Sacramento Weavers & Spinners Guild Open House

Posted By CSutherland on January 31, 2012

The Sacramento Weavers and Spinners Guild’s Annual Open House, “Fantasy Fibers”, will be held on February 11 and 12, 2012 from 10 am to 4 pm each day at the Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd, Sacramento, CA.The show is free to the public.Highlights of this year’s show: Saturday Group demonstrations of a variety of “do-it-yourself” … » Read the Rest » …

CNCH 2012 Early Bird Registration Closes Feb 15!

Posted By DLaVallee on January 31, 2012

If you have been thinking about registering for Tradition/Innovations – A Fiber Artisans Conference to by held May 18 – 20, 2012 at the New Oakland Convention Center, but haven’t registered yet – NOW is the time. Early Bird registration expires on February 15 and that means prices go up on February 16. Full Registration … » Read the Rest » …

Rag Rugs featured at February Meeting

Posted By RWitchey on January 26, 2012

Judy Fisher, one of our very gifted guild members, will be the speaker for the February meeting. Her presentation will be on weaving rag rugs, just one of her many talents. She will also give a brief overview on the history of rag rugs, which have been very popular in this country since our ancestors … » Read the Rest » …

New Proof Reader

Posted By Janet Finch on January 25, 2012

Hi there fellow weavers, I am the new volunteer proof reader for CNCH Net.  Learning how to use WordPress is a great experience for me.  I hope I can do a good job as proof reader. Janet Finch, Humboldt Handweavers and Spinners Guild

Update: Return to Sender & Return of Return to Sender

Posted By DLaVallee on January 24, 2012

Return to Sender Update Attention CNCH 2012 spinners, it’s time to start thinking about your gorgeous Return to Sender fiber and the yarn it will make! Entries are already being submitted for the competition, so dust off that spinning wheel, let your imagination run wild and watch the fiber fly onto the bobbin. The deadline … » Read the Rest » …

Silk Spinning Workshop at Humboldt

Posted By Web Manager on January 18, 2012

Humboldt Handweavers & Spinners Guild is hosting a spinning workshop with Patsy Z, the Spinnin’ Guru. March 2 – 4 she will teach a class on silk that includes degumming cocoons and several types of silk spinning. The next two days will cover controlling the spin to get the yarn desired. Registration deadline is February … » Read the Rest » …

Polly Jacobs-Giacchina at Loom and Shuttle

Posted By Penny Peters on January 18, 2012

On Saturday, Feb 4, Polly Jacobs-Giacchina will speak at Loom and Shuttle Guild in San Francisco. Polly is a fiber artist from Southern California whose passion is textiles in sculptural form using hand weaving techniques. She continually uses shape and structure to through her twined sculptures and wall hangings. Her work is shown in galleries … » Read the Rest » …

Lia Cook at the deYoung

Posted By Penny Peters on January 18, 2012

The Textile Arts Council program on Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 10 a.m. will be a talk by fiber artist Lia Cook entitled “Faces, Mazes, and Fiber Tracts”.  Koret Auditorium at the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. Free to TAC members, $5 for museum members and students, $10 for nonmembers.

Weave Your Best and Enter Your Pieces in the Shows!

Posted By DLaVallee on January 17, 2012

An explanation of the jurying process for the Gallery and Fashion 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 … » Read the Rest » …

Remember to Make your Hotel Reservation for CNCH 2012!

Posted By DLaVallee on January 10, 2012

Now that the holidays are past, and things are getting back to normal – it is time to finalize your plans for attending CNCH 2012.  Call up your fiber friends and get your best roommates lined up.  Call or email the Marriott Oakland City Center and make your room reservations*.  The special conference rate is … » Read the Rest » …