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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

April 3,4,5, 2020 CNCH Finding the Artist Within

Registration for Gallery March 1, 2020

CNCH offers 39 classes from basketry through felting to weaving and spinning. Check it out!


Weave every week  with Vera Totos, member of the Loom and Shuttle Guild

Give yourself the gift of regular time set aside to weave. Join this weekly weaving class on Friday mornings at the Handcraft Studio School and either bring your own portable loom  or rent a rigid heddle loom. Work at your own pace and get help on the projects that interest you. Beginners will learn the basics of setting up a loom, warping, and weaving, intermediate and advanced students can delve deeper into design and more technical weaving. 

When: Friday mornings 9:30-12:30. Contact for schedule

Where: Handcraft Studio School in El Cerrito

Register at 


Tien Chiu, Expert Weaver and Loom and Shuttle member will teach at the International Fiber Arts Conference Convergence July 24-30,2020 in Knoxville
Check out her information below






Learn to design gorgeous, colorful handwoven cloth from a master weaver!

Windrush Fiber School  2263 Chileno Valley Road, Petaluma, CA 94952   (707)  775-3390

Fall 2019 Classes:

 Vietnam, China, Myanmar, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, and beyond: Ethnic dress, weaving, dyeing among the hill

PeruAndean Textile Arts:  contact tinkuy2013 at
Textile/Folk Art Market tours:

Japan, France and India:  Yoshiko Wada and Slow Fiber Studio Tours

Local Schools of Weaving and Fiber Arts:

Handcraft Studio School  Vera TotosEl CerritoRegister
Richmond Arts CenterRichmond,
Piedmont Yarn and Apparel Oakland,
Sebastopol Center for the Arts Sebastopol, CA
The Caning Shop (basketry, caning, gourd work)Berkeley,
Walnut Creek Civic Arts Education Walnut Creek,
Windrush Farm Fiber ArtsPetaluma,

National Schools of Weaving and Fiber Arts:

PenlandSpruce Pine, North Carolina
The Knitting and Weaving CenterHarrisville, New
Vermont Weaving SchoolPutney,
Weavers’ School   Coupeville, Washington
John C. Campbell Folk SchoolBrasstown, North
Haystack        Deer Isle, Maine
Arrowmont  Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Marshfield School of Weaving Marshfield,
GILMORE LOOM FOR SALE; Jack floor loomI am no longer weaving. Good condition. Made and bought in 1975. Maple wood. Includes a bench. $500 46” width 34” depth 4 harnesses, 6 treadles EQUIPMENT ALSO AVAILABLE: Everything you need to start weaving! Warping frameShuttlesLease sticksUmbrella swiftSleying hookBobbin winderBobbins And more Joy. 510-526-2266 Berkeley, CA 94707  Nov 2019

48 inch Herald floor Loom for sale Anne Dazey contact at as of December 29, 2019