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.

Weave Structures Study Group

Location: Portola Valley, CA
Date/Time: 2 Mondays a month at 10AM via Zoom during lockdown.

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 April 2021, the group is working on overshot.

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

Felter’s Forum

Location: Los Altos Hills, CA
Date/Time: Currently on break

Sprang Study Group

Location: Your Home Studio via Zoom
Date/Time: TBD

This group is a continuation of Carol James‘ Sprang workshop during Winter 2020-2021. For the duration of 2021, we will continue our exploration by participating in and supporting each other in Carol’s 2021 Sprang Challenge.

For more information, please visit our page.