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.

http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2014/10/artist-carol-milne-knits-with-glass/

 

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

http://www.carolmilne.com/

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)

http://www.coolhunting.com/style/kathrin-von-rechenberg-tea-silk.php

 

For additional photos of garments

http://online.wsj.com/articles/designer-kathrin-von-rechenbergs-tea-silk-fashion-1401969604

Home Grown, Home Made, and Awesome

October 8, 2014, Posted by Joan Pont

Tamalpais Textile Arts Guild October 20th Program features Adele Stafford of Voices of Industry

Adele Stafford is the creative mind behind Voices of Industry (http://www.voicesofindustry.com) who create hand woven apparel and textiles from 100% domestic fiber, farmed and spun in the U.S. Adele hand weaves each piece on a mechanical loom from her studio in Oakland, California and works with a small team of pattern makers and tailors in San Francisco. which is pretty amazing if you consider that almost 98% of all clothing in the US is made internationally. It’s people like Adele & her team who are steadily bringing that number down (and creating beautiful garments at that).

Adelle Stafford

The evening activities starts at 7 pm at the Francis Young Gallery of the Marin Art and Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross (west end of campus). Guests are welcome and a non-member donation of $5 is appreciated.

SWSG October meeting

October 1, 2014, Posted by NinaRy

The Sacramento Weavers’ and Spinners’ Guild is pleased to host Joan Ruane, an expert on spinning cellulose fibers. She will be speaking on Industrial Hemp and its use in US history. In the afternoon there will be a small workshop on spinning cotton on a Takli spindle. Tuesday, October 28, 10 am to 2:00 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.

Coastal Marin Fiber Extravaganza

September 24, 2014, Posted by Web Manager

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September 25 till October 10

Opening Reception Friday Sept. 26th, 3 – 6 pm

 

Black Mountain Artisans will highlight 3 Bolinas Fiber Artists with individual and collaborative works!

Charmaine Krieger – Woven & Knitwear Artist

Patricia Briceno – Felt and Dye Artist

Marlie de Swart – Knitwear and Clothing Designer

There will be woven, felted and knit garments and accessories on display for sale! All items are made from locally sourced materials grown within 100 miles of Bolinas / West Marin County, and according to local “Fibershed” dictates i.e. local fiber, local dye, local labor.

Black Mountain Artisans

11245 State Route One – Main Street

Point Reyes Station

Tel: 415 663 9130 – Open: Thu – Mon. 11:00AM – 5:00 PM

September 15, 2014, Posted by Eve Conner

Textile Arts Council will present Helen Koo, Assistant Professor, University of California, Davis who will present “Wearable Technology and E-Textiles, Saturday September 27, 2014. 10am.

Koret Auditorium, deYoung Museum, San Francisco.

Admission is free to TAC members, $10 for non-members and $5 for Museum members and students with ID.

The Sacramento Weavers’ and Spinners’ Guild

September 15, 2014, Posted by NinaRy

is pleased to host Jennifer Moore, author of “The Weaver’s Studio: Doubleweave”, who be speaking on the ancient technique of weaving two layers of cloth simultaneously. Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 10:00am to 2:00pm, Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Boulevard, Sacramento, 95816. $3.00 donation for non-mem For information, call 916 504.0039.

An Afternoon with Four Generations of California Basket Weavers

September 13, 2014, Posted by Web Manager

Lucy Telles, Indian Basket, c. 1925,  courtesy of Southwest Museum of the American Indian Collection, Autry National Center, 2011_22_30

An Afternoon with Four Generations of California Basket Weavers

Friday, September 19, 2014
1:00 PM
Free, please RSVP
Location: California Historical Society
678 Mission Street, San Francisco

I am so proud to extend this invitation to you to attend a very special program at the California Historical Society. On Friday, September 19 at 1:00 PM we will host Julia Parker with her daughter Lucy, granddaughter Ursula, and great-granddaughter Naomi. Join us and learn how these four generations of Parker-family women sustained Coast Miwok-Kashaya Pomo basket making traditions that “carry the stories of an older California, of bracken fern patch and sedge bed, of all the Native women through the generations who gathered willow together.”

Julia Parker is a Coast Miwok-Kashaya Pomo basket maker and a prolific artist, teacher, and storyteller. Her family will be joined by Deborah Valoma, author ofScrape the Willow until It Sings: The Words and Work of Basket Maker Julia Parker, who will introduce the family.

This program is part of our ongoing effort to uncover the human stories of the Yosemite Valley through Yosemite: A Storied Landscape, an exhibition, eBook, andpublic program series.

Please RSVP online or by emailing Jason Herrington at: jherrington.

We are all looking forward to seeing you at this very special event.

Yours,

CNCHnet Fall 2014

August 1, 2014, Posted by Web Manager

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Creativity lies at the heart of all of us, especially here in our special community of artists and craftspeople, where, I believe, there is a higher concentration of innovators and experimenters. I’ve always been a firm believer that my creative impulses come from practice and a willingness to take chances on weird ideas and to roll with the ‘failures’. Always have fun and try to not be too serious.

I believe and advocate that everyone has the capacity for creativity at one level or another, but an article in the Atlantic last week challenged me to think more deeply about what this means to me. Maybe creativity IS a little bit of a talent rather than merely hard work, and we should each cherish that part of ourselves as a gift. A slightly older, second article I found in Slate talks about the challenges of being creative in a world that just wants fast and reliable. It is nice to be surrounded by people that value creative craziness!

I urge you to enjoy this issue of CNCHnet, and remember to thank yourself and those other creative people surrounding you for being special! Thank you, authors for such a great issue!

Textiles in Public Spaces

July 30, 2014, Posted by Web Manager

I’ve been seeing articles on public space/installation in ways that take inspiration from doilies recently and thought I’d share a few pictures and posts. Perhaps some of you will be inspired to beautify your fence lines or screen doors!

Jewelry of Public Spaces

http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2014/07/urban-jewelry-lace-street-art-by-nespoon/

http://artvantgar.de/2012/08/02/nespoon-jewellry-of-public-spaces/

Lacetrees

http://randomactsofknitting.wordpress.com/2013/12/21/lacetrees/

Decorated Chain-link Fencing

http://www.studiogblog.com/materials/crochet-fencing/

http://www.denverpost.com/ci_16239187

http://www.curbly.com/users/diy-maven/posts/10347-6-decorated-chain-link-fences#!bq8cB0