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Weave a Scarf in a Day - May 6!

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, May 6, 2017 - 10am-4pm

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

FEE: $70.00 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.

Register online or print this registration form and mail with payment to:

PO Box 240661
Memphis, TN 38124-0661


Date change — Meeting is April 15

Our program for April 15 meeting is Woven Shibori. Meeting and program starts at 9:30 am

Shibori comprises a variety of techniques — stitching, tying, twisting, knotting — to bunch up cloth and create a resist before dyeing. With woven shibori, threads to be gathered before dyeing are woven right in, making the process very simple. In this program, Melissa Petersen will present some of the techniques and share some of her experimental samples. You can do this technique on any loom — even a rigid heddle! She’ll also discuss fiber and dye choices and the basic steps for natural and synthetic dye techniques. For those who want to try it, we’ll dye the cloth you weave at the June picnic. You’ll be able to weave your own dishtowel, scarf, or yardage and we’ll dye it together. The group participating in the dyeing will choose which type of dye we plan to use — fiber reactive (for cellulose), acid (for protein), or indigo (can do cellulose and protein!). Note: The date for this meeting has been changed to April 15 to replace our regular, fourth Saturday meeting.


Apron Strings seminar - Friday evening, March 24

with weaver Elisabeth Hill

Friday, March 24, 2017 - 7:00 PM
MGHW Studios

Come and enjoy the parade of aprons. From Grandma's gingham to Gryffindor, from the kitchen to the garden to the studio—aprons abound.

Functional, fun, fabulous and most of all weave-, quilt-, and sew-able.

In this easy, fun class we will cover the history and importance of aprons in our lives using a PowerPoint presentation. We will learn how to use our own handwoven fabric* to sew quick and fabulous aprons, and cover tips, tricks and ideas for making the perfect apron for our unique needs. Finally, participants who have brought their favorite/sentimental aprons with them will discuss what features they love and/or the stories behind them. Bring a notebook & pen & small pair of scissors and a favorite apron if you have one.

* Also suitable for commercial fabrics, or pieced, quilted, or recycled cloth.

Materials fee $1.
Non-members $5.

Please RSVP by registering for the seminar. Payment can be made at the event.


Pricing Your Work - February 25

Saturday, Febriary 25, 9:30 am - noon

You've finished your beautiful handmade items. You have a
place to sell it. How do you know what price to ask? Virginia Fisher is a successful craft
artist who creates and sells woven copper baskets and jewelry. She will share her
insights on pricing fine craft work to sell without selling yourself short.

February 25 is also the deadline to register for our March workshop on deflected doubleweave with Elisabeth Hill.