November 21, Dottie Day- Eco Printing

November 8, 2016, Posted by Jolyn O'Hare

dotti-marys-gardenFor the TTAG program on November 21, long time TTAG member, Dotti Day, will share her experience and research in Eco printing and dyeing.  Eco printing can be used with paper and various fabrics.  Silk and wool are the most receptive to color but cotton and linen can also be used.

“Eco printing or eco dyeing is a contemporary application of the traditions of natural dyeing. In eco printing or dyeing, plants are enclosed in textiles or paper, bundled by winding over rods or stacked in layers and then steamed or immersed in hot water to extract the pigments and produce a print made with plant dyes. – Threadborne

Dotti will demonstrate the various processes and the group will be able to experiment with the techniques of bundling and wrapping.  She will bring several steamed items ready to unwrap so members can see the surprises of the results.

Members who attended the November TTAG retreat will bring samples of their projects.  Their materials and examples will be discussed. If other members have tried this technique, please bring your items to share.


We have a new meeting place!  Please join us at Marin Society of Artists, 1515 3rd Street, San Rafael (corner of 3rd and E Streets).  The meeting starts at 7 pm. Guests are always welcome.

For directions and more information, please see our website at:

WOVEN TOGETHER, a fiber art exhibit, Jan 13-Feb 12, 2017

October 26, 2016, Posted by Wendy Bertrand

This is a fiber art exhibit in the San Francisco Bay Area. Please join Loom and Shuttle members in celebrating the fine craft of hand weaving and fiber art.

WOVEN TOGETHER: Experience & Expression
Open and free to all, ample parking, and wheelchair accessible

Sanchez Art Center/East Gallery
1220-B Linda Mar Blvd. Pacifica, California
Opening:  7-9pm January 13, 2017
Gallery hours: Friday, Saturday & Sunday 1-5pm
Woven Together News Release

Members come not only from textile, fine art, and fashion careers, but from a diversity of fields such as music, teaching, technology, graphic design, writing, architecture, nursing, law, science, and more. Many artists have been weaving for decades, and have exhibited their work in local and national exhibits. New members continue to join the guild and expand their knowledge about the art and craft of weaving.

Art pieces, fashion, sculpture, wearable art, weaving for the home, and fine craft made by members of the Loom and Shuttle Guild will be displayed, reflecting a wide range of techniques and skills. Items include woven scarves, shawls, bags, jackets, table runners, tapestries, baskets, carpets, stitched textiles, and some will be available for purchase. Artist’s Biographies will be on site. Demonstrations will be scheduled on our website:

Scarf by Pat Stewart

Scarf by Pat Stewart


Carpet by Wendy Bertrand

Carpet by Wendy Bertrand


Sampler by Bren Ahearn

Sampler by Bren Ahearn



2017 Conference Grant Application — Now Available!

October 6, 2016, Posted by Web Manager

Everyone is getting excited to register for 2017 Asilomar! Sorry, you still have to wait until November, but you may start applying for a grant to attend. Click below to download the fillable application form, put your answers in the grey boxes (which will expand as you type), then either



Print and mail:

CNCH Administrative Assistant
PO Box 191119
Sacramento, CA 95819-1119

CLICK HERE for the application form

SWSG General Meeting and guest speaker 10/25/16

October 5, 2016, Posted by NinaRy

October 25, 2016
Speaker: Marilyn Romatka
Topic: Handicrafts of Gujaret

SWSG is please to host Marilyn Romatka speaking on “Handicrafts of Gujarat”. Marilyn traveled in India in 2013. While she was there she observed and learned about weaving and dyeing techniques that are so much of people’s daily lives. She will share her photos and her stories. Some wonderful photos are available on her website, . Marilyn is fascinated by all forms of folk art. She has presented widely and is the author of the book, “Creative Crafts of the World”. Venue is the Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd, Sacramento 95816. For more information contact Nina Rynearson 916-504-0039.

Hands On Weaving and Demonstrations at the South Valleys Library

September 7, 2016, Posted by Web Manager


The Reno Fiber Guild is having an event on September 24 to give the public an opportunity to do hands-on weaving and also to provide an array of demonstrations related to weaving.



South Valleys Library 

15650A Wedge Parkway, Renocardboard-loom1

 Sept 24, 11AM to 2PM






We welcome all ages to the event and will provide assistance to anyone who wants to try out weaving.  Our blog has more details Reno Fiber Guild: Handweaving demonstrations at the South Valleys Library


September 1, 2016, Posted by Vilija


From Tricia’s website: “I may use one or several photographs [as inspiration], a postcard, a drawing, or a watercolor sketch possibly of a flower growing in my garden. I’m excited by the medium in the same way as I was when I began tapestry weaving. I love to express this joy in my work and with my teaching.”

