Posted By Vilija on December 30, 2016

No, not the Merino nor the Rambouillet, we will always want soft, lustrous wool. And, no, not the Suffolk or other farmed sheep for meat. But did you know that of the 1400 or so breeds of sheep around the world, over one-third of these breeds are in danger of extinction? By seeking out fibers … » Read the Rest » …


Posted By Vilija on December 6, 2016

Sheila is a weaver of stunning landscapes, dancing sheep, and many other fiber fantasies. She has been weaving since 1976, gradually progressing to working on a jacquard loom. Her weaving then could become much more detailed with some being photo realistic such as “Pomo Girl” pictured here. Sheila’s “Dancing Sheep” have been perennial favorites of … » Read the Rest » …

CNCH2017 Reg Opens Sat at 9 AM

Posted By JAnderson on November 9, 2016

Register early to get the class you want but also apply for a grant to pay your tuition. There are five grants for each of the five areas of CNCH. They are not need based and judged anonymously. The applications are due by Monday, Nov 14. You most be registered for a class and a … » Read the Rest » …

SWSG General Meeting and guest speaker 10/25/16

Posted By NinaRy on October 5, 2016

October 25, 2016 Speaker: Marilyn Romatka Topic: Handicrafts of Gujaret SWSG is please to host Marilyn Romatka speaking on “Handicrafts of Gujarat”. Marilyn traveled in India in 2013. While she was there she observed and learned about weaving and dyeing techniques that are so much of people’s daily lives. She will share her photos and … » Read the Rest » …

SWSG – General Meeting and Workshop, September 27, 2016

Posted By NinaRy on September 1, 2016

Just a Few Spaces Available in Dianne Totten’s Crimp and Create Workshop Sacramento Weavers’ and Spinners’ Guild is hosting Dianne Totten Workshop Topic: Crimp and Create Dates: September 27, 28, & 29 Times: 1pm to 4pm September 27 9am to 4 pm September 28 & 29 Location: Shepard Garden and Art Center 3330 McKinley Blvd … » Read the Rest » …

Judith Sorgan

Posted By JAnderson on July 1, 2016

Judith Sorgan died June 8, 2016 from complications of a stroke she suffered in November, 2014. Judith joined Tamalpais Guild in 1970 and served as President from 1975-1976 and again from 1994-1996.  Judith served on the CNCH Advisory Council and was President from 2009-2010.  She went off the Advisory Council for a year to chair … » Read the Rest » …

Welcome to Modesto!

Posted By Web Manager on April 8, 2016

Thank you for all the volunteers who are working so hard this weekend to put on an amazing conference. A giant thank you for all attendees who are coming to Modesto today to celebrate the wonder that fiber brings! Have a wonderful time. Click here for the conference schedule

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 » …

SWSG General Meeting

Posted By NinaRy on March 3, 2016

March 22, 2016, 10 AM – 12 PM. Kathrin Weber, Weaver and Dyer from North Carolina will talk about the artistic process in dyeing warps. Her website is The lecture will be after a short business meeting at the Shepard Art and Garden Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd, Sacramento, 95816. There is no afternoon program, … » Read the Rest » …

Kathrin Weber Workshop – Focus on the Warp

Posted By NinaRy on January 28, 2016

PRE~REGISTRATION FOR KATHRIN WEBER WORKSHOP ~ MARCH 22, 23, 24 Sacramento Weavers’ and Spinners’ Guild is taking Pre-Registrations for their Spring Workshop featuring the dynamic Kathrin Weber of Blazing Shuttles ( This workshop will begin on Tuesday from 1-4pm and continue on Wednesday and Thursday from 9-4 pm. The cost will be $130 with a … » Read the Rest » …