The Weavers Guild of Miami Valley, Inc. was organized in 1949 to promote interest in handweaving. Today the Guild is a non-profit, educational organization promoting handweaving, handspinning and the textile arts. The Guild offers educational programs in fiber techniques and processes and encourages artistic awareness and excellence in the textile crafts through lectures, discussions, exhibits, workshops and demonstrations.
This has been a busy, exciting past few weeks for me. April 28 I and four others gathered to review
learning about how to hand process flax. I attended a History of Weaving conference in upstate New
York – wonderful conference; participated in the Natural Dyes workshop given by Carol Leigh Brack-
Kaiser – learned a lot; attended a presentation about the Huffman Prairie by David Nolin – great
in- formation about a local landmark; and the first full week in June I will be in Iowa attending
the Weave a Real Peace (WARP) yearly conference.
From the Natural Dyes workshop, we had several different colors of dye left over. The decision was
made that we should have a dye party. Therefore, we will have our dye party in September. If you
wish to particlpate, you need to provide your own fabric, roving or yarns. (We’ll discuss the
details further) We also ask that you contact the Program Committee, Shelley or Lois G., and let
them know if you will be attending.
As our Guild year draws to a close, I want to thank all of the committees and members who have made
this past year such a success. I believe our Program Committee has the most time-consuming job
– so thanks for all your hard work – Rosalie, Ellen and Leslie – in scheduling the fantastic
workshops and programs we have had in 2017-2018.
Don’t forget the upcoming events:
Guild Potluck Picnic and Weft-Over Sale on Tuesday, June 12 at 6pm, Bethel Church Hall Clifton
Gorge Music and Arts Festival – August 24 and 25, 2018 – headed by Lois Pelekoudas Lewisburg
Bicentennial – September 8, Saturday 12p to 6p – Ellen Ottoson
Wool Gathering – September 15 and 16, 2018 – Carol Baugh
Have a great summer!