Treadles to Threads Spinning Guild invites you to our new Fiber Frolic
(formerly known as Spinning at the Winery)
Saturday, May 27, 2023
10 am – 4 pm
at Soul Food Farm
6046 Pleasants Valley Rd., Vacaville, CA 95688.
Spend the day spinning, shopping, and visiting with your fiber friends.
Featuring California vendors with goodies from raw fiber to finished yarn, fiber related items, and a dynamite raffle that will be utterly enticing.
Want someone else to process your newly purchased fleece or have unprocessed fleece at home? Morro Fleece Works will be at the event.
Bring your wheel, drop spindle or fiber related project, along with a chair, lunch, and beverage for a truly enjoyable day.
We will have awesome raffle items!
Here is the list of Vendors for the event. Updated list will be posted on Instagram.
||Red Creek Farm
||Sheep to Shop
|Mike & Donna Dachuk
||Black Diamond alpacas
||Pan’s Garden Yarn and Fibers
||Bungalow Farm Angoras
||Morro Fleece Works
||Ewe and Me 2 Ranch
||Sew Long Marianne
|Marcail McWilliams *tentative
||Valley Oak Wool Mill
|Roger and Mary *tentative
||Dream Goat Design Studio
|Brooke Sinnes *tentative
Admission: $10 per person.
Contact: T2TFiberFrolic at gmail.com
Follow us @ fiberfrolicfestival for all event updates.
Conference of Northern California Handweavers (CNCH)
2023 Conference Information: August 3 – 6 in San Luis Obispo
This year’s meeting of the CNCH Liaisons was recently held via ZOOM rather than the usual luncheon at the site of the 2023 conference.
Please visit http://www.CNCH.org website, CNCH 2023 IN SAN LUIS OBISPO – CNCH to find a complete list of instructors as well as information about the campus housing and meal plans. There is also a brief slide presentation which will be available for guild viewing soon. Hopefully it will arrive in time for our March meeting.
NOTE: Because the Southern California Weaving Conference no longer exists, and this conference is being held at CNCH’s most southern city, there is a great interest in attending within guilds such as Santa Barbara. So, if you find a class you REALLY want to be in, do not hesitate to register. Registration opens APRIL 29.
The early registration fee, for those registering between April 29 and June 10, will be $475 for those who belong to CNCH member guilds and $505 for those who do not belong to CNCH member guilds. Registration fees will increase by $30 for both categories after 5 p.m. on June 10. Every registrant will receive a ticket to a Friday night barbecue and a Saturday night reception, included in the cost of registration.
Optional apartment-style housing will be available at the Poly Canyon Village on the Cal
Poly campus. The apartments include living room/common rooms and kitchen facilities in
addition to multiple bathrooms and bedrooms. The cost will be $395 per person for the three nights of Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. More information about the housing will be provided in the conference registration materials. To view the apartment-style housing, please visit Cal Poly’s website, but please note that the beds will be lowered for conference registrants: Poly Canyon Village Apartments – University Housing – Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.
Black Sheep Handweavers Guild Exhibit at the Redwood City Main Library, March 1 – 31, 2023 – Jodi and Kitty created a great exhibit of loaned guild materials
Main Library in Redwood City – 1044 Middlefield Road, RWC. The display will be up from March 1 through 31; Hours are M-Th 10am-9pm; F/Sa 10am-5pm; Sun 12pm-5pm
Conversations with Cloth, Series 4: Stories of Wool, Felt
First Thursdays, Feb. – May, 2023
On the first Thursdays of February through May 2023, at 15:00 PST, and from Japan on
Friday at 8:00 JST.
This series will feature Jorie Johnson–wool and felt specialist, artist, and researcher–from
Kyoto, Japan. Jorie has been on the research team for the ancient Japanese Imperial felt rugs that are colorful and intricately patterned and are housed in the Shosoin Repository in Nara, Japan.
World Shibori Network Foundation brings you the research, stories, knowledge, and tools
from artisans and artists around the globe and, specifically, the makers themselves to inform and inspire your creative practices. So that the art, material knowledge, tools, and methods of people who came before us are not lost. So we may reimagine and build a sustainable future in a continuum for today.
For more information and to register, please visit: https://shibori.org/event/conversationswith-cloth-series-4-stories-of-wool-felt-journey-1-of-4/
Jorie Johnson work: Stories of Wool, Felt
San José Museum of Quilts & Textiles
Quilt National 21, October 8, 2022 — April 16, 2023
Continuing in the Min and Porcella Galleries is the Quilt National 21 is a juried biennial
exhibition featuring the Best of Contemporary Quilts. Organized by The Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens, Ohio, Quilt National showcases new works, all made within the previous two years from the show’s opening, selected by the jury of Nancy Bavor, Brigette Kopp, and Karen Schulz.
Quilt National offers the works of artists who take technology and techniques for fiber art above and beyond the ordinary.
Inside Out: Seeing Through Clothing: An Online Exhibition
At once utilitarian and deeply expressive, clothing offers protection from external
conditions while extending our inner selves—our identities, desires and beliefs—to the surface of our bodies and beyond. This dynamic relationship between what is public and private, visible and invisible, is considered in Inside Out: Seeing Through Clothing, an exhibition that features the work of 11 artists who explore, expand, and challenge the boundary that clothing creates between our bodies and the world. Working in the fields of sculpture, photography, installation and textile art, these artists consider themes of transparency, openness, interiority and visibility to create objects that invite us in while reaching out. View the Exhibit at: https://www.sjquiltmuseum.org/digital-exhibitions
Exhibiting artists include Claudia Casarino, Reiko Fujii, Charlotte Kruk, Robin Lasser &
Adrienne Pao, Victoria May, Kate Mitchell, Laura Raboff, Beverly Rayner, Rose Sellery and Jean Shin.
Weaving Voices Podcast
Weaving Voices is a Whetstone Radio Collective x Fibershed podcast that stitches textile
systems and traditions, economic philosophy, and climate science into a quilt of understanding.
Designed to transform our thinking and actions both as citizens and material culture makers and users.
Hosted by Fibershed Executive Director Rebecca Burgess, Weaving Voices tells the stories
of our textile culture. We learn from communities that have enduring textile recipes that have lasted for multiple millennia, a complete contrast to the current and contemporary system dependent on fossil carbon and volume-based production models.
If you wear clothes, you’ll want to tune into these stories about how the dominant narrative, imagery and trends try to tell us what is “appropriate” and good to wear. And how most of the time, this leaves out the voices, lives and daily realities of the people, animals and landscapes that make our clothing possible.
Descriptions of episodes to date, along with links for listening from the website, or
subscribing on Apple Podcasts or Spotify apps, along with transcripts, are found here: