Category Archives: Past Programs

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’.

February 15, 2018: Dancing Threads: Indonesian Textiles with Margaret & Curtis Clarkson

While schoolteachers in Indonesia, Margaret and Curtis Clemson fell in love with Indonesian textiles.  They began learning about, and collecting, the textiles, traveling to different islands to acquire pieces employing specific textile techniques. Now they are prominent collectors and vendors of Indonesian textiles, with their own company called, “Dancing Threads.“ Each year, they travel from their New Mexico home to San Francisco for the Tribal and Textile Arts Show, where they exhibit and sell pieces from their collection.  The Clemsons have agreed to stay on for a few days after the show to bring a part of their collection to Black Sheep and to tell us about it. You will be amazed!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4Ge5V3JP90

January 18, 2018: Stephenie Gaustad: Sett


Please join us in welcoming spinner and author, Stephenie Gaustad of Dragonfly Farms for a talk on sett – a much overlooked but critical part of weaving.

For more than 40 years Stephenie  has taught classes in textile arts: spinning, weaving, dyeing. Her articles have appeared in the pages of Handwoven, Shuttle, Spindle and Dyepot, Spin.Off, Jane Austen Knits, Knitwear and Ply magazines. Her replicate textiles hang in Pueblo Grande Museum, in Phoenix, Arizona. She illustrated “The Alden Amos Big Book of Hand Spinning”. Her most recent book, ”The Practical Spinners Guide to Cotton, Flax and Hemp” was released in the spring of 2014.

December 21, 2017: Winter Solstice Holiday Party

Christmas Presents Stock PhotoCome one, Come ALL! to our annual potluck Holiday Dinner on December 21st. Please bring a favorite potluck dish (with an ingredients label for those with food allergies) and/or beverage to share, and join us early as we will begin setting up our potluck dinner at 6:00 p.m.

We’ll dig into the bounty beginning about 6:30 p.m. Plates, eating utensils, napkins, and glasses will be provided, but members are encouraged to provide their own mugs.

Expect a charming evening filled with joyous fun, delicious food and delightful entertainment – the suspenseful and hilarious gift exchange during which we’ve gotten many giggles and squeals! Please bring a wrapped, untagged gift (fiber-related gifts are always nice) with a suggested value in the $15 – $20 range.

If you have any holiday tablecloths or table-top decorations you might be able to loan for this even please contact Melanie.