Celebrate Spinning Locally

Posted By Vilija on September 27, 2011

Treadles to Threads Spinners invite you to a Spinning Day on the Farm October 8, 10 am to 2 pm Forest Home Farms Historic Park, 19953 San Ramon Valley Blvd. San Ramon [just north of the Alcosta Blvd. exit off HWY 680] Forest Home Farms is holding a special event on Saturday, Oct. 8th. There … » Read the Rest » …

Shrink to Fit

Posted By Joan Pont on September 22, 2011

Avatar, Lord of the Rings, those costume designers would have gotten a jolt in the arm with the inspiration of Jean Williams Cacicedo.   We delighted to have her as our October speaker at the Tamalpais’ Weavers Guild.  Please squeeze into a parking place,  sidle through the front door, wedge into a seat, and hear from the self … » Read the Rest » …

Fashion Show Commentator for CNCH 2012 Announced!

Posted By DLaVallee on September 20, 2011

The commentator for the CNCH 2012 Fashion show has been named: Nancy Brown of Nancy Brown Quilts. Nancy’s web site is www.nancybrownquilts.com.  Here is Carol de Boer’s (member of the fashion show committee) description of her: “Nancy lives in Oakland and is a very well known quilt artist and teacher.  Nancy is best known for … » Read the Rest » …

Sara Lamb to teach at CNCH 2012

Posted By DLaVallee on September 15, 2011

Extraordinary weaver, spinner, braider, dyer and beadworker, Sara Lamb will be bringing her talents to the Bay Area in May 2012. Her expertise in all these areas means that she her creations are full of energy and vibrancy. Her use of color is fabulous.  She will be teaching in the areas of spinning, braiding and … » Read the Rest » …

Well known AVL teacher to be at CNCH 2012!

Posted By DLaVallee on August 30, 2011

Jannie Taylor will be one of the featured teachers at CNCH 2012.  She teaches advanced weaving classes at the AVL Weaving School and wonderful workshops at conferences based on color, technique and structure. In her own words:  “My fascination with textiles and handweaving began in the heady 1970’s and has only increased in the intervening … » Read the Rest » …

Fashion Show Info for CNCH 2012

Posted By DLaVallee on August 23, 2011

Plans for the “ Tradition/Innovation” Fashion Show at CNCH 2012 are coming together!  As the committee works to put on a great show for us, now is the time to start planning your entries.  The theme encourages creativity – How can you innovate on a traditional technique?  What traditional technique do you want to showcase … » Read the Rest » …

Jurying Details for CNCH 2012 Galleries

Posted By DLaVallee on August 16, 2011

An explanation of the jurying process for the Gallery Shows at CNCH 2012: The purpose of judging by jury is to enhance the quality of the work being done by the individuals and groups, and to provide exhibitors with an evaluation by impartial experts which might otherwise be unavailable within guilds. Items submitted to be … » Read the Rest » …

The Fall Issue of CNCHnet is Still Online

Posted By Judy Fisher on August 15, 2011

September is almost here and it’s time to gear up for some of those projects you want to try this Fall.  It is also a good time to consider buying supplies locally. Check out the article on the Arcata Natural Fiber Fair taking place on September 9& 10th.  It’s also a good time to review … » Read the Rest » …

Feel like Felting? Come to CNCH 2012

Posted By DLaVallee on August 9, 2011

Carin Engen, felter extraordinaire will be teaching several felting techniques at CNCH 2012 in Oakland, May 18-20.  Take a look at her blog and her photo-stream to see some of the gorgeous work she does: http://artfullyfelt.blogspot.com/. Here is her philosophy in her own words: “Art is like magic to me. The process of making a … » Read the Rest » …

Galleries for CNCH 2012

Posted By DLaVallee on July 19, 2011

It is not too early to start planning your entries for the Galleries at CNCH 2012.  Here are the descriptions of the four major display divisions.  Watch this site for additional information about the galleries and the jurying process (and information about the fashion show).  Every member of a CNCH guild is encouraged to submit … » Read the Rest » …