CCW News

October 14 All Guild Thursday Meeting

Our October meeting will be a Zoom Meeting.  A few days before the meeting, every member with email will be sent an invitation to attend with a link to join the meeting.  The meeting will open at 9:45 am to allow time for people to join and the actual meeting will begin at 10:00 am.

Our program, New Paradigms and the Ethos of Re-enchantment will be presented by Lesley Roberts. She will speak about her art practice and the way she sees her work transforming her community. More info here

In addition to the program, we will have the a business meeting and Show & Tell – please send photos of your items to Wendy-Marie weavingwen@gmail.com  so she can have them ready for the meeting.  Guidelines for photos here.

No All Guild Saturday Meeting in September

There will be no All Guild Saturday Meeting in September.

Please join us on October 23, 2021!

If you have any questions, contact iRene: irene@KCBX.net.

 

September 9 All Guild Thursday Meeting

Our September All Guild Meeting will be a picnic at Atascadero Lake Park, from 10am to 2pm. We will have a potluck lunch with picnic fare and attendees are also asked to bring their own table service and any serving implements needed for their potluck offering. If you would like coffee or tea, please bring your own. Cold Lemonade and bottled water will be provided.

There will be lots of Show and Tell: Bring your “Fishy Iridescence Guild Challenge items, August 14 Workshop Items, County Fair entries and your Summertime weaving projects!  For the Tag Sale, label your items for sale with your Name and your Price. All transactions will be between individual buyers and sellers!  And don’t forget to bring your checkbook for those bargains you just can’t pass up.

All attendees must be fully vaccinated and maintain a reasonable amount of personal space. Mask wearing outdoors is optional, but recommended in crowded areas.

A map to Atascadero Lake Park can be found here.

 

Annual Weaver’s Retreat

Sign up now for Annual Weaver’s Retreat, November 12-14, 2021 at Camp Ocean Pines.

Contact Roberta Foster. Click here for more info.

 

August 14, 2021 Gathering with Activities

August 14, 2021, 10am to 3pm 
Summer Gathering with Activities
The location for this event is the home of Jeanie Pratt, in Nipomo.  Venue subject to change based on the number of participants.  More info here

You must be fully vaccinated to attend.
RSVP by August 4th for either or both of the activities or to simply attend.  It is important to know how many will be attending to make sure that there is room for everyone!

To RSVP or get more information, contact Patricia Martin at patwove@aol.com.

June 10 All Guild Thursday Meeting

Our June meeting will be a Zoom meeting. All members will be sent an invitation to attend.  The meeting will open at 9:45 am to allow time for people to join and the actual meeting will begin at 10:00 am.  Our program, “Mathematical Design” will be presented by Jennifer Moore. More Information here.  In addition to the program, we will have the a business meeting, a presentation of Guild Challenge Projects and Show & Tell –  See guidelines for photos below.

Guild challenge items will be shared in person at an outdoor event in September 2021(Subject to change depending on Pandemic rules). There will be a Powerpoint presentation at the June 2021 Zoom meeting as well.  Members are encouraged to submit photographs per instructions sent to members.

Please send photos of your items to Wendy-Marie weavingwen@gmail.com  so she can have them ready for the meeting.  Guidelines for photos: (printable here)
• JPEG format preferred – 72 dpi
• Please name your photos by your last name with a number. E.g., “Teichert1.jpeg”, “Teichert2.jpeg”
• There will be an opportunity to speak about your piece during the Zoom meeting.

May 29 All Guild Saturday Meeting

Our program will be a Zoom Program, “VIRTUAL STUDIO TOURS”.  Members are invited to share their Studios and their Storage secrets!    Irene and Rebecca are planning a fun and enlightening program where you will see how others have set up their weaving area(s) and tackled storage issues.

Contact Irene at irene@kcbx.net  if you would like to be included. She’ll need to have your photos and brief, descriptive text by May 15 so there will be time to put them into a PowerPoint presentation. If possible, please plan to attend the meeting so you can answer questions and accept compliments.
To get more information, contact  Irene at irene@kcbx.net or Rebecca at sunflower_evans@hotmail.com.

May 13 All Guild Thursday Meeting

Our May meeting will be a Zoom Meeting.  Our Program, “Ripped about Rep”, a photographic overview of  Rosalie’s work with Rep Weave will be presented by Rosalie Nielson. In addition to the program we will have a business meeting and member Show and Tell. More information about Rosalie Nielson here.

