October 24, 2021


Here is some information sent by Serena Harrigan, our presenter in October.





For those who were interested in my writings , here’s some links to them. You can also find more photos on my Textile Odyssey Tours website and videos on my Textile Odyssey Tours FB page. 


"Redefining Borders and Identity: Ethnic Dress of the Lolo/Yi Groups Across the Vietnam-China Border," presented at the Textile Society of America Symposium 2014.

Available FREE online at:



"Dress of the Lolo, Pathen, Hmong, and Yao of Northern Vietnam in 2005-2006: Reflections of Cultural Continuity and Change” by Serena Lee (Harrigan) , presented at the Textile Society of American Symposium 2008 

Available FREE online  at: http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/tsaconf/97 


Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion: Lee, Serena. "Crossing Borders and Time: Ethnic Dress across the Vietnam–China Border in the Twenty-First Century." The Berg Fashion Library. November 2014 online update:  http://www.bergfashionlibrary.com/view/bewdf/BEWDF-v10/EDch10916.xml (accessed 6 Nov. 2014.) 

DOI: 10.2752/BEWDF/EDch10916.



Facebook - Textile OdysseyTours 

Hi All,
The link in the newsletter to the Coverlet presentation filled up FAST!
They have expanded the number of people who can attend, and sent this NEW link. I recommend seeing it! So much detail and history that is Scandinavian weaving. It will be my second time viewing it.  Here is some information from Molly (of Vesterheim).
- Vicky

 Here is the link for Laurann's presentation of "Warmth and Color: Traditional Norwegian Coverlets" for Livsreise on April 23rd. The presentation is at 1:00 pm Central Time. Feel free to pass this registration link along to anyone who might be interested! 


Take care, and Laurann and I will see you on Monday! 
- Molly


October 20, 2020


Dear Weavers,

MANY THANKS to all those who have joined the service project.  If you were not at the Zoom meeting on Monday, please consider joining us!!  Guild members are creating 1, 2, 4 or more items for the project.  Everyone in the guild is invited to participate, but of course there is no obligation.



Our guild will donate 3 dozen or so handwoven items (dish towels or pot holders) to the Tri-City Meals on Wheels organization.  Our donations will be part of a "holiday care package" that Meals on Wheels will put together in December.  The care packages will go to house-bound residents in the Berkeley area.  Colleen at Meals on Wheels has said that our donations "will be deeply appreciated."



Donations are due at my house by Friday, December 4th.  I'll leave a box on my front porch for donations.    I will add tags with guild information to each item and I will deliver them to Meals on Wheels.



Need ideas?  Maybe you have your favorite dish towel or pot holder pattern.  If not, I've attached a few ideas.  Koko is going to make pot holders and suggested a pattern that I've attached.  Vicky is going to do shibori dish towels and I'll send some information about that in a second email.


Questions?  Please let me know.


Liz Keefe  Newsletter/Communications

Dear Weavers,

Here is some shibori information from Vicky.


There is a simple(but effective!) Indigo Dye Kit that dharmatrading.com sells for $8.95, plus shipping. 


I have attached the basic suggestions that come with the kit. 

For stitched Shibori, go to averbforkeepingwarm.com for more examples.


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Invitation from Redwood Guild of Fiber Arts


Dear Fellow Guild Members,

It is a very challenging time for all our guilds.  Our meetings have changed and we are trying to find new ways to connect.  In the spirit of "all being in this together" Redwood Guild Of Fiber Arts would like to reach out and invite members of your guild to share our upcoming program lecture with Robin Spady, Gizmos & Gadgets for Better Weaving, on November 4 from 11:00am to 12:00pm. 

The event will be held on Zoom and guests must be familiar with using the Zoom program for meetings.  There will be a limited number of spots available (~30) based on our zoom license so it will be offered on a first come, first serve basis.  Interested individuals should send an email request to our Membership Chair -Ellen LaBruce (elabruce@sonic.net) to receive an invitation to the event.

While this is not the same as meeting in person we still want to try to share with other fiber artists in our area.


Best Regards,

Karen May

RGFA Outreach Chair