CNCH 2023 – San Luis Obispo, CA
Many Black Sheep Guild members were able to participate in the recent Conference of Northern California Handweavers in San Luis Obispo from Aug 3-6, 2023.
Below you will find some impressions and images our members brought back as well as samples of the amazing work that was done in 16+ classes during the conference.
Thank you to members for sharing their work with us!
Barbara S – Deb Curtis’ Class on “Birch Bark Explorations”
Here are two stitched vessels I did in Deb Curtis class. Stitched birch bark with 4 strand and 3 strand braided and flat cedar bark rims.
Deb is an excellent teacher, the students were so much fun to be with, and I learned a lot about materials I have never before worked with. What looks like black stitching on the cylinder is actually natural to the bark as are the short brown lines.
Ange M – Inge Dam’s class on “Tablet Band Incorporated into Fabric”
I took Inge Dam’s class on “Tablet Band Incorporated into Fabric”. My
sample is still in progress but here’s a photo of it! All 10/2 cotton,
and there are 28 cards in the threaded-in cardwoven accent.
Stefanie S – Jennifer Moore’s class on Double Rainbow
Here are some images of the finished sampler we started in Jennifer Moore’s class. Lot’s of opportunity to play with color and shapes and get creative with different yarns.