Please send photos of your items to Wendy-Marie weavingwen@gmail.com  so she can have them ready for the meeting.  Guidelines for photos: (printable here)

Rosalie Neilson Huck Lace Workshop

May 24, 26, & 28, 2021, 2 hours am & 1 hour pm (times to be determined) 
(America/ California time zone)
Rosalie Neilson will present a “3-Day Huck Lace  Workshop” via Zoom.  Participants will learn about Huck Lace and weave related practice pieces in the comfort of their own homes.   More detailed information and PayPal link to sign up can be found here.

Attendance is limited, so do not wait to sign up.

For more information, contact Patricia Martin at patwove@aol.com.

April 24 All Guild Saturday Meeting

Our April Meeting will be a Zoom meeting.  A few days before the meeting members will be sent a link to the meeting.

“BEADED BRACELET”  During the month of April, Sally Knight led us in creating a beaded bracelet from one of two bracelet kits (Triangle Waves or Candy Dot) available for purchase from Caravan Beads.  Those having their own beads and supplies are also welcome to join.

The first working meeting was be on April 10. This meeting will be a show and tell meeting so that members can look at each others’ projects.

To be sure you get Zoom invitations or to get more information, contact  Irene at irene@kcbx.net or Rebecca at sunflower_evans@hotmail.com.

April 8, All Guild Thursday Meeting

Thursday All Guild Meeting, April 8, 2020
Our April meeting will be a Zoom Meeting.  Our Program, “One Thread at a Time”, a slide show of Sarah’s work, with lessons learned along the way, will be presented by Sarah Jackson. In addition to the program we will have a business meeting and member Show and Tell. More information about Sarah Jackson here.

Please send photos of your items to Wendy-Marie weavingwen@gmail.com  so she can have them ready for the meeting.  Guidelines for photos: (printable here)

March 27 All Guild Saturday Meeting

Our March meeting will be a Zoom Meeting.  A few days before the meeting, every member with email will be sent an invitation to attend with a link to join the meeting.   Our program, “The Joy of Beadwork”, will be presented by Sally Knight.  We will learn about fooling around with bright shiny little things for fun and therapy during difficult times like job loss, Bursitis, and pandemics.
Note:  Our originally scheduled program, “VIRTUAL STUDIO TOURS” is rescheduled to May 29, 2021.
For more information, contact Irene irene@KCBX.net or Rebecca sunflower_evans@hotmail.com.

March 11 All Guild Thursday Meeting

Our March meeting will be a Zoom Meeting.  A few days before the meeting, every member with email will be sent an invitation to attend with a link to join the meeting.   Our program, “The Joy of Beadwork”, will be presented by Sally Knight.  We will learn about fooling around with bright shiny little things for fun and therapy during difficult times like job loss, Bursitis, and pandemics.

In addition to the program, we will have the a business meeting and Show & Tell – please send photos of your items to Wendy-Marie weavingwen@gmail.com  so she can have them ready for the meeting.  Guidelines for photos: (printable here)
• JPEG format preferred – 72 dpi
• Please name your photos by your last name with a number. E.g., “Teichert1.jpeg”, “Teichert2.jpeg”
• There will be an opportunity to speak about your piece during the Zoom meeting.

Robyn Spady March 20 Seminar

Robyn Spady’s Seminar: “Closure Ideas for Garments without Invasive Buttonholes” will be presented by Zoom on March 20 at 10am.   Participants will explore different techniques that may be used to secure a garment or fashion accessory.  From frogs and hand-wrapped hooks and eyes to knotting and clasps, designing and making your own closures can be fun and exciting.  Fees are $10 for Guild members and $15 for non-members. For questions, contact Patricia Martin at patwove@aol.com   Click Here to pay fees.

All times are in the America/Los Angeles time zone.

February 27 All Guild Saturday Meeting

Saturday All Guild Meeting, February 27, 2021
Our program, “WEAVE IT AND WEAR IT” will be presented by members of the Garment Construction Special Interest Group. This will include practical advice on garment construction from handwoven fabric, with examples provided by guild members.  For more information and to receive a Zoom invitation, contact Irene at irene@kcbx.net or Rebecca at sunflower_evans@hotmail.com.

