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Featured Textiles – Sheep-to-Shawl Benefit

In response to the mass shooting in Half Moon Bay, involving some of the area’s farmworkers, one of our members – Kitty Thorsen – offered to donate a shawl produced by one of the Guild’s sheep-to-shawl teams, to the farmworkers. After consulting the board, we decided that auctioning off the shawl and donating the proceeds to ALAS, a non-profit working with the local farmworkers, would be a better idea.

So . . . we held an auction on January 28th by email. Member Barbara O’Connor had the high bid and won the shawl. We are still waiting for funds to come in to know what the auction netted. Regardless, Black Sheep members are pleased that we could contribute in a small way toward bettering conditions for the local farmworkers.



Overshot pillow by Jodi Paley

Overshot pillow

Overshot pillow by Jodi Paley

This pillow, by Jodi Paley, is part of the Black Sheep Handweavers Guild Friendship Coverlet project. For more about the project, please visit the Friendship Coverlet page – the link is in the right-hand menu, under “Other Cool Stuff”.

Cookie's scarf

Cookie’s scarf

Cookie’s scarf, which won the contest for the Black Sheep logo, and is the “filler” for the sheep on the Black Sheep Handweavers Guild publicity cards! Congratulations to Cookie on winning the contest.