Past Programs 2012-13

Weaving classes!

Have you ever wanted to try weaving but didn’t know where to start? Start here!

Two new sessions ofWeave a Scarf in a Day, are scheduled for Sunday, March 24, 1-6pm and Wednesday, March 27! Looms are set up before class, and you weave your own scarf! No experience necessary. $60 includes all materials and use of the equipment – you bring lunch and your enthusiasm! Register early, these classes fill! Details and registration form. Gift certificates available.

Watch for the Beginning Weaving Workshop I later this spring. Learn to read weaving patterns, plan projects, set up the loom and weave a variety of patterns.

Beginning Weavers Workshop ll with Jennifer SargentSaturday April 20 and Sunday April 21, 9:30am-4pm, St. John’s weaving room.
Cost of workshop is $125. –Check/Payment is payable to MGHW, send to MGHW, P.O.Box 240661, Memphis, TN 38124
This workshop is for weavers who have either taken the first beginning weavers workshop or know how to warp a loom themselves. It is intended for those of you who want to complete a specific project or who want to sample for a project/s to be completed at home. Yarn is to be purchased separately by each participant.

Beginning Weaving Workshop, May 4-5, 2013
Learn to read weaving patterns, plan projects, set up the loom and weave a variety of patterns. $110 includes all materials and use of equipment. Details and registration form.

Weaving Traditions with Linda Glickert and Jackie MacNamara
Saturday, March 23, 9:30am

Rio Grande style weaving is a style that began with the Spanish settlers as early as the 1540’s, and was later improved when, in 1638, Governor Luis de Rosas brought the teaching Bazans’ brothers from the Satillo region of Mexico. It is the combination of cultures: Puebloan, Navajo, Spanish, and Mexican that make up the Rio Grande style of weaving. The traditional designs are Rio Grande Traditional, Satillo, Vallero, and Chimayo and are woven on the distinctive two–harness walking loom.

Jackie Macnamara and Linda Glickert shared their experiences with a lecture, slide show and samples.

Weaving in the Park!

MGHW members shared their love of the loom for the 24th year as demonstrating craftsmen and vendors at the Pink Palace Crafts Fair in Overton Park, October 12-14. A dozen members contributed handwoven goods to our display.

Download an inventory list for your handwovens

Weaving workshops with Laura Fry
Focus on Block Weaves – Saturday and Sunday, February 9-10, 2013

Participants will experience weaving a variety of block weaves such as Crackle, Summer and Winter, lace weaves, double two-tie unit weaves, shadow and overshot. Profile drafting will be explained and participants will practice designing block weaves. If time permits, the theory of the weave structures will be explored.
Cost: $120 + $25 material fee. Class limit 15. Registrations deadline December 31, 2012. Registration form

Warping Fast and Weaving Smart – Monday and Tuesday, February 11-12, 2013

You have to be warped to weave, so warping is a process that should be as easy, efficient, and painless as possible. As a production weaver, Laura has honed her warping skills, and as a teacher, she’s great at sharing her techniques, method refinements, and tips. Watch Laura dress a loom – winding a warp, beaming, threading, sleying and tying on – in record time. Then warp your own loom to reinforce what you’ve just learned and start your own journey towards speedy, accurate warping. Next, Laura will discuss and demonstrate how to weave smarter – how to make each movement count, how to adjust your equipment and techniques to accommodate your body, and how to make the most of your weaving time. You’ll leave with a warped loom plus lots of ideas and tips to weave efficiently and without injury. This workshop will revolutionize your warping and weaving!
Cost $100. No Materials fee. Class limit 12. Registration form

Weaving classes!

Have you ever wanted to try weaving but didn’t know where to start? Start here!

If you missed the fall sessions of Weave a Scarf in a Day, we have good news… two more sessions are scheduled for January 12 and 17! Looms are set up before class, and you weave your own scarf! No experience necessary. $60 includes all materials and use of the equipment – you bring lunch and your enthusiasm! Register early, these classes fill! Details and registration form. Gift certificates available.

Want more detail? Seven new weavers participated in our Beginning Weaving Workshop this fall, learning to read weaving patterns, plan projects, set up the loom and weave a variety of patterns. Watch for more classes in the spring.

Holiday Luncheon and Silent Auction
Saturday, December 15, 11:00 am

Weavers gathered for a potluck lunch in the guild studio and silent auction. We enjoyed good food and company, and saw weaving treasures go home to new stashes.

M’s & O’s vs. Monks Belt
Round Robin workshop by Debbie Todhunter, November 10-11, 2012

Eight weavers gathered to explore two very different weave structures. Debbie provided many variations in the samples for this workshop – see the collection.

Weaving in the Park!

MGHW members shared their love of the loom for the 24th year as demonstrating craftsmen and vendors at the Pink Palace Crafts Fair in Overton Park, October 12-14. A dozen members contributed handwoven goods to our display.

Download an inventory list for your handwovens

September 22 – Doubleweave

Mary Jorgensen, Angela Schneider and Jennifer Sargent shared their study of doubleweave with an on-loom demonstration of the technique and display of pieces with color effects, mixed structures and sculptural cloth. The Doubleweave workshop DVD’s went home with another member. We may have a doubleweave study group in our future!

August 25 – The Weavers’ Design Game

Welcome Back Weavers!

Do you want to be creative? Great news – you already are! The fact that you are a weaver proves it. Want to be more creative? Like any skill, creativity gets stronger with practice. The Game is an exercise in creativity from a weaver’s point of view. Design a cloth with the hand you are dealt, try out combinations you may not have considered, and let’s help each other stretch our ideas about cloth design.