November Guild EVENTS – Lots going on!

A busy month!

First, there is the fabulous WoW  (Wonders of Weaving)  Sale!

4th Annual Arts & Crafts Sale Supports Local Weavers; 

Gorgeous hand-made items, including hand-woven, knitted, felted and unique items for home and family, will be offered at the 4th Annual WoW Sale. The sale will be held from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm, November 3rd, 4th & 5th, 2016 at the Santa Barbara Public Market, 38 W. Victoria Street, Santa Barbara.

See the Wonders of Weaving page for more details, including the online sale option.



The guest speaker at our regular monthly meeting is Peter Crawford, and we are meeting at the Valle Verde community room.  This is on Saturday morning, November 5th, 9:30 social time, business at 10:00, followed by our speaker.

Peter Crawford is the owner of Red Thread Designs here in Santa Barbara, and will be giving a presentation on designing needlepoint canvases and the process of creating needlepoint today.

Valle Verde
Ray Schneider Social Room, inside the Administration Building.
900 Calle de los Amigos
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(805) 883-4000
Parking is available near the Administration Building entrance and on Calle de
los Amigos. The Ray Schneider Social Room (RSSR) is inside the entrance

There is also a retreat  in Cambria on November 11th, see EVENTS page for details.

OCTOBER Guild Meeting – Special Event!

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!Blanket 2013 Faulkner Show

September 3rd Guild Meeting – another new location!

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.

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.