Spinning Silk with Sara Lamb

Posted By RWitchey on March 28, 2013

Sara Lamb will be giving a one-day workshop on Spinning Silk for the Redwood Guild on Thursday, May 2, 2013. The workshop will be held in Santa Rosa with the exact location to be announced. Sara Lamb is a longtime hand spinner, weaver and dyer. She is known to be an excellent teacher, so here’s … » Read the Rest » …

TEXTILE * GAMES – Lanyard Competition

Posted By Web Manager on March 28, 2013

Time to Start Thinking about the Lanyard Competition.   Are you making a lanyard for the CNCH 2013 competition? Have you started yet??? If you signed up during registration to make one, you probably read the instructions in the booklet and know that this will be used to hold your registration packet. But, if you … » Read the Rest » …

Sacramento Weavers and Spinners Guild

Posted By NinaRy on March 21, 2013

Laverne Waddington, backstrap weaver and teacher has been traveling the world sharing her skill of weaving on the backstrap loom. The Sacramento Weavers and Spinners Guild is fortunate to welcome Laverne as she lectures on Weaving on Simple Looms in South America. April 4, 2013, 7:00pm to 9:00pm, 2418 “O” Street, Sacramento, CA, 95816. Free.Near … » Read the Rest » …

Emergency Appeal – San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles

Posted By Web Manager on March 16, 2013

Dear Friends: It has come time to share with you the difficult news that the Museum is under serious financial duress, and if we don’t raise $80,000 for operating costs by March 31 the Museum will be forced to close in the near future. All areas of revenue at the Museum have experienced a decline … » Read the Rest » …

TEXTILE * GAMES – The Drop Spindle Slalom Race

Posted By Web Manager on March 15, 2013

I had a conversation with Sue Robertson who is organizing the drop spindle slalom just so that I could pass on all the “fine print” rules that weren’t mentioned in the CNCH booklet. It turns out you may use your own spindle, or race officials will lend you one of their super duper CD spindles. … » Read the Rest » …

Thrumsicles

Posted By Joan Pont on March 10, 2013

Okay, you caught me, we are not really making thrumsicles (though might catch on as a new way to floss).  We will be creating Thrum Necklaces next Monday night, March 18, 2013, at the Tamalpais Textile Arts Guild meeting.  Who does not have thrums to spare?  Who feels a little guilty about tossing perfectly good … » Read the Rest » …

Sacramento Weavers’ and Spinners’ Guild

Posted By NinaRy on March 6, 2013

Rachelle Giffen and Ken Gribble, local mushroom enthusiasts, join the guild to share their excitement of mushroom dyeing. Rachelle and Ken will take you through basic steps in gathering, identification, and will share information on several local mushrooms that are sure-fire dyers and where to find them. In the afternoon, we will look at the … » Read the Rest » …

TEXTILE * GAMES — What Do You Have

Posted By Web Manager on March 6, 2013

Are you hesitant to start winding a warp because you fear you will run out of hand spun yarn before you complete the process?  What about weft?  How much are you going to need to weave the complete project? These questions keep a lot of us from using up that stash of hand spun yarns … » Read the Rest » …

16th Annual Spinning at the Winery Day

Posted By Vilija on March 5, 2013

May 25, 2013, 10 am to 4 pm Retzlaff Winery, 1356 S. Livermore Ave. $5 entry per person Spring is coming and that means it’s once again time for Treadles to Threads’ spinning day at Retzlaff Winery in Livermore. An important change this year is the date. Rather than our usual first Saturday in June, … » Read the Rest » …