Workshop alert – Cotton Spinning with Joan Ruane

Posted By Web Manager on January 27, 2014

COTTON SPINNING MADE EASY – INTRODUCTION TO COTTON SPINNING  Foothill Fibers Guild is hosting a one-day Cotton Spinning workshop with renown instructor, Joan Ruane. Date: Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 Time: 9am-4pm Location: Nevada City Vet’s Hall Cost: $60 plus $8 materials fee Workshop Description: This class is a basic introduction to cotton spinning. It is designed to show how … » Read the Rest » …

Fiber Fusion

Posted By Web Manager on January 27, 2014

Although Fiber Fusion will not happen until October 11, 2014, it is never too early to start planning.  Fiber Fusion is growing in popularity and getting attention from many different areas throughout all of Northern California, Southern Oregon, and Nevada.   We have moved to the Patrick Ranch in Durham, CA (outside of Chico) for our “permanent” … » Read the Rest » …

2014 Conference: Gallery Clarification

Posted By Web Manager on January 22, 2014

GALLERY EXHIBITS, RETURN TO SENDER AND SCHOLARSHIP FUND FOR CNCH2014 We are sorry our booklet is confusing about the exhibits at CNCH2014 I’m setting out an explanation of the galleries, including “Whats in your Bag” guild exhibit, the Fashion Show, the scholarship fund raffle and return to sender. The Galleries. Here you will enter your … » Read the Rest » …

Basketry Workshops: BABM Welcomes Novices, Guests, & New Members

Posted By Jill Stanton on January 22, 2014

Want to learn how to twine, coil, or plait using natural, manufactured, or recycled fibers? For folks that want to learn basketry skills for a nominal cost, you have a fabulous opportunity with the  Bay Area Basket Makers afternoon workshops, presented after first-Saturday-of-the-month guild business meeting. You can attend an initial workshop for only $25–the … » Read the Rest » …

CNCH 2014 …

Posted By NLAndres on January 16, 2014

The planning committee is now meeting monthly to try and bring the best conference we can to the Oakland Convention Center this April.  There will be several announcements made in the next couple of weeks and we hope that you will be able to benefit from the updates. Today I want to make note of … » Read the Rest » …

Next Guild Meeting–February 1, 2014

Posted By Eve Conner on January 14, 2014

The next Loom and Shuttle regular meeting is February 1, 2014 at St. Johns United Church of Christ, 501 Laguna Honda Blvd, San Francisco.  Our speaker will be Bonnie Tarsus, “50 Years of Weaving”

Metamorphosis: Clothing & Identity

Posted By Web Manager on January 14, 2014

Metamorphosis: Clothing & Identity January 29, 2014 – April 27, 2014 San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles Metamorphosis: Clothing & Identity is a retrospective of the San Francisco Bay Area Art-to-Wear movement and traces the evolution of the rich history and legacy of this genre from its inception in the 1960s to the current group … » Read the Rest » …

Go Fish

Posted By Joan Pont on January 13, 2014

Monday evening, January 20th, 7 pm, step out of the house and join us!  The Tamalpais Textile Arts Guild is hosting Anastasia Azure and get to hear about her woven sculpture with fishing line. Using double cloth technique, she transforms metals and plastics into dimensional weave forms.  She will discuss her participation in a recent … » Read the Rest » …

Contemporary Basketry at Marin Headlands Visitor Center

Posted By Web Manager on January 12, 2014

Marin Headlands Visitor Center Exhibit Presents Bay Area Basket Makers Now through end of March 2014 Contemporary Basketry: Traditions Transformed Traditional techniques get contemporary interpretations as Bay Area Basket Makers (BABM) artisans transform a variety of natural materials, handmade papers, found objects & uncommon fibers into sculptural forms. www.bayareabasketmakers.wordpress.com The Marin Headlands Visitor Center is located in the historic Fort Barry Chapel, at the intersection … » Read the Rest » …

2014 Convergence Scholarship

Posted By JAnderson on January 12, 2014

HGA Convergence is July 14-19, 2014 in Providence, Rhode Island.  CNCH is offering a $1000 scholarship for a member to attend the c0nference.  It is not a need based scholarship.  We do ask that you write an article about your experience for CNCHnet and/ or do a presentation or display at the next conference.   … » Read the Rest » …