Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on July 15, 1974 · Page 4
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4~Uklah Dally Journal, Uklah, Calif. Monday, July 15, 1974 APPEARING THIS WEEK — The WestWind Ensemble will appear in a chamber music presentation Thursday at the Stepping Stone in Willits; Friday at Weibel Winery in Calpella; and Saturday at the Sundown Cafe in Boonville. The instrumentalists are Bonnie Williams, left, flutist; Wayne Ellerman, clarinetist and Beverly McChesney, bassoonist. The presentations will begin at 8:30p.m. in Willits and Ukiah and at 7:30 p.m. in Boonville. There will be a donation of $1.25 requested. The Louis Lichts Engagement receive pottery set announced at barbecue By DIANE MORRIS A year ago, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Licht of Pacific Palisades were present when Sasha Makovkin, a potter who teaches at the Mendocino Art Center on the coast, delivered a 110-piece set of dinnerware which he had been commissioned to create. They decided that they wanted "something equally beautiful for some very dear friends." The set they had seen was an elaborately painted one, but after discussing the matter with the potter and after Makovkin had had an opportunity to meet and talk with the people for, whom it was intended, they decided upon a very stark and simple set with a glaze similar to the Japanese temmoku, a brown-to-black glaze prized by collectors. Mr. and Mrs. Licht are both potters themselves by avocation: he is an attorney in Los Angeles; she is a pre-school teacher. The lucky recipients of the 103-piece set the Lichts commissioned Makovkin to create are Mr. and Mrs. Carl Albert of Brentwood, West Los Angeles. Makovkin works like an architect, using clay as his building material. He tries to "design each set to fit the lifestyle of the people for whom it is crafted-" For this reason, he takes what he calls "a pre- industrial interest" in his clients, trying to learn as much about them and their needs as is possible. In the past he has only accepted One commission of this stature, with delivery promised ' twelve months later. In the future, he has promised to. accept two such commissions a year. He can be contacted through the Bay Window Gallery at Mendocino. •ROSE'FEVER A rose by any other name would be just as sweet. So, too, "rose" fever — not sweety though; itchy — an allergic • reaction that occurs from about the middle of May to the end of July. "Rose" fever is actually misnamed, according to Howard~G. Rapaport, MD, and Shirley M. Linde, authors of "The Complete Allergy Guide. "Rose" fever is "the result of the release of pollen grains of grasses, orchard grass, June grass, red top, timothy, and rye." Mr. and Mrs. Edward B. Pallini of Vinewood Corrals, 3070 W. Lake Mendocino Drive, announced tne engagement of their daughter, Michele Arline, to John James Young, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Young of Ukiah, at a family barbecue July 4. MICHELE PALLINI The betrothed are both graduates of Ukiah high school: Michele with the Class of '74, and John with the Class of '73. He played football in school and is presently employed by Pallini and Son. Michele was a member of the high school Commercial Club. The pair have planned a garden wedding July 28 at the home of the bride-elect's grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Louis Moore, 753 N. Oak Street. Zellerbach showing Renfro work Presently on exhibit at the Crown-Zellerbach Show in San Francisco is one of the first large tapestries done by Mabel RenfrO, 404 Clara Avenue, who is rapidly becoming known throughout the world of art for her needlework interpretations. "Spring Garden" won her three blue ribbons locally in 1971 and was accepted, recently for showing at the Zellerbach Show from July 1 to 19. Only work of Artist Equity members is accepted for the Zellerbach Show, but all mediums of art are shown. This is Mrs. Renfro's first intrusion into San Francisco's art world. The nimble fingers of Ukiah's tapestry designer are presently preparing selections for California's state fair. She has combined her 12 signs of the Zodiac, displayed during the past year at the Redwood Empire Loan Company, into a single tapestry 66 inches wide and two yards high. The symbols surround a center design against a yellow background, Also to, be entered in the state fair will be her tapestry picturing long horn steers. COMMISSIONED SET — Mr. and Mrs. Louis Licht of Pacific Palisades, standing at the right of Sasha Makovkin, smile broadly over the pottery set they had commissioned Makovkin to make for friends in West Los Angeles. The set was displayed last week at an open house at the Bay Window Gallery in Mendocino, before die Lichts had it packed for delivery. INTERESTED IN A REAL TRAVEL BARGAIN? See a professional travel agent at... 493 No. State Street or Call: 462-8656 We personalize your travel arrangements to suit your specific needs. Your travel arrangements COST NO MORE when purchased through REDWOOD TRAVEL AGENCY. Open Thurs. til 9 PM, Sundays 10 AM to 4 PM Closed Saturdays Ample Free Parking in. Rear HEWS abort MENDOCINO COUNTY OMEN F** Woodwifj Can't afford to buy — then make your own By FAE WOODWARD If you can't afford to buy one, make one yourself! I believe the more familiar phrase is "Necessity is the mother of invention." Whatever the phrase, when a shortage of funds proves a stumbling block to many of us, to others it only ignites the filaments of the brain to seek a solution. So it was with Harriet and John Malson of Redwood Valley. The Malsons, who have a few sheep, became interested in the spinning and weaving classes presented by the Ukiah Adult school, and Harriet enrolled. The cost