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Triple-weave band from Bolivia

Santa Cruz Handweavers Guild

Weekly e-News

The Guild publishes an almost weekly e-News in pdf format that is emailed to the membership. Members who have been receiving the almost weekly emails know that this includes information about equipment for sale, upcoming textile exhibitions, reminders about meetings and other news of interest to our community. Use the Contact Us page to email the guild for more information about joining the guild or to request the current e-newsletter.

May 9th: Ulla DeLarios

“Artwork” Ulla de Larios describes herself as someone who knits, spins, crochets, embroiders, dyes, but who focuses on weaving. She started her education with undergraduate studies in physics and math at Lunds Universitet, Sweden. Then she got her BFA (1990) in Painting from San Francisco Art Institute. Her MFA (2005) was earned in Textile Arts from San Francisco State University. She has a long list of distinguished shows of her work. It will be wonderful to welcome Ulla to Santa Cruz again. Click here to see her webpage. Prepare to be amazed!

Aptos Village Park: 9:30 am

June 6-9, 2018: Basket Weaving Workshops with Jane Milner

9 am - 4 pm at Marilou Moschetti’s house

“Four Jane Milner would like to begin teaching at 9 am. Please note this start time as it is earlier than previously announced. The teaching fee for each of the two possible baskets is estimated to be $30 each. The actual materials fee depends on the actual cost of the materials, which Jane will be ordering in May. “Twill

The two baskets that Jane showed us in February were the 4 Dancing Frogs basket, which is like a tray, and the Twill Catshead Basket. Jane always brings tools to borrow or to buy. If you buy tools, then your bill will be more.

Guild member Marilou Moschetti has volunteered the use of her large garage for the workshop which will decrease the overall cost and allow us to keep the work area set up overnight. It is a bit tricky to get to Marilou's house the first time, but we'll try to be sure everyone has good directions so no one gets lost.

We do need to know how much interest there is in each basket project so please email your comments and space requests to me at and I'll start a couple of lists and pass on preferences and comments to Jane.

June 13, 2018: Annual potluck

10 am at Martha Stanley’s studio

Our year-ender potluck is always a fun and well attended party.

As usual, bring a lunch item to share and utensils including a plate, silverware and cup. Disposables will be available for those of us who forget to bring our own.

Bring any textile-related items from your stash that you'd like to trade or sell. 10% of all sales are donated to the guild. And of course, you'll want to bring your inspiring show and tell, and this is also a great chance to peruse the library collection for borrowing (or to bring back your loaners!)

We will have a short business meeting.You may want to think about volunteering for the 2020 CNCH conference committee! It's a great way to meet folks from other area guilds, and the more volunteers there are, the lighter the work load.

We will also be carpooling from the park-and-ride lot across from the Aptos Library. If you do not know how to find Martha’s please use the Contact Us button or check your weekly newsletter for a link to directions.

Directions to Aptos Village Park

Map to Aptos Village Park meeting site

Take the State Park Drive exit off Highway 1 (the same one we have been taking for years to go to the Aptos Library). Instead of turning left at the intersection with Soquel Drive, turn right. Drive past the shopping area and over the bridge. Make a left turn in front of the Aptos Village Garage. Watch out for approaching traffic as the road curves slightly here. Turn left again IMMEDIATELY, after you cross the railroad tracks. Follow the road until you come to the parking area and club house.

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Study Group Meetings:

Felt Makers Study Group meets every few months to share various techniques, supplies, equipment, and critique the creative expressions made by artists in art-to-wear, forms, vessels, or objects for home decor. Demonstrations by selected participants will be given each meeting. Contact Marilou Moschetti or use the Contact Us page to email the guild for more information.

Braiders Study Group meets at irregular intervals. All weavers of narrow ware, at any level of experience, are welcome. Use the Contact Us page to email for current information. New members are welcome.

Spinners:, At present we do not have a spinning Study Group. We recommend Anne's Web which meets in Salinas monthly. Anne's Web meets the second Saturday of each month from 10am til 2pm at the Buena Vista Grange Hall, 518 River Road. Directions: From Hwy 1 and Hwy 101, take Hwy 68 to Reservation/River Rd., Salinas. Turn east on River Rd., proceed 5 miles to old gray church on right, 518 River Rd. Each meeting includes a pot luck lunch, a show-and-tell opportunity, any announcements anyone cares to make, and the rest of the time is spent doing whatever each member cares to do. There are no officers, and no rules, other than courtesy. Dues are $12 a year. Members receive a monthly newsletter and a roster. Visitors and newcomers are welcome. For more information contact Gerry Wade by e-mail.

Weaving Supplies in Santa Cruz

The newest knitting and yarn shop in Santa Cruz is Yarn Shop Santa Cruz at 765 Cedar Street, Suite 103, Santa Cruz, 831-515-7966.

Mostly knitting yarns, but wonderful variety. The Swift Stitch , 402 Ingalls St. #12, Santa Cruz, 831-427-9276. 10% discount to Guild members.

Thank you Cruzio for sponsoring this web site.