Branch Out With Fibers CNCH 2014- MAPS!

April 23, 2014, Posted by GynnaB

CNCH2014MarketplaceGalleries

Market Place, Galleries and Exhibits

 

 

CNCH2014FirstFloorMAP

 

Second Floor Convention Center- Classes, Food and Elevators to Parking Garage

 

CNCH2014SecondFloorClassesMAP

First Floor Convention Center- Market Place, Classes, Grand Ballroom, Registration, Elevators to Parking Garage, and Hotel Oakland Marriott City Center

 

CNCH 2014 starts Friday …

April 22, 2014, Posted by NLAndres

 Click our logo to see which classes will be available as single classes at the conference  for $75/3hr  ($100/6hr) + applicable materials fees.   You would need to come to registration at least 30 minutes before classes begin to sign up.

MOTHER LODE WEAVERS & SPINNERS DRIVEWAY SALE

April 19, 2014, Posted by AMendenhall

SATURDAY, MAY 17, 2014

10:00 AM TO 1:00 PM   rain or shine

LOCATION:  The Weaving Studio at Nancy Horne’s (Sonora)

Sale includes, but is not limited to:

Floor Looms

       4 harness/6 treadle Gilmore-style, weaving width 36” — $150 obo

       4H/4T HM Stuart counter-balance, weaving width 20” — $75

       4H/6T Bergman counter-marche, weaving width 42” — $400 obo

       4H/6T LeClerc Nilus, weaving width 36” — $350 obo

       8H/12T walnut Loomcraft, weaving width 45” –$600 obo

       4H/7T Schacht Baby Wolf, weaving width 25” — $800 obo

       4H/   Gilmore with bench+ (1978), weaving width 40” — $1300

       4H/8T Schacht Baby Wolf with bench, weaving width 25” — $950 obo

       4H/6H Schacht, weaving width 32” — $400 obo

       4H/6H Tools of the Trade (1960s), weaving width 18-20” –$400 obo

       4H/6T Gilmore with bench, weaving width 32” — $500 obo

      

Table Looms

       8H Schacht with stand, 20” weaving width — $800 obo  

 

Spinning Wheels

       Clemes & Clemes wheel, with 3 bobbins — $350 obo

       Louet S-17 — $75             

 

Vertical warping reel — $75

Horizontal warping reel — $125 obo

Vintage handmade winding reel — $60 obo

Spinning & weaving magazines & books

Large selection of yarns & weaving yarn cones/mix & match @ $2/lb.

For directions or preview, call Nancy Horne (209) 588-9644/Kathy Nystrom (209) 588-1514

Please park on street & walk up driveway

You must take purchases at time of sale

Obo offers honored at 1:00 p.m.

Market Place Vendors!

April 18, 2014, Posted by GynnaB

Not only is today the last day to register for classes.

Today also marks 7 days to Branch Out With Fibers, CNCH 2014!

Start planning your shopping experience by browsing our Vendor’s below.

 

Above the Fray-Traditional Hilltribe Art

Traditional hand-woven silks and other textiles personally selected from village artisans in hilltribe Laos and Vietnam.

Website: www.hilltribeart.com

Booths 214, 313

 

AVL Looms Inc.

World renowned loom and weaving equipment manufacturer, featuring our computerized,

table-top loom, the Little Weaver.

Website: www.avlusa.com

Booth 502

 

Bay Area Comfort Footwear

Comfort sandals and shoes, made from the finest leathers. Five support areas, reflexology and shock absorption. Can be customized for specific foot needs. Choice of 70 leathers.

Website: www.bayareacomfortfootwear.com

Booth 304

 

Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco

Finely woven Peruvian textiles and handspun Alpaca yarn. Also natural colored yarns from our Corriedale/cross flock at Bodega Pastures.

Website: www.organiccottonfabricshop.com

Booth 401

 

Creative Designs Co.

Shawl pins, earrings and wooden buttons.

Contact Info: shawlpin

Booth 613

 

Dyeing Art

Fibers, yarns, books, baskets and notions.

Website: www.dyeingart.com

Booth 605

 

Eugene Textile Center

Weaving, spinning, felting supplies. Yarn, fiber, books, dyes and many other fun items.

