Sprang garment by Carol James
Carol James – April 2020

Lecture: What is sprang, and how has it been used in the past?

April 1 at 11 am (during the guild meeting)
Luther Burbank Art and Garden Center, 2050 Yulupa Ave, Santa Rosa (map)
Non-Guild Members welcome.

Sprang is an ancient method for creating a variety of textile structures. This lecture will describe the way sprang works through diagrams, live demonstration, and touchable samples. The presentation will feature a series of images of sprang through history, from the bronze age in Scandinavia, through ancient Greece, Rome, and Egypt, and visiting Medieval and Renaissance Europe. The technique was all but lost with industrialization. The speaker is adamant that we need to revisit this most adaptable textile method.

Carol James has been playing with strings since childhood. In the 1990s she fell into the grip of a special braiding technique called sprang. Ever since, she has been researching and exploring the varied possibilities of this textile method. She has visited examples in numerous museums, and attempted replicas of those examples. Her replica work lead to the invention of a pattern-writing system which she shares with students and on-line followers. She is the author of 3 books, and now 2 DVDs. She is the keynote speaker for this year’s CNCH Conference on April 3-5, 2020. spranglady.com

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Mats woven by Charlie Kennard
Charlie Kennard – March 2020

Charlie Kennard of San Anselmo is a long-time basket weaver and student of California Indian and European techniques. He has taught for MAPOM, Point Reyes Field Institute, East Bay Regional Parks Botanic Garden, and in many schools and at teacher trainings. Charlie is active in native habitat restoration in Marin, managing several projects for Friends of Corte Madera Creek Watershed.

2-Day Workshop: Twilled Cattail Mat
Mar 2 & 3, 2020 (Monday and Tuesday), 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Cotati Community Center, 201 West Sierra Avenue, Cotati, CA, in the Willow Classroom (map)

2-day workshop for guild members: $145.00 (includes materials) – registration open now
2-day workshop for non-guild members: $180.00 (includes materials) – registration opens Nov 1

Registration is restricted to Redwood Guild of Fiber Art members only until November 1, 2019. After November 1, Charlie will announce the workshop in his newsletter, and we will open registration to non-guild members.

If you are not yet a member and wish to join to receive the member discount, please visit our Membership page and purchase your membership separately. Then return to this page to purchase your workshop. Thank you for taking this extra step.

$145.00$180.00 Select options
fabric screen printing with Joy Stocksdale
Joy Stocksdale – May/June 2020

Joy Stocksdale received a BFA from California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, CA. As a result of studies at Goldsmith’s College, University of London in 1979, she developed polychromatic screen printing. For over 40 years, her printed silk garments, hangings, and quilts have been exhibited throughout the US. She has taught workshops at craft schools, guilds, and conferences. She is the author of an instructional book on her process, Polychromatic Screen Printing, revised in 2018. www.joystocksdale.com

Lecture May 6 at 11:00 am during the guild meeting (description below)
A Flexible Screening Printing Technique for Fabric

Luther Burbank Art and Garden Center, 2050 Yulupa Ave, Santa Rosa (map)
Non-Guild Members welcome.

Workshop: Paint Once Get Many – Polychromatic Screen Printing (description below)
Saturday, June 27, 2020 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Joy Stocksdale’s Studio at 919 Midpine Way, Sebastopol, CA 95472 (map)

1-day workshop: $80.00 (including some materials)

Registration will be limited to RGFA members only until May 1, 2020.
After May 1, anyone may register with Joy.

To register for the workshop, send $80 check to:
Joy Stocksdale
919 Midpine Way
Sebastopol, CA 95472

707-829-1756
joystocks@comcast.net

Full refunds given 7 days before workshop date. No refunds after June 20.

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Color study with Judie Overbeek
Judie Overbeek – Feb 2020

Judie Overbeek of Kalispell, Montana, is a spinner, weaver and dyer. She has been teaching these skills since 1999. As a member of Alpine Weavers and Spinners since 1977, she has enjoyed the benefits of connection with talented and committed people locally and throughout the Northwest. She served as President of the Montana Association of Weavers and Spinners from 2006 to 2012 and was honored as a Montana Living Treasure in 2012 by the Montana Association of Weavers and Spinners.

Judie credits numerous instructors for illuminating various aspects of weaving, spinning or dyeing to help her along her path. Her goal is to pass that help along to those who want to learn these inexhaustible crafts. She has taken refuge in spinning, weaving and dyeing for over 40 years, incorporating the three disciplines into a single project whenever possible.

Workshop: Color Magic at Your Fingertips
February 6, 2020
Cotati Community Center, 201 West Sierra Avenue, Cotati, CA, in the Copeland Classroom (map)
More details below (after lecture description)

Workshop fee for guild members: $120.00 plus $10 materials fee
Workshop fee for non-guild members: $155.00 plus $10 materials fee

If you are not yet a member and wish to join to receive the member discount, please visit our Membership page and purchase your membership separately. Then return to this page to purchase your workshop. Thank you for taking this extra step.

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Workshop students with their projects
RGFA Membership

Thank you for your interest in the Redwood Guild of Fiber Arts (RGFA).

The RGFA membership year runs September through June (currently for the 2019-2020 year). Dues for the membership year are $35 per individual or $50 per family.

After February 28, 2020 (and before September, 2020), the dues will be prorated to $17.50 per individual or $25 per family.

If you plan to also purchase a workshop, please do so separately, after you have paid for your membership. Thanks for taking this extra step.

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