Currently being presented via Zoom
Educational programs take place during Guild Meetings,
which are held at the Shepard Garden and Art Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd, Sacramento, CA,
10:00 a.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month, September through May, except December.
September 22, 2020
Speaker: Annie MacHale
Topic: Inkle Weaving: Narrow but not Limited
October 27, 2020
Speaker: Daryl Lancaster
Topic: Great Garments from Handwoven Cloth
November 24, 2020
Speaker: Carol James
Topic: What's Sprang and What Can You Do With It
January 26, 2021
Speaker : Robin Lynde
Topic: What’s in My (Weaver’s) Toolbox
February 23, 2021
Speaker : Deb Essen
Topic: Color Value in Weaving
Deb Essen is the author of Easy Weaving with Supplemental Warps (Interweave Press) and a frequent contributor for Handwoven magazine. She has recorded several DVDs on supplemental warps, profile drafts, and pin loom projects. She has been weaving for over 25 years and teaches at local, regional, and national conferences, guilds, and shops. For us, she will be answering the question: “Why do those colors look so nice together on the cones, but when I start winding the warp or weaving things don't look nearly as pretty? Likely it's because of the color values.” She will discuss color values, how to identify them and make them work for you. You can take a look at some of her “swatch critter kits” at http://www.djehandwovens.com/.
Deb will also be a two-day online, workshop, “Color in Weaving,” February 27-28. That’s Saturday and Sunday, so some of you workers can take part. More information on the workshops page
March 23, 2021
Speaker : Jane Patrick
Topic: How To Weave the Cloth You Love
Jane Patrick of the Schacht Spindle Company will give a talk to the guild general meeting on Tuesday, followed by a two-day, online, rigid-heddle workshop on Saturday and Sunday, part on pickup-stick techniques and part on hand-manipulation techniques.
Workshop details will be posted soon on workshops page.
April 27, 2021
Speaker : Joan Ruane
Topic: Spinning Hemp
Joan has been spinning and researching hemp for over twenty years. Her online presentation will cover how to spin hemp and use your yarn, as well as the history and importance of hemp and what’s happening with hemp today. To get a taste for Joan, check out her cotton carding videos on YouTube or her website at http://www.cottonspinning.com/index.html.
May 25, 2021
Topic: Annual “Potluck” Luncheon, Place-Setting Sharing, Fashion Show & Demo
We will be celebrating the end of our Guild year with our annual “potluck luncheon” and looking forward to meeting in person in the fall. Even if you haven’t made it to all – or any – online Zoom meetings, sign into this one. It will make it easier for us to recognize each other in when we can get together, fingers crossed, in September. This will be a pared-down celebration, but we still want to see people’s creative place settings and enjoy a fashion show of what people have made this past year or two. This year we would love for a few members to show a quick demo of a technique, tool, or tip with the rest of the guild members during our May zoom. Let Langdon know if you can demo something,