August Guild Meeting – change of location

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.

July Guild Meeting – in the park!

Our regular monthly meeting will be anything BUT regular in July!

First of all, because the first Saturday falls on the Fourth of July weekend, we will meet on the second Saturday, July 9th AND we will be meeting at Tucker’s Grove Park in Goleta.

WHY ?  At our July meeting we are doing a dye day!  We will convene at 9:30 for social time and snacks, there will be no raffle so we can get right to work, playing with natural dyes.

BRING:   Protein fibers to dye (wool and silk), reasonable amounts.  Gloves, lunch and water.  There is a restroom there and power for the dye pots.

More details to come; for now, mark your calendars!

June Guild Meeting


Saturday, June 4th: Dying Around the World with Margaret Carlberg

Margaret Carlberg is a retired chemistry teacher (Connelly
High School, Anaheim, California) where she and students
designed, planted and maintained for 20 years more than 50
garden areas on their 6-acre campus. In 1998, she and her
students became intrigued with natural plant dyes, when she
started experimented extensively with different chemical
mordants. At Coastline Community College, Orange County,
and the South Coast Weaving and Spinning Guild she learned to weave, making
scarves and shawls, purses, belts, bookmarks, and vests with her plant-dyed yarns.
She and her husband Dave moved to Santa Barbara in 2013 and she has been an
active member of the SB Fiber Arts Guild since then.

Being a chemistry teacher, Margaret loves to do experiments, and has done
natural dyeing demonstrations and small-scale workshops at the Huntington
Botanic Gardens in San Marino, at the World Weavers’ Gathering at the San Juan
Capistrano Mission, at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Gardens, the Orange County
Fair, many teachers’ workshops, and with high school, elementary school, and
college students as well as with her grandsons.

May Guild Meeting

Saturday, May 7th: The California Rug Project with Vicki Frasier
Vicki will discuss her creation of the California Rug:
“Worldwide travel has given Vicki an appreciation of the diversity of cultures. These experiences have directly energized her development as an artist and person. She composes cultural statements utilizing the medium of the hand-knotted rug. Vicki’s studies in rug restoration techniques allow her to bring the ancient methods of spinning, natural dying and rug making, to make the California Rug.”
See for more information.

March Meeting and Bonus Weekend Workshop

Our March meeting is a double header!:

Saturday, March 5th: Nature Printing with Hebe Bartz (regular meeting time and place)
Hebe is an active member of the nature printing society. She has done a variety of techniques and will share them with us. There will also be a two day workshop on March 19th and 20th.

(please note that the workshop dates reflect a date change from previously posted information!).

Saturday-Sunday, March 19th and 20th Workshop:
Printing, De-Printing, and Re-Printing with Hebe Bartz
This is an opportunity to learn nature printing on photo sensitive fabric. All supplies will be provided, including 1/2 yard x 42″ photosensitive fabric in a color of your choice and two test pieces 8 1/2” square, suitable for mounting on a canvas bag or what have you. The workshop will take place on Saturday from 1 – 4pm, and continues on Sunday from 9 – 4pm. The workshop will be held at Rancho Santa Barbara. Directions will be given to those who register. Please register by March 9th to insure your color choice of fabrics!
$125.00 fee includes all supplies. Contact Jeanette Warren to register,

Hebe Solar PrintGeneral Public Registration is accepted but color choice of fabrics may be limited if after March 9th.  Contact Jeanette asap.



Santa Barbara Fiber Arts Guild’s

What: A huge fund raiser sale of Yarn, Fiber, & Fabric.
Books & Magazines. Equipment for all fiber related arts including Spinning, Weaving, Knitting, Crocheting, Quilting, Needlework, and Basketry.
Finished Fiber Products
When: Saturday, February 6th from 11 am to approx. 2 pm.

Where: Presido Springs Community Center
721 Laguna Street
(between E. Ortega & E. Canon Perdido)


Yarn Installation at the Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens

Don’t miss your last chance to see Dormant Dreams – Sunday, November 15th, 2-4 pm

With El Nino rains on their way, it’s time to say farewell to Dormant Dreams, our temporary, garden-wide yarn art installations. The general public and Garden members are invited to join us in the Arroyo Section for a short ceremony, refreshments, and a tour of the artworks before they come down. Please bring a drum or tambourine and join in a rain dance with exhibit designer Karen Luckett. Other members of the Yarn Blasting Babes and Fiber Arts Guild will be available to talk about their work and other yarn activities.

No registration required. We hope to see you there!


Regular November meeting on Saturday, November 7th at  Presidio Springs Community Center!

Members will be sharing their work, please join

Sherry Cutting  who will share her interest in Nearikas—Yarn Painting during

show and tell. Hebe Bartz is going to share her nature printing with photo

sensitive fabrics: “Print — de-print and re-print.”


Also, if you did not get a chance to buy something at the WoW sale at the Market you can shop online at !

UPCOMING in November and October!

Plan Ahead for the WoW Sale!


You can also sell and shop at the Fiber Arts Show in October!

No regular Saturday meeting in October.  The Fiber Arts Guild will be showing work at the Faulkner Gallery at the Santa Barbara Public Library (Central).  The ingathering and opening are on October 1st!   The opening at 5 pm is part of First Thursday, downtown Santa Barbara’s monthly evening of gallery openings!  Not too late to join in (September 25th deadline for entry forms, please see the newsletter for the form.)