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.

CNCH 2015 New Class Openings

December 6, 2014, Posted by Ann McDonough

A few spots came open for CNCH 2015 Asilomar. We are taking registrations for the following classes:

  • Wavy Willow with Margaret Mathewson
  • Basic Beginner’s Weaving Class with Judy Allen

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.

SWSG November Meeting

November 7, 2014, Posted by NinaRy

The Sacramento Weavers’ and Spinners’ Guild is happy to host Laverne Waddington, an expert in the traditional weaving techniques of indigenous weavers of Latin America. She will be speaking on the topic “Backstrap Weaving in South America”. Tuesday, November 25th, 10 am to 12:00 pm, Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Boulevard, Sacramento, 95816. $3.00 donation for non-members is appreciated. For information, call 916-504-0039.

Loom and Shuttle Show and Sale

October 26, 2014, Posted by Eve Conner

Loom and Shuttle Guild of San Francisco  presents a Show and Sale of Handwovens.  November 8 and 9, 11 am to 6 pm.  Part of Open Studios.  Farrar Studios, 1610 Post St. #302, San Francisco.   Wearables, textiles for the home, and scarves

2015 Conference Grant/Scholarship

October 25, 2014, Posted by JAnderson

CNCH is again offering a grant of $300 to one person in each of the five areas of CNCH, Inc.  This is to be used to pay the full early registration to the 2015 Conference at Asilomar, April 9-12, 2015.  Applications are due November 1, 2014 and winners will be notified by November 15.  The grants are not need based and are judged anonymously by three people on the Advisory Council.  We want to know your interests, what class you would like to take and why.  Our hope is that you will share what you learn with guild members and even further in the community.

You must register for the conference and be a member of a guild.  A check for the registration will be sent to recipients soon after notification and checking to see if they are a member and registered for the conference.

Recipients of a grant may be asked to help with a small job at the conference, ususually in conjunction with a fund raiser for 2016 grants.

The application is on under forms on the left column, or you can click here. It may be sent by regular mail, emailed or faxed.


Knitting with Glass

October 16, 2014, Posted by Web Manager

My  husband sent this link to me while I was sleeping last night. He always looks out for my textile loves! Enjoy these lovely little sculptures.


Here is Carol’s website, where you can see some lovely details and learn more about this talented artist.

Traditional Tea Dyed Silk

October 10, 2014, Posted by Web Manager

Kathrin Von Rechenburg is combining traditional Chinese dyeing methods with high-end fashion designs.

Here is a brief explanation of her technique (xiangyunsha)


For additional photos of garments