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.
The President’s Column
Members, welcome to our new year of spinning and weaving 2019-2020.
We will be doing some different things this year.
At our first meeting we will be holding a door prize drawing. So be sure you sign in the attendance book when you enter the room. I will donate the prize for this evening. If you win it, you will be responsible for the door prize at the next meeting.
Next off is Wool Gathering where we plan to turn our tent to face the south, instead of the west, hopefully that will eliminate the sun directly on everyone demo-ing in the tent. Plus, we will pop up the good 10 X 10 to use as an Education tent. If you would like to show some of your work, we can hang it on the sides to celebrate our 70 years. Make sure you have a name tag on it.
We will have the cardboard looms and kits we put together two years ago to help teach others how to weave. But we do need help here, please stop in and help us with this. Anyone can do this, you don’t have to be selling any-thing to help out here. We will also have some bigger looms in the other tent, so you can weave and demo there, or coach a new weaver on one of the looms. Let’s be cooperative and encourage some new weavers!!!
Shelley and Rebecca have a great list of workshops lined up for this year. Be sure to get your name on the list or it may close without you taking part and we know our favorite hall is only so big!
Thanks and keep weaving