Working up a sweat

Posted By Joan Pont on May 10, 2013

Making clothes.  Making clothing meaningful.  There are lots of steps between the idea and the finished product.  And once made, the garment is almost a tangible part of you forever.  So different from store bought items.  But someone made them as well, and generally toiled under some challenging circumstances.  With that as a preface, come hear what our May speaker … » Read the Rest » …

Take in the Trash

Posted By Joan Pont on April 12, 2013

News Flash – Monday, April 15, 2013, 7 pm, Tamalpais Textile Arts Guild meeting, taking place at the Marin Art and Garden Center, Marin Society of Artists Gallery, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross. Come get inspired. Lauren DiCioccio is an emerging artist primarily working in textiles based in Brooklyn and the Bay Area.  She … » Read the Rest » …

Thrumsicles

Posted By Joan Pont on March 10, 2013

Okay, you caught me, we are not really making thrumsicles (though might catch on as a new way to floss).  We will be creating Thrum Necklaces next Monday night, March 18, 2013, at the Tamalpais Textile Arts Guild meeting.  Who does not have thrums to spare?  Who feels a little guilty about tossing perfectly good … » Read the Rest » …

President’s Day Activity Suggestion

Posted By Joan Pont on February 10, 2013

Come out and joint the rest of us for the February meeting of the Tamalpais Textile Arts Guild.  This meeting may be a little different.  We will be hearing out three “left coast” artists and their political voices from Barbara Shapiro.  She gave this presentation previously to the Textile Society of America Symposium in Washington DC last … » Read the Rest » …

Shrink to Fit

Posted By Joan Pont on May 14, 2012

It is really happening this time!   Joan Cacicedo will shrink her life experience in creating textiles into one presentation at the Tamalpais Textile Arts Guild meeting on Monday, May 21, 2012.  Further details: 7 pm, Marin Art and Garden Center, Francis Young Gallery off to the right of the pain parking area, 30 Sir … » Read the Rest » …

Color,Color Everywhere, But Which One to Pick?

Posted By Joan Pont on April 13, 2012

There are so many decisions before starting a new project.  Since we may be way beyond cook book weaving, and not slavishly copying instructions from a kit or magazine, it is possible to get stuck and feel overwhelmed with so many choices.   I can get into the rut, if this is going to take xxx hours, it … » Read the Rest » …

Computer’s Don’t Weave

Posted By Joan Pont on March 11, 2012

But they sure help a lot.  Sheila O’Hara created fabulous works of art on her 16 harness loom.  She stretched the inventiveness and complexity of that tool to an unbelievable degree.  Then she had the opportunity to jump to a real jacquard loom and careened off the charts.  Imagine no drafting rules, infinite possibilities, every warp end independently controlled.  I … » Read the Rest » …

Brave enough to Cher? I mean share?

Posted By Joan Pont on February 10, 2012

This meeting will really separate the brave from the weak, the outlandish from the reserved, the people who read minutes from ones that don’t.  But we all want EVERYONE to bring hand made items.  They should include one of their earliest, one of their most precious, and one that embodies deep profound learnings.  As in, … » Read the Rest » …

Honor Thy Teacher

Posted By Joan Pont on January 9, 2012

We have a new name: the Tamalpais Weavers’ Guild has changed its name to the Tamalpais Fiber Arts Guild.  And just in to time to welcome our January speaker, preeminent fiber artist and teacher Carole Beadle.  So calling on all students who have every been inspired by her, please join us. PROGRAM  – January 16, … » Read the Rest » …

Do You Feel Special?

Posted By Joan Pont on November 2, 2011

Then you should join us at the next Tamalpais Weavers’ Guild presentation, Monday, November 21, 7 pm, Marin Art and Garden Center, Marin Society for the Arts Francis Young Gallery (on the right at the end of the entrance driveway), 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross.  Our speaker is the fabulous Bonnie Wells.   Her … » Read the Rest » …