February 11 All Guild Meeting

Our February meeting will be a Zoom Meeting.  A few days before the meeting, every member with email will be sent an invitation to attend with a link to join the meeting.   Our program, “Echoes and Iridescence: Designing for Rainbows”, will be presented by Jannie Taylor.  We will learn how these designs are created and how weaving software can be used in the design process. Jannie will demonstrate the tools used to create weaving designs and for using color to enhance them. This presentation is for weavers at all levels.

In addition to the program, we will have the a business meeting and Show & Tell – please send photos of your items to Wendy-Marie weavingwen@gmail.com  so she can have them ready for the meeting.  Guidelines for photos: (printable here)

January 30 All Guild Saturday Meeting

Our Program, “My Journey as a Metal Weaver, Enamelist and Insect Enthusiast– Or Nothing is Ever Simple” will be presented by Jeanie Pratt.  Jeanie will show some of her unique jewelry creations, tell us where she finds her inspiration and how she brings her ideas to life.  If you are interested in attending this sparkling Zoom Presentation, from 10 am to noon, contact Irene irene@KCBX.net or Rebecca sunflower_evans@hotmail.com.

 

January 14 All Guild Meeting

Our January meeting will be a Zoom Meeting.  A few days before the meeting, every member with email will be sent an invitation to attend with a link to join the meeting.  The meeting will open at 9:45 am to allow time for people to join and the actual meeting will begin at 10:00 am.

Our program, “Combining Warps and Structure for Wow! Yardage” will be presented by Daryl Lancaster.

In addition to the program, we will have the a business meeting and Show & Tell – please send photos to  Wendy-Marie weavingwen@gmail.com  ASAP so she can have them ready for the meeting.  Guidelines for photos here.

December 10 All Guild Holiday Zoom Party

Our All-Guild Holiday Zoom Party is scheduled for Thursday, December 10, starting at 10:00 am. Robyn Spady will present her delightful program on color, “The Taming of the Hue” and our “socially distanced” gift exchange will be celebrated with an “Open & Show” after Robyn’s program.

We will continue two important traditions:
Food Bank Donations: (Do-it-yourself, this year) can be made to:
Food Banks of San Luis Obispo County ~ https://www.slofoodbank.org/donate/   Food Bank of Santa Barbara County ~  https://donate.foodbanksbc.or/give/302817/#!/donation/checkout
2020 Star:  This year’s Star project doesn’t use any special materials, is easy to make and looks great! Click HERE for complete instructions and bring your star to the party!

Invitation to the Zoom meeting will be sent a few days before the event.

All Guild Saturday Meeting

There will be no Saturday Meeting in November or December!

Please join us for the All Guild Holiday Meeting on December 10! There will be a program presented by Robyn Spady and a Holiday Gift Exchange.  To participate in the gift exchange, contact  Irene at irene@kcbx.net or Rebecca at sunflower_evans@hotmail.com  by November 15.  Each person will be randomly assigned the name of another participant to send a gift to. Wrapped gifts should be mailed or delivered by December 1.

November 12 Zoom Meeting

Our  November meeting will be a Zoom Meeting.  A few days before the meeting, every member with email will be sent an invitation to attend with a link to join the meeting.  The meeting will open at 9:45 am to allow time for people to join and the actual meeting will begin at 10:00 am.

Our program, “Anni Albers, her Life and Legacy” will be presented by Cameron Taylor-Brown.
more info

In addition to the program, we will have the a business meeting and Show & Tell – please send photos to  Wendy-Marie weavingwen@gmail.com  ASAP so she can have them ready for the meeting.  Guidelines for photos here.

October 31 Zoom Meeting

On October 31, we will have our Saturday All Guild Meeting via Zoom.  A few days before the meeting, members who are signed up will be sent an invitation to attend with a link to join the meeting.

The meeting will open at 9:45 am to allow time for people to join and the actual meeting will begin at 10:00 am. Our program, “Needle Felting”, will be presented by Rebecca Evans.  This meeting is the culmination of an independent learning activity.  If you would like to participate, contact  Rebecca at sunflower_evans@hotmail.com or Irene at irene@kcbx.net as soon as possible.  Participants should sign up no later than October 15 to allow adequate time to purchase materials and finish their needle felting project.

October 8 Zoom Meeting

Our October meeting will be a Zoom Meeting.  A few days before the meeting, every member with email will be sent an invitation to attend with a link to join the meeting.  The meeting will open at 9:45 am to allow time for people to join and the actual meeting will begin at 10:00 am.

