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Learn to Weave!

Learn to weave with MGHW in our fall class sessions. No experience necessary for our beginner classes.

A Scarf-in-a-Day scarf, fresh from the loom.

A Scarf-in-a-Day scarf, fresh from the loom.

Weave a Scarf in a Day: Looms are warped and ready to weave. At the end of the day, you'll have your own handwoven scarf!

WHEN: select one of five one-day sessions
Saturday, September 10, 2016 ~ 10:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday, October 22, 2016 ~ 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Sunday, October 23, 2016 ~ 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Saturday, October 29, 2016 ~ 10:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday, November 5, 2016 ~ 10:00am - 4:00pm

FEE: $70.00 Includes use of equipment, all fiber and materials.
Bring a bagged lunch for 10am-4pm classes. Beverages and snacks are provided.

Beginning Weaving Workshop

Beginning Weaving Workshop

Beginning Weaving: Learn to read a draft, set up a loom, and weave several patterns.

WHEN: select one of three two-day sessions
Saturday–Sunday, November, 12–13, 10 am – 4 pm
Tuesday–Wednesday, November 29–30, 10 am – 4 pm
Saturday–Sunday, December 3–4, 10 am – 4 pm

FEE: $130.00 Includes use of equipment, all fiber and materials, and instruction booklet.
Bring a bagged lunch for 10am-4pm classes. Beverages and snacks are provided.

Questions? Email mghw@mghw.org or call Angela Schneider 758-9037.

All classes are held at the MGHW studio (Room 300, upstairs) at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 1207 Peabody at Bellevue, midtown Memphis

Register online for either class or print this Scarf in a Day registration form and mail with payment to:

PO Box 240661
Memphis, TN 38124-0661


MGHW Fiber Feast Luncheon

Join MGHW for our annual spring Fiber Feast!

Saturday, May 14, 2016, 11:00 am.

Bring a dish to share for a potluck luncheon.
After lunch, Mary Anne May will lead a mini-Sprang workshop.

Hosted by Roni Engle, 369 McKee Road, Drummonds, TN 38023
Please RSVP to 901-327-9505


MGHW Open Studio Gathering - April 9

weave - knit - spin - crochet - quilt - tat - sew - felt

This year's Gathering of the Guilds in Jackson TN was cancelled. In place of the Gathering, you're invited to join MGHW for an Open Studio day to share your creative passions with other fiber enthusiasts.

Location: MGHW Studio, room 300 at St. John's United Methodist Church, 1207 Peabody Ave., Memphis, TN 38104

Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cost: Nothing! Bring some lunch money - we'll order in from a couple of local restaurants. Oh, and you may want a little for shopping...

Bring your latest work in progress to show and share, and see other artists at work,

A recently completed project to display on the Gallery table,

Fiber or equipment to sell on the swap table, or

White elephants to give away free to good home.

We have one fiber equipment vendor lined up. Are you a vendor? you may bring a small selection of your wares. We do not have room for a full booth, but you can have a table, or half if we need to share (no fee!). Vendors must RSVP to mghw@mghw.org so we know how much space to set aside.

Please share this invitation with other area fiber artists and groups.


Name Drafting and Turned Overshot Workshop - April 23 & 24

The Memphis Guild of Handloom Weavers presents
Name Drafting and Turned Overshot
a 2-day design and weaving workshop with Angela Schneider

Memphis Tennessee namedraft scarves

Memphis Tennessee namedraft scarves

April 23 & 24, 2016
Saturday and Sunday 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
MGHW Studios at St. John’s UMC, 1207 Peabody

Create an original design with a hidden message while trying out a new structure. This workshop is a skill-builder focusing on several techniques essential to designing your own woven patterns. The skills covered in this workshop include:

  • Name Drafting
  • Profile Drafts
  • Turning a Draft
  • Turned Overshot
  • Split tie-up

And finally...

  • Weaving with a supplemental warp

Most of the workshop will focus on the design aspect of weaving. You will create an original design and start a scarf or table runner to finish on your own.

Limit: 15
Skill Level: Intermediate. Weavers must be able to read a draft and dress a loom.
8 shaft loom recommended (turned overshot uses 6 shafts). Other structure options will be available for 4-shaft looms.
Cost (MGHW members): $60 class fee + $5 materials (for handouts; yarns available for extra cost)
Non-members add $20, including membership through August 2016.

Mail-in form - online registration