Call for Entries to Complex Weavers Show

Posted By Web Manager on October 29, 2011

Weavers are invited to submit entries to “Complex Weavers: Glamour, Glitter, Glitz”, a traveling, juried exhibit opening at the Hellada Gallery in Long Beach, CA in July of 2012 to coincide with Convergence sponsored by the Handweavers Guild of America. The show then travels to the Kaplan Gallery at the VisArts Center in Rockville, MD … » Read the Rest » …

Santa Cruz Handweavers Guild Meeting November 9, 2011

Posted By RWeiss for SCHG on October 27, 2011

At the November guild meeting, Carrie Eheler will speak about the challenge provided by using materials in ways different from their original intent. Freeing oneself from the restrictions imposed by original intent allows one to view materials with a fresh eye — with surprising results.  Carrie creates multimedia artworks utilizing her skills in weaving, macrame, … » Read the Rest » …

Return to Sender Sold Out!

Posted By DLaVallee on October 26, 2011

This is a fantastic year for Return to Sender.  The fiber is gorgeous thanks to Dreamy Goat Design Studio and members are very excited about their batts. Due to the success of the 2010 Return to Sender challenge and the beautiful batts provided this year, we have had a surge in participation.  In response people … » Read the Rest » …

CNCH 2012 Scholarship Deadline is November 1st

Posted By DLaVallee on October 25, 2011

Scholarship applications for CNCH 2012 are due on November 1, 2011.  You do not have to demonstrate financial need, but you must apply if you would like a scholarship! Here are the details: To be eligible for the scholarship, applicant must be a member in good standing of a guild which is a member of … » Read the Rest » …

Santa Cruz Handweavers Guild and Art duJour

Posted By RWeiss for SCHG on October 18, 2011

Art duJour is a nonprofit gallery and teaching studio space located in downtown Santa Cruz offering art and educational curriculum tailored to a monthly theme.  It is the brainchild of two moms, Heather Young and Christine Currie, who met in a school carpool and found that they shared concerns about the shortcomings of current public … » Read the Rest » …

Two Weeks Until Online Registration Opens!

Posted By DLaVallee on October 18, 2011

Check the website, peruse your conference booklet, check your wish list and invite your friends to Tradition/Innovation – A Fiber Artisans Conference. What do you want to learn at CNCH 2012?  Who do you want to meet?  What teachers have you always wanted a class from?  Now is your opportunity!  Learn a new skill, brush … » Read the Rest » …

Return to Sender Batts Going Fast!

Posted By DLaVallee on October 8, 2011

The lovely batts of Blue Faced Leicester and Tussah silk (85/15) dyed with natural dyes in Conference colors by Mary Finley and Roger Salter of Dreamy Goat Design Studio are very popular. There are a limited number of batts, so be sure to claim yours soon. If you plan to participate in Return to Sender … » Read the Rest » …

Looms Plus Sale in Sonora

Posted By AMendenhall on October 8, 2011

MOTHER LODE WEAVERS & SPINNERS DRIVEWAY SALE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2011 10:00 AM TO 1:00 PM rain or shine LOCATION:  The Weaving Studio at Nancy Horne’s (Sonora) Sale includes, but is not limited to: Floor Looms 4 harness/6 treadle Gilmore, weaving width 23” — $625 4 harness Gilmore — $500 Large old Herald rug loom … » Read the Rest » …

New yarn dyeing technique class at CNCH 2012

Posted By DLaVallee on October 4, 2011

Nancy Roberts is a fiber artist who uses her knitting and dyeing skills to create fabulous hand-dyed yarns with the colors exactly where the dyer wants them.  In her own words: “Nancy Roberts is first and foremost a hand knitter. She learned to spin and dye in order to expand her yarn choices beyond those … » Read the Rest » …