Well known AVL teacher to be at CNCH 2012!

Posted By DLaVallee on August 30, 2011

Jannie Taylor will be one of the featured teachers at CNCH 2012.  She teaches advanced weaving classes at the AVL Weaving School and wonderful workshops at conferences based on color, technique and structure. In her own words:  “My fascination with textiles and handweaving began in the heady 1970’s and has only increased in the intervening … » Read the Rest » …

Baskets for Everything, Literally Everything

Posted By Joan Pont on August 26, 2011

I am always amazed when I think about the Native Americans living here before westward expansion and Europeanization.  Locally collected native plants were used for making water tight baskets for cooking, food gathering and storage, and techniques were extended to boat building.  The time and craftsmanship exhibited in just one basket is inspiring, and considering  wear and … » Read the Rest » …

Fashion Show Info for CNCH 2012

Posted By DLaVallee on August 23, 2011

Plans for the “ Tradition/Innovation” Fashion Show at CNCH 2012 are coming together!  As the committee works to put on a great show for us, now is the time to start planning your entries.  The theme encourages creativity – How can you innovate on a traditional technique?  What traditional technique do you want to showcase … » Read the Rest » …

Jurying Details for CNCH 2012 Galleries

Posted By DLaVallee on August 16, 2011

An explanation of the jurying process for the Gallery Shows at CNCH 2012: The purpose of judging by jury is to enhance the quality of the work being done by the individuals and groups, and to provide exhibitors with an evaluation by impartial experts which might otherwise be unavailable within guilds. Items submitted to be … » Read the Rest » …

The Fall Issue of CNCHnet is Still Online

Posted By Judy Fisher on August 15, 2011

September is almost here and it’s time to gear up for some of those projects you want to try this Fall.  It is also a good time to consider buying supplies locally. Check out the article on the Arcata Natural Fiber Fair taking place on September 9& 10th.  It’s also a good time to review … » Read the Rest » …

Feel like Felting? Come to CNCH 2012

Posted By DLaVallee on August 9, 2011

Carin Engen, felter extraordinaire will be teaching several felting techniques at CNCH 2012 in Oakland, May 18-20.  Take a look at her blog and her photo-stream to see some of the gorgeous work she does: http://artfullyfelt.blogspot.com/. Here is her philosophy in her own words: “Art is like magic to me. The process of making a … » Read the Rest » …

Famous Tablet Weaving Teacher at 2012!

Posted By DLaVallee on August 3, 2011

John Mullarkey is one of the expert teachers who have signed on to make CNCH 2012 one of the best conferences ever!  His areas of expertise are Tablet (Card) Weaving and Pin Loom (Weave-it) weaving.  He is flying in from St. Louis, Missouri to share his passions with us.  You can see some of his … » Read the Rest » …

Garment Construction Workshop with Daryl Lancaster

Posted By Ann McDonough on August 3, 2011

Dust off your sewing machine and jumpstart your skills. Make this simple unlined jacket, custom fit, guaranteed to look great and teach you the basics of garment construction. Great for handweavers, felters and surface designers, this jacket looks good in all fabrics and compliments every figure. In this workshop, participants will be constructing a simple … » Read the Rest » …

Robyn Spady Workshop – Extreme Warp Makeover on 4 Shafts!

Posted By SWoodhead on August 2, 2011

The Reno Fiber Arts Guild is starting their Fall season by hosting a 3-day workshop with Robyn Spady – Extreme Warp Makeover, October, 2011.  (Openings available) Do you love to weave but the thought and/or chore of warping your loom holds you back?   Then…what about obtaining more weaving versatility from a single warp?  Just how … » Read the Rest » …