Santa Cruz Handweavers Guild Meeting April 13, 2011

Posted By RWeiss for SCHG on March 28, 2011

Have sticks, will travel here, there and everywhere! Laverne Waddington is passionate about backstop weaving. Born in India, raised in Australia, she now lives in South America. In 1998, she moved to land locked Santa Cruz in Bolivia — a large city with a small town feel. Life in Santa Cruz, Bolivia is simple and … » Read the Rest » …

Mendocino Coast Handweavers March 23rd meeting

Posted By Printha on March 22, 2011

This season, our presentations have featured textile artists from our own fiber community.  We have seen weavers, tapestry artists, jewelers, basket makers, dyers… all from our own backyard.  On Wednesday, March 23rd, our very own Lolli Jacobsen will share her perspective (and a knowledgeable one it is!) from her recent textile tour of Peru.  Lolli’s … » Read the Rest » …

CNCH 2012 is 14 months away!

Posted By DLaVallee on March 17, 2011

This is just a test post for the CNCH 2012 publicity team.  I am learning all the new ways to get information out to you and to other potential attendees for our wonderful Tradition/Innovation Fiber Artisans Conference at the Oakland Convention Center in May 2012. I am looking for input from the CNCH audience in … » Read the Rest » …

Mistakes That Work

Posted By Joan Pont on March 10, 2011

Pleating, ruching, knitting, printing and dyeing, okay.  Then shredding, rotting, bleaching, and burning, Marty Jones uses all these techniques to create her art.  Our next speaker studied embroidery at the City and Guilds of London Institute in England from 1993 to 2000 and has graduated with a degree in Stitch Design and Textiles.  She also … » Read the Rest » …

Volunteer Pay

Posted By Penny Peters on March 9, 2011

Every once in awhile I am reminded why I volunteer.  Yesterday was one of those days.  Kris Peerand and I, your intrepid ”webteam”, traveled to Santa Rosa with the express purpose to do some picture gathering to enhance the banner of this web site.  We met with Linda Cannefax, Ina Stess, and Nancy Duncan at … » Read the Rest » …

Dotty Calabrese to Teach Beginning Weaving Workshop

Posted By Penny Peters on March 8, 2011

  This 3-day intensive class will introduce the student to the basics of pattern weaving and color/texture weaving, using a 4-shaft table or floor loom.  Students will complete several pre-warped samples as well as designing, warping, and weaving an entire scarf.  Materials fee includes materials for samples and scarf.  Table looms and one floor loom … » Read the Rest » …