Santa Cruz Handweaver Guild Meeting – October 13, 2010

Posted By RWeiss for SCHG on September 30, 2010

The Santa Cruz Handweavers Guild is pleased to host Barbara Stafford, a spinner, weaver and rug maker working with fiber from a diverse group of animals, at its October meeting.   Barbara’s passion for spinning, weaving and rug making was awakened 25 years ago during a 6-year experience raising sheep in Indiana.  After returning to California, her interests diversified to include other fiber-producing animals such as goats, musk oxen, buffalos, llamas and camels.

Barbara’s rugs are inspired by the character of the animal.  Fibers are prepared, spun and woven by hand to retain the character of the animal, which becomes the focus of the design.  The simple designs are honored with careful finishing details.  These rugs have appeared in juried exhibits, won awards and have been featured in national spinning and weaving magazines.

Barbara will talk about the influences on the development and evolution of her work, as well as her current projects.

Date: October 13, 2010

Time: 9:30 AM until 12:00 PM

Place: Aptos Village Park, 100 Aptos Creek Road, Aptos, CA

Recent rug, incorporating buffalo hair, hand woven by Barbara Stafford