November 19, 2022 Guild Meeting

9:30 - 12:00 Crosstown Concourse.

Our November meeting will be on the 19th - to avoid Thanksgiving weekend. We'll be doing a "Loom Round-up" - a great way for folks who are interested in weaving or are new to weaving to try out a variety of different looms and talk to people who use them. Take the elevator in the Central Atrium to the 7th Floor and come through the front door of the Parcels office. We have the kitchen area space and can spill out into the patio (covered).

A successful Scarf in a Day workshop on November 12! Apparently, there are 6 new weavers out there with new scarves! Congratulations to everyone! If you missed this one, keep an eye on the Arrow Creative class page to see when additional workshops will occur.

 

Things for the Calendar

The December meeting will be Dec. 10 to avoid some of the hectic holiday scheduling. We'll have our holiday potluck, silent auction, and Mary Ann May will lead us in making Scandinavian stars (decorate your houses or give to friends). We'll have colorful card stock available, but if you'd like to make inkle bands before the meeting for your stars, Mary Anne suggests about 1/2 inch wide and you will need 12 strips (so you can cut your band and tack down the raw edges). The size of your desired star determines the length of each strip, but 6 inches for each should give you a nice size.

 

Monthly Meetings

Monthly meetings include a short business meeting, educational program, and viewing of members' work.

We are finally starting to meet in person again, but our location does change from month to month. See specific information provided on the month meeting details.

Dates and location subject to change: Please check the 2022-2023 Meeting Schedule

Guild History

The Memphis Guild of Handloom weavers was founded in 1947 but Viola Joyce Quigley and fellow students from the Memphis Academy of Art. Since then, the guild has held art shows, workshops with internationally reknowned instructors, classes for the public, and sales of handwoven goods.

We continue to promote the time-honored craft of handweaving into the 21st century.

Guild Library

The guild keeps an extensive library of over 300 books and videos on a wide variety of weaving topics. Members may check out media from the library.

The guild also owns 10 looms and a colections of smaller equipment and tools.

Library catalog

Membership

Enjoy the benefits of guild membership for $20 annual dues (Yes this is a reduction in annual dues since we continue to meet virtually).

  • Monthly meetings with educational programs or social gatherings, or extended workshops
  • Participate in the guild booth at the Pink Palace Crafts Fair demonstrating craftsmen's tent.
  • Library of books, media, and equipment