TEXTILE * GAMES — Last Minute Check List Before the New Year

Posted By Web Manager on December 28, 2012

Christmas has come and gone but our hopes are that each of you had a warm and wonderful celebration with family and friends. This next week is the time to take care of a few chores to make your fiber journey the best ever in 2013. First of all, take some of the Christmas cash that Santa … » Read the Rest » …

Hand Jacquard Weaving – One Thread at a Time

Posted By Web Manager on December 28, 2012

Sheila O’Hara Saturday, January 19, 2013 – 10 AM Koret Auditorium, de Young Museum, San Francisco Handweaving has become the lucky beneficiary of the computer age as the dream of individual thread control becomes more accessible. Handweavers, once thrilled with computer assisted dobby looms, are now searching out hand jacquard looms for exploration. Enjoy an … » Read the Rest » …

Something Old, Something New and Definitely, Something Blue

Posted By Web Manager on December 19, 2012

The cyanotype procedure was discovered in England by Sir John Herschel in 1842.  He used it to reproduce his notes and diagrams and thus the word “blueprint” became part of our vocabulary.  Anna Atkins, who was reputed to be the first woman photographer, discovered she could lay plant specimens on treated paper and once they were exposed to the … » Read the Rest » …

Design, Stitch, Color — in Abruzzo, Italy!

Posted By Web Manager on December 19, 2012

Design, Stitch, Color with Holly Brackmann Abruzzo, Italy June 12-18, 2013 Travel to and enjoy the beautiful countryside of the Abruzzo region (between Rome and the Adriatic Sea), perched in the foothils of the Apennine range, known for its well-preserved medieval villages, deep valleys and mountain forests. Be inspired to create unique fabric interpretations of … » Read the Rest » …

Tapestry Program at Redwood Guild

Posted By RWitchey on December 13, 2012

At the January 2013 meeting of the Redwood Guild of Fiber Arts, the guild’s own Tapestry Study Group will present a program on tapestry weaving, including a brief look at the history, its definitions, and differences from other types of weaving and fiber art, as well as looms, equipment, and technique, and a display of … » Read the Rest » …

TEXTILE * GAMES – Everything you need to know about knitting up your stash of space dyed yarns

Posted By Web Manager on December 11, 2012

I was flipping through my CNCH 2013 booklet the other day and my attention was caught by the class taught by Lorna Miser, “Tips for Knitting with Space-Dyed Yarns”. I could certainly use some tips and I am betting that there are other knitters who want to solve the dilemma of how to make these … » Read the Rest » …

Sacramento Weavers’ and Spinners’ Guild January Meeting

Posted By NinaRy on December 11, 2012

The topic of the lecture by Jackie Abrams will be, Textile Travels in Africa. Take a visual journey to Ghana, Namibia, and Uganda. Visit the workshops of Kente cloth weavers, follow the steps of glass bead making, and see the basket makers as they work. Experience the culture, the people, and the places. Date: January … » Read the Rest » …

TEXTILE * GAMES – Timed Shuttle Race and Coucours d’Elegance

Posted By Web Manager on December 5, 2012

Did you check “Shuttle Race” on your entry form when you sent it in and have you found the time to dig around in your weaving studio to find an old shuttle to modify?  Maybe your guild wants to sponsor an entry and they are looking for  shuttle customization ideas. I found a couple of … » Read the Rest » …