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Finishes & Edgings - September 26

Finishing TechniquesYou've woven a beautiful piece of cloth. Now what about those ends? Our next meeting is coming up this Saturday, September 26. Mary Anne is leading a guild share program on your favorite edges. Wondering about hemstitching? Fringe? Rolled hems? When to use what and what else you can do? Come find out!




Our Swedish Weaving Heritage workshop

Swedish cloth sample

Swedish cloth sample

The Memphis Guild of Handloom Weavers presents

Our Swedish Weaving Heritage

a 2-day round-robin pattern weaving workshop with

Debbie Todhunter

April 25 & 26, 2015
Saturday and Sunday 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
MGHW Studios at St. John’s UMC, 1207 Peabody

When we think of Swedish weaving, we think of immigrant women, traveling with their trunks laden with table and bed linens, blankets and shawls. Some of us may even have an aunt or a grandmother somewhere in our family line who may have woven once they came to this country, and have family heirlooms we treasure...it may even be the reason we became a weaver!

Or we think of brightly colored rugs, checked or plaid tablecloths, bordered towels, and warm woolen blankets. In this workshop, we will work with cottons, and some linen and wool. We will weave a variety of traditional Swedish fabric samples suitable for tablecloths, runners, rugs, towels, curtains, and bedspreads. Some of the samples are turned rosepath, lace, plain weave checks, rep, a Swedish snowflake, fancy twills, and honeycomb, to name a few.

Setts range from 8 epi (Krokbragd) to 80 (40 doubled ends for rep). Fabrics are woven on 2, 4, 6, and 8 shafts.

Swedish Weaves samples

Registration deadline: April 15, 2015.  Limit: 15
Skill Level: Beginner to advanced. 2, 4, or 8 shaft loom required, threaded prior to class.

Cost (MGHW members): $65 class fee + $25 materials (for notebook with drafts; yarns not included)

Non-members add $20, including membership through August 2015.

Mail-in registrationonline registration


Sign up for Beginning Weaving Workshop

Beginning Weaving Workshop

Beginning Weaving Workshop Samples

Participants will learn the basics of 4-shaft loom weaving. Start with an empty loom. Learn to read a draft, prepare a warp, dress the loom and weave a sampler with at least four different patterns. Explore additional patterns as time permits and discuss project planning.

No experience necessary. Looms and other equipment are available for use during class and all materials are provided. You may bring your own loom; please check with instructor to ensure it is suitable for class. Space is limited.

WHEN: April 11-12, 2015  Saturday 9.30 am - 4.30 pm and Sunday 10.30 am - 4.00 pm

WHERE: MGHW studio, Room 300, upstairs at St John's Methodist Church 1207 Peabody at Bellevue, entrance off parking lot accessible from Peabody

FEE: $125 which includes use of equipment, all fiber and materials. Bring your own lunch

$20 discount for MGHW members or students that join the guild.

For more information contact Jennifer Sargent at 901-725-0110, or email mghw@mghw.org

Click here to register online.

Or, print this registration form  BegWv flyer 201504 and mail with payment to:

PO Box 240661
Memphis, TN 38124-0661




Weave a Scarf in a Day!

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

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

Weave a beautiful scarf in one day. Looms will be warped and ready to weave. At the end of the day, you'll have your own handwoven scarf! No experience necessary.

WHEN: Saturday, March 14, 2105, 10 am - 4 pm

WHERE: MGHW studio (Room 300, upstairs) at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 1207 Peabody at Bellevue, midtown Memphis

FEE: $60.00 Includes use of equipment, all fiber and materials.

Bring a bagged lunch. Beverages and snacks are provided.

Questions? Email mghw@mghw.org or call Angela Schneider 758-9037 or Jennifer Sargent 725-0110.

Click here to register online

Or print this registration form SiaD flyer 201503 and mail with payment to:

PO Box 240661
Memphis, TN 38124-0661