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Currently transitioning from  Zoom to In-person  and/or hybride presentations

Please check each event to see if it is in person or 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.

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January 24, 2023

10:00 a.m.-Noon

Speaker: Sarah Saulson (zoom)

Topic: Handmade Cloth, Exploring Ritual

Sarah Saulson is a professional handweaver and former professor of textile arts. From 2002 to 2019 she was the Instructor of Weaving at Syracuse University College of Visual and Performing Arts. Sarah lives in Providence, Rhode Island and her fiber arts teaching and weaving practice is based at Hope Artiste Village, a historic weaving mill. Sarah will discuss the ancient role of weaving prayer shawls, the tradition of the prayer shawl in rituals and how this tradition has inspired her contemporary work weaving handwoven shawls on multi shaft looms.


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February 28, 2023

Speaker : Jannie Taylor (zoom)
Topic: Designing with Blocks

Jannie Taylor is an award-winning weaving instructor. She is frequently featured in Handwoven Magazine and recently released a video course on Shadow Weave for Long Thread Media Inc. Jannie is an expert in designing and weaving one-of-a-kind patterns and is renowned for her Shadow Weave block designs. Jannie lives in San Luis Obispo and teaches weaving at conferences, the AVL Weaving School and Guilds.

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March 28, 2023

Speaker : Sarah Jackson(zoom)
Topic: Designing with Color

Sarah Jackson is a nationally known weaving instructor and textile artist. Her designs and weaving are published in Handwoven Magazine. Her Facebook “Weave Along with Sarah Jackson” topics have been extremely popular during the pandemic. Sarah has exceptional skill with designing with color and will discuss this in her presentation.

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April 25, 2023

Speaker : Linda Hartshorn(in person meeting)
Topic: The Natural Way to Get the Blues

Linda Hartshorn is a weaver and dyer known for her unique dye work with handwoven textiles. Linda is an instructor at the Ink People Center for the Arts in Eureka, Ca. and at various conferences in California and elsewhere. She is a recipient of the Victor Thomas Jacoby Award for Spinners, Weavers and Dyers.

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October 26, 2022

Topic: Annual Luncheon

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