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


This issue barely scratched the surface of  ‘surface design’.  Therefore, if you would like to write an article about other ways to enhance the surface of your fabric, let me know.  This includes, but is not limited to, embroidery by hand or machine, beading, smocking, velvet burnout, seersucker and sectional shrinking.

I would also like to follow the yarn to non-loomed textiles.  This can include knitting by machine or by hand, crochet, tatting, lacemaking, kumihimo, sprang, knotless netting, hairpin lace, cord making and other ways of manipulating yarns and fabric.

Perhaps you are the keeper of the family keepsake linens.  Do you have a selection of crocheted antimacassars and monogrammed napkins and handkerchiefs? It seems a shame to bury them.  Bring them out for a photo shoot!  Does anyone remember how to tat? Share the technique with us and tell us how you use it.

As we collect more tools and treasures, we need a way to keep track of them.  Do you have a nifty way to bring order out of chaos? Let the rest of us know.

And now for the historians out there.  I’ve been told that there is a cache of articles telling the history of each guild.  I have yet to locate it.  If you know where I might find this trove, please let me know.  If you are a member of a guild that has an historian, ask that person if they know where to find these articles.  And if your guild has a written history, look it over, update it if necessary and send it to me.  I’d love to publish it!

Judy Fisher, editor