CNCH 2015 Collingwood Class Opening

February 24, 2015, Posted by Ann McDonough

Due to cancellations, we have an opening in Jason Collingwood’s 3-End Block Weave.

Please contact our conference registrar at cnch2015registrar to sign up.

No registration is necessary for the wait list. To be wait listed for a class, or for any other registration-related concerns, please email the conference registrar at cnch2015registrar.

Golden Gate Weavers’ Show: March 1 – April 1

February 24, 2015, Posted by Web Manager


Sara Ruddy 2012 Homage to Homage to Vasarely, Wool weft and cotton warp Size 27″ x 33″



Ann Carlson, 2012 “Krokbarg”, a Danish and Swedish design. Wall hanging: Wool weft with Linen warp Size 13″ x 32″

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Patricia Johnson Three Leaves 2012 Hand dyed wool weft, cotton warp size: 14″x17″

Golden Gate Weavers is holding a show!
Faculty Club at the University of California, Berkeley.
The Faculty Club has dining areas and is open Monday -Friday for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. The campus is also very beautiful with a wide variety of architecture.
March 1 – 28, 2015


Get in the Red the Natural Way

February 13, 2015, Posted by Web Manager


Dye Workshopcochineal

Learn to prepare a cochineal bath, create multiple shades of red, and come away with a beautiful scarf.

June 2, 2015, 9:30-3:30

at Meridian Jacobs Farms and sponsored by Golden Gate Weavers


Teacher Rocio Mena Gutierrez


Click here to see the flyer

Marin Show: Art of the Americas

February 11, 2015, Posted by Web Manager

basket1“Yesterday and Today” will compare 150 historic – seldom displayed – California Indian baskets from the Collection of the California Academy of Sciences with 45 contemporary baskets created by CIBA Master Weavers.

A major traveling exhibition of California Indian basketry, “Yesterday and Today,”will premier at “Art of the Americas” in Marin, February 20 – 22, 2015. The exhibition will demonstrate that California Indian basketry is the finest art ever produced in our state.

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Fiber and Dye Exhibit

February 3, 2015, Posted by Web Manager

UC Berkeley Botanical Gardens is once again hosting their Fiber and Dye Exhibit, March 7 – April 4, 2015.

There are a host of special events for all levels of interest.


March 7 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley

     Mycopigments Exploring Wild Mushroom Dyes with Alissa Allen

March 14 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley

     String From Sticks with Tamara Wilder

March 15 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

     FAMILY PROGRAM: Colors from Nature

March 21 | 1-4 p.m. |  University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley

     Resist Dyeing Techniques with Kristine Vejar of A Verb for Keeping Warm

March 22 | 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley

     The Garden as Creative Source Photography Workshop: Sunday Workshop

March 28 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley

     Drawing Inks with Plant Pigments with Judi Petitte

April 4 | 10-10:45 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

FAMILY PROGRAM: Naturally Dyed Spring Eggs



March 21 | 7-9 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley

     The Garden As Creative Source: Saturday Photography Lecture

March 29 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley

     Chemistry of Plant Fibers and Dyes with Margareta Sequin




CA State Fair Entry Open!

January 30, 2015, Posted by Web Manager

California Crafts, the Handcraft, Fiber Art &Needlework and Quilt competitions of the California State Fair invites California residents, 18 years of age and older, to enter. All entered items must have been completed in the past two years.

The 2015 Competition Handbook is now available

Go to:

Get your copy of the handbook today to see the exciting changes and new additions to these competitions!

Entry Deadline – Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 5:00 pm

The online entry period will begin in March and will be available at , click on “More info” under California Crafts. An email announcement will be sent when the entry period is officially open.

Entry Fee – $10 for Handcraft, Fiber Art & Needlework and Special Contests;

$12 for Quilts

Cash Awards:

Over $8,000 in State Fair and donated awards


For more information contact: crafts or call 916-263-3161

Save the Date! SWSG Open House, February 14th and 15th, 2015

January 13, 2015, Posted by NinaRy

SWSG-2015-OpenHouse-6x4The Sacramento Weavers’ and Spinner’s Guild will have their Open House on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 14th and 15th, 10AM to 4 PM at the Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento 95816. Our theme this year is “Spin Me a Yarn, Weave Me a Tale” and will feature demonstrations of weaving, Navajo weaving, basketry, and spinning. Member created items will be on display and also available for sale. For information contact Publicity Chair Nina Rynearson at 916-504-0039. Hope to see you there!

Call for Entry – Small Expressions

January 12, 2015, Posted by Web Manager

Small Expressions 2015  

Call For Entries




Small Expressions
is an annual, international, juried exhibition that features high quality, contemporary fiber art. The artworks showcase various fiber techniques such as interlacing, felting, paper, beading, and embellishing done on a small scale. All works are smaller than 15 inches (38 cm) in any direction.

The Small Expressions exhibition is sponsored annually by the Handweavers Guild of America, Inc., (HGA).

Nicole LaBouff, PhD, Assistant Curator of Textiles, Decorative Arts, Textiles, and Sculpture, Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA), is the juror.






Exhibit dates:
May 28July 4, 2015
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA





SWSG Meeting – Leslie Samson

January 5, 2015, Posted by NinaRy

Please join the Sacramento Weavers’ and Spinners’ Guild as they welcome Leslie Samson, the author of Completely Angora who will present her research on the history of Angora rabbit fiber. She will be discussing the characteristics of angora fiber as well as humane harvesting methods, preparation, and spinning. Tuesday, January 27th, 10AM – to 12 PM. Shepard Garden and Arts Center (SGAAC), 3330 McKinley Boulevard, Sacramento, 95816. $3.00 donation for non-members is appreciated. For information, call 916-504-0039. Space is available for the Felted Bubble Scarf Workshop on 1/28 (9-4, $95) and in the Felted Scribble Lace Scarf Workshop on 1/29 (9-4, $94) both to be held at SGAAC. Contact Program Chair Erin Maclean at emaclean3 AT me DOT com Leslie Samson workshop & biopdf

Important CNCH 2015 Asilomar Housing Information

December 20, 2014, Posted by Ann McDonough

The Monterey Bay area is popular for weekend events, including the annual Food & Wine Festival, one of the biggest, most popular events all year. They just announced the 2015 dates, and you guessed it! The dates for the festival are April 9-12, the same dates as our conference.

Therefore, we strongly urge you to book your Asilomar room as soon as possible!!! Our guaranteed block still has some openings. After it fills, the remaining rooms at Asilomar will be first come, first served! We do not want you to miss out on a room at Asilomar for the conference!!

For your convenience, here’s the link to the housing form.

All Registrants not staying at Asilomar must pay a $100 facility use fee for the conference.The facility use fee does not include meals. Please note that this is a very popular weekend in the Monterey Bay area. Rooms outside of Asilomar will also be popular and go quickly.