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Weaving with Reclaimed and Recycled Materials

The Memphis Guild of Handloom Weavers presents

Celerin tapestryWeaving with Reclaimed and Recycled Materials

a 2-day dimensional tapestry weaving workshop with

Martina Celerin

Feb 27,2016 - Feb 28,2016
Saturday and Sunday 9:30 am – 4:30 pm (times subject to change)
MGHW Studios at St. John’s UMC, 1207 Peabody

Using simple nail looms and reclaimed and recycled materials, participants will create 3D tapestries. They will use found objects and needle felting to embellish their tapestries.


Registration deadline: February 24, 2016.  Limit: 20
Skill Level: Experience level: any skill level

Cost (MGHW members): $100 Workshop Fee (members) + $5 materials fee includes warp and weft yarns and other materials, as well as use of looms, batten, dowels, forks, shuttle provided by the instructor.

Non-members add $20, includes membership through August 2016.

$50 deposit due at time of registration

Mail-in Registrationonline registration


Kumihimo - January 24

Saturday, January 23, 9:30am in the MGHW studio.KumihimoSamples

Angela and Ria will present Kumihimo.

Braiding is a traditional craft in many cultures.  The literal translation of the Japanese name "kumihimo" means the "coming together (kumi) of threads (himo)". We will work with both hand-held disks and marudai (braiding stools). Braids can be used in many applications, from jewelry to accessories to home décor. Kumihimo is a great complement to weaving, sewing and other techniques as a custom accent.



Holiday Potluck and Silent Auction - December 12

Memphis Guild of Handloom Weavers
Creativity Circle

Holiday Potluck Luncheon

Saturday, December 12, 11 am

Hosted by Roni Engle
369 McKee Road
Drummonds, TN  38023

We will have a Silent Auction.
Please bring donations, and your cash or checks!


Rag Weaving - November 21

Saturday, November 21, 9:30am in the MGHW studio.

For the November guild program, Ria van der Aa will be
demonstrating weaving with rags and other recyclables.