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

Winter 2012

The seasons are changing from our warm and glorious summer and our fabulous fall to the distinct chill of winter.  Now is the time to hang out with your computer and see what treasures it can bring forth.

This issue has several articles with a ‘techie’ tilt to inspire you, to encourage you to explore the possible and, maybe, to take you to the next level in the practice of your art.

On the other hand, if you are not at all interested in the use of computers, we have other articles that you might find intriguing.  Lilia Rosenheimer has written about Golden Gate Weavers’ Guild’s recent show which was mounted and displayed at East Bay Municipal Utility District administrative offices in downtown Oakland.  Who would think that EBMUD would display the work of artists from the surrounding community!

If you want to return to simpler times while practicing the fiber arts, Betsy Gribble has written a ‘how-to’ article about dyeing with a very specific mushroom – and – the ‘way back’ machine can also take you for a visit to the past, circa 1860’s, in rural Ohio.

Now is also a good time to check out the 2013 Textile* Games offerings.  Registration starts November 1st.  Read all about it and register.

I hope you enjoy this issue and I encourage you to share it with your friends.

Judy Fisher, Editor