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.
You are invited
An exhibition of handwoven and handcrafted textiles, Woven Together: Experience & Expression, will be shown in the East Gallery of the Sanchez Art Center in Pacifica, California, from January 13, 2017 thru February 12, 2017. Art pieces, fashion, sculpture, wearable art, weaving for the home, and fine craft made by members of the Loom and Shuttle Guild will be displayed, reflecting a wide range of techniques and skills. Items include woven scarves, shawls, bags, jackets, table runners, tapestries, baskets, carpets, and stitched textiles. Items will be available for purchase.
The Loom and Shuttle Guild draws participants from all over the San Francisco Bay Area.
Members come not only from textile, fine art, and fashion careers, but from a diversity of fields such as music, teaching, technology, graphic design, writing, architecture, nursing, law, science, and more. Many artists have been weaving for decades, and many exhibit their work in local and national exhibits. New members continue to join the guild and expand their knowledge about the art and craft of weaving.
The guild’s purpose is to promote high standards of weaving, to stimulate public interest and appreciation in handweaving and fiber art, and to offer educational opportunities. Demonstrations of weaving, spinning, and braiding will be scheduled periodically throughout the exhibit, and posted on the Loom and Shuttle website. Open to all, this free exhibit highlights the ancient craft of handweaving still practiced today. There is ample free parking and the Sanchez Art Center is wheelchair accessible. For exhibit information http://www.loomandshuttleguild.org/exhibitions/. For the Conference of Northern California Handweavers: www.CNCH.org For gallery information: www.SanchezArtCenter.org
The guild has a large library featuring not only books but also pamphlets and monographs (both new and out-of-print volumes), sample books from various study groups and a variety of magazines, including Handwoven, Shuttle, Spindle & Dyepot, Weavers, and Threads. Any guild member may borrow library materials.
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.
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