Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild

We're here to share our love of weaving and fiber arts with you.

Books in the CHG Library – A guide to animal fibers

By Kathy Roulston Robson, D. & Ekarius, C. (2011). The fleece & fiber sourcebook: More than 200 fibers from animal to spun yarn. North Adams, MA: Storey Publishing. Pp. 438. $35.00. ISBN 978-1-60342-711-1 There is a memorial to Jackie Howe...

Sericulture: The Art of Raising Silk Worms to Produce Silk

The CHG February Guild Meeting Program was presented by Cassie Dickson, weaver, spinner, natural dyer and raiser of silk worms! Cassie Dickson presented her work with silk - from eggs, to worms, to cocoons, silk and moths all made possible by careful tending and a...

Laura Fry Online Class Review

Getting back into the weaving groove after a nice winter break I happened upon The Efficient Weaver, an Interweave online course taught by Laura Fry. Look for the link at the end of the post if you are interested. I've just passed my one year anniversary as a weaver,...

Welcome to our new web page!

Gone but not forgotten... please stay tuned as we bring our site into the next century. Look for a better class and workshop registration page, easier check out, member portfolio pages and tips you can really use from our members. Don't forget to opt in to our mailing...

Anyone know how to warp a backstrap loom?

While weaving in Room 1 visitor stopped by to ask if she could get some help warping a backstrap loom she bought traveling in Honduras. She remembers how to weave but can't figure out how to get started. Is there anyone out there who can help? If so, send an email to...

The unofficial Queen of Doubleweave will teach in January

Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild welcomes Jennifer Moore for our Winter Workshop that will take place over the Martin Luther King holiday weekend (Sat-Mon, January 13-15, 2018). Whether it is in her striking doubleweave wallpieces or elegant wearables, Jennifer Moore...

Weaving with Mohair? 2 words…Cowboy Magic!

I'm on a mission, a mission from the fiber gods (and maybe my husband): I'm going to weave my stash - my knitting stash that is. After finishing a big double weave blanket I moved on to the finer things in my decades old yarn stash - a mohair and silk blend from...

THIS is why you join a guild…

After the meeting last month I decided to put the warp on my loom and get threading in anticipation of the Fall class on double weave. Several of us come to Room 1 on the weekends to get some weaving done (its fun, just make sure to check the calendar for weekend...

Claiborne Smith People’s Choice Award Fund Established at Jekyll Island

Our beloved Claiborne Smith passed away late in 2017. He took care of CHG’s properties for many many years. And, equally important, supported us, made us laugh, and was our very best friend. Along with Betty, who taught many of us to weave, the Smiths were the backbone of CHG and the extended fiber community. A number of years ago, the Smiths relocated to Jekyll Island. There they became strong supporters and participants in the arts community. Again, Betty established the weaving program with the Jekyll Island Art Association, and Claiborne diligently took care of the facilities.

To honor his memory, the Claiborne Smith People’s Choice Award has been established for the annual juried exhibit at the Jekyll Island Art Association. This exhibit showcases all art forms and is held in March. All entries are eligible regardless of medium. The intention is for the award to be in the amount of at least $100 and voted on during the opening reception. The goal is that enough money is raised to sustain the award over a number of years.

If you would like to make a contribution to the fund, please:
Make the check out to The Jekyll Island Art Association and on the memo line put:  Claiborne Smith People’s Choice Award Fund
Mail to:
Box #13201
Jekyll Island, GA 31527

Questions and comments can be directed to Catherine Neiner at

Jennifer Moore Workship

What's On Our Loom

members share what they are weaving

upcoming events

a message from our president

2017 was quite a year, but 2018 looks to be wonderful.  We had a popular and successful Doubleweave workshop with Jennifer Moore in January.  Another great workshop will be in March with Betty Vera who will challenge us with how to use neutral color.

Even more exciting will be our Member’s Show. This exhibit is the opportunity to share our work with each other and support each other’s talent, creativity, and progress as fiber artist. CHG members who have not exhibited in a juried show or ever won an award at a CHG members show is eligible for the Margaret Mott award for a handwoven piece.  I am excited to announce that this year we have an additional award for the best in show that is made with cotton sponsored by the Georgia Cotton Commission.

This is also an opportune time to show the community there is a place and a group of people that will introduce them to weaving, spinning, dyeing, and much more.

Hope to see you all at an upcoming meeting!


Kathy Grupp
President, CHG

Board of Directors

President – Kathi Grupp
VP Programs – Julie Aiken
VP Workshops – Liz Bein
Treasurer – Allison Bishop
Membership – Debbie Gaunt
Secretary – Kathy Roulston
Properties – Kay Guilmet
Members Show – Rita Carlson
Education – Emily Kahn
Communications – Ray Callaway
CoWorkshop – Janelle Schultz


Librarian – Tonya Leach
Newsletter – Teresa Edmisten

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