Did someone notice the holiday season is here?

Posted By Joan Pont on October 31, 2010

Help!  My calendar says it is November.  There are expectations for clever people like us for hand made gifts.  Our friends and family depend on them year to year.  You are not going to get away with a department store purchase.  So how about learning a completely new technique now and ply your friends with all the experimental … » Read the Rest » …

CNCHnet Winter Issue is now Online

Posted By Judy Fisher on October 31, 2010

The Winter edition of CNCHnet, the e-journal from CNCH, is online starting today.  This issue explores creativity and inspiration and ways that artists approach their art to stimulate their creative juices. Featured are an interview with deYoung Curator, Jill D’Alessandro, which explores her thought processes as she put together To Dye For: A World of … » Read the Rest » …

Santa Cruz Handweavers Guild Meeting

Posted By RWeiss for SCHG on October 26, 2010

The Santa Cruz Handweavers Guild welcomes Joy Totah Hilden as its November meeting speaker.  Since 1982, Joy had done field research on Bedouin weaving.  With her husband, who taught in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, she traveled near and far in search of weaves whose knowledge of this fast-disappearing craft that she wants to … » Read the Rest » …

Black Sheep Handweavers Guild Oct 21st Meeting

Posted By BBennett on October 17, 2010

Using a Knitting Machine for Multicolor Dyeing Our guest speaker, Nancy Roberts uses a knitting machine as a tool for multicolor dyeing. By dyeing knitted fabric, rather than dyeing skeins, she produces yarns with controlled repeats of color in subtle gradations. She uses her specially dyed yarns in knitting, weaving, crocheting and felting. An article … » Read the Rest » …

Card Weaving Workshop with Gudrun Polak

Posted By BStafford on October 14, 2010

The Silverado Guild is hosting a two-day workshop on card weaving with Gudrun Polak on November  6/7 in Napa. Gundrun, known for her wizardry with the cards, will be presenting the basics of card weaving with as many variations as will fit within the time and skills of her students.  She will also demonstrate her … » Read the Rest » …

Fiber Arts Fair at Quail Hollow Ranch

Posted By RWeiss for SCHG on October 10, 2010

Fiber Arts Fair: 101 Things to Do with String On Sunday, October 24, 2010, the County of Santa Cruz Department of Parks, Open Space and Cultural Services will host a fiber arts fair at Quail Hollow Ranch in Felton.  Activities involving fiber include, but are not limited to,  spinning, knitting, natural dyeing, braiding, rug hooking, … » Read the Rest » …

Sewing Your Precious Handwoven Fabric

Posted By Joan Pont on October 2, 2010

Dig deep into your closet and find something from your hippie past.  We are having a treat.  The Tamalpais Weavers’ Guild welcomes Alexandra Jacopetti Hart.  She will speak about tapestry, embroidery and surface design for wearables, her Folkwear Ethnic Patterns, and Native Funk & Flash, An Emerging Folk Art, Scrimshaw Press, 1974.  Let’s really dress up and … » Read the Rest » …