Website: www.eugenetextilecenter.com

Booths 310, 312, 409, 411

 

Faerie Mountain Fibers

Batts-hand dyed and carded, felting fibers,

spinning fibers, spindles, stitch markers, hand dyed silks and un-dyed fiber

Website: www.faeriemountainfibers.com

Booth 306

 

Gilmore Looms

Floor looms, Inkle looms, weaving and spinning equipment.

Website: www.gilmorelooms.com   

Booths 209, 211

 

Giovanna Imperia Designs

Unique yarns imported from Italy, ranging from polyurethane coated yarns to metal core yarns and 40 micron wire.

Website: www.giovannaimperia.com

Booths 403, 405

 

Glimakra USA llc.

Weaving equipment and yarns from Glimakra.

Website: www.GlimakraUSA.com

Booth 114

 

Greenwood Fiberworks

Beautifully hand dyed yarns and fibers

Website: www.GreenwoodFiberworks.com

Booth 606

 

Invictus Yarns

We specialize in beautiful hand dyed yarns from lace to worsted weight.

Website: www.invictusyarns.etsy.com

Booth 314

 

John Marshall

Silk yarns, books. Art-to-Wear. Hand dyed one of a kind clothing.

Website: www.johnmarshall.to

Booths 210, 212

 

Just -For-Fun Handweaving &  Polymer Clay

Luscious handweaving and polymer clay buttons. Sewing needle cases, Jewelry inspired by fiber. All made in the USA.

Website: www.dottycalabrese.com

Booth 110

 

Kavita

Hand painted, hand screened and dyed scarves.

Jackets and Ruanas, in silk and rayon.

Website: www.silknbeauty.com

Booth 509

 

Kira K Designs

Original knitting and crochet patterns with a streamlined and eminently wearable aesthetic. Patterns available in both print and PDF     format, as well as in kits featuring small-farm and hand-dyed yarns.

Website: www.kirakdesigns.com

Booth 507

 

Lunatic Fringe Yarns

Yarn, weaving supplies. Fun stuff for weavers.

Website: www.lunaticfringeyarns.com

Booths 503, 603

 

Nebo-Rock Ranch and Textiles

Fiber, Natural and dyed yarn, roving and locks from my own Merino sheep, Angora goats and Angora rabbits. Handspun and Handmade hats, scarves, shawls, and sheep skins.

Website: www.nebo-rockranch.com

Booth 112

 

Newton’s Yarn Country

Yarn, looms, and knitting machines.

Website: www.newtons.com

Booths 510, 511, 610, 611

 

Pigeon Roof Studios

Hand dyed yarn, notions and spinning fiber.

Website: www.pigeonroofstudios.com

Booth 607

 

RedFish DyeWorks

Hand dyed silk and silk blends. Both in yarns and fibers.

Website: www.RedFishDyeWorks.com

Booths 309, 311

 

Ryukyu Textile

Plant fiber textiles and threads from Japan.

Website: ryukyutextile.com and crosspacific.jp

Booth 302

 

San Francisco Fiber

Weaving and spinning supplies and equipment from Leclerc, Louet, Schacht, Glimakra, Harrisville, Ashford, Interweave and Unicorn Books. Some used equipment.

Website: www.sanfranciscofiber.com

Booths 505, 506

 

Silk Moon Textile Arts

Handwoven silk textiles, both traditional ethnic and modern. Fairly traded in Laos and

Thailand.

Contact Info: 707.843.0354

Booth 413

 

Three Springs Handworks

Handwoven scarves and wall hangings;

Natural dye materials; lathe turned textile tools and bowls.

Website: www.3springshandworks.com

Booth 213

 

Village Spinning and Weaving-Solvang

Weaving looms, tools and accessories. Weaving yarns and books and DVD’s Spinning wheels, tools and accessories, Fibers, books and DVD’s.

Website: www.villagespinweave.com

Booths 202, 204, 206, 301, 303, 305

 

Wonderland Dyeworks

Hand dyed yarn and roving, wool felt, and  other fiber goodies

Website: www.WonderlandDyeworks.etsy.com

Booth 609

 

Woven Market

Hand made and fair trade items from across the globe.

