Retzlaff Winery "Fleeces, Food, and Fun!"

This is an annual event at the Retzlaff Winery in Livermore. Bring your spinning wheel, spindle, knitting or crochet and a pot-luck dish to share for lunch. (You can bring your own food if you don't want to participate in the potluck.) Their entry fee is $5.00. It's like a giant picnic with fiber and wine from 10-4.

Bring a chair or blanket to sit on. You'll be sitting on lawn. Don't forget sunscreen, hat and money for wine or the vendor booths in addition to the $5 entry fee. Check the weather for what to wear. It can be quite hot. Last year was a bit windy, so layers were needed. I went last year, so let me know if you have any questions.

Those that want to carpool can meet in front of Coffee Society in the Pruneyard and carpool from there. The parking garage does not have a time limit for parking. I would like to get to Retzlaff close to when the event starts at 10 so I'm planning on leaving from the Coffee Society by 9:15. If there are several people that want to leave later, I'm sure we can coordinate a second departure time. When you RSVP, note in the comments if you want to carpool - driver or passenger, and when you want to leave so we can try to coordinate carpooling.

Here's the official description from the Retzlaff Winery website:

Fleeces Food and Fun.  Spinning with the Treadles to Threads Guild. 10-4.  Bring your spinning wheel and a pot-luck dish to share for lunch.  Don’t spin yet?  Join the “Try it Out Circle” for those who would like to learn.  We love knitters!  Get your first pick of prize-winning fleeces before the “Black Sheep Gathering”.  Entry fee $5.00.  Prize drawing at 2:00. (I purchased my first spindle there last year and fell down the rabbit hole of spinning, but the rest of our group survived unscathed.)

Please join us!

 

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  • Buffy J.

    Had fun AND got caught up in spinning.

    May 25, 2013

  • Rachael

    OMG! I totally forgot about this meetup! D: I'm so sorry, Krista. Sigh.

    May 25, 2013

    • Buffy J.

      OK.

      May 25, 2013

    • Rachael

      Thank you very much for the offer though, Buffy! :D

      May 25, 2013

  • Krista

    Wasn't sure if you wanted to carpool Rachael. Waited until 9:15.

    May 25, 2013

  • Buffy J.

    I went last year also, and it was a lot of fun! Warning though - this event caused Krista to start spinning, so it can be quite dangerous!! :)

    March 23, 2013

    • Buffy J.

      Diana, there were lots of kids last year, from babies to teens (although more babies/little kids than teens, I think).

      March 23, 2013

    • Buffy J.

      Also, kids under a certain age were free, but I can't remember what age that was. Sorry. :(

      March 23, 2013

  • Buffy J.

    I'm not going to commit to carpooling, because I don't know if I'll be home or at my parents'.

    March 23, 2013

  • Natasha

    Aw, I wish I wasn't in Tahoe that weekend! This sounds like so much fun!

    March 23, 2013

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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