Ink People’s Tuxford Gallery Featuring Work of Humboldt Handweavers and Spinners Guild
This is a press release from the Ink People’s Brenda Tuxford Gallery:
Opens June 2nd at the Ink People’s Tuxford Gallery
Featuring the work of the Humboldt Handweavers and Spinners Guild, this show will focus on the arts of spinning, weaving and dying. Beautiful fabrics, abstract tapestries, and finished wearables, plus spinning demonstrations and tours of the Loom Room.
The Humboldt Handweavers and Spinners Guild is a non-profit social organization for anyone interested in textile arts. HHSG membership includes a broad range of textile artists, including, knitters, crocheters, feltmakers, papermakers, basketmakers, woolgrowers, and more.
HHSG hosts meetings which are held on the second Thursday of February, March, April, May, September, October and November. They meet in the Bay Room of the Wharfinger Building. Every meeting has a program featuring a speaker or fiber related activity. All HHSG programs are free and open to the public.
Guild members participate in the Humboldt County Fair in Belotti Hall every year. Guild members demonstrate spinning and weaving and show examples of their work. Members also take part in the spinning contest, the wool show, and do a sheep to shawl demonstration where a sheep is shorn, the wool carded, spun, and woven all in one afternoon.
Humboldt Handweavers and Spinners Guild is a sponsor of the Natural Fiber Fair in Arcata in September. Many guild members organize and participate in this annual fiber festival.