We are delighted to welcome John Marshall to Black Sheep. He will be talking about Japanese textiles and will be bringing some of his own samples to share with us.
John is an internationally known textile artist working with techniques of paste resist dyeing. He produces a wide range of sophisticated and colorful designs, many of which show the influence of his years of study in the Orient.
Come join us in a hands-on Round Robin: practice rug finishes, a Nigerian braid, twining, backstrap pebble weave and card-woven selvages.
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.
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.
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/
Come learn about using local plants and fungi to produce an array of colors with Kris Nardello of the Santa Cruz Weaver’s Guild.
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.
Join us for a craft circle in August. Knitting, spinning, backstrap, rigid heddle, tapestry, kumihomo, card weaving – you name it!
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.