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Natural Dye Workshop with

 Deb McClintock

Sept 10

Miki Rodriguez


Min 8

Max 12



This class explores traditional and non-traditional fiber techniques using common and uncommon materials.   The premise of the class is to connect materials to fabric or paper surfaces using a variety of techniques. Some techniques include, stitching, fusing, wrapping, stapling, knotting, painting and drilling.   Among the variety of materials used, students will choose from wood, found objects, wire, cardboard, fabric scraps and papers.   Students will have an opportunity to take risks and unblock their creative energies. Application possibilities are endless; quilts, handbags, pillow covers, book covers, etc.

October 15


Rasa Silenas


Help conserve and digitize the SAHG sample archives.  Many hands make light work, plus you get to see weaving nobody's seen in decades!

Nov 19

Trish Ashton



CHT Pouch Making

Help make the SAHG/s conbtribution to the CHT Goodie Bags.  We will be making Trish's cute little pouches from the handwoven yardage we got from the Witte.  Will need people to cut, fuse interfacing, insert zippers and grab loops and sew seams.

Dec 10

Cindy Ballentine



Finish your holiday presents, twist your fringes, hem your towels, fix your skips and errant floats.  All those little chores you keep putting off are more fun with good company!

Jan 7-8

Deb Harrison


Deflected Double Weave

On-Loom round robin workshop in the inimitable, comprehensive Deb Harrison style.  It’s easy to get enthusiastic about this special form of doubleweave—for its versatile design capacity (lots of blocks on relatively few shafts), its potential for creating dimension and texture (if you shrink one weave, the other one puffs), and its delightful ability to transcend the vertical and horizontal grid of most loom-produced cloth. In this on-loom, round-robin class, students will weave multiple samples in structures that allow the warp and weft to shift away from parallel and perpendicular elements and move toward an array of curves, undulations, and textures. Each student will need to 1) warp a loom with at least 8 shafts (no have? borrow!) using drafts sent from the instructor and 2) bring that loom to class for each student to weave a sample on. The yarn you will need to use will be specified in the drafting instructions mailed to students 5 to 6 weeks before class.  You may want to thread enough warp to have a scarf length left after you finish your swatches.

Min 6

Max 12



On-Loom round robin workshop.  Try your hand at a variety of Summer and Winter threadings and treadlings.   You also get to try a variety of somewhat portable looms, in case you are considering getting one.

March 11

Rasa Silenas



Min 5

Max 10


April 29


Rasa Silenas

Just like in October, only more so!

Workshop fees are based on the minimum number of participants in each  workshop, to include the instructor's fee and facility rental. Instructors may also set a separate supply fee.  If the workshop is canceled, those who have paid will receive a full refund without penalty. Fees above the minimum needed to cover workshop costs go to the Guild general fund. Workshops for the benefit of the Guild, such as archiving, will have their costs paid by the Guild and there will be no cost to participants.


Unless otherwise stated, a deposit of 50% of the workshop maximum fee will be required to guarantee a spot in the workshop. This fee is due when you sign up for the workshop. The balance is due no later than the day of the workshop. If a participant cancels more than 14 days in advance of the workshop, the deposit and any additional workshop fees paid, minus a $25 cancellation fee will be refunded. No refunds are allowed within 14 days of the workshop. In case of emergency or illness, refunds will be considered on an individual basis up to 24 hours before the workshop. No-shows will be billed for any unpaid fees based on the full amount of the workshop.


Non-members registering for a workshop will be charged the workshop fee plus the annual Guild membership fee in force at the time of the workshop. Membership in any Handweavers Guild is considered to be a member of SAHG for purposes of this policy.