Study Groups

Black Sheep Handweavers Guild currently has study groups freely available to members:

Weaving Study Group

Location: Sunnyvale / Palo Alto
Date/Time: 4th Thursday from 7:30 – 9 PM

This weaving study group is open to all weavers. We meet monthly to discuss current weaving projects; stumbling blocks – design and technical; techniques. We focus on an extended discussion and critiques of our projects and ideas on where to go next with the project.

For more information about the study group, or to join, please visit our page.

Creative Endeavors Study Group

Location: Emerald Hills
Date/Time: 2nd Saturday 10 AM – noon

This study group is open to everyone. We experiment with all different fiber arts from spinning, weaving, dyeing, jewelry and paper making.

For more information about the study group, or to join, please visit our page.

Spinning Group

Location: Menlo Park, CA
Date/Time: Mondays from 7:30 – 10 PM

This group is open to all spinners. We only have one rule — this is not a teaching class. Novice spinners are welcome, but if we are teaching, it takes away our own spinning time. We talk about spinning and we share techniques; so bring your spinning problems. We all learn a lot as we go along. Spinning improves with practice; this is a chance to build your skills.

For more information about the study group, or to join, please visit our page.

Card Weaving Study Group

Currently on break.

This group is open to card weavers. We share recent projects and discusses techniques, problems, and inspiration in card weaving.

Tapestry Study Group

Location: Belmont, CA, Public Library Meeting Room
Date/Time: Every other month on (variable) Monday from 7:00 – 9:00 PM

This group is open to people interested in tapestry weaving. We bring and work on whatever portable loom we may have, or else provide pictures of larger projects.  We share recent projects and discusses techniques, problems, and sources of inspiration (Ravelry, for instance).

For more information about the study group, or to join, please contact Black Sheep Member …

Weave Structures Study Group

Location: Portola Valley, CA
Date/Time: Last Thursday of the month from 1 until 3 PM

Every three months, this group picks a weave structure and each member executes a project of their choice to be shown at a guild meeting.  Although this group is primarily intermediate weavers, it is open to any level of weaver; members help each other and everybody learns! Meetings are primarily to discuss projects and resolve issues; a traveling loom is not needed. As of January 2020, the group is working on Shadow Weave.

For more info or to see a collection of our projects, please visit our page.