Resources

Member Websites

National Weaving Organizations and Conferences

Schools and Classes in Weaving and Fiber Arts

Bay Area California Weaving Guilds

Blogs We Follow

Other Fiber Related Resources – Bay Area

 Textile Arts Council (TAC)                                                      www.textileartscouncil.org

The Textile Arts Council is a support group of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, created to advance the appreciation of the Museums’ textile and costume collections within the Bay Area community. This Mission is persured through scheduled lecture programs, visits to working artists’ studios, hands-on workshops, and international travel opportunities.”

Lacy Knitters Guild                                                                lcygrcy (at) aol.com

This Mountain View based organization promotes lacey knitting

Other Fiber Related Resources – online

 Handweaving.net                                                                        www.handweaving.net

The site contains almost 60,000 handweaving drafts (downloadable) with more added daily, as well as 8,000 documents from the Digital Archive on weaving, textiles, lace and related topics

Ron’s List of fiber Related Lists           http://hem.bredband.net/ronpar/ListOfLists.html

WeaveTech                                                     www.groups.yahoo.com/subscribe/weavetech          List serve on the yahoo groups site for all things weaving related

Weavolution                                                  www.weavolution.com                                               Online international weaving community

 

Other Fiber Related Resources

Weave a Real Peace                                                               www.weavearealpeace.org           “Weave a Real Peace (WARP) is a networking organization of weavers, academics, and interested supporters who value the importance of textiles to communities around the world.”

Anne Blinks Textile Study Collection        www.santacruzhandweavers.org/anneblinks Anne Blinks left many textiles she had created or collected over the years. Of these, there was a large group of pieces representing Anne’s special interests, consisting of samples, replicas and some finished pieces. These became the basis for a project of the Santa Cruz Handweavers’ Guild to make them available to other weavers and guilds.

Embroiderers’ Guild of America – Greater Pacific Region            www.ega-gpr.org      The Embroiderers’ Guild of America’s (the Greater Pacific Region) mission is to stimulate appreciation for and celebrate the heritage of embroidery by advancing the highest standards of excellence in its practice through education, exhibition, preservation, collection and research

IOLI – International Old Lacers, Inc.                                 www.internationaloldlacers.org      A volunteer, Non-profit association of people who share an interest in the beauty and
intrigue of lace.

Ravelry                                                                                                www.ravelry.com                                 Ravelry is a community site, an organizational tool, and a yarn & pattern database for knitters and crocheters.

Surface Design Association                                                        www.surfacedesign.org

Textile Society of America                                                          www.textilesociety.org

 

Local Textile Museums

San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles  –  San Jose                            www.sjquiltmuseum.org

The Lace Museum         – Sunnyvale                                                            www.thelacemuseum.org

Lacis Museum of Lace and Textiles  – Berkeley                                       www.lacismuseum.org

Museum of Fine Arts – DeYoung      San Francisco                                www.famsf.org http://deyoung.famsf.org/deyoung/collections/textile-arts

Museum of Craft and Design – opening January 2013                           www.sfmcd.org

 

Weaving Magazines – print and online

 Handwoven                                                                             http://www.interweave.com/weaving/

Shuttle Spindle and Dyepot                                                  http://www.weavespindye.org

CNCHnet                                                                                   http://www.cnch.org/cnchnet/

 

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