Our program, “Uzbek Ikat:The Personal Saga of an Exceptional Cloth”, will be presented by Marilyn Romatka of Taproot Folk Arts. Marilyn will take us on a virtual journey to Uzbekistan with her multi-media presentation. We will see the complete process of producing these unique textiles, how each thread is manipulated, dyed and woven into exquisite  cloth.

In addition to the program, we will have the a business meeting and Show & Tell – please send photos to  Wendy-Marie weavingwen@gmail.com  ASAP so she can have them ready for the meeting.  Guidelines for photos here.

September 26 Zoom Meeting

On Sept 26, we will have our Saturday All Guild Meeting via Zoom.  A few days before the meeting, members who are signed up will be sent an invitation to attend with a link to join the meeting.

The meeting will open at 9:45 am to allow time for people to join and the actual meeting will begin at 10:00 am. Our program, “Tapestry Basics Via Extended Learning”, will be presented by Cindy Gaulin.  This meeting is the culmination of an independent tapestry learning activity. If you would like to participate, contact Irene at irene@kcbx.net or Rebecca at sunflower_evans@hotmail.com as soon as possible.  Participants should sign up no later than September 12 to allow adequate time to finish their tapestry project.

If you have not used Zoom before, you might want to get ready ahead of time by visiting the Zoom website and downloading the app if you need to. Click here for a link that explains how to join a Zoom meeting.

 

September 10 Zoom Meeting

On Sept 10, we will have our first ever Thursday Guild Meeting via Zoom.  A few days before the meeting, every member with email will be sent an invitation to attend with a link to join the meeting.

The meeting will open at 9:45 am to allow time for people to join and the actual meeting will begin at 10:00 am. Our program, “At Home with Dyes and the Garden”, will be presented by author and teacher, Catharine Ellis. In addition to the program, we will have the a business meeting and Show & Tell – please send photos of your items to Wendy-Marie weavingwen@gmail.com  ASAP so she can have them ready for the meeting.  Guidelines for photos here.

If you have not used Zoom before, you might want to get ready ahead of time by visiting the Zoom website and downloading the app if you need to. Click here for a link that explains how to join a Zoom meeting.

 

Send Your Show and Tell Photos

We will have a Show and Tell slide show as part of our September meeting! Please send photos of your work to Wendy-Marie at weavingwen@gmail.com.

Guidelines for photos:

  1. JPEG format preferred – 72 dpi
  2. Please name your photos by your last name with a number. E.g., “Teichert1.jpeg”, “Teichert2.jpeg”
  3. There will be an opportunity to speak about your piece during the Zoom meeting.

Pop-Up Gatherings – Staying Connected

The Guild Motto and guiding principle is “Friendship is the Shining Path We Weave”.  For months, we have been  separated from our friends by this pandemic and, while we are not ready to assemble indoors at a regular meeting, we are ready to try a new way to stay connected.

The Guild board is initiating a new program called “Pop-Up Guild Groups”.  Any member can offer to host a Pop-Up gathering.  The host will set the date, time duration, location, maximum number of participants, the theme (if any) and any other specifications.  All gatherings will be outdoors, in a back yard, park or other open space.

An announcement will be sent out to all guild members and those interested in attending will contact the host to reserve their space. no drop-ins or guests without a reservation will be allowed.

For more information, click here.

Ruby Leslie September Workshop Cancelled!

We had hoped to be able to host Ruby Leslie’s “3Ds of 3-D: Deflection, Differential Shrinkage and Doubleweave” Workshop in September, 2020.  Unfortunately this workshop has been cancelled due to the pandemic.  Contact Patricia Martin, Patwove@aol.com if you are interested in joining us at a future date.

All Guild Meetings & Functions Currently Cancelled

In order to help prevent the rapid spread of COVID-19 in our vulnerable population and the community in general, the Guild Board has decided to cancel all meetings for the remainder of the month of March. At that point, the Board will reevaluate the situation and notify all members. This includes regular Thursday and Saturday meetings, as well as Tuesday Spinners, Study Group and all Special Interest Group (SIG) meetings.

Please stay safe and healthy – and get some weaving done!

