March Guild Meeting is SPECIAL!

Our March Guild Meeting is the much anticipated biennial FIBER FRENZY!  That is why we are announcing early so y’all can get ready.  It is a great time to clean out your closet, reduce your stash and buy someone else’s!

This event is a sale to benefit our scholarship fund and there is always a good selection of YARN, FABRIC, BOOKS and TOOLS, all fiber related of course (spinning, weaving, quilting, needlework, knitting, crocheting, basketry and dyeing).  Maybe some special finished handmade items too. You can donate your old goods to the Guild or split the profits.  Because of the time needed to package and label everything there is a deadline of March 5th.  If you know where the CCL Wake Center weaving class is take it there (Tues/Thurs 10-4) otherwise CONTACT us and we’ll give you a number to call to arrange something else. 

You can also take it with you to our February Guild Meeting on February 3rd.


February Guild Meeting – new location

Our February Guild meeting is on Saturday, February 3rd, 2018

9:30AM Social Time

10:00AM Short business meeting followed by DVD video presentation.

Location:  Clubhouse at Maravilla Retirement Center 

5486 Calle Real, Goleta , CA.

“Elizabeth Zimmerman’s Knitting Workshop”

Part E: Discussion and examples of traditional Fair Isle and Guernsey knitting.

This month’s video presentation is a portion of the classic PBS TV series by Elizabeth Zimmerman, a British-born hand knitting teacher and designer. Known for her unique knitting philosophy and humor, she revolutionized the modern practice of knitting through her books and instructional series on American public television. The series is known for being both educational and entertaining, whatever your background.

Remember to bring items for the raffle. 

And don’t forget about show and tell, it’s a great chance to show off your knitting (or anything else)!

We can adjourn to the dining room for lunch afterword if interested!

January Events

Happy New Year!

2017 ended in kind of a haze…..The smoke and ash from the Thomas Fire resulted in the cancellation of the opening at City Hall featuring a few Fiber Art pieces from our October Show but it has now been rescheduled to the First Thursday of January!  5-7pm.   See you there!

Now, back to our regular Monthly Guild Meeting, the first one this year is:

Saturday, January 6th 2018:
“Travel and Weaving – Linked Delights” With Michael F. Rohde

Location: Valle Verde, 900 Calle de los Amigos, SB

Michael F. Rohde loves both weaving and travel. Each often influences the other: leaving home and experiencing other cultures inspires his imagination; his love of weaving can lead him to seek out travel related to that love. In the lecture he will show images and a few recent tapestries of his that started with travel photos. The second part of the talk with be slides and collected textiles from a trip to weaving villages in Thailand from early 2017.

Format is the same as usual, 9:30 social time, short business meeting, then our guest speaker!

See more about Michael at his website: or follow him on Facebook!


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!