The Conference of Northern California Handweavers, Inc. was founded in 1953 to further the art and appreciation of the craft of handweaving. Today the member Guilds of CNCH embrace all fiber arts associated with weaving. Our membership includes not only weavers, but also dyers, basketmakers, and spinners.
The membership of each Guild is encouraged to organize and participate in gallery exhibits and to demonstrate their art and craft to their community whenever possible.
CNCH: The Organization
The member Guilds of CNCH are from five Northern California and Northern Nevada areas.
CNCH is a nonprofit corporation run by a governing body made up of representatives from each of the five guild areas.
Our focus is always to promote the education and the appreciation of the fiber arts. We sponsor an annual conference and produce an online quarterly publication (CNCHnet).
Northern California is one of the few areas of the country that still holds annual conferences related to the fiber arts. These events are put on by the volunteer efforts of the membership, people who are dedicated to their art and craft and want to insure the continuance of the long traditions of fiber arts.
The conferences feature speakers from throughtout the world who are recognized artisans in their field. Also included are special exhibits, seminars, workshops and a commercial marketplace.