President - Joan Near   “I’ve been weaving for around 15 years, and went to my first SCTAG meeting way back then. I absolutely loved the guild meetings because of the inspiration, the wealth and diversity of knowledge, and the true dedication to pursuing excellence in the fiber arts. The show & tell each month gave me goosebumps!! However, it took several more years and (finally) retirement to be able to make the meetings regularly.  At that point I really wanted to give back to the guild, so I got involved. At first I just showed up early to help set up the chairs and tables. I brought my finished items and shared about them. Then there was an opening on the Programs committee and that’s where I’ve been contributing for the past 3 years, along with some outreach efforts. I’m also active in the guild’s umbrella organization, CNCH, helping to plan regional conferences. It all comes back to Santa Cruz fiber artists one way or another!”

President - Joan Near

“I’ve been weaving for around 15 years, and went to my first SCTAG meeting way back then. I absolutely loved the guild meetings because of the inspiration, the wealth and diversity of knowledge, and the true dedication to pursuing excellence in the fiber arts. The show & tell each month gave me goosebumps!! However, it took several more years and (finally) retirement to be able to make the meetings regularly.

At that point I really wanted to give back to the guild, so I got involved. At first I just showed up early to help set up the chairs and tables. I brought my finished items and shared about them. Then there was an opening on the Programs committee and that’s where I’ve been contributing for the past 3 years, along with some outreach efforts. I’m also active in the guild’s umbrella organization, CNCH, helping to plan regional conferences. It all comes back to Santa Cruz fiber artists one way or another!”

Vice President/CNCH Coordinator - Jenifer Dyer   I’m happy to be able to help out with the guild after being an occasional attendant until recent years. I have played with string and woven on and off in one form or another since I was a kid. Living in Sweden for a year in the 80’s helped inspire even more interest in textiles that has continued to this day. I am an avid spinner and have had all sorts of weaving ideas percolating in my head for years. Just recently I found a couple of looms that work well for my leg length, so I look forward to getting more weaving experience in the years ahead. I’m looking forward to helping with the guild and being part of a larger textile community.

Vice President/CNCH Coordinator - Jenifer Dyer

I’m happy to be able to help out with the guild after being an occasional attendant until recent years. I have played with string and woven on and off in one form or another since I was a kid. Living in Sweden for a year in the 80’s helped inspire even more interest in textiles that has continued to this day. I am an avid spinner and have had all sorts of weaving ideas percolating in my head for years. Just recently I found a couple of looms that work well for my leg length, so I look forward to getting more weaving experience in the years ahead. I’m looking forward to helping with the guild and being part of a larger textile community.

Treasurer/Membership - Rachelle Weiss   Guild Treasurer since 2016. Previously Publicity Chair.  “When I first approached the guild, my purpose was to find folks with dyeing experience -- and did I ever luck out! At that time, weaving was not a focus, but stitching, collage and beading were along with my good, old go to -- knitting. Then came an introduction to Japanese braiding via the guild since braiding/narrow wares are, after all, a subset of weaving. From there, on to other Japanese textile traditions -- shibori using stitch resists and fold/clamp techniques with a focus on natural dyes. Then, a year ago or so, my interest in weaving was reborn and this is where I am now with more options than I will ever be able to explore.”

Treasurer/Membership - Rachelle Weiss

Guild Treasurer since 2016. Previously Publicity Chair.

“When I first approached the guild, my purpose was to find folks with dyeing experience -- and did I ever luck out! At that time, weaving was not a focus, but stitching, collage and beading were along with my good, old go to -- knitting. Then came an introduction to Japanese braiding via the guild since braiding/narrow wares are, after all, a subset of weaving. From there, on to other Japanese textile traditions -- shibori using stitch resists and fold/clamp techniques with a focus on natural dyes. Then, a year ago or so, my interest in weaving was reborn and this is where I am now with more options than I will ever be able to explore.”

Secretary - Lyn Chambers   information coming

Secretary - Lyn Chambers

information coming

Program Directors: Marilou Moschetti

Workshop Coordinator: Mibs Somerville

Librarian: Janet Pollock

Historian: Laura Rider

County Fair Liaison: Cathy Walls

Webmaster: Marsha Hein

Past President: Joan Vierra