Posted By Vilija on July 23, 2015

sponsored by Diablo Weavers Nov. 8 [Sunday] – Nov.12 [Thursday] 2015 10 am to 4 pm each day, Clayton [east of Walnut Creek] GARMENT CONSTRUCTION INTENSIVE: Wrap your body in clothing from your own hands. This is a terrific class for those wanting to learn to fit and sew clothing from their handwoven, hand printed, … » Read the Rest » …

Get in the Red the Natural Way

Posted By Web Manager on February 13, 2015

  Dye Workshop Learn to prepare a cochineal bath, create multiple shades of red, and come away with a beautiful scarf. June 2, 2015, 9:30-3:30 at Meridian Jacobs Farms and sponsored by Golden Gate Weavers $55 Teacher Rocio Mena Gutierrez   Click here to see the flyer

Fiber and Dye Exhibit

Posted By Web Manager on February 3, 2015

UC Berkeley Botanical Gardens is once again hosting their Fiber and Dye Exhibit, March 7 – April 4, 2015. There are a host of special events for all levels of interest. Workshops March 7 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley      Mycopigments Exploring Wild Mushroom Dyes with Alissa Allen March 14 | … » Read the Rest » …

Traditional Tea Dyed Silk

Posted By Web Manager on October 10, 2014

Kathrin Von Rechenburg is combining traditional Chinese dyeing methods with high-end fashion designs. Here is a brief explanation of her technique (xiangyunsha) http://www.coolhunting.com/style/kathrin-von-rechenberg-tea-silk.php   For additional photos of garments http://online.wsj.com/articles/designer-kathrin-von-rechenbergs-tea-silk-fashion-1401969604

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 » …

The Textile Arts Council to sponsor a Textile Bazaar in October

Posted By DLaVallee on September 19, 2012

A Treasure Trove of Unusual Fabrics! The Textile Arts Council of the Fine Arts Museums, San Francisco, is presenting Textile Bazaar: Treasures from Around the World on Sunday, October 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at St. Anne of the Sunset Church, 1300 Funston (at Judah), San Francisco. 34 vendors will offer an extensive … » Read the Rest » …

This Weekend in Oakland!

Posted By DLaVallee on May 15, 2012

This is it – Traditions/Innovations is this weekend- May 18 – 20! Call all your friends, work out your transportation arrangements, finalize your shopping lists and COME HAVE FUN! at the Oakland Marriott Convention Center. The galleries, demos, make-it, take-its and Market Place will fill your weekend with wonder! Click here for all the details … » Read the Rest » …

Come Share in the Fun at Traditions/Innovations!

Posted By DLaVallee on May 1, 2012

There are still plenty of opportunities to be a participant in the conference May 18 – 20- 2012! Check out the volunteer sign up page here, to find a job and a slot that fits your time and talents.  Volunteering for 2 hours earns you a free day pass! The Make-it, Take-it activities in the … » Read the Rest » …

Why We Dye

Posted By RWitchey on April 20, 2012

A presentation by the Redwood Guild of Fiber Arts on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at the Luther Burbank Art & Garden Center, 2050 Yulupa Ave., Santa Rosa. The program begins at 10:00 AM. As a natural dye study group, a loosely organized bunch of us have met for almost 3 years. In the beginning, we just … » Read the Rest » …

Natural Dye Presentation at Spindles & Flyers

Posted By Carol Gray on April 18, 2012

Sunday, April 22 – Guild Meeting at 11:00  Presentation to follow a lunch break Rebecca Burgess will discuss her natural dyeing, concepts of fibershed and how she pulled together a wardrobe made within 150 miles of her West Marin home. A small group will have spent Saturday with Rebecca practicing her natural dye processes with … » Read the Rest » …