CNCHnet . . . The Textile Arts Webzine of the Conference of Northern California Handweavers

Fall 2013

At the end of the Summer issue three months ago, I put out a call for projects and pieces that highlighted your eco-sensitivity and articles came in that highlighted everything from weaving magnetic tape (now mostly destined for land fill) into a sleek and sassy evening bag to a rigorous examination of the feasibility of the Fibershed Project.

We are also starting to publish Guild Histories,  This issue celebrates the Golden Gate Weavers Guild, the Grande Dame of Guilds under the CNCH umbrella.

Some of my writers turned out to be sheep–with a little help from their friend.  You can also read about what we really want at a conference, a fond thank-you to those who have mentored us, a little peek at what you can expect next April in Oakland and an invitation to go to the Natural Fiber Fair in Arcata this September.

For vibrant color, I have included an article about the Yokayo Guild’s surface design challenge and another about a jewel box of a shop in San Francisco that sells only ribbons! 

So please enjoy this issue.  If August and September prove to be too hot, I’m going to San Francisco and you’ll find me in The Ribbonerie.

Judy Fisher, editor

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