Thursday Meeting Location Change

For the March 12 Thursday meeting, we will take a field trip to Horsefeather Ranch in Arroyo Grande (11:00 to 12:30pm). We will meet at the home of Diane Ayers, 1678 Noyes Road in Arroyo Grande at 10:00 am for a brief meeting and then continue to the ranch. We will see sheep, goats, alpaca, and exotic birds and there is a store which offers fiber and other items. This event will be held rain or shine and may involve walking in muddy conditions, so dress appropriately! You might want to bring an umbrella!

The fee is $10 for members who sign up by March 9 and $20 for everyone after that. Send your check to Karen Wiley if you would like to join. Parking is limited so please carpool to Diane’s house!

Swedish Weaves Workshops

In conjunction with our May Saturday Meeting (May 30), Joanne Hall will present two workshops about Swedish Weaves.

On Friday, May 29 Joanne Hall will talk about “Understanding Countermarch and Draw Looms” with loom demonstrations. This is a good opportunity to learn about these types of looms. The fee for this 1-day workshop is $68.

On Saturday afternoon, Sunday and Monday (May 30-June 1), there will be a “Swedish Arts Weaves” workshop covering five different Swedish Weaves through the use of pick up and half heddle techniques. This workshop is appropriate for both 4 Shaft and Rigid Heddle Looms. The fee for this 2 1/2 day workshop is $175.

Sign ups will be available at the Thursday, February 11 Guild meeting. Space is limited, so bring workshop fees to hold your space. If you cannot attend the Guild meeting this Thursday, contact Patricia Martin (patwove@aol.com). There are no refunds, but you may find a replacement if you are unable to attend.

New Special Interest Group Forming!

If you are curious about freeform weaving in the Japanese philosophy and styles and you would like to explore this topic with other weavers, please join us for our first meeting in Diane Reynolds’ home in San Luis Obispo (805.704.8273) on February 27 from 10 am to 12 pm.

This would be a good place to expand your creativity and color sense while creating your own unique handwovens. We would informally gather monthly on the 4th Thursday of each month from 10am to 12pm. Portable Floor looms, Table Looms and Rigid Heddle Looms can all be used.

If you would like more information about the formation of this new Special Interest Group, contact Denise Schryver: denise.schryver@gmail.com or 805.440.4579

Rigid Heddle Group

This article was submitted for publication on the Schacht Spindle Company web site:

“There are happy rigid heddle weavers on the central coast of California! Our group is part of the Central Coast Weavers Guild. We number about 25, with attendance at monthly meetings averaging about a dozen. We use all manner and size of rigid heddle looms and we love them for their versatility, portability, ease of use and just plain fun. This group is responsible for bringing the popularity of the rigid heddle experience to the forefront in our Guild.

“At our gatherings, we share our weavings, try new techniques, and enjoy learning from one another. Rigid heddle weaving is not our only interest by far. We are floor loom and tapestry weavers, spinners, dyers, knitters, crocheters, and seamstresses. There is no shortage of talent, experience and ideas when we get together.

“This past year we had sessions on such topics as draft reading, pick-up techniques, double weave, color and design, and natural dyes, to name a few. Our rigid heddle weavers produce scarves, table runners, purses, bathmats, pillow covers, wall hangings and more.

“If you’re in the area and want to experience the joys of weaving, we’d love to have you join us. Visit us on Facebook @ Central Coast Weavers.”

Submitted by Diane Reynolds, Rigid Heddle Group chairperson

Upcoming Meetings

Our Thursday meeting will be January 9, 2020, from 9:45 am to 12:30 pm, in the Terrace Room at the United Methodist Church, 1515 Fredricks St, San Luis Obispo 93405.

The Program will be:
THE STORY OF PENDLETON WOOLEN MILLS – Pendleton operates two textile mills in the Pacific Northwest; one in Pendleton, Oregon and the other in Washougal, Washington. Yvonne Smith will take us on a visual tour of the Washougal mill while she tells us about the company’s history and evolution over the past 110 years.

Bring something for Show and Tell, weaving/fiber related items for the raffle and a few dollars to buy raffle tickets! Light refreshments will be served. The Public is welcome.

Our Saturday meeting will be January 25, 2020 at 11:00 am. The ANNUAL ALL DRESSED UP LUNCHEON will be held at the Grill at Alisal River Golf Course, 150 Alisal Road, Solvang.
Contact Kathy Briles by January 21 to reserve your place. Wear (or bring) your special handwoven items for Show and Tell.

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