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.

October 9-10, 2017: Iridescence Workshop with Bobbie Irwin

Aptos Village Park: 9:30 am

October 11, 2017: Bobbie Irwin


Iridescent fabric shimmers and glows, changing colors depending on how the light hits it. Different colors appear in the folds and pleats, adding surprising layers of color to fabric. To the uninformed it appears magical and difficult, but the truth is that weaving iridescent fabric is accessible to any handweaver who knows the tricks.

Bobbie Irwin has been teaching the techniques for weaving iridescence in person and through articles for more than ten years. She will just have finished a workshop on the subject with some of our own weavers and we hope some of those looms will still be in place so you can see what was done. If you would like to purchase a copy of Weaving Iridescence, her newest book, from Bobbi at the meeting, please email Mibs Somerville to ask her to reserve a copy for you. The price is $24.95.

Aptos Village Park: 9:30 am

November 8, 2017: Many Media for Material Girl

Daniella Woolf

Daniella Woolf will share her hilarious history growing up in a Hollywood family.

Aptos Village Park: 9:30 am

December 13th: Christmas Party

Location to be announced.

January 13th: Annual MAH event

Maille Andrade

Maille Andrade, fiber artist, will speak about the weavers and natural dyers she met during her recent trip through Indonesia.

This lecture will be at the Museum of Art & History in Santa Cruz

February 14th: Guild Play Day

Spend your Valentine's Day in the love of everything fibery! Last year this party was a huge success. Everyone brought what they were working on, and we chatted and shared and had a wonderful time!

Valencia Hall in Aptos: 9:30 am

March 14th: Kelly Koza

Sardinian Textiles

Kelly will share her passion for these interesting textiles with us.

Aptos Village Park: 9:30 am

April 11th: Angela Steen

Polymer Clay

Angela Steen will be offering a lecture and a workshop. Details to be announced. The meeting will be at the Aptos Village Park Clubhouse. Workshop location and details will be announced later.

Aptos Village Park: 9:30 am

May 9th: Travel Textiles

Share what you've gleaned from your travels. Another great success from last year. So many cool textiles we all have!!!

Aptos Village Park: 9:30 am

June: Annual potluck

Details of when and where our annual potluck will take place will be announced closer to the event.

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.