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

Summer 2012

The lovely West Coast Summer is almost upon us and I’m sure many of you are thinking of Summertime projects.  Now is the time to be working on your Fair entries. The Fairs are such an easy way to introduce the General Public to what we do and how we do it.  Be sure to sign up to demonstrate!

CNCH 2012,Tradition/Innovation, is May 18-20 in Oakland and they still need volunteers and you don’t need to register to volunteer.  If you would like to go to the market and see the galleries, volunteer for a few hours and you will get a free day pass! There is a volunteer signup site on the website.

Family Reunions may be in the cards for some of you and Summer vacations may also be in your future.  These events may be a good time to engage participants with felting simple projects or constructing simple baskets.  There is nothing quite like sneakily indoctrinating another generation into the fiber arts!

Many of our areas promote Open Studios, another way for we fiber junkies can interact with the public and, also, market our wares.

Speaking of marketing, this issue has several articles addressing that issue.  Read on and see what type of marketing would work for you.  We couldn’t cover every angle in this issue, so if you have something to add to the conversation, write an article about it and we’ll publish it in the next issue.

I also came up with a few felting articles to complement the ones in the Spring issue as well as a tribute to Nora Rogers, who was an inspiration to her friends and students.

It also should be noted that this issue of CNCHnet marks the beginning of the 3rd year of our online Fiberarts Webzine.


Judy Fisher, Editor


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