SHEEP – AN ENDANGERED SPECIES?

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 » …

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 » …

5-DAY WORKSHOP with DARYL LANCASTER

Posted By Vilija on July 23, 2015

sponsored by Diablo Weavers Nov. 8 [Sunday] – Nov.12 [Thursday] 2015 10 am to 4 pm each day, Clayton [east of Walnut Creek] GARMENT CONSTRUCTION INTENSIVE: Wrap your body in clothing from your own hands. This is a terrific class for those wanting to learn to fit and sew clothing from their handwoven, hand printed, … » Read the Rest » …

PLYING TECHNIQUES WORKSHOP with SARAH ANDERSON

Posted By Vilija on March 21, 2015

  If you are not able to attend CNCH’s beautiful Asilomar Conference, Treadles to Threads is offering this workshop at two different locations after Sarah’s stint at Asilomar. Sarah is a wonderful teacher and all around spinning enthusiast. You may have seen her books and videos which are great and quite popular right now. Here is your … » Read the Rest » …

Creating Drape in Handwoven Fabrics

Posted By Ann McDonough on June 9, 2014

Black Sheep Handweavers Guild is sponsoring a 2 day workshop on “Creating Drape in Handwoven Fabrics” with Teresa Ruch in August. The purpose of this workshop is to understand how drape can be created in a handwoven fabric. It is a combination of fiber characteristics, yarn twist, the sett (ends per inch), the weave structure … » Read the Rest » …

We’d Love To Get You Excited About Basketry!!

Posted By Jill Stanton on May 7, 2014

On Saturday, June 7, 2014, members of the Bay Area Basket Makers (BABM) will teach two workshops at the Caning Shop in Berkeley beginning at 12:30. Introduction to Basketry: Twining: Learn to twine with your choice of provided materials, and complete an easy but satisfying basket in 3 hours or less. Three simple basket starts … » Read the Rest » …

Advanced Jacquard Weaving

Posted By Web Manager on April 28, 2014

A Sweet Slice of Weave Structure Knowledge  Can Transform Drawings, Photos, and Text  into a Unique Fabric with a Computer Jacquard Loom. Structure & Image: Computer Jacquard Weaving Instructor: Stacy Speyer at California College of the Arts www.cca.edu/extended    510.594.3710 www.cca.edu/academics/summer/courses/textiles Friday, June 13 – Wednesday, June 25 10 sessions: 10:00a – 5:00p Fridays – Sundays and 6:30p – … » Read the Rest » …

Anita Luvera Mayer Workshop

Posted By Ann McDonough on January 7, 2014

Black Sheep Handweavers Guild will be sponsoring two workshops by renowned designer Anita Luvera Mayer. Saturday Jan 18 and Sunday Jan 19, 2014 Day 1: Vested Interest (January 18, 2014) This workshop will present an overview of a variety of vests and the things to consider in selecting one that works best for your body … » Read the Rest » …

EARTH DAY IS APRIL 22!

Posted By Judy Fisher on April 16, 2013

   Bodega Pastures- Earth Day 4/22/13 Sign up to make a small felted rug     approx. 20”x 30”  at 600 Salmon Creek, Bodega at the Barn Teacher: Tim Easterbrook Cost: $90.00 includes materials Bring your lunch, snacks will be provided contact: Abby Killey  707-876-3093 bodgapastures@bodeganet.com

Spinning Silk with Sara Lamb

Posted By RWitchey on March 28, 2013

Sara Lamb will be giving a one-day workshop on Spinning Silk for the Redwood Guild on Thursday, May 2, 2013. The workshop will be held in Santa Rosa with the exact location to be announced. Sara Lamb is a longtime hand spinner, weaver and dyer. She is known to be an excellent teacher, so here’s … » Read the Rest » …