Saturday Group

The Saturday Group is a supplemental meeting time for those who are unable to attend the weekday meet-ups. It was created for those who want to learnt to  spin, weave, or do other fiber crafts, or want to hang out on a Saturday because they are not available during weekdays. Come for the camaraderie of like-minded fiber folk.  We meet the 2nd Saturday of the month. We gather at 9 a.m. for socializing; meeting time is 10 a.m. - 12: 30 p.m. 

You are welcome to take part in the "topic du jour" or work on your own projects. Previous experience is not necessary. Come to learn and try something new. We are an informal group and the discussion topic usually does not take up the entire meeting, unless noted. 

Please note: we are in the process of finding a new meeting place, so see the schedule below for what we have planned and locations for the next few months. Feel free to email us ahead of time if you want more info.


Discussion Topics Schedule

October 13, 2018 - Nalbinding: Come learn about a yarn-craft that predates knitting crocheting. If you want to participate, bring a blunt tipped darning needle and a couple ounces of worsted weight or heavier, non-superwash, wool yarn.
Location: Unitarian Universalist Society of Sacramento, 2425 Sierra Blvd., Room 7/8, Sacramento, CA

November 10, 2018 - Open Topic
Location: Unitarian Universalist Society of Sacramento, 2425 Sierra Blvd., Room 7/8, Sacramento, CA 

November 17, 2018 - Silk Dye Day with Acid Dyes: Come learn how to do simple dyeing and hand painting with acid dyes on silk hankies (mawata). The technique easily transfers to dyeing wool and other animal-based fiber or yarn. Participating in the dyeing requires a $10 materials fee (in advance) that will give you one ounce of silk, all the dye, and other supplies you need. This will likely take up our entire meeting. Bring your own folding chair. We will be dyeing outside. 
Location: Rio Linda, CA (member residence; contact Sara Hood for full address info and/or directions).
Deadline: Sign up by October 15th to get in on the dyeing fun.

December 8, 2018 - Holiday Crafting and Giving: Come show off things that you have made, intending to give as gifts. We will discuss the joys and challenges involved with making/giving handcrafted presents. 
Location: Unitarian Universalist Society of Sacramento, 2425 Sierra Blvd., Room 7/8, Sacramento, CA 

January 12, 2019 - Open House Preparation: Come help get ready for the Sacramento Weavers and Spinners Guild Open House. 
Location: Rio Linda Library, 6724 6th Street, Rio Linda, CA
Start Time: 10 a.m. firm 

February 9 & 10, 2019 - Open House: Come see what the Sacramento Weavers and Spinners Guild has been up to this year. We are participating in the parent group's Open House instead of holding our regular second Saturday of the month meeting. This is a free event for the public and Guild members alike. 
Location: Shepard Garden & Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento, CA 
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

March 9, 2019 - Open Topic

April 13, 2019 - Support Spindling: Come learn more about Support Spindling. Have trouble getting your spindle to start spinning and keeping it going without falling to the ground? This technique may be right for you. 
Location: To be announced.

May 11, 2019 - Introduction to Towel Weaving: Come learn how to weave towels on a rigid heddle loom. Stay tuned for materials needed. 
Location: To be announced. 

June 8, 2019 - Needle Felting: Come learn how to needle felt. This fiber art is loved by people who feel they lack the coordination or math skills for weaving, knitting, or crocheting. 
Location: To be announced. 

July 2019 and Beyond - Stay tuned. More fun topics to come. Topics subject to change. Come share the company and knowledge of your own favorite fiber craft. We are looking for people who want to spread the joy of creating. Email us and we will work you into the Saturday Group schedule. 

Unitarian Universalist Society of Sacramento
2425 Sierra Blvd. Sacramento CA 95825

2425 Sierra Blvd