Posted By Vilija on May 14, 2016

Treadles to Threads Spinners Guild once again invites everyone to our annual spinning day at Retzlaff Winery on June 4, 2016. This will be the nineteenth annual year for this spinners event. Featured are a group of select California Vendors of yarn, fleeces, fiber of all sorts and various other goods a spinner can’t live without. … » Read the Rest » …

State Fair Entry

Posted By Web Manager on April 14, 2016

It’s time again to submit your entry to the California State Fair. Hand Crafts submissions are due April 27; Fine Arts, May 4 – these can be done online! Let’s show California how amazing we are! California Crafts  

Elemental Tapestry: Earth, Air, Fire, and Water

Posted By Web Manager on April 12, 2016

  Elemental Tapestry: Earth, Air, Fire, and Water   An exhibition of Tapestry Weavers West member’s work (members of various CNCH guilds) June 13 – September 9, 2016 Mills Building—220 Montgomery Street—San Francisco, CA 94104 Opening Reception: June 16, 2016, 5:30-7:30pm

Traditional Handwoven Rugs

Posted By Vilija on March 15, 2016

Diablo Weavers presents: “Leon Mayeri, owner of Golden Age Oriental Rugs in Berkeley, will give a presentation on recent trends in handmade oriental rugs from traditional rug weaving centers. In these areas – which include India, Iran, and Afghanistan – rugs are still woven by hand, with rigorous attention to detail and a broader range … » Read the Rest » …

Indigo Dyeing – Joanne Salz

Posted By Jolyn O'Hare on February 8, 2016

Joanne Salz will present an overview of indigo dyeing with lots of examples and recourses. She says – I’ve done indigo dyeing periodically through my years as a weaver, but always under someone’s supervision, and hesitated to try it myself because it seemed difficult and tricky. I love the the color and magic of it … » Read the Rest » …

Stitching – Peggy Osterkamp

Posted By Jolyn O'Hare on January 10, 2016

Tamalpais Textile Arts Guild speaker – January 18, 2016 Peggy Osterkamp’s work with Yoshiko Wada about stitching has inspired her, and she will share her thoughts and ideas, as well as bring threads, needles, needle threaders and cloth pages for participants to make their own needle books during the program with their stitchings. Peggy will also talk about mending—as art … » Read the Rest » …

Save the Date! SWSG Open House Feb. 13 & 14, 2016

Posted By NinaRy on January 4, 2016

  The Sacramento Weavers’ and Spinners’ Guild will hold their Annual Open House on Saturday and Sunday, February 13th and 14th, from 10 AM to 4 PM at the Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd, Sacramento 95816. The theme is “Mysterious Fibers – Asian inspired weaving and spinning”. For information call Nina Rynearson … » Read the Rest » …

Fiber Sculpture – Carole Beadle

Posted By Jolyn O'Hare on November 9, 2015

Tamalpais Textile Arts Guild speaker – November 16, 2015 Carole Beadle has an MFA in Textile Arts from California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA.  She has received many awards, and participated in numerous juried and invitational exhibits.  Her work is also featured in numerous collections. Artist’s Statement: Permission to express a natural order of … » Read the Rest » …

Tapestry Weaving – Alex Friedman

Posted By Jolyn O'Hare on October 12, 2015

Alex Friedman has maintained a weaving studio for over 40 years wherever she has lived: Hartford, Connecticut, London, England and now Sausalito, California. Being able to create something beautiful from colored yarn and a spool of cotton warp is magical and is the perfect expression of her artistic passions. Her earliest interests were in the … » Read the Rest » …

Workshop and Lecture with Jennifer Moore

Posted By Web Manager on October 5, 2015

Carmel Crafts Guild is pleased to bring Jennifer Moore to the Monterey Peninsula November 11-14, 2015. Jennifer is the author of the bookDoubleweave, and will be giving a presentation and 3-day workshop on this versatile weave.  On November 11th from 3:00-5:00 p.m., Jennifer will present “Chromatic Fantasy: Music, Mathematics and Magic in Doubleweave”.  The presentation is free … » Read the Rest » …