of the class was not too high: $3 for registration and $2 for the chemical mordants used in dyeing. Of Course, to spin one must have a spinner. The small hand spinners are not expensive, but making your own was even less costly; and so John made two for Harriet. One has a larger, whorl for finer yarn. He also made two different length shafts and made shafts and whorls interchangeable. Then there was a niddy noddy for stretching and measuring the yarn. John made Harriets. The cost of the flick used to clean the wool was about $2 and there was another $11.30 for wool cards —there are two, a left hand and right hand card. Harriet sold wool from her sheep to classmembers and made her expenses. It was exciting learning to prepare the wool,.spin it, and dye it with natural dyes. But, spinning by hand takes many many hours. Every serious . spinner needs a spinning wheel. Dates to keep July 16 — Low cost meals for senior citizens, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Greater Ukiah Senior Center, 601 N. State Street; textile painting class, 1:30 to 3 p.m. July 18 — Mendocino County Kennel Club, 8 p.m., Borges home, 417 McPeak Street. Call 462-4421. and even the least expensive of these cost over $100. Sharon Marchbein, instructor of the adult school class, described the different models used through the ages. The history of the spinning wheel was discussed, just as the history of the carding of wool and hand spinning had been during the course of the lessons. Harriet and John did some research on their own. They looked up plans for various models. None, somehow, were really satisfactory. With the modified castle style in mind, Harriet began sketching different ideas and finally came up with a design of her own. R is similar to the commercially constructed in theory. She says: "I used their principle, but my own design." Harriet's wheel is about 28 inches high and is constructed of three-quarter and three- eighth inch plywood with brass fittings- from old style table lamps and bearings from an old vacuum cleaner. The entire cost of her spinning wheel was $16. Harriet's spinning wheel, a labor of love, has a heart shaped treadle with design cut out, and the wheel has heart shapes cut through. They are arranged between a modified triangle in a gothic design and an upright, finished at the top in a fluer-de- lis through which the bobbin and flywheel fit. At a recent demonstration on preparing and spinning wool which Harriet gave for the Relief Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she was asked why she didn't make her spinning wheel commercially. Harriet explained that she and her husband had to spend many hours of labor to complete the' wheel, which would make the cost exorbitant. She said she rounded and smoothed the edges of each plywood section of her spinning wheel with a hand file. One of the parts used in the spinning wheel is no longer available. It is an electrical fitting, which ho longer is manufactured. To preserve the wood and give it a finish, Harriet worked it with linseed oil, followed by a liquid floor wax. PREPARES WOOL — The roll of wool Harriet Malson holds here is called a rollag. It is at the rollag stage that the spinner can begin to spin her yarn. Ron-Do-Vo* UKIAH MONDAY SPECIAL Baked Short Ribs and Combination Cold < v &K HanVand, Cheese * | 99 Don't Look Your Age Wash Away the Gray! We at the Ukiah Beauty College now have the newest film strip teaching aid from Clairol. They'll show you the newest methods used to wash away the gray, to give lustrous gleaming hair. Our Semi-Permanent Hair Coloring. $C00 • ONLY W No Peroxide — Includes shampoo set STUDENT WORK ONLY NEXT CLASS STARTS JULY 23rd. Ukiah Beauty College 810 N. State St. 462-8831 "We Will CurKJp and Dye For You" DYED WOOL — Sandy Floyd and Beverly Madenford examine samples of wool dyed with natural dyes as Harriet Malson explains the changes in the same dye with different mordants, during a demonstration Harriet gave for the Relief Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. —Journal photos by Fae Favorite recipe CRANSHIRE SAUCE FOR HAMBURGERS 1 lb: can jellied cranberry sauce Vfe tsp. seasoned salt 5 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce , 1 tsp. instant minced onion Dash red pepper Beat jellied cranberry sauce until smooth and velvety. Stir in remaining ingredients. Keep chilled until ready . to serve. Then serve hot or cold with hamburgers., Makes about l pint. MAKE CARPET ^ CLEANING EASIER HARRIET'S WHEEL — Harriet Malson demonstrates spinning wool on the 28 inch high spinning wheel she designed and she and her husband, John, made at a cost of $16. BARBECUE BARGAIN Beefeater's barbecue bargain is flavorful, boneless chuck steak. For a tasty version select a steak at least 1-inch thick, then brush with vegetable oil and pat crumbled rosemary leaves onto both sides. Sprinkle with tenderizer before grilling and cook only to rare or medium rare for maximum tenderness. Allow Vfe pound steak per person. Out door appetites for beef are hearty. YOU COULD BE PLAYING THE ORGAN NOWI ORGANS PIANOS NEW—USED—TRADE INS .VILLAGE MUSIC E. CHURCH ST.—UKIAH' Open Dally,Thuri. A Frl. to * HEAR Marian pl«y the ORGAN THURS. PM at Fiordll I The New Host Ehctric Up- Brush and Host Dry- cleaning compound will do it. The machine is designed to take the hard work out of carpet, cleaning and make it fun. It brushes pile upward removing matting, spots, and dirt. Host cleans all fibers - wool, cotton, nylon, acrylic, rayon, etc. For complete information or for help in emergencies. Phone: CHAMBERLAIN FLOOR COVERING 868 N. State St. 462-6807 SHOES 125 NO. STATE OPEN THURSDAY TILL 9:00 NOW 72 PRICE

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