Treadles to Threads Honors Will and Kate Taylor

Posted By Vilija on December 31, 2009

Will and Kate Taylor have been in the “driver’s seat” of Treadles to Threads Spinners Guild for so many years, no one can remember the exact date they began! Under their guidance, the already active guild has explored quite a few new avenues of growth. Will and Kate helped establish a “yearly focus” in which … » Read the Rest » …

2010 Conference Spotlight: Dyeing Without a Dyepot

Posted By CNCH 2010 on December 25, 2009

Dyeing Without a Dyepot This workshop is already drawing lots of attention. Everyone, it seems, is curious about producing colored fabrics without a dyepot. You will explore transfer printing, disperse dyes, and transfer crayons, along with printing, painting, stenciling, stamping, stitching, resist and collage techniques to produce a myriad of colored fabrics and designs. If … » Read the Rest » …

2010 Conference Spotlight: 8/2 Cotton

Posted By CNCH 2010 on December 23, 2009

8/2 Cotton: Versatile, Beautiful and Inexpensive 8/2 cotton is a fabulous thread — not too fine, not too thick and readily available in so many colors and shades of color. Mary Berent will take you through a huge variety of fabrics that can be woven using just this one specific thread. This “round robin” style … » Read the Rest » …

2010 Conference Spotlight: Woven Dévoré

Posted By CNCH 2010 on December 21, 2009

Woven Dévoré Anne Field brings her scholarship and attention to detail to the subject of dévoré in this workshop. You will learn the principals of the technique and the properties of the plant and animal and synthetic fibers that are used as you weave and analyze samples and then plan a scarf to finish at … » Read the Rest » …

2010 Conference Spotlight: Cabochon in Macrame Setting

Posted By CNCH 2010 on December 18, 2009

Cabochon in Macrame Setting Create a stunning piece of jewelry, a brooch or an amulet, by learning to position a gemstone cabochon in a macramé setting of stems, leaves and leaflets and flowers. The only pre-requisite is that you download the double half-hitch tutorials from Marion Hunziker-Larsen’s webpage and practice the technique before you come … » Read the Rest » …

2010 Conference Spotlight: Software, Structure, and Design

Posted By CNCH 2010 on December 16, 2009

Software, Structure, and Design So you have a multi-shaft loom, maybe even one with a computer interface, and you don’t feel you have ever really learned to use its full potential. Computers and multi-shaft looms are a match made in heaven. Learn how the design software available today can help you move from inspiration to … » Read the Rest » …

2010 Conference Spotlight: More than Just Black and White

Posted By CNCH 2010 on December 14, 2009

More than Just Black and White: Weaving Beautifully with Neutrals Contrary to what you might think, neutrals can be used to dramatic effect, as well as to create a soft mood. Join Betty Vera in exploring muted colors, blacks, whites, browns, grays, and beiges, and their uses with textured and smooth yarns as well as … » Read the Rest » …

Santa Cruz Handweavers Guild Meeting Jan 2010

Posted By RWeiss for SCHG on December 12, 2009

On January 16, 2010, the Santa Cruz Handweavers Guild and The Museum of Art & History, Santa Cruz will co-sponsor a presentation by Frances Dorsey, entitled “Saigon: Fusion of Memories with History.” In the 1950s, Frances Dorsey lived in Saigon, Vietnam, where her father was attached to the United States Embassy.  Her childhood memories of … » Read the Rest » …

2010 Conference Spotlight: Chatelaine in Tablet Weave

Posted By CNCH 2010 on December 11, 2009

Chatelaine in Tablet Weave Diana Brenna promises that even a beginning tablet weaver can make this beautiful chatelaine neckpiece that will keep your scissors, needles, hooks, and other small tools within easy reach. You’ll enjoy the creative process and finish the workshop with a useful and attractive addition to your fiber accessories. A wide assortment … » Read the Rest » …

Jane Mintz memorial service

Posted By Web Manager on December 9, 2009

I just received information from Deborah Chandler in Guatemala about a memorial service to be held this Sunday, December 13, in San Francisco for Jane Mintz.  Jane was a local weaver who teamed up for a while with Lou Grantham at the San Francisco Fiber Company. I first met her when I was in Guatemala … » Read the Rest » …