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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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November 20, 2014 – Rebecca Burgess

Our speaker, Rebecca Burgess, lives in west Marin County. She is the author of “Harvesting Color, How to Find and Make Natural Dyes” (2011). She is also the founder of Fibershed, a program promoting local farmers who raise sheep and grow cotton. Rebecca was featured in the San Francisco Chronicle for her challenge to people to live one year wearing only clothing which was locally produced.

Rebecca Burgess - 10.2014

She teaches as well, offering classes for children and adults, and has developed a curriculum for children’s outdoor education.

  • 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”.