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Carol James – Feb. 16, 2017

Our meeting this month will be held in our usual location, Woodside Community Church on Woodside Rd in Woodside. Dinner reservations will be made at Buck’s in Woodside beginning at 5:30pm; Carol will be there, so do come for conversation. Doors at our meeting place open at 7pm. The program begins at 7:30 and lasts about an hour. Refreshments and a short business meeting will follow.

This month our presenter is Carol James, who is teaching her second Sprang class for Santa Cruz Guild earlier in the month.Carol’s website, http://www.sashweaver.com features 5 Galleries, each displaying her work in five different types of weaving – finger weaving, sprang, and loom-woven sashes, as well as clothing and accessories and woven art. She has published 2 books, and 4 articles in 2016 alone. She travels worldwide to speak at conferences and to teach. Her website also contains FREE VIDEOS showing in detail how to do finger weaving and sprang.

Here are pictures of many of the items she passed around during her talk for our closer viewing, followed by the pictures originally posted:

 

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Laverne Waddington – Oct. 20, 2016 – location Vets’ Senior Ctr RWC

Laverne titles her program for us “Woven Structures in South American Textiles”.  She promises to walk us  through the various woven structures she has encountered while learning to weave in South America.  “I’ll show examples of how I have used these in my own work on the backstrap loom”, she writes.

She elaborates, “Simple looms do not necessarily mean simple textiles. Weavers in South America use rustic looms to create complex cloth employing a wide variety of techniques using complementary-warp structures and both supplementary warps and weft. Even plain-weave textiles are not in any way “plain” when incorporating ikat or finished with intricate knotted fringes, colorful joining stitches and tubular edgings.”

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Our program will be different from Laverne’s workshop (doubleweave, a structure commonly used in South America which fell into disuse but in recent years was revived by Jennifer Moore), held the previous weekend at Ruth’s house. The workshop there is full but more details will be posted.

The meeting location will be VETERANS’ MEMORIAL SENIOR CENTER, 1455 Madison Ave., Redwood City, an alternate site we have used several times in the past. The doors will be opened for us by 7pm. Our program will start at 7:30 pm. Refreshments and a short business meeting will follow the program.

Reservations will be made for 5:30 pm for the pre-meeting dinner at a restaurant new to us but highly recommended – Redwood Grill, at 356 Woodside Rd in Redwood City. It is only a 6 minute neighborhood drive from the meeting location, and it offers a variety of menu choices as well as parking and accessibility.

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Timeless Treasures – Nov. 17, 2016

Our program this month will be a Members’ Show and Tell, in which each person who attends is invited to bring one fiber object which has been important to your life. Certainly it can be created by someone else and gifted to you or inherited by you, and sentimental value is just as important as artistic merit. Please be mindful of the number of people present who want to share during our normal hour of program, and limit your explanations accordingly.

For instance, during the summer Joan brought in a special quilt:

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Our meeting location is the familiar Parish Hall at Woodside Community Church. Doors will be opened by 7pm. Program runs 7:30-8:30, approximately, and we’ll have a short business meeting as well as normal Show and Tell after refreshments.

Dinner reservations will be made at Buck’s on Woodside Road for 5:30 pm.

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Programs – 2016-2017

1.  Sept. 15, 2016 – Tien Chiu – Book Signing – “Master Your Craft”

2.  Oct. 20, 2016 – Laverne Waddington – program To Be Announced

3.  Nov. 17, 2016 – Members – Timeless Treasures

4.  Dec. 15, 2016 – Holiday Party – Potluck and Presents

5.  Jan. 19, 2017 – Kim Davis – wirelace.net

6.  Feb. 16, 2017 – Carol James – Sprang

7.  March 16, 2017 – Sandy Fisher – Chico Cloth

8. April 20, 2017 – Robin Lynde of Meridian Jacobs Wool

9.  May 18, 2017 – CNCH Show and Tell

10.  June 15, 2017 – Sale and Raffle

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First Fall Program – Tien’s New Book and Signing! – Sept 15, 2016

Our web mistress has published a new book, Master Your Craft: Strategies for Designing, Making and Selling Artisan Work. This book helps beginning and intermediate crafters create award-winning work by outlining a powerful creative process, then offering advice through each step. It also provides an introduction to design – visual, functional, and practical – to jumpstart you on your journey to mastery.

Insights from 22 master artisans appear throughout the book, across a broad range of media: glassworking, metalworking and jewelrymaking, woodworking, and of course textiles! Textile artisans include surface design artists John Marshall and Ana Lisa Hedstrom; tapestry weavers Archie Brennan, Susan Martin Maffei, and Tommye Scanlin; felter Andrea Graham; and milliner Wayne Wichern. Many of these artisans have also been Black Sheep program speakers!

