Quick Reminder – Gallery & Fashion Show Entries Due!

Posted By DLaVallee on March 29, 2012

Entries for the galleries and fashion show for CNCH 2012 are due on Monday, April 2nd!  Tomorrow is the day to get them in the mail! Return to Sender and Return of Return to Sender are due a bit later – watch for details.

“Be Sweet” Yarns at Redwood Guild

Posted By RWitchey on March 28, 2012

Our Guild’s presenter for April will be Nadine Curtis, founder of “Be Sweet” yarns based in Sausalito, CA. She created the Be Sweet Company in 2003 while living in Cape Town, South Africa where she started by wholesaling handmade items to boutiques in Northern California and upstate New York. She now works with several job … » Read the Rest » …

Exciting Additions to the Market Place!

Posted By DLaVallee on March 27, 2012

More Wonderful Vendors have signed up to be at the Market Place! Becky Caracao Designs www.beckysglass.com Handmade lampwork buttons, beads, and unique whimsical jewelry Faerie Mountain Fibers various dyed wools, batts, wood spindles, nostes felting supplies Gilmore Looms www.gilmorelooms.com jack floor looms, inkle and belt looms, spinning wheels, weaving equipment and accessories Glimakra USA www.glimakrausa.com … » Read the Rest » …

Gallery Show Entry Deadlines are Approaching!

Posted By DLaVallee on March 20, 2012

ENTRY FORM DEADLINE IS Received by MONDAY, APRIL 2, 2012 for all but the Return to Sender Galleries There are six different galleries: Baskets, Vessels, and Sculptures gallery Tradition & Innovation gallery for home décor items (e.g. placemats, wall hangings) & fashion items that are not being shown in the Fashion Show (e.g neckware, garments, … » Read the Rest » …

The Newest Additions to the CNCH 2012 Market Place:

Posted By DLaVallee on March 15, 2012

More shops are signing on to be a part of the fabulous Market Place in Oakland in May: Bay Area Comfort Footwear –  Incredibly comfortable sandals and shoes that can be customized for specific foot needs.  Choice of 60 leathers.  Family owned.  www.bayareacomfortfootwear.com Carolina Homespun –   Spinning, weaving, knitting supplies and equipment including spinning wheels, … » Read the Rest » …

Donate to the Sample Service!

Posted By DLaVallee on March 13, 2012

For over 25 years, The Sample Service Sale has had a booth at CNCH conferences. It was started by Helen Pope.  We will carry on her great tradition at CNCH 2012.  Weavers can purchase samples and instructions for all kinds of weaving for a nominal fee and the proceeds from this sale benefit CNCH. Volunteers … » Read the Rest » …

Computer’s Don’t Weave

Posted By Joan Pont on March 11, 2012

But they sure help a lot.  Sheila O’Hara created fabulous works of art on her 16 harness loom.  She stretched the inventiveness and complexity of that tool to an unbelievable degree.  Then she had the opportunity to jump to a real jacquard loom and careened off the charts.  Imagine no drafting rules, infinite possibilities, every warp end independently controlled.  I … » Read the Rest » …

Volunteering has its Rewards at CNCH 2012!

Posted By DLaVallee on March 6, 2012

Sign up now to be a part of the team that makes CNCH 2012 a success! CNCH is a volunteer organization and all conferences are run entirely by volunteers! Many of you have expressed interest in volunteering at the conference – this is your opportunity! Volunteers who work for 2 hours will receive a day … » Read the Rest » …