picked me up at the airport in Oakland and we drove down the coast to Pacific Grove and
the Asilomar Conference Grounds. What a beautiful place for the CNCH 2017 conference –
Sapphire Sea, Golden Threads.
The coast was cold, we were mostly bundled up, but Asilomar is set in the dunes right on the ocean, so whether you were walking to class or to lunch, you got a glimpse of the ocean. Breathtaking!
This fiber conference provided a wide variety of classes – spinning, weaving, dying, kumihimo, color theory, basket weaving. It was so much fun to see what people were learning! I wish I could have gotten pictures of all the classes, but we were spread out all over campus, so you will have to be satisfied with pictures from my workshop.
I taught a chase twill workshop. First we worked on the Leather and Lace Tote.
There was lots to learn and everyone worked hard. And we laughed a lot 🙂
I got in several walks – the dunes
We also wove Voltage – chase weave in two colors –
the Fibonacci twill in two colors!
It was wonderful to work with the same group for three days, we learned so much together! It was a wonderful event. You can learn more about the Conference of Northern California Handweavers at www.cnch.org.
Before I go a few last pictures – two different days, two different views of the ocean.
The ever changing Pacific Ocean.
And a selfie – yes I really was there 🙂
I want to thank you for reading my blog. I have been posting almost every week for almost two years – time for a break – let’s call it a vacation. 🙂 I will be back to blog about my June events (three events, three states!) and then in July, my travel schedule slows and I hope to finish up some tutorials and interviews and weave to my heart’s content.
While I am gone – weave something beautiful!
thanks for reading the Basket Teacher
I finished my Voltage basket! …then I took it to work and showed it off.
This CNCH class was just the right mix of instruction, inspiration, frustration (reeds akimbo!), failure (broken spoke!), fixes, and advice on when to be precise and where creativity can come to play. I learned so much. Reed can be too wet, or too dry. Every intersection matters, so shape as if it is final, because it is. Square bottoms matter. And so much more.
Thank you for a great weekend, Annetta.
Thank you Barbie – We did have a great weekend. 🙂
And thank you for being my workshop angel! I enjoyed YOU!
At Asilomar you said you treat some of your finished baskets with Danish oil. I gather it is not just the spray. How do you do it? Do you use it straight from the can? Do you apply it with a brush or cloth? Any tips you would suggest?
I enjoyed the class at Asilomar! I just finished a small basket and used your technique for treating frail spokes tenderly. Thank you for the tip!
You can use a spray Danish oil. If you brush it on you may want to thin it down with some mineral spirits.
Glad you could apply the tip to another basket. Enjoyed having you in class at Asilomar
I have now put a 50% Danish Oil and 50% Mineral Spirits mixture on my two Voltage baskets with a piece of terry cloth. They look great, but stink. I recall that happened with the Danish Oil spray, but don’t recall how long the smell lasts. What is your experience with it?
Thank you for your help and I am glad you are feeling well again.
It takes a while. If I use mineral oil and danish oil I usually let them sit out in the garage for a few weeks.