17th Annual Spinning Day at the Winery

Posted By Vilija on May 4, 2014

Treadles to Threads Spinners present: Spinning at Retzlaff Winery June 7  2014, 10 am to 4 pm 1356 S. Livermore Ave. Livermore $5 entry per person  Spinning – Sun – Shopping Spring is here and that means it’s once again time for Treadles to Threads’ spinning day at Retzlaff Winery in Livermore. We are back to … » Read the Rest » …

Advanced Jacquard Weaving

Posted By Web Manager on April 28, 2014

A Sweet Slice of Weave Structure Knowledge  Can Transform Drawings, Photos, and Text  into a Unique Fabric with a Computer Jacquard Loom. Structure & Image: Computer Jacquard Weaving Instructor: Stacy Speyer at California College of the Arts www.cca.edu/extended    510.594.3710 www.cca.edu/academics/summer/courses/textiles Friday, June 13 – Wednesday, June 25 10 sessions: 10:00a – 5:00p Fridays – Sundays and 6:30p – … » Read the Rest » …


Posted By AMendenhall on April 19, 2014

SATURDAY, MAY 17, 2014 10:00 AM TO 1:00 PM   rain or shine LOCATION:  The Weaving Studio at Nancy Horne’s (Sonora) Sale includes, but is not limited to: Floor Looms        4 harness/6 treadle Gilmore-style, weaving width 36” — $150 obo        4H/4T HM Stuart counter-balance, weaving width 20” — $75        4H/6T Bergman counter-marche, weaving … » Read the Rest » …

Indian Folk Textiles – San Francisco, March 10 – May 30 2014

Posted By Web Manager on April 2, 2014

 March 10 – May 30, 2014 Indian Folk Textiles from the Collection of Carol Summers  As originally seen at the SJMQT, The Mills Building presents Indian Folk Textiles  from the Collection of Carol Summers running March 10 through May 30, 2014.     The Mills Building 220 Montgomery St #1100 San Francisco, CA 94104 Open M-F 8am-6pm

Sacramento Weavers’ and Spinners’ Guild

Posted By NinaRy on March 30, 2014

The Sacramento Weavers’ and Spinners’ Guild is pleased to present Lolli Jacobsen who traveled to the south coast of Oaxaca to view the production of the fantastic purple dye from the purpura pansa shellfish. Only a few people in the world have the skills to extract the dye known in the past as “royal purple”. … » Read the Rest » …

Sacramento Weavers’ & Spinners’ Guild

Posted By NinaRy on March 6, 2014

The Sacramento Weavers’ and Spinners’ Guild is pleased to host Sara Lamb, who has been spinning, dyeing, weaving, knitting and learning new things for 35 years. The morning program will focus on the many aspects of weaving, spinning and dyeing. During the afternoon, Sara will give tips on spinning silk (bring your own fiber and … » Read the Rest » …

Fiber and Dye

Posted By Web Manager on March 3, 2014

          The biodiversity of plant-based fibers and dyes is vast! The University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley invites you to learn more about the world of natural fibers and dyes. From traditional uses to inspired future innovation in eco-fashion and textiles, a walk through our exhibit illuminates the connection of … » Read the Rest » …

Sacramento Weavers’ & Spinners’ Guild Open House

Posted By NinaRy on February 6, 2014

  The theme this year is: Fire Weave Saturday and Sunday, February 8 and 9, 2014, 10am to 4pm, Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd, Sacramento, CA, 95816 Highlights Include: • Fiber Display featuring non-traditional materials such as tencel, soy, wire, paper • Spinning demonstrations – a wide variety of fibers and equipment. … » Read the Rest » …

Sacramento Weavers’ and Spinners’ Guild

Posted By NinaRy on February 5, 2014

  Sacramento Weaver’s & Spinner’s Guild welcomes a presentation by Gudrun Polak  – Introduction to Card Weaving: Discover Card Weaving: Ancient Technique – Modern Delight. Using simple tools, a set of square cards, a small shuttle, and any kind of smooth yarn, the technique called card weaving or tablet weaving allows you to create bands … » Read the Rest » …

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 » …