CNCH 2015 Grant Winners

March 23, 2015, Posted by JAnderson

The CNCH Advisory Council is pleased to announce the CNCH 2015 awardees:

Area 1: Fawn Mackey

Area 2: Cathy Koos Breazel

Area 3: Carol Gray

Area 4: Sharlett Elms

Area 5: Barbara Thornburg

The award for each of the winners is free registration to CNCH 2015.  The monies for these awards comes from fundraisers held at the conferences.  You are encouraged to make something for this year’s fundraiser to be raffled at Asilomar.  Please go to their web site on the left to see what is required.  These grants are not need based.  Applications are due in the fall once the conference is announced.

Congratulations to the winners!


March 21, 2015, Posted by Vilija


If you are not able to attend CNCH’s beautiful Asilomar Conference, Treadles to Threads is offering this workshop at two different locations after Sarah’s stint at Asilomar. Sarah is a wonderful teacher and all around spinning enthusiast. You may have seen her books and videos which are great and quite popular right now. Here is your chance to participate in a local workshop with her. Six spaces available in the San Francisco location and just three in the Concord location.

In these classes you will start with basic plying, then move into the more complex types of plying such as spiral, chain, cable, boucle or core yarns

  • When: Friday, April 17th, 9 am to 4 pm
  • Where:  5452 Anselmo Ct. Concord CA
  • Price:  $50
  • Material Fee: unknown, but not unreasonable. Payable to Sarah the day of the class
  • When: Saturday April 18th, 2015, 9am to 3pm
  • Where: Quilt Works, 27 Blanken Ave. San Francisco, CA
  • Price: $55
  • Materials fee: unknown, but not unreasonable – Payable to teacher the day of class

Time is getting short. please call Linnie at 925-300-8431 for questions or to sign up.

A Common Thread: March 7 – July 5 2015

March 6, 2015, Posted by Web Manager

Bedouin Textile

Nuayriyah Al Ajami Tribe Storage Bag (Khurj), 1930-65 Robert and Joy Totah Hilden Collection

A Common Thread: March 7, 2015 – July 5, 2015
Guest Curated by Susan O’Malley (1976-2015)

March 15, Sunday, 1 – 2pm
A Common Thread: Opening Reception
Members Walkthrough 1-2pm. Please bring your membership card and guest passes if you plan to bring a friend.
Public Reception 2-4pm
RSVP to rsvp.

A Common Thread brings together the artwork of seventeen contemporary artists from across the United States who examine and sometimes subvert the centuries-old tradition of needlework. Representing a sampling of a larger wave of stitching fanatics, the artists in A Common Thread find inspiration in the medium’s history, materials, technique, and process to create works that are surprising, provocative, and at times, deeply personal.

The show includes work from artists Emily Barletta (New York), Gwenn Beope (California), Chandra Cerrito (California), Joe Cunningham (California), Lauren DiCioccio (California), Josh Greene (California), Aubrey Longley-Cook (Georgia), Joetta Maue (Massachusetts), Stacey Page (Florida), Maggy Rozycki Hiltner (Montana), Jeana Eva Klein (North Carolina), Rebecca Ringquist (New York), LJ Roberts (California), Hadar Sobol (Texas), Jessica Tang (California), Claudia Tennyson (California), and Amanda Valdez (Brooklyn).

San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles
520 South 1st St.
San Jose, CA 95113

Weave A Real Peace Annual Meeting and Scholarship

March 5, 2015, Posted by Web Manager

WARP Annual Meeting

May 29 – 31, 2015

View the Flyer

Plan to join us for WARP’s 23rd Annual Meeting – May 29 to 31, 2015, at the Mercy Center Retreat, Burlingame, California, in the San Francisco area. Click here to download the registration form.

The 2015 annual conference will bring textile scholars, community developers, students and fiber activists together around the theme of Blending Tradition and Textiles. Opportunities for education, networking and renewing relationships make this a unique opportunity for fiber enthusiasts from across the country and around the world.

This year’s day-long program includes the following confirmed speakers:

  • Kathleen Mossman Vitale on Challenges of Documenting the Maya Textile Tradition
  • Maggie Leininger (Industrious Anarchy) and Rebecca Burgess (Fibershed) on Engaging Communities through Sustainable Textiles
  • Amanda Smiles (Ruraq Maki) on Synthesizing Traditional Textiles and Fashion Design in Peru & Bolivia
  • Rocio Mena Gutierrez (read her blog) on the Importance of Textiles to Grassroots Economies in Guatemala
  • Maren Beck and Josh Hirschstein (Above the Fray: Traditional Hilltribe Art) on the Weaving Culture of NE Laos

Click here for Alice Brown Memorial Scholarship Information

Click here to read more about this event

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