Past Programs of The Santa Cruz Handweavers Guild

March 14, 2018: Kelly Koza

Sardinian Textiles

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

February 14, 2018: 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!

January 13, 2018: 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.

December 13, 2017: Christmas Party

November 8, 2017: Many Media for Material Girl

Daniella Woolf

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

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

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.

September 13-17, 2017: Santa Cruz County Fair

June 14, 2017: Guild Potluck

May 16 - May 18: Workshop with Porfirio Gutierrez

May 10, 2017: Joan Near

April 12, 2017: Marcia Manzo

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

February 11-12: Sprang Workshop with Carol James

February 8, 2017: Guild Fun Day at Valencia Hall

January 14, 2017: Annual MAH lecture: Jeeun Kim

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