TEXTILE * GAMES — Wrap up

Posted By Web Manager on June 25, 2013

There is nothing like a photo album to send you down memory lane. Although CNCH 2013 was just a couple of weeks ago, we are still reminiscing about our good times at Squaw Valley and since we had some great photographers in attendance, the 2013 committee wanted to share their pictures with everyone. The Textile … » Read the Rest » …

TEXTILE * GAMES – Final Lap

Posted By Web Manager on May 16, 2013

We are coming around that last bend before CNCH finally arrives and  can almost see and feel the glory of the high Sierra. This is brand new territory for most of us so the CNCH committee thought you might like a check list  that you can refer to before you leave and also have on hand once you arrive  to get your weekend off to a … » Read the Rest » …

TEXTILE * GAMES: The Story of the Maroon and Cream Handwoven Coverlet

Posted By Web Manager on April 18, 2013

Note:  This is the story of a coverlet assembled by the Mother Lode Weavers and Spinners Guild.  It will be on display at CNCH 2013 in Squaw Valley.  Along with this story, will be a diagram showing the weavers and pattern names, when known, for each of the squares.   Jewel Wedegartner gave me the twenty … » Read the Rest » …

TEXTILE * GAMES – News Flash!

Posted By Web Manager on April 1, 2013

The CNCH 2013 committee has fantastic news. As of April 1, (no, we aren’t fooling) you will have the opportunity to register for individual conference workshops and lectures at a price of $75 per class (plus any materials fee applicable to the class you choose). These are the same classes that are being taught at … » 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 » …

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 » …

Calling All Entries for the Textile Parade!

Posted By Web Manager on January 31, 2013

A friend of mine recently commented that she looks forward to conference because, for her, the benefits come in interaction with other fiber folks.  Since this is true for her, then I suspect it may be true for many other attendees.  The Textile Parade idea was hatched so that everyone can show off their special … » Read the Rest » …

TEXTILE * GAMES – Cardboard Pin Loom

Posted By Web Manager on January 12, 2013

Looking for portable weaving projects? Maybe the Cardboard Pin Loom is what you are looking for. Julie Barbic’s class can get you beyond the basics and into weaving small bags, tapestries and more.  (See the photos for some little pouches done on pin looms.)  Julie will have lots of pin looms available. Some will already … » Read the Rest » …

TEXTILE * GAMES – Marilyn Moore

Posted By Web Manager on January 4, 2013

Marilyn Moore is known for her twining with wire and blending color using fine wire as a twining material. Once you have mastered the earrings in her introductory class at CNCH 2013, you will have the skills necessary to work on more advanced projects. For the conference class, Marilyn prepares the spokes for you so … » 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 » …