December Updates!

Saturday, December 2 10:00AM to 4:00PM (no regular meeting or holiday potluck).

SBCC Adult Ed Craft Fair at the Wake Center, 300 N.Turnpike Road.  Students and teachers from all the Adult Ed classes will be selling items.  Including weavers!  The Weaving Lab will also be open to weaving students and visitors.

Thursday, December 7th, 5:00PM to 7:00PM Santa Barbara City Hall Opening Reception

The SB Fiber Arts Guild is participation in a show at SB City Hall in conjunction with the SB Sculptors Guild.  The show is up now, and runs through January 11th.  On December 7th, First Thursday, there will be a reception open to the public.  There will be light refreshments and a visit by the mayor.  Guild members Matt Eardley and Valerie McLean will be demonstrating their crafts at the reception. 

See the County Arts website for photos:

October Guild Meeting – Exhibition Reception!!




 1st Choice     LENA SCHARFELD  #50, Quilt:  Nature’s Splendor Too  (56 votes)

 2nd Choice    LENA SCHARFELD   #50, Quilt:  Nature’s Splendor Too  (6 votes)

 3rd Choice     LENA SCHARFELD   #50, Quilt:  Nature’s Splendor Too  (7 votes)

Congratulations Lena!  After 7 years of effort on your extraordinary quilt, the general public and the Guild hope you feel rewarded with our admiration and appreciation for your fine expression in fiber, Nature’s Splendor Too.

Second: A limited number of exhibition pieces will be installed in Santa Barbara City Hall.  Look for news about the December First Thursday reception for a shared installation with the SB Sculptors Guild.

We kick off our month long exhibit of fabulous fiber art pieces from our members with a First Thursday Reception.  While strolling the open galleries on October 5th from 5 – 8 pm, make sure to visit the Faulkner Gallery at the Main Branch of the Santa Barbara Public Library.

Members may submit multiple pieces to exhibit, guidelines available in our newsletter. Members with questions and potential members, please use the CONTACT page.

September Guild Meeting and WEEKEND WEAVING WORKSHOP

We have a special workshop going on the first weekend of September.

Jennifer will do a short presentation at our Saturday morning meeting as part of her visit. The Saturday meeting will be 9:30-11:30 at San Antonio Village Community Center.  See newsletter for details.  This is a new location though we have met there before.

The workshop itself is three days!  Sept 1,2,3  

“Double Rainbow: 2 Layers, 4 shafts, Infinite Possibilites” 

With Jennifer Moore

This is perhaps the ultimate color sampler! You will begin by winding a warp and setting up your loom according to Jennifer’s system for working with multiple colors in a rotational sequence and bringing it to the workshop. A basic twolayered structure will enable us to mix and match our colors, creating an amazing array of color mixtures. As you weave, and your warp colors move past each other, you will experience a visual feast of iridescence and moiré patterns. We will also experiment with single-layered structures such as warp rep and warp-faced twills and the effects that they create on this versatile warp. This sampler will provide a remarkable education in color theory and how optical mixtures work in weaving, as well as a great source of inspiration for future weaving projects.

Level: Intermediate. No prior experience in doubleweave is necessary, but students must know how to warp their loom.  

Students will bring a 4-shaft table or floor loom warped according to instructions.

Fee: $150 for guild members, $200 for non-members. 

Contact Lena Scharfeld via the CONTACT page to sign up. Your message will be forwarded to her.

August Guild Meeting – Annual Dye Day in the Park

Our first Saturday meeting this coming month will be at Tucker’s Grove Park in Goleta, Area 2.

It is our annual Dye Day!  We will be meeting from 10 am to 3 pm.

We will have two dye pots (indigo and cochineal) and one alum mordant pot.  We will also have shibori tools.

If you have a dye pot to share please bring it.

Bring small items made of a natural fiber to dye, wear old clothes and rubber gloves and bring a bagged lunch and drink.

July Guild Meeting – Local Field Trip!

Our July Guild Meeting will be a visit to Littlewood Studio!

A visit to Littlewood Studio
July 1, 2017. 10am – 1pm.

We will get a tour of the studio and try our hands at paper making.

Please bring a potluck item for a light lunch. 

As there is limited space, members have priority. Please email to get directions. We need to know if you are coming by June 28!

May Guild Meeting

The regular monthly Guild meeting is May 6th at Valle Verde, 900 Calle Los Amigos, SB.  It is in a different room this time so look for the signs!

A video “Fashion Show” will be shared by the Southern California Handweaver’s Guild.

Get into the spirit of it by wearing something you have made, come and show it off!



April Guild Meeting

“A Life in Fiber….50 years of Entanglements

Our guest speaker this month is Susan Venable; she will discuss her work and screen a short documentary that reveals her artistic thought process.

The meeting is at Valle Verde, 900 Calle de los Amigos, Santa Barbara.

9:30 social time, 10:00 short business meeting, then Guest Speaker.

March Meeting – Screening of “YARN”

Our March meeting will be at 9:30 am, Saturday, March 4th.

Valle Verde
Ray Schneider Social Room, inside the Administration Building.
900 Calle de los Amigos
Santa Barbara, CA 93105

We have a special screening of the film “YARN” .  This movie features 4 fiber artists and their Yarn Bombing work around the world.  Fun and fascinating!  Please join us for the movie which follows our social time and short business meeting.  The film is expected to start around 10:30 am and is 75 minutes long.

February Guild Meeting!

Everything You Wanted to Know About Paper But Didn’t Know Who to Ask  

Our guest speaker Is Jill Littlewood.  For forty years, Jill has been exploring different parts of the book!  With a degree in drawing from the Art Institute in Chicago, she later studied letterpress printing at the Woman’s Building in Los Angeles. Scientific illustration for the Natural Museum In Los Angeles followed, along with Western and Chinese caliigraphy, bookbinding, and finally papermaking.  Some of her works push the line between book art and illustrations: they are books you walk through, entirely made of handmade paper, with hundreds of her illustrations and writings embedded in them.  Most recently Jill had been making sculptural pieces out of her handmade paper.

This is our regular Saturday meeting format at Valle Verde, in the Ray Schneider Social Room inside the Adminstration Building, 900 Calle de los Amigos, Santa Barbara, CA 805-883-4000

9:30 social hour, 10:00 short business meeting, followed by our speaker!