Santa Cruz Handweavers Guild Meeting October 12, 2011

Posted By RWeiss for SCHG on September 29, 2011

Warp Wrapping: Threads from Pre-Columbian Peru to 21st Century California Examples of warp wrapping, an ancient textile structure used by the peoples of the pre-Columbian Andes, are limited to fragments found only in museums and private collections. Viewing such fragments whetted Barbara Nitzberg’s curiosity and led to several years of study, documentation and exploration of … » Read the Rest » …

Annual Guild Retreat open to Other Guilds

Posted By RWitchey on September 28, 2011

The annual fiber retreat of the Redwood Empire Handweavers & Spinners Guild will be held on February 17-19, 2012, at the Marconi Conference Center located in the beautiful State Park in Marshall on Tomales Bay in Marin County. Members of other guilds are invited to attend this relaxing and fun event. For more information contact … » Read the Rest » …

Celebrate Spinning Locally

Posted By Vilija on September 27, 2011

Treadles to Threads Spinners invite you to a Spinning Day on the Farm October 8, 10 am to 2 pm Forest Home Farms Historic Park, 19953 San Ramon Valley Blvd. San Ramon [just north of the Alcosta Blvd. exit off HWY 680] Forest Home Farms is holding a special event on Saturday, Oct. 8th. There … » Read the Rest » …

Five Scholarships for CNCH 2012 available! Deadline November 1st

Posted By DLaVallee on September 27, 2011

The Conference of Northern California Handweavers awards scholarships to individuals for its annual conference – any member in good standing of a CNCH guild is eligible to apply for a scholarship!  Applications are due November 1, 2011. Applications will be available on the web site, www.cnch.org (go down the left hand column – click on … » Read the Rest » …

2012 Conference Info Online Now

Posted By Web Manager on September 24, 2011

Tradition/Innovation – the 2012 Conference is coming. The dates are May 18-20, 2012 and the place is the Oakland Convention Center. Everything you wanted to know (almost) about classes, teachers, galleries, and events is online now. You can start reading all about it on the 2012 conference page.  Important dates that are coming up soon:  • Deadline for … » Read the Rest » …

Sheila O’Hara, Saturday, Oct 1

Posted By Penny Peters on September 22, 2011

Loom and Shuttle Guild will host Sheila O’Hara on Saturday, Oct 1 in San Francisco.  Sheila will share her experiences developing her unique weaving structures of early works as well as her more recent explorations in jacquard weaving.  Additionally, she has done  consulting in Egypt, was an invited participant at the Lisio Foundation symposium in Florence, … » Read the Rest » …

Shrink to Fit

Posted By Joan Pont on September 22, 2011

Avatar, Lord of the Rings, those costume designers would have gotten a jolt in the arm with the inspiration of Jean Williams Cacicedo.   We delighted to have her as our October speaker at the Tamalpais’ Weavers Guild.  Please squeeze into a parking place,  sidle through the front door, wedge into a seat, and hear from the self … » Read the Rest » …

Fashion Show Commentator for CNCH 2012 Announced!

Posted By DLaVallee on September 20, 2011

The commentator for the CNCH 2012 Fashion show has been named: Nancy Brown of Nancy Brown Quilts. Nancy’s web site is www.nancybrownquilts.com.  Here is Carol de Boer’s (member of the fashion show committee) description of her: “Nancy lives in Oakland and is a very well known quilt artist and teacher.  Nancy is best known for … » Read the Rest » …

Sara Lamb to teach at CNCH 2012

Posted By DLaVallee on September 15, 2011

Extraordinary weaver, spinner, braider, dyer and beadworker, Sara Lamb will be bringing her talents to the Bay Area in May 2012. Her expertise in all these areas means that she her creations are full of energy and vibrancy. Her use of color is fabulous.  She will be teaching in the areas of spinning, braiding and … » Read the Rest » …

Barbara Stafford featured speaker at October meeting

Posted By RWitchey on September 10, 2011

  The next meeting will be on Wednesday, October 5 at the Luther Burbank Art & Garden Center, 2050 Yulupa Ave., Santa Rosa. Spinner and rug weaver Barbara Stafford of Napa will be the guest speaker. Barbara grew up in southern England but has lived most of her life in California.  She learned to weave … » Read the Rest » …