Santa Cruz Handweavers Guild Meeting May 9, 2012

Posted By RWeiss for SCHG on April 27, 2012

Mary Zicafoose, an award-winning fiber artist celebrated for her ethnically inspired, hand-dyed, woven tapestries and rugs, will speak on “The Alchemy of Weaving” at the guild meeting on May 9, 2012.  In her work, Mary reinterprets traditional ikat techniques into a contemporary context resulting in vibrantly primary colored, boldly patterned textiles that make powerful visual … » Read the Rest » …

Last week for discounted hotel rooms!

Posted By DLaVallee on April 24, 2012

If you have been thinking that it would be nice to have a hotel room at the Traditions/Innovations CNCH 2012 conference – NOW is the time to make that reservation.  Conference special pricing ends on April 27th. You can use the room as a private retreat from the hustle and bustle of the conference – … » Read the Rest » …

Why We Dye

Posted By RWitchey on April 20, 2012

A presentation by the Redwood Guild of Fiber Arts on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at the Luther Burbank Art & Garden Center, 2050 Yulupa Ave., Santa Rosa. The program begins at 10:00 AM. As a natural dye study group, a loosely organized bunch of us have met for almost 3 years. In the beginning, we just … » Read the Rest » …

Natural Dye Presentation at Spindles & Flyers

Posted By Carol Gray on April 18, 2012

Sunday, April 22 – Guild Meeting at 11:00  Presentation to follow a lunch break Rebecca Burgess will discuss her natural dyeing, concepts of fibershed and how she pulled together a wardrobe made within 150 miles of her West Marin home. A small group will have spent Saturday with Rebecca practicing her natural dye processes with … » Read the Rest » …

Invite all your friends to The Market Place at CNCH!

Posted By DLaVallee on April 17, 2012

There will be lots to see and do as a Day Visitor at Traditions/Innovations – A Fiber Artisans Market Place – May 19 & 20, 2012 at the Oakland Convention Center! Click here for Day Registrant info and a $ off coupon. Make-it,Take-it Opportunities in the Vendor Hall: CD-spindle spinning, Finger-braiding, Kumihimo braiding, Saori weaving, … » Read the Rest » …

Color,Color Everywhere, But Which One to Pick?

Posted By Joan Pont on April 13, 2012

There are so many decisions before starting a new project.  Since we may be way beyond cook book weaving, and not slavishly copying instructions from a kit or magazine, it is possible to get stuck and feel overwhelmed with so many choices.   I can get into the rut, if this is going to take xxx hours, it … » Read the Rest » …

Parking Deal for Conference

Posted By Web Manager on April 10, 2012

It’s $15 a day, not $24. I’ve just updated the website with the details about our parking deal for conference. You can read all about it there, or read all about it here. Parking will be available at the reduced rate of $15 a day. (That’s down from the current daily rate of $24.) The … » Read the Rest » …

Kay Sekimachi Tribute

Posted By Penny Peters on April 6, 2012

The Textile Arts Council will be presenting the Ninth Annual Carol Walter Sinton Program for Craft Art: A Tribute to Kay Sekimachi with Signe Mayfield, Independent Curator, on Saturday April 14, 2012 at 10 a.m., Koret Auditorium, de Young Museum. Free for TAC members, $5 admission for students and Fine Arts Museums members, $10 for … » Read the Rest » …

Gallery and Fashion Show Entry Deadlines Extended!

Posted By DLaVallee on April 5, 2012

Entry deadlines for the Fashion Show and the Galleries have been extended to May 1, 2012! If you were thinking of entering, and just didn’t get that entry in the mail, or the item is still on the loom, or still being sewn – now is your chance!  Fill out the form and get it … » Read the Rest » …

Deadlines and Details for Return to Sender:

Posted By DLaVallee on April 3, 2012

A spinning challenge! “Return to Sender” is an event where spinners create unique and wonderful yarn with fiber especially hand dyed just for the 2012 Conference. The finished yarn is returned to CNCH to be judged (optional) and displayed at the conference. This year we have chosen Blue Faced Leicester and Tussah silk (85/15) dyed … » Read the Rest » …