Past Programs of The Santa Cruz Handweavers Guild

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.

Once again Suzanne McLean is opening her home to the guild for a Christmas Party.

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.

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.

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.

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

As always, there will be plenty of opportunity to demonstrate weaving, spinning, braiding. Whatever your fiber skill and love come out to the fair and share it. Contact Cathy Walls to get your name on her list of demonstrators and to find out about parking and admission. Find her contact information in your roster or use the Contact Us page to email the guild.

June 8, 2016: Annual Potluck and Gathering

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


Cacicedo was a prime innovator in the Wearable Art Movement of the 70’s. For over three decades she has worked both on and off the body, incorporating a special process she developed for wool fabrics as well as works on paper. Known for her “signature coats”, her pieced and sewn, slashed, felted and dyed constructions have been exhibited throughout Western Europe, Japan and the United States. In 2000, a 30-year retrospective of her work was featured at the Museum of Craft and Folk Art, San Francisco, California. Her work can be found in the permanent collections of the de Young Museum, San Francisco, Oakland Museum of California, Museum of Art and Design, NYC.

Cloth is the primary element in much Jean Cacicedo’s work. Combined with symbol and metaphor, her sewn constructions tell stories about images collected from journeys both physical and spiritual. She is inspired by the transformative properties of working with wool cloth through the process of shrinking and dyeing. Working in the form of one-of-a-kind garments are the forms Cacicedo creates garments that have the ability to transform a body, the power to seduce the eye and the hand and the means to connect us to art, both visually and physically. The wearer has an active role in the experience of the art creating a duality of both fantasy and function.

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