Loom & 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 the field of textile arts.
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.
Loom & Shuttle Guild invites any new or experienced 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
Study groups may meet in the afternoon after the regular meeting.
Board meetings are held as needed when scheduled by the Board. Everyone is welcome to attend.
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.
Membership is $30 annually, due in June. If you join mid-year (February) dues are $14 for February through June. This includes admission to meetings, a subscription to the bi-monthly BULLETIN, participation in the Textile Talk Group, access to our library of weaving, spinning and dyeing books, membership in the Loom and Shuttle Yahoo group and $5 to CNCH Notes, the quarterly newsletter from CNCH.
There are two classifications of membership:
ASSOCIATE MEMBER: A weaver may become an associate member for two years. An associate member may participate in all Guild activities except exhibiting in a guild show at a conference or a Loom and Shuttle sponsored show.
PARTICIPATING MEMBER: A weaver wanting to become a participating member must submit three pieces of weaving for critique within two years of joining the Guild.