About

Welcome to Loom & Shuttle Guild. We are a guild of approximately 60 weavers that was founded in 1948. Centered in San Francisco, our members come from around the San Francisco Bay Area. We weave on many different types of looms: from rigid heddle, back strap, and table looms, through multi-shaft, multi-harness, and jacquard. Some weave without any loom at all! All of us are interested in the interlacements of warp and weft.  A wide range of weaving interests, skills and experiences are shared at meetings as well as outstanding programs with focused topics, and other inspirational events.

WE WELCOME NEW WEAVERS

To inquire about membership or other matters, please contact Wendy Bertrand,  2019loomandshuttlePRESIDENT@gmail.com

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Consider visiting

Cloth that Stretches: Weaving Community Across Time and Space On view February 13th through June 21st, 2020 in Berkeley on U C campus

Textile makers around the world do more than create vibrant fabrics for innumerable uses. Their creations stretch in countless ways. They reach back in time—reviving old traditions—and forward in time, bringing countless innovations, and fusing cultural traditions. Cloth objects may reflect painful histories and the oppression of colonialism. Artisans therefore weave and stitch fabric that is much more than comfort, protection, and beauty. The textiles and objects in this exhibit, coming from 11 different parts of the world, each testify to the power of cloth. What is more, our staff selected items that were donated to the museum in the past 10 years. Taken together, they demonstrate the Hearst’s continuing efforts to document and conserve global heritage through material culture. As you explore the objects and stories in this exhibit, we invite you to consider your own textile stories. What textiles are important to who you are, and how do the fabrics you use relate to global textile dynamics, for better or for worse?

General Admission $6 Seniors $3 Hearst Museum of Anthropology 103 Kroeber Hall #3712 Berkeley, CA 94720

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The April 2020 meeting has been moved to May 2, 2020 to accommodate CNCH 2020, Finding the Artist Within, to be held April 3,4,5, 2020, at the Burlingame Hyatt Regency Hotel.

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Consider visiting

Gallery II & III: “Amendments”
April 4 – May 10, 2020 

In AMENDMENTS, six artists “amend” preconceived notions of fiber as a medium. Using stitching, weaving, felting, manipulation of paper, cloth, thread, and other fiber-related materials, these artists expand the scope of fiber art. The artists include Linda Belden, Carolyn Burwell (Loom & Shuttle member), Marilyn Geary, Marcia Lavine, Arlene Wohl, and Susan Zimmerman.

Monday: closed
Tuesday-Friday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 1:00 pm – 400 pm

Phone Number: (707) 829-4797
Address: 282 S. High Street, Sebastopol, CA 95472

This year’s highlight will be 2020: Woven Visions, a Loom and Shuttle Guild members’ exhibit at the Sanchez Art Center in Pacifica, CA from July 10 to August 9, 2020 during four weekends Friday-Sunday free to the public. Some demonstrations and a small kiosk of items will round out the larger pieces exhibited. Many for sale.

2017 Sanchez Art Center Loom and Shuttle Exhibit

Photo by Deborah Corsini

Our previous show was in 2017:Woven Together Exhibit shown above.

Loom & Shuttle General Meetings are at 10:00 am on the first Saturday of the even numbered months: February, June, August, October, and December

Location of General Meetings is in the bottom floor of St John’s United Church at 501 Laguna Honda Blvd, SF. Entrance to the meeting room is on the Laguna Honda side of the church.