Santa Cruz Handweavers Guild Meeting January 15, 2011

Posted By RWeiss for SCHG on December 21, 2010

On January15, 2011, the Santa Cruz Handweavers Guild and The Museum of Art & History in Santa Cruz will cosponsor the Nora Rogers Memorial Fiber Arts Lecture.  The speaker, Desiree Koslin, will present Duodji Soft: Tradition, Authenticity and Innovation in Sami Textiles. The distinctive dress and fabrics of the once nomadic Sami people of northwestern … » Read the Rest » …

Santa Cruz Handweavers Guild Meeting

Posted By RWeiss for SCHG on October 26, 2010

The Santa Cruz Handweavers Guild welcomes Joy Totah Hilden as its November meeting speaker.  Since 1982, Joy had done field research on Bedouin weaving.  With her husband, who taught in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, she traveled near and far in search of weaves whose knowledge of this fast-disappearing craft that she wants to … » Read the Rest » …

Santa Cruz Handweavers Guild September Meeting

Posted By RWeiss for SCHG on August 31, 2010

The Santa Cruz Handweavers Guild offers members the opportunity to share common interests by participating in study groups focused on different aspects of weaving.  One of these study groups, the Rug Study Group, meets regularly.  Its members, Janette Gross, Janet Pollack, Laura Rider, Martha Stanley and Joan Vierra, will share their experiences at the September … » Read the Rest » …

Santa Cruz Handweavers Guild May Meeting

Posted By RWeiss for SCHG on April 28, 2010

Thom Atkins, known to the fiber arts community for his bead-embellished quilts, will describe how he got “from bronze to beads” at the May 12th meeting of the Santa Cruz Handweavers Guild.  Over the course of his career in art, Thom has worked in several media (bronze, beads, stained glass to name but a few). … » Read the Rest » …

Santa Cruz Handweavers Guild Meeting, March 10, 2010

Posted By RWeiss for SCHG on February 24, 2010

Suki Russack, an accomplished musician, began weaving in 2002 while a graduate student at San Francisco State College. It wasn’t until 2006 that she found her voice as a textile artist. At that time, she began to explore the female form as a vehicle for her own spiritual growth. She considers her work to be … » Read the Rest » …

Santa Cruz Handweavers Guild February Meeting

Posted By RWeiss for SCHG on February 8, 2010

Due to storm damage to the Aptos Village Park building, the meeting of the Santa Cruz Handweavers Guild, scheduled for February 10, 2010, will be held at The Simpkins Family Swim Center (Room A), 979 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062. The time of the meeting is unchanged (9:30 AM to 12:00 PM). You can … » Read the Rest » …

Santa Cruz Handweavers Guild February Meeting

Posted By RWeiss for SCHG on February 1, 2010

If you’ve wanted to know more about Navajo weaving, be certain to attend the next Santa Cruz Handweavers Guild meeting.  Guild member, Bambi Jones, will present a program about Navajo weaving.  Based on her studies with Marilyn Brandon at Cabrillo College and her work with native weaver Sarah Natani at Table Mesa, New Mexico, Bambi … » Read the Rest » …

Santa Cruz Handweavers Guild Meeting Jan 2010

Posted By RWeiss for SCHG on December 12, 2009

On January 16, 2010, the Santa Cruz Handweavers Guild and The Museum of Art & History, Santa Cruz will co-sponsor a presentation by Frances Dorsey, entitled “Saigon: Fusion of Memories with History.” In the 1950s, Frances Dorsey lived in Saigon, Vietnam, where her father was attached to the United States Embassy.  Her childhood memories of … » Read the Rest » …

Santa Cruz Handweavers Guild November Meeting

Posted By RWeiss for SCHG on October 28, 2009

On November 11, 2009, Nancy Jo Lopp will address the following aspects of photographing textiles: Technical Digital photography Photographing with natural light, strobe, or lights Bring your camera and examples of your work.  Even if there is not enough time to photograph your work, Nancy Jo will discuss it and provide advice about how to … » Read the Rest » …

Santa Cruz Handweavers Guild Meeting, October 14, 2009

Posted By RWeiss for SCHG on September 15, 2009

The Santa Cruz Handweavers Guild will host Rodrick Owen of the United Kingdom as guest speaker on October 14, 2009.  Rodrick is an artist, teacher, expert on pre-Columbian braids, and the author of two books about kumihimo that are standard references for braiders.  Rodrick’s presentation will focus on pre-Hispanic Peruvian textiles, especially twined braided headbands. … » Read the Rest » …