Website: www.wovenmarket.com

Booth 602

Convergence 2014 Scholarship

April 9, 2014, Posted by JAnderson

Are you going to Providence, RI this summer for Convergence?  You should consider applying for the Convergence Scholarship.  No one applied  for the $1000 scholarship in Feb so we are opening it up again.  The money for the scholarship was funded when CNCH assisted Handweaver’s Guild of America in 1990 for their conference in San Jose.

The scholarship is not need based and is judged anonymously.  The Advisory Council asks that you give back to the fiber community in some way, preferably an article in our CNCHnet Journal.

The application is due May 1, 2014.  The form is available HERE.

 

 

 

Indian Folk Textiles – San Francisco, March 10 – May 30 2014

April 2, 2014, Posted by Web Manager

sjmqt March 10 – May 30, 2014
Indian Folk Textiles from the Collection of Carol Summers

 As originally seen at the SJMQT, The Mills Building presents Indian Folk Textiles  from the Collection of Carol Summers running March 10 through May 30, 2014.

 

 

The Mills Building
220 Montgomery St #1100
San Francisco, CA 94104
Open M-F 8am-6pm

Updated Call for Entry – CA State Fair

April 1, 2014, Posted by Web Manager

California Crafts
The Handcraft, Fiber Art &Needlework and Quilt competition 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.

Online Entry is now available
Entry Deadline - Friday, April 25, 2014
Entry Fee – $10 for Handcraft and Fiber Art & Needlework; $12 for Quilts
For requirements and on-line entry go to
then scroll down to “California Crafts” and follow the links to “Handbook” for rules and “enter online” to enter.

2014 SPECIAL CONTESTS:
          Division 223 – Upcycle Fashion
Re-purpose a garment or make a garment from recycled materials.
          Division 225 – Hunting Shawl inspired by Hunger Games
                   Submit your original garment inspired by the now-famous hunting shawl
                   featured in the movie
Special Contest Entry Fee: $10
Online entry requires upload of digital photographs of the entered item
Cash Awards:
Over $7,500 in State Fair premium awards
Additional Special Awards of $50 to $100 cash or gift certificates are donated by businesses and arts organizations.
For Information contact: crafts or call 916-263-3161

Sacramento Weavers’ and Spinners’ Guild

March 30, 2014, Posted by SClar

Oaxaca-229
The Sacramento Weavers’ and Spinners’ Guild is pleased to present Lolli Jacobsen who traveled to the south coast of Oaxaca to view the production of the fantastic purple dye from the purpura pansa shellfish. Only a few people in the world have the skills to extract the dye known in the past as “royal purple”. Lolli observed Habacuc Avendano, a traditional shell dyer, harvest the dye while preserving the life of the snail for future generations.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 10:00am to 2:00pm, Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Boulevard, Sacramento, CA. 95816. $3.00 donation appreciated. For information, call 916 508-8984.

Market Place Vendors List!

March 22, 2014, Posted by GynnaB

Above the Fray-Traditional Hilltribe Art

Traditional hand-woven silks and other textiles personally selected from village artisans in hilltribe Laos and Vietnam.

Website: www.hilltribeart.com

 

AVL Looms Inc.

World renowned loom and weaving equipment manufacturer, featuring our computerized, table-top loom, the Little Weaver.

Website: www.avlusa.com

 

Bay Area Comfort Footwear

Comfort sandals and shoes, made from the finest leathers. Five support areas, reflexology and shock absorption. Can be customized for specific foot needs. Choice of 70 leathers.

Website: www.bayareacomfortfootwear.com

 

Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco

Finely woven Peruvian textiles and handspun Alpaca yarn.
Also natural colored yarns from our Corriedale/cross  flock at Bodega Pastures.

www.organiccottonfabricshop.com

Creative Designs 

Shawl pins, wooden buttons and earrings  Co.  Booth number 613

Dyeing Art

Fibers, yarns, books, baskets and notions.

Website: www.dyeingart.com

 

Eugene Textile Center

Weaving, spinning, felting supplies. Yarn, fiber, books, dyes and many other fun items.

