Hand Jacquard Weaving – One Thread at a Time

Posted By Web Manager on December 28, 2012

Sheila O’Hara Saturday, January 19, 2013 – 10 AM Koret Auditorium, de Young Museum, San Francisco Handweaving has become the lucky beneficiary of the computer age as the dream of individual thread control becomes more accessible. Handweavers, once thrilled with computer assisted dobby looms, are now searching out hand jacquard looms for exploration. Enjoy an … » Read the Rest » …

Talk and Workshop with Donna Druchunas: CANCELLED

Posted By Vilija on August 11, 2012

THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR SEPT. 22, 2012 AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED TO EARLY NOVEMBER 2012 Diablo Weavers and Treadles to Threads Spinners are bringing Donna to our area for a program and workshop on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012 10:30 am for the talk, “Knitting History of Lithuania” and 1 pm for the workshop … » Read the Rest » …

Studio 49 7th Annual Retreat

Posted By AMendenhall on July 22, 2012

Join us for our 7th Annual Retreat in the MotherLode September 28-30. This year the retreat will return to the beautiful Tuolumne Trails (http://tuolumnetrails.org/), a family-based camp built on 80 scenic mountain acres of Sierra Nevada wilderness, seven miles east of Groveland.  It is spacious, comfortable and very inviting, and we think it will delight you. … » Read the Rest » …

Silk Spinning Workshop at Humboldt

Posted By Web Manager on January 18, 2012

Humboldt Handweavers & Spinners Guild is hosting a spinning workshop with Patsy Z, the Spinnin’ Guru. March 2 – 4 she will teach a class on silk that includes degumming cocoons and several types of silk spinning. The next two days will cover controlling the spin to get the yarn desired. Registration deadline is February … » Read the Rest » …

Openings for Abby Franquemont Spinning Workshop

Posted By Web Manager on December 19, 2011

Foothill Fibers Guild is hosting a spinning workshop with Abby Franquemont. It’ll be in Nevada City, January 27-29, 2012. Workshop Description: Whether you have only been spinning a short time or 20 years, you will have fun, learn lots, and come away with customized yarns that YOU want. Learn how to calculate how much fiber … » Read the Rest » …

Garment Construction Workshop with Daryl Lancaster

Posted By Ann McDonough on August 3, 2011

Dust off your sewing machine and jumpstart your skills. Make this simple unlined jacket, custom fit, guaranteed to look great and teach you the basics of garment construction. Great for handweavers, felters and surface designers, this jacket looks good in all fabrics and compliments every figure. In this workshop, participants will be constructing a simple … » Read the Rest » …

Robyn Spady Workshop – Extreme Warp Makeover on 4 Shafts!

Posted By SWoodhead on August 2, 2011

The Reno Fiber Arts Guild is starting their Fall season by hosting a 3-day workshop with Robyn Spady – Extreme Warp Makeover, October, 2011.  (Openings available) Do you love to weave but the thought and/or chore of warping your loom holds you back?   Then…what about obtaining more weaving versatility from a single warp?  Just how … » Read the Rest » …

Studio 49 2011 Retreat Update

Posted By AMendenhall on May 20, 2011

STUDIO 49 – 6th Annual Retreat  U * P* D* A* T* E WHEN:     October 14 – 16, 2011 WHERE:    Tuolumne Trails in Groveland, CA Although the last day to register for the retreat is September 15, there are several reasons to send your registration form in soon: *    Register by June 30 and … » Read the Rest » …

Studio 49 6th Annual Retreat – Registration Now Open

Posted By AMendenhall on April 29, 2011

TREAT YOURSELF TO A RE-TREAT with STUDIO 49 Imagine yourself in a mountain setting, a beautiful new log building with spectacular views, close to Yosemite and full of the sounds of spinning wheels and the murmur of voices speaking the language of fiber with religious intensity.  This can be yours by signing up for our … » Read the Rest » …

Handweaving for Garment Construction Series

Posted By BBennett on January 30, 2011

Black Sheep Guild is pleased to offer a two-part workshop series on weaving fabric for garment construction.  Under the guidance of expert handweavers Sharon Alderman and Daryl Lancaster, workshop participants will design and weave cloth that will be used as fabric for a fitted jacket.  In this workshop series, participants will gain experience in: Designing … » Read the Rest » …