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Black Sheep Handweavers Guild is an HGA-affiliated guild located in the San Francisco Bay Area. The purpose of the Black Sheep Handweavers Guild is to promote the exchange of ideas and knowledge in the textile arts, and to encourage efforts and activities in all fields of textiles.

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First Fall Meeting Sept. 18, 2014

Our first meeting for the fall 2014 will feature Alfred Eberle, speaking and demonstrating silk reeling.

Reservations will be made at Buck’s at 5:45 pm for those who wish to eat together and visit beforehand. Everyone is welcome!

We begin to gather at 7 pm at Woodside Church further down Woodside Road, across from the school, beside the library.  The library parking lot is available for our use, and usually too is parking in the school lot.  The program begins at 7:30 pm.

Alfred will show use a mix of modern and antique equipment to carefully unwind silk cocoons onto bobbins. He will talk about warping with silk, show us his collection of naturally dyed silk textiles he has woven, and if possible give us a chance to try our own hand at silk reeling.

We break at 8:30 for refreshments, and complete the meeting with show and tell, upcoming workshop business and the like.

  • Featured Textiles

    • Overshot pillow Overshot pillow by Jodi Paley

      This pillow, by Jodi Paley, is part of the Black Sheep Handweavers Guild Friendship Coverlet project. For more about the project, please visit the Friendship Coverlet page – the link is in the right-hand menu, under “Other Cool Stuff”.