Past Programs of The Santa Cruz Handweavers Guild

September 13-17, 2017: Santa Cruz County Fair

June 14, 2017: Guild Potluck

May 16 - May 18: Workshop with Porfirio Gutierrez

Traditional Zapotec weaver Porfirio Gutierrez is in the area and we're pleased to announce that we are able to offer a weaving workshop with him.The cost will be $165 plus $20 materials fee for all three days. Equipment required will be a floor loom with at least 2 harnesses (no table or rigid heddle looms) The workshop is limited to 10 students, and after circulating the list at the last two meetings, we are full. However, to add your name to the waiting list, email Joan Near.

Guild members are invited to a potluck dinner at Marilou Moschetti’s house following Porfirio's final workshop day. Even if you are not fortunate enough to be a part of the workshop you can meet Porfirio, see his amazing work in person and have the opportunity to purchase some of his gallery-worthy goods! Plus, hang out with your amusing guild friends for an evening! Marilou can accommodate only 20 people however so reserve a space with her if you would like to join the potluck gathering.

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.

April 12, 2017: Marcia Manzo

My Aries Journey

Marcia Manzo is a long time member of PenWAG, and served as President, Program Chair, and was an original board member for FabMO. Marty has studied with sewing greats from all over the country. Her love of cloth is evident in the many creative patterns and garments she has sewn using various types of fabric. Her work has walked on the runway, been sold at Artistry in Fashion at Canada College, and various Bay area shows. She recently moved to Soquel.

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.

February 11-12: Sprang Workshop with Carol James

Barbara Boone will host this workshop in her home. Total cost for the two day workshop is $158. Please email Ruth Temple to put your name on the list. A deposit of $100 holds your space. Check your roster or the weekly email for Ruth’s contact information. Or you can use the Contact Us page to email for information.

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

February is all about us. Come join the fun at Valencia Hall on February 8th at 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Bring your your own lunch and a drink and plan to have a lot of fun. Bring a UFO, knitting, crochet, collage, basketry (see below), weaving or sewing projects or join a small scale workshop/demonstration with either Marilou or Joan Near or Gudrun Polak.

January 14, 2017: Annual MAH lecture: Jeeun Kim

Museum of Art and History, 705 Front St, Santa Cruz

Mixed Media Artist Jeeun Kim will show us how mulberry paper is made and used in Korean culture and her own work.Kim, a graduate of the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa Department of Art and Art History and a former instructor in the department, now teaches fiber art at Kyungsung University in Pusan.

December 14: Christmas Gathering

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

October 12, 2016: Jim Tucker, P.T., OCS: Ergonomics for Weavers

September 21, 2016: Fair Recap and Sharing

September 14-18, 2016: The Santa Cruz County Fair

June 8, 2016: Annual Potluck and Gathering

May 11, 2016: Jean Cacicedo: Looking Back Going Forward

April 13, 2016: Michael Rhode

March 9, 2016: Susie Taylor: Woven Origami

February 10 - February 12: Sprang Workshop with Carol James

February 10, 2016: Carol James: Sprang

January 23, 2016: Annual MAH Lecture: Lisa Kokin

Saturday, November 14, 2015: Guild sale at the Aptos Grange

November 11, 2015: Preparation for Guild Sale

October 14, 2015: Deanna Deeds: Sprang: Contemporary Applications of an Ancient Technique

October 14-15, 2015 Workshop: The Unwoven Warp: Layering Sprang on Woven Cloth

September 9, 2015 - What I Did On My Summer Vacation

June 10, 2015: Annual Potluck and Gathering

May 13, 2015: Wendeanne Ke'aka Stitt: Traditional Hawaiian Kapa Cloth

April 15, 2015: Sharing from CNCH 2015

March 11, 2015: Serena Lee

February 11, 2015: Angelina De Antonis

January 24, 2015 at MAH: Bhakti Zeik

November 15, 2014: Guild sale at the Aptos Grange

November 12, 2014: Preparation for Guild Sale

October 10-12, 2014: Braiding Workshop With Rodrick Owen

October 8, 2014: Ana Lisa Hedstrom: Stitch, Fold, Wrap, Clamp: 35 Years of Shibori Resist Dyeing

September 17, 2014: Reports from summer reading and the county fair

June 11, 2014: Annual Gathering and Potluck

May 14, 2014: Jane Milner

April 9, 2014: Textiles of Southeast Asia

March 12, 2014: Kris Nardello

Saturday February 15, 2014 at 1 pm: Carol Bier at the MAH

January 8, 2014: Weaving of Silvia Heyden

December 11, 2013: Holiday Gathering

November 13, 2013: Laverne Waddington

October 9, 2013: Rodrick Owen

September 18, 2013: Sharing Meeting

June 12, 2013: Annual Potluck and Gathering

May 8, 2013: Martha Stanley: Recent Rugs

April 10, 2013: Kris Nordello and Rachelle Weiss: Dyes and Dyeing

March 13, 2013: Janette Gross and Marian Sticht

February 13, 2013: Daryl Lancaster: Parallel Threads that Parallel Life

January 9, 2013: Alex Friedman

November 14, 2012: Cheryl Samuel

November 11-13, 2012: Ravenstail Medicine Bag Workshop with Cheryl Samuel

October 19-21, 2012: Workshop with Rodrick Owen

October 10, 2012: Sasha Duerr: Dyeing

September 19, 2012: Presentation by the Felting Group

June 13, 2012: Field Trip to Talisman

May 9, 2012: Mary Zicafoose, tapestry artist

April 11, 2012: Polly Barton

March 14, 2012: Tracey Appleton: Natural Dyeing

Saturday, February 18, 2012: Sue Hiley Harris

January 11, 2012: Jill Sanders

November 9, 2011: Carrie Ehler

October 12, 2011: Barbara Nitzberg: Warp Wrapping

September 21, 2011: Formal Guild Meeting: Weaving in Our Community

June 8, 2011: Annual Potluck and Gathering

May 11, 2011: Carole Beckett: Sewing with Handwoven Cloth

April 13, 2011: Laverne Waddington: Backstrap Weaving

March 9, 2011: Martha Stanley

February 9, 2011: George-Ann Bowers

Saturday, January 15, 2011: Desiree Koslin: Duodji Soft: Tradition, Authenticity and Innovation in Sami Textiles

November 10, 2010: Joy May Hilden: The World of Beduin Weaving

October 13, 2010: Barbara Stafford: Rug Weaving

October 2-3, 2010: Fingerloop Braiding Workshop With Ingrid Crickmore

September 8, 2010: Rug Study Group Presentation

May 12, 2010: Thom Atkins: Why I Sew Beads Onto Cloth

April 14, 2010: Guild Members share experiences from CNCH 2010

March 10, 2010: Suki Russack: Double Weave Pickup

February 10, 2010: Bambi Jones: Navajo Weaving

January 16, 2010: Frances Dorsey: Threads of the Pacific Rim

December 2009: Judith Burdick: Kumihimo Braiding

November: Nancy Jo Lopp: Photographing Your Work

October 2009: Roderick Owen: Peruvian and Japanese Braiding Techniques

September 2009: The Anne Blinks Collection presented by Nora Rogers, Martha Stanley, Barbara Boone, Susan Moore-Orrett, Sandie Shoemaker, Mark Daly and Anita Dyer