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.
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 email@example.com to get directions. We need to know if you are coming by June 28!
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!
“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.
Our March meeting will be at 9:30 am, Saturday, March 4th.
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.
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!
Saturday, December 3rd: Holiday Potluck & Silent Auction
Location: Club House at San Antonio Village
39 N. San Marcos Rd, Santa Barbara
See the newsletter (on the Newsletter page for a copy) inside for Map & Directions
Join us for our annual potluck holiday celebration and silent auction. Bring a dish
to share and items for the auction.
Our October Guild Meeting will be our Reception for our Show at the Goleta Library. The Reception is from 2-4 PM on Saturday, October 8th! Bring finger foods to share! Your artwork, ready to hang, must be brought to the ingathering on Friday, September 30th. The show is up from October 1st through October 29th. See your newsletter for more details or CONTACT us on the CONTACT page. Here is a piece from a previous show. Fabulous work!
Animal, Vegetable, or Mineral? With Jannie Taylor
Jannie Taylor has been weaving and designing for over 40 years. Her fascination with textiles and handweaving began in the heady 1970’s and has only increased in the intervening years. Her second love is teaching; she has taught advanced weaving classes at AVL Weaving School, and has been a instructor at Convergence 2008 through 2016.
“Animal, Vegetable, or Mineral?
The world is full of an amazing range of fiber, and people around the globe have always put what is at hand to use for a myriad of purposes. Learn about the origin and properties of a wide variety of fibers that come from sheep to sheepdog; flax to fique; and silica to carbon. This lecture is suitable for anyone who is interested in fiber.”
Note Most Recent Change of Location: Valle Verde’s Ray Schneider Social Room, 900 Calle de Los Amigos SB 93105. Park near the Admin Building or on the street. The Social Room is near the lobby.
Saturday, August 6th: We will meet at Rancho Santa Barbara Clubhouse, 333 Old Mill Road, SB
(Dial #335 at the kiosk to get in though we will have someone at the gate to let you in)
Techniques and Traditions of Basket Weaving
With Cathy Molholm
Cathy Molholm will be giving an overview of the history and techniques of
weaving baskets. Learn tips on how to identify age, materials, and origin of your
old baskets. Samples of local contemporary baskets, and some historic uniques
styles from around the world will be shared.