Tricia has been a tapestry weaver and teacher for over 25 years. She offers intimate classes in her studio in Berkeley, while also occasionally teaching at the Richmond Art Center. Her tapestries are in numerous collections and have been featured in various publications. Her website:  The tapestry pictured is titled “Burano” and is on her website.


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WHERE:  Faith Lutheran Church, 50 Woodsworth Lane, Pleasant Hill, CA

HOSTED BY:  Valley Stitchers and Fiber Artists Guild. Doors open at 9:30, Meeting begins at 10 AM. $5 entry for non-members.

SWSG – General Meeting and Workshop, September 27, 2016

September 1, 2016, Posted by NinaRy

Just a Few Spaces Available in Dianne Totten’s Crimp and Create Workshop

Sacramento Weavers’ and Spinners’ Guild is hosting Dianne Totten

Workshop Topic: Crimp and Create
Dates: September 27, 28, & 29
Times: 1pm to 4pm September 27
9am to 4 pm September 28 & 29
Location: Shepard Garden and Art Center
3330 McKinley Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95816
Cost: $130.00
Contact to register

This is an on-loom workshop taking fiber in a new direction by creating “crimp cloth.” Using a variation of woven shibori for both warp and weft, learn to create fabric with permanently crimped designs that hold their memory even when washed. Participants will draft, weave, and crimp their samples in class to discover the endless possibilities. Learn how the fabric can be used for entire garments as well as for permanent pleating to replace knitted ribbing for a sweater or to add a knit look to the collar area of a jacket. For more information go to

Golden Gate Weavers

July 25, 2016, Posted by Web Manager

Golden Gate Weavers has their second show at the U.C. Faculty Club at U.C. Berkeley Campus thru July 31 st.

It is open to the public every day from 9.00 am to 8.00 pm 

The Faculty Club itself is a beautiful old Building.It was built in 1902 by Bernard Maybeck and John Galen Howard. You can also eat lunch and dinner there. The food is good and quite inexpensive. They also have a white tablecloth area which is more expensive.

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Judith Sorgan

July 1, 2016, Posted by JAnderson

Judith Sorgan died June 8, 2016 from complications of a stroke she suffered in November, 2014.

Judith joined Tamalpais Guild in 1970 and served as President from 1975-1976 and again from 1994-1996.  Judith served on the CNCH Advisory Council and was President from 2009-2010.  She went off the Advisory Council for a year to chair the successful 2009 Conference in Sonoma becoming President when she returned to the AdCon in the summer of 2009.  She was an accomplished spinner, knitter, weaver and seamstress.  She was well respected by all her knew and worked with her.

June 11 Lecture – TAC

June 3, 2016, Posted by Web Manager

Costumes for Diaghilev’s “Ballets Russes” 1909-1929

June 11, 2016,
10:00 am – 11:30 am

For a period of twenty years (1909–1929) Sergei Diaghilev’s “Ballets Russes” astonished European audiences and became the most influential ballet company of the 20th century. By employing very talented designer/artists in ground breaking artistic collaborations, his company redefined the aesthetics of ballet. Focusing on selected costumes, this lecture shows the relationships between designers’ sketches, finished costumes, and thematic interpretations. We will look carefully at costume details and talk about the various fabrics and decorative trims that were used. In a few cases, we will discuss the relationship between costumes and choreographic movements.  Fortunately, many of the original costumes have been carefully preserved in museum collections in Europe, the United States, and Australia, enabling us to explore through close-up images the rich and beautiful costumes associated with the Ballets Russes.

William Eddelman, associate professor of Theatre History and Design, Emeritus, Stanford University, Department of Theatre and Performance Studies, is a specialist in international theatrical design.
During his teaching career, he combined the creative and academic worlds through practical stage design work and classroom teaching. Additionally, he established the Theatrical Design Collection at the Museum of Performance and Design (San Francisco) and is currently building a research library in International Theatre Design for the Achenbach Graphic Arts Foundation, FAMSF.

Ticket Information

Tickets available at the door, TAC accepts cash or personal checks.

Free to members of the Textile Arts Council
$5 for students and members of the FAMSF
$10 general admission

de Young Museum | Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco, CA 94118