close up image of a triple weave band from Bolivia

Triple-weave band from Bolivia

Santa Cruz Textile Arts 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.

CNCH 2020 Organizing and Planning

CNCH 2020 planning is in the works and we'd love to have you on the team. There are many ways to participate in shaping and supporting this handweavers' tradition. We need coordinators and volunteers for areas big and small; there's something for everyone.

Barbie Paulsen and Jodi Pauley are co-chairs of CNCH 2020. Please contact them by e-mail to learn more about how you can help put on this fabulous event.

October 10, 2018: Tina Brown: Fashion, Style, Art

Aptos Village Park: 9:30 am

November 14, 2018: John Mullarky on Cardweaving

Aptos Village Park: 9:30 am

December 12, 2018: Annual Holiday Gathering

January 16, 2019: Victoria May

Please note the date change to the third Wednesday of January.

February 13, 2019: Jody Alexander

The Boro Asthetic: An Introduction to Japanese Boro Textile

Aptos Village Park: 9:30 am

March 13, 2019: Deborah Corsini

Aptos Village Park: 9:30 am

April 10, 2019: Wendy Garrity: Bhutanese Brocades

Aptos Village Park: 9:30 am

May 8, 2019: John Babcock

Aptos Village Park: 9:30 am

June 12, 2019: To Be Announced

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.