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Offered: Sun 9/15 & Sat 9/21 afternoons, 1:00pm-4:00pm

Instructor: Kris Nardello Location: The Santa Cruz Art League

Shibori is the Japanese word for a type of surface design used to create complex patterns on fabric by twisting, clamping, pleating, binding or stitching before dyeing. This is a two session workshop that will be split over two weekends. The price of $120.00 includes both days.

Registration closes Sept. 8 [or sooner if class fills] - No prior experience required.

Find additional information and registration here.


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QUIRKY TAPESTRY - Exploring the Eccentric Wedge Weave with Deborah Corsini

Wedge weave is an eccentric weaving technique where the wefts are woven at an angle to the warp.  Learn  its unique characteristics, basic techniques, and design possibilities to create dynamic and graphic tapestries.  Create a sampler or small piece or rug by incorporating various wedge weave techniques and styles and move beyond the expected.

Tuition: $350 with $10 materials fee for handouts, warp, and weft

Some weaving experience recommended.

Introductory talk Saturday Sept. 28, 2019 11am to noon followed by the Class. This will be a powerpoint presentation that looks at the Navajo history of wedge weave and its current renaissance by contemporary weavers.

Additional information here.



2019 DEPARTURE Weavers’ Trail, Bhutan : 15 October - 1 Nov 2019


2020 DEPARTURE Weavers’ Trail, Bhutan : 7 March - 24 March 2020


  • Experience first-hand the unique textile traditions of Bhutan in the company of Sue Lawty, one of Britain’s foremost textile artists

  • Meet local weavers and learn about the rich Bhutanese culture of spinning and weaving

  • Visit small villages and stay in homestay accommodation to experience life with a Bhutanese family

  • See Bhutan’s cultural highlights, join the revelries at a colourful local festival and enjoy walks in the beautiful Bhutanese countryside


    APRIL 3-5, 2020 — CNCH — Hyatt Regency San Francisco

    More information coming soon!



May 14-25, 2020 [with option of additional 4 day pre-cruise]

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For several years we have been leading an annual Textile Tour around the stunning Lesser Sunda Islands of Indonesia, which stretch eastwards from Bali. Next year’s tour will be our most extensive itinerary to date.

We will be offering an optional 4 day pre-cruise tour on Timor and Flores, followed by a 12 day cruise taking in the islands of Flores, Lembata, Ternate, Alor, Pantar, Savu, Raijua, Sumba and Rinca.

Every day we will be visiting weaving communities, enjoying exclusive demonstrations of their spinning, dyeing and weaving techniques – including the fascinating supplementary warp used on Sumba in which the patterns are recorded on sticks.

This is also a great trip for those whose partners are not addicted to textiles as we sail through spectacular scenery, visit some amazing villages, get to see inside clan houses, enjoy snorkelling and a beach barbecue, and meet royalty - not to mention the Komodo dragons!

Our boat, the Ombak Putih, has 11 cabins for guests. Therefore we can take 22 people but it’s actually usually 16-18.

For additional information visit the tour website or email Asian Textile Studies.


July 24-30, 2020 — HANDWEAVER’S GUILD OF AMERICA Convergence® Knoxville, Tennessee

Registration is going to open earlier than ever: October 1, 2019 for general registration. And as always, HGA is pleased to offer priority registration to our Fiber Trust supporters. Your gift of $100 or more to the Fiber Trust offers you many advantages, including Priority Convergence Registration. Donors who have given $100 or more since January 1, 2019 will be eligible to register on September 24, 2019, and donors who have given $300 or more since January 1, 2019 will be eligible to register even earlier on September 17, 2019. For more information see the HGA website.