Dye Sources
Weld Weld

Coreopsis Flowers Coreopsis Flowers

Madder Root Madder Root (Red)

Blackberry Shoots Blackberry Shoots (Green)

Eucalyptus Leuoxylon Eucalyptus Leuoxylon (Red)

Eucalyptus Pulverulenta Eucalyptus Pulverulenta (Red)

Barbara Stafford

weaver - spinner - dyer

Barbara Stafford Napa Valley Fiber Artist


Born: Wiltshire, United Kingdom
Current Residence: Napa, California

Selected Exhibitions

• 2008 Living With Beauty: Handwoven Textiles for the Home Hagnauer Gallery, Manitou Springs, CO. An international juried show of weaving for the home. Juror: Betsy Blumenthal
• 2007 Art to Wear, Art For The Walls,
Marin Arts Council, Novato, CA
• 2006 Back to the Floor, Elaine L. Jacob Gallery, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
• 2005 Beyond Fiber; New Forms Eleanor Bliss Center for the Arts, Steamboat Springs, CO
• 2004 Roving the Range, Convergence, Handweavers Guild of America, Denver, CO
• 2004 An Eclectic Presentation; Eleven Napa Valley Artists, St. Supéry Winery, Rutherford, CA
• 2004 Woven Together, Participation Gallery, Winters, CA
• 2003 Off the Floor: A Juried Rug Show, Fine Line Gallery, St. Charles, Il
• 2002 Flag: Interpreting an American Icon, Napa Valley Museum, Yountville, CA
• 2000-2001 Save the Sheep, Interweave Press sponsored museum tour


• Rene and Veronica di Rosa Art Preserve, Napa, CA
• Private collections


• 2008 Second Place Award, Pike's Peak Weavers Guild, Living With Beauty: Handwoven Textiles for the Home, Manitou Springs, CO.
• 2004 Home Accessory Award, Handweavers Guild of America, Convergence, Denver, CO.
• 2004 Best of Art Gallery, and Spinning Gallery Awards, Conference of Northern California Handweavers (CNCH)
• 2002 Weaving for the Home Award of Excellence, Handwoven magazine
• 2002 Spinning Gallery, and Teacher's Choice Awards (2), CNCH
• 1997, 1993 & 1991 CNCH blue ribbon awards


• "A Hairy Rug" Spin-Off, Summer 2003
• "Red Karakul Rug" featured in Handspun Treasures from Rare Wools, Interweave Press, 2000
Handwoven, Nov. 2001, Sept. 1997, Nov. 1994 & Spin-Off, Fall 1996, Spring 1993 issues


• M. Arch, & MLA, University of California, Berkeley, CA


Baulines Craft Guild — Master Member
Handweavers Guild of America
Conference of Northern California Handweavers
Silverado Handweavers and Spinners Guild