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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.

Next Program

“Weaving for Worship” – Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015

This program will feature handwoven tallitot by Jodi Paley:

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Her website, at http://www.chezpaley.com/stichtenaku, describes her many years of self-directed study, moving into individually commissioned tallitot, as well as other applications of weaving, shows and sales. See other pictures of her work there.

She has also been awarded the Reader’s Choice top Jewish artist/craftsperson for South Bay in 2011 from J Weekly.

Elizabeth Eddy will exhibit a collection of stoles in a variety of fiber media, used in worship in the Episcopal church. Elizabeth is a natural dilettante, resulting mostly in mixed-media expression. Since 2002 she has been a Beginning Weaver. Her interest in fiber and professional experience teaching philosophical aesthetics  lead her to present and comment on the work of others, especially fiber artists.

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Both presentations are aimed at stimulating your creative juices and opening an avenue of creativity which may be new to some of you.

Reservations will be made at Buck’s Restaurant at 5:30 pm before the meeting, all are welcome to come. Buck’s is happy to add more tables to our usual cluster. The Parish Hall at Woodside Community Church, on Woodside Avenue, will be opened by 7 pm so we can gather and chat. The program will run from 7:30 to 8:30 pm, followed by refreshments and a brief business meeting.