Category Archives: Past Programs

Round Robin February 21st, 2019

Come join us in a hands-on Round Robin: practice rug finishes, a Nigerian braid, twining, backstrap pebble weave and card-woven selvages.

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Drawlooms with Linda Heiple Jan 17th, 2019 – 1st meeting of the New Year

Join us for our first Blacksheep Guild meeting of the year and welcome Linda Heiple, long-time Blacksheep weaver. Linda will share the history of the drawloom, along with techniques and examples of the beautiful textiles that she has produced using it.

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Holiday Potluck Party and Gift Exchange December 13th, 2018

We will meet at our usual location (Redwood City’s Veterans Senior Center). We’ll begin setting up at 5:30 PM, with dinner at 6:30 PM.

PLEASE NOTE: we will be in a different room than usual. Please look for signs.

After dinner, we will proceed with our gift exchange. Gifts should be items that another “fiber person” would enjoy, priced at no more than $15. We will use a poem to guide the gift exchange.

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The Art of Grief: Nich Perez, film director, & Joan Schulze, mixed media fiber artist – November 15th, 2018

Bro. Nich Perez, CSC’s current project, “LETTERS: The Art of Grieving”, is a a documentary film about the powerful transformations of grief into art. The film explores the art that intertwines with the lives of three women artists: Joan Schulze, local poet and fiber artist who lost her husband to dementia, a sketch artist whose 9-week-old son died unexpectedly, and a young painter who lost her mother to brain cancer. The film examines their art as love letter to the ones they have lost. https://vimeo.com/282166036

Joan Schulze’s work is included in the collections of the Museum of Arts & Design in New York, the National Museum of American Art’s Renwick Gallery/ Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., the Oakland Museum of California, numerous Kaiser Permanente facilities, Adobe Systems, Inc., the John M. Walsh Collection of Contemporary Art Quilts, and many other important public and private collections in the U.S., Europe, and Japan. http://www.joan-of-arts.com/
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Kris Nardello: Natural Dye Plants of the SF Bay Region October 18th, 2018

Come learn about using local plants and fungi to produce an array of colors with Kris Nardello of the Santa Cruz Weaver’s Guild. 

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September 20th – Fall Equinox

Welcome Black Sheep Guild Members, Knitters, Crocheters, Immigrants and their Descendents!

We are delighted to welcome Cindy Weil, founder of the Immigrant Yarn Project, for our September meeting.

 

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July 19th, 2018 Show and Tell from Convergence

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August 16th, 2018 – Craft Circle

Join us for a craft circle in August.  Knitting, spinning, backstrap, rigid heddle, tapestry, kumihomo, card weaving – you name it!

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Summer Solstice Raffle and Sale June 21st

Come one, come all to the annual Black Sheep Weavers’ Sale and Raffle.  This is your chance to stock up on things you might not even know you needed, as well as find homes for that beautiful warp thread that you bought 10 years ago and just may never use.

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Kathrin Weber Weaving Workshop – April 17-19, 2018

Members had a wonderful time at Kathrin Weber’s weaving workshop this week. They learned how to warp a loom with multiple warps front to back using Kathrin Weber’s tried and true method. Each day started with a little lecture where she showed examples of what can be done with her hand painted warps. She encourages people to use disparate colors because that is what makes many of the warps ‘pop’.

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