Website: www.eugenetextilecenter.com

 

Faerie Mountain Fibers

Batts-hand dyed and carded, felting fibers, spinning fibers, spindles, stitch markers, hand dyed silks and un-dyed fiber

Website: www.faeriemountainfibers.com

 

Gilmore Looms

Floor looms, Inkle looms, weaving and spinning equipment.

Website: www.gilmorelooms.com  

 

Giovanna Imperia Designs

Unique yarns imported from Italy, ranging from polyurethane coated yarns to metal core yarns and 40 micron wire.

Website: www.giovannaimperia.com

 

Glimakra USA  llc.

Weaving equipment and yarns from Glimakra.

Website: www.GlimakraUSA.com

 

Greenwood Fiberworks

Beautifully hand dyed yarns and fibers

Website: www.GreenwoodFiberworks.com

 

Invictus Yarns

We specialize in beautiful hand dyed yarns from lace to worsted weight.

Website: www.invictusyarns.etsy.com

 

John Marshall

Silk yarns, books. Art-to-Wear. Hand dyed one of a kind clothing.

Website: www.johnmarshall.to

 

Just -For-Fun Handweaving  and Polymer Clay

Luscious hand-weaving and polymer clay buttons. Sewing needle cases, Jewelry inspired by fiber. All made in the USA.

Website: www.dottycalabrese.com

 

Kavita

Hand painted, hand screened and dyed scarves. Jackets and Ruanas, in silk and rayon.

Website: www.silknbeauty.com

Kira K Designs

Original knitting and crochet patterns with a streamlined and eminently wearable aesthetic. Patterns available in both print and PDF format, as well as in kits featuring small-farm and hand-dyed yarns.

Website: www.kirakdesigns.com

 

Lunatic Fringe Yarns

Yarn, weaving supplies. Fun stuff for weavers.

Website: www.lunaticfringeyarns.com

 

Nebo-Rock Ranch and Textiles

Fiber, Natural and dyed yarn, roving and locks from my own Merino sheep, Angora goats and Angora rabbits. Handspun and Handmade hats, scarves, shawls, and sheep skins.

Website: www.nebo-rockranch.com

 

Newtons Yarn Country

Yarn, looms, knitting machines.

Website: www.newtons.com

 

Pigeon Roof Studios

Hand dyed yarn, notions and spinning fiber.

Website: www.pigeonroofstudios.com

 

RedFish DyeWorks

Hand dyed silk and silk blends. Both in yarns and fibers.

Website: www.RedFishDyeWorks.com

 

Ryukyu Textile

Plant fiber textiles and threads from Japan.

Website: ryukyutextile.com and crosspacific.jp

 

San Francisco Fiber

Weaving and spinning supplies and equipment from Leclerc, Louet, Schacht, Glimakra, Harrisville, Ashford, Interweave and Unicorn Books. Some used equipment.

Website: www.sanfranciscofiber.com

 

Silk Moon Textile Arts

Handwoven silk textiles, both traditional ethnic and modern. Fairly traded in Laos and Thailand.

Contact Info: 707.843.0354

 

Three Springs Handworks

Hand-woven scarves and wall hangings; Natural dye materials; lathe turned textile tools and bowls.

Website: www.3springshandworks.com

 

Village Spinning and Weaving-Solvang

Weaving looms, tools and accessories. Weaving yarns and books and DVD’s Spinning wheels, tools and accessories, Fibers, books and DVD’s.

Website: www.villagespinweave.com

 

Wonderland Dyeworks

Hand dyed yarn and roving, wool felt, and other fiber goodies

Website: www.WonderlandDyeworks.etsy.com

 

Woven Market

Hand-made and fair trade items from across the globe.

Website: www.wovenmarket.com

 

 

 

Edited to update vendors- Gynna 

Sara Lamb willing to take 2 more …

March 16, 2014, Posted by NLAndres

CNCH Registration Booklet Cover  Sara Lamb’s CONTEMPORARY CUT PILE RUG class might be just want you wanted to take and learned that it was closed …. if you are already registered you can change into Sara’s class via the “View or Change your Existing Registration” LINK.

Also one slot has opened up for Barbara Shapiro’s A Greener Indigo.

posted 3-17-2014