Santa Cruz Handweavers Guild Meeting May 9, 2012

Posted By RWeiss for SCHG on April 27, 2012

Mary Zicafoose, an award-winning fiber artist celebrated for her ethnically inspired, hand-dyed, woven tapestries and rugs, will speak on “The Alchemy of Weaving” at the guild meeting on May 9, 2012.  In her work, Mary reinterprets traditional ikat techniques into a contemporary context resulting in vibrantly primary colored, boldly patterned textiles that make powerful visual … » Read the Rest » …

Santa Cruz Handweavers Guild Meeting January 11, 2012

Posted By RWeiss for SCHG on December 28, 2011

Saori: A Glimpse into the World of Unconventional “No Rules” Weaving Saori weaving, often called “No Rules” weaving, began in Japan over 40 years ago.  Its emphasis on creativity and total immersion in fiber and color make it a meditative process that allows for the emergence of new concepts and weaves. Jill Sanders’ knowledge of … » Read the Rest » …

Santa Cruz Handweavers Guild Meeting November 9, 2011

Posted By RWeiss for SCHG on October 27, 2011

At the November guild meeting, Carrie Eheler will speak about the challenge provided by using materials in ways different from their original intent. Freeing oneself from the restrictions imposed by original intent allows one to view materials with a fresh eye — with surprising results.  Carrie creates multimedia artworks utilizing her skills in weaving, macrame, … » Read the Rest » …

Santa Cruz Handweavers Guild and Art duJour

Posted By RWeiss for SCHG on October 18, 2011

Art duJour is a nonprofit gallery and teaching studio space located in downtown Santa Cruz offering art and educational curriculum tailored to a monthly theme.  It is the brainchild of two moms, Heather Young and Christine Currie, who met in a school carpool and found that they shared concerns about the shortcomings of current public … » Read the Rest » …

Santa Cruz Handweavers Guild Meeting October 12, 2011

Posted By RWeiss for SCHG on September 29, 2011

Warp Wrapping: Threads from Pre-Columbian Peru to 21st Century California Examples of warp wrapping, an ancient textile structure used by the peoples of the pre-Columbian Andes, are limited to fragments found only in museums and private collections. Viewing such fragments whetted Barbara Nitzberg’s curiosity and led to several years of study, documentation and exploration of … » Read the Rest » …

Santa Cruz Handweavers Guild Meeting

Posted By RWeiss for SCHG on September 8, 2011

The Santa Cruz Handweavers Guild is involved in the weaving programs at two local organizations: The Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Santa Cruz Camphill Communities California in Soquel Providing access to looms, a place to weave and weaving assistance is one way in which The Vista Center carries out its mission … » Read the Rest » …

Santa Cruz Handweavers Guild Meeting May 11, 2011

Posted By RWeiss for SCHG on April 29, 2011

Handwoven cloth represents a tremendous investment in time, energy and raw materials.  Working with handwoven cloth requires specialized techniques and adaptations that take characteristics of the cloth into consideration. Carole Beckett is a guild member experienced in transforming handwoven cloth into garments.  At the May guild meeting,  Carole will share her knowledge about working with … » Read the Rest » …

Santa Cruz Handweavers Guild Meeting April 13, 2011

Posted By RWeiss for SCHG on March 28, 2011

Have sticks, will travel here, there and everywhere! Laverne Waddington is passionate about backstop weaving. Born in India, raised in Australia, she now lives in South America. In 1998, she moved to land locked Santa Cruz in Bolivia — a large city with a small town feel. Life in Santa Cruz, Bolivia is simple and … » Read the Rest » …

Santa Cruz Handweavers Guild Meeting March 9, 2011

Posted By RWeiss for SCHG on February 14, 2011

Our speaker for March will be our own amazing Martha Stanley who will fascinate us with the details of how she works, what catches her imagination, and why she tries to replicate work and techniques she sees in the back rooms of museums. She will bring a number of examples of pieces she has woven … » Read the Rest » …

Santa Cruz Handweavers Guild Meeting February 9, 2011

Posted By RWeiss for SCHG on January 26, 2011

Our speaker for February will be George-Ann Bowers who will discuss and show her fiber artwork. She combines multi-layer pickup weaving with modified tapestry technique to create imagery inspired by nature’s colors, texture, structure and patterns. She explores the intimate details of subjects such as tree bark, rock formations, or plants in close-up, creating compositions … » Read the Rest » …