Tien will show and tell us about it at our first meeting, Sept. 15, as well as have plenty of copies for purchase and signing. (If you can’t wait until Sept. 15, you can order the book from her at http://www.creatingcraft.com/books/masteryourcraft/ .)

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Reservations will be made at Buck’s Restaurant for dinner at 5:30 pm and you can come unannounced, Buck’s is happy to accommodate us. (We have “our own waiter”!)

The meeting will be held IN THE CHAPEL, to the east of the community room we usually use at Woodside Community Church on Woodside Rd. Door opens at 7 pm, program runs 7:30-8:30 pm, followed by refreshments and a short business meeting. Y’all come!

 

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Fabric CSI – July 21, 2016

Summer programs are simple, home-grown and laid-back. Reservations for dinner at Buck’s Restaurant on Woodside Road will be made for 5:30p.m. The usual meeting site at Woodside Community Church down the road will be opened at 7 pm. We are giving Melanie a break for the summer, so bring something light to share, or a carton of lemonade.

Tonight’s program will feature Ann McDonough sharing with us a fascinating class she took at CNCH this spring from Cameron Taylor-Brown.

We will have a round table program for which everyone brings in various pieces of woven cloth collected from their travels, or even “cheap” dish towels from World Market — something interesting. In small groups, we’ll examine these fabrics for weave structure, what makes this cloth interesting (or not), fiber type, etc.

For example, in the study group at CNCH there was a cloth that was warp+weft ikat, another which was some sort of inlay. There was also a stitched double cloth. Try looking at Cameron’s website (www.CameronTaylor-Brown.com ) for ideas, if you want to bring something challenging (discussing any one of the fabrics on her site would take all night). You get the idea.
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Indigo – “Blue Alchemy” – Aug. 18, 2016

Dinner reservations will be made at Buck’s Restaurant on Woodside Road at 5:30 as usual. Do come and enjoy our chats there.

The meeting room at Woodside Community Church, just past the library, will be opened at 7 pm for set up by early comers. We’ll watch a documentary video owned and shown by Barbara Shapiro about the worldwide history and development of Indigo. Our taste was whetted during the May meeting by seeing part of it; now we get to see it all.

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There will be no business meeting. If you have cookies or snacks to share, please bring them. Melanie is away.

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DIFFERENT VENUE – CNCH Retrospective, and “Blue Alchemy” – May 19, 2016

Our meeting will be held in the Goldstar Room at the Veterans’ Memorial Senior Center in Redwood City, located at 1455 Madison Ave., Redwood City. The room will be opened for us from 7 pm until 10pm. We’ll begin with CNCH Show and Tell, as well as whatever anyone else has to bring of their own, and show in the remaining time a DVD, “Blue Alchemy: Stories of Indigo”, owned by Barbara Shapiro. The DVD lasts 79 minutes, so the current idea is to show the whole video at one of our summer meetings (that leaves one other summer meeting to bring in an idea for!).

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Reservations for dinner will be made for 5:30 pm at Galeotti’s Pizza, at 3121 Jefferson Ave., Redwood City.

We will have refreshments in the Goldstar Room room, and a short business meeting afterwards.

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April 21, 2016 – Michael Rohde

“From Rugs and Patterns to Tapestries and Concepts:

A Path of Over Forty Years of Weaving”

Michael Rohde will highlight the program at our regular meeting Thursday night, April 21. He will show slides and discuss his lifetime of creativity. His passion is tapestry, and you can see many examples on his website www.michaelrohde.com. He is also leading a workshop for us on Saturday, April 23, “Four Selvedge and Wedge Weaving Techniques” (see separate posting in Workshops).

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The Guild’s regular meeting will be held at Woodside Community Church parish hall on Woodside Road in Woodside. The site will be opened at 7 pm. For those who want to come to dinner beforehand, where we will first welcome Michael Rohde, reservations will be made at Buck’s Restaurant on Woodside Road at 5:30 pm. Everyone is welcome!  The program is scheduled for 7:30-8:30 pm, followed by refreshments and a short business meeting.

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March 17, 2016 – Tracey Panek

The Guild’s regular meeting will be held at Woodside Community Church parish hall on Woodside Road in Woodside. The site will be opened at 7 pm. Dinner reservations beforehand will be made at Buck’s Restaurant on Woodside Road at 5:30 pm. Everyone is welcome to come!  The program is scheduled 7:30-8:30 pm, followed by refreshments and a short business meeting.

Tracey Panek began work at Levi Strauss & Co. in June 2015, becoming Historian and Archivist after the retirement of the prior historian there who held the post for 25 years. Tracey had worked 14 years as historian of AAA of Northern California, Nevada and Utah, and at the now-named Verizon for several years, so she has many years of experience working with the public, answering questions, and lecturing on related topics, as well as providing necessary archival studies. Several Guild members heard her speak recently and asked that she be invited to speak at a Guild meeting.

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