About Us


Photo Nov 10, 2 13 45 PMLoom & Shuttle Guild, begun in 1948, meets bi-monthly in San Francisco. Our meetings feature a program – usually an outside speaker – as well as a time for members to share projects, problems and discoveries. Study Groups are open to all members, we meet regularly to learn more about various weaving and related techniques. The guild also sponsors speakers and workshops with noted experts in weaving and complimentary topics.

General Meetings

The October 5, 2019 General Meeting Speaker will be Deborah Corsini, who will present her research on the local SF Bay Area Fiber Art scene.

 

“What’s goin’ on?”  — Getting to know the Bay Area Fiber Community & Beyond

Deborah’s presentation will showcase regional and national fiber arts organizations, places to see contemporary and ethnic textiles, where to find classes, supplies and some interesting tidbits and fiber news from beyond the SF Bay Area. Come and learn what’s happening in the rich cornucopia  of SF Bay Area fiber. This is a comprehensive (but not exhaustive) look at the dynamic fiber scene in our community. Information sharing will be encouraged!

Deborah Corsini is a long time weaver, exhibiting tapestry artist and the former curator of  the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles. In her spare time she goes to fiber and art exhibits and likes to take walks on the beach.

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Join 

This is a peak year to join the Loom and Shuttle Guild because we are currently planning the Guild Members’ Exhibition. 

20/20: Woven Visions
Sanchez Art Center in Pacifica, CA 

July 10 to Aug 9, 2020

When you join the Guild between September 2019 and our March 7, 2020 General Meeting, for $30, you will be eligible to participate with other guild weavers in the Exhibition.

You will have access to the 20/20 Woven Visions Entry Form, now available on our internal communication platform Groups.io

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Loom & Shuttle Guild invites weaver in the San Francisco Bay Area to join us. We meet at 10 am on the first Saturday of EVEN NUMBERED MONTHS (February, April*, June, August, October, December) at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 501 Laguna Honda Blvd., San Francisco.  Entrance to the meeting room is on the Laguna Honda side of the church.

*Note: April 4, 2020 meeting will be replaced by a May 2, 2020 meeting because of our Conference of Northern California Handweavers regional meeting, Finding the Artist Within, at ht Hyatt Regency, San Francisco Airport is that weekend.

Textile Talks

On months in between meetings, textile talks are held informally, providing us with an opportunity to discuss our latest projects plus show & tell.  These meetings are held in members’ homes and/or studios.  Ask to be put on the notification list once you join the guild.