close up image of a triple weave band from Bolivia

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.

September 21, 2016: Fair Recap and Sharing

Aptos Village Park: 9:30 am

Members bring entries to show, & talk about this year's Santa Cruz County Fair.

Note: this meeting is a week later than usual because the Fair runs from Sept. 14-18.

October 12, 2016: Jim Tucker, P.T., OCS

Ergonomics for Weavers

Aptos Village Park: 9:30 am

Learn to take care of your weaving body with Jim Tucker, P.T., OCS is the owner of Seascape Physical Therapy & Village Fitness Center. He was raised in Aptos and has been a physical therapist for 23 years. His area of specialty is Orthopedic and Sports Rehabilitation. Jim uses a unique blend of manual therapy techniques, modalities, and the use of therapeutic exercise to reduce pain, improve posture, and restore functional mobility and performance. He earned a degree in Physical Education from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, followed by advanced training in Physical Therapy from California State University, Fresno. Jim is a board certified and a long standing member of the American Physical Therapy Association and board certified as a Specialist of Orthopedic Physical Therapy.

November 9, 2016: Obsessed Travel Collections, Part 1: Europe, Asia & Africa

Aptos Village Park: 9:30 am

Members bring a few of their favorite textiles collected while traveling.

December: Possible Christmas Gathering.

The date, time and place for this gathering to socialize and celebrate before the holiday will be announced as plans develop.

January, 2017: Special event at the MAH

The date for this special event is not certain yet. Mixed Media Artist Jeeun Kim will show us how mulberry paper is made and used in Korean culture and her own work.

February 8, 2017: Guild Fun Day at Valencia Hall!

Bring one of those pesky UFO's or just something you want to work on, or something in a technique you think others would benefit from seeing in person.This will be a fun party in a beautiful venue. Keep checking for updates-details for this are not yet firm.

March 8, 2017: Obsessed Travel Collections, Part 2: Middle East & South America

Aptos Village Park: 9:30 am

Members bring a few of their favorite textiles collected while traveling.

April 12, 2017: Marty Manzo

My Aries Journey

Aptos Village Park: 9:30 am

Marty Manzo will present a trunk show of the whims of his life as an Aries Artist.

May 4 - 7,CNCH 2017: Annual Conference

The 2017 conference will be a workshop conference at Asilomar. The theme of the conference is Sapphire Sea, Golden Threads. Registration opens Nov. 12, 2016. CNCH 2017 for more information.

May 10, 2017: Joan Near

Tablet weaving: Old & New

Aptos Village Park: 9:30 am

In addition to her presentation, Joan encourages members to bring any tablet weaving they would like to share.

June 14, 2017: Guild Potluck

We will enjoy our annual potluck and gathering at a place 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.