Past Programs of The Santa Cruz Handweavers Guild
March 8, 2017: Obsessed Travel Collections, Part 2: Middle East & South America
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
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
Members bring a few of their favorite textiles collected while traveling.
October 12, 2016: Jim Tucker, P.T., OCS
Ergonomics for Weavers
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
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