Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild

The mission of the Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild is to promote and preserve weaving and other fiber related arts.
We do this through education, programs and outreach to the community.

Congratulations to CREATIVE CONFINEMENT Winners and Finalists.

All of the entries can be reviewed at the links following the Winners and Finalists details. The competition had 2 parts – the OVERALL competition that included 160 entries from 13 guilds and the CHG competition with 69 entries and was restricted to CHG members.

The BEST IN SHOW for each competition was selected by Kathrin Weber of Blazing Shuttles who is also a show sponsor. Category winners were selected by popular vote. Thanks so much to Kathrin. Please take your time reviewing some very spectacular entries from our sister guilds in the southeast on this page and by following the link below. Thanks to everyone who submitted in this first online show presented by Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild.

Show Committee:

Teresa Edmisten, Chair, Leigh Skowronski, Ray Callaway, Elyse Andersen, and Kathi Grupp

Ginkgo Curtains

BEST IN SHOW – OVERALL COMPETITION

Artist: Teresa Edmisten
Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild

Ginkgo leaves are special to my husband and me. When he suggested the curtains for the study incorporate them, I got busy sketching. The pattern is not repeated from top to bottom – definitely what computer dobby looms are made for.

This is the first of 4 curtain panels – each 48″ x 96″. The weave structure is diversified plain weave with 18/2 cottolin and sport weight Euroflax linen at 18 EPI and PPI. There are 30 pattern shafts. The draft is 2100 picks long and was sketched on an iPad then converted to a profile draft from an image, and then, ultimately the full draft. 

Recognition:

BEST IN SHOW – OVERALL COMPETITION

SHELTER IN PLACE CATEGORY WINNER – CHG COMPETITION

CREATIVE CONFINEMENT OVERALL FINALIST

CREATIVE CONFINEMENT CHG FINALIST

Summertime

BEST IN SHOW – CHG COMPETITION

Artist: Dianne Totten
Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild

Lunatic Fringe 10/2 cotton warp, 8/2 Orlon weft.

Crimp cloth:  plain weave ground, point twill pattern

Dimensions:  23″ long, 22″ sleeve tip-tip

Sett:  30epi, 18ppi

Recognition:

BEST IN SHOW – CHG COMPETITION

CREATIVE CONFINEMENT OVERALL FINALIST

CREATIVE CONFINEMENT CHG FINALIST

Conversations with … Online Demonstrations for Members

CHG is bringing the CONVERSATIONS WITH… study group to you by conducting on-line demonstrations starting in May. Members will receive Zoom Meeting invitations by email. Please look for your invitation to our Tuesday evening CONVERSATIONS WITH… at 7PM.

  • Do you have a topic you would like demonstrated?
  • Do you feel you can share your expertise on a topic?
  • Check your emails about topics and times.

Contact Board Members (contact info below) about topics you would like to see or share with fellow members. Not a member of CHG? Click here to learn more and, hopefully “see” you soon.

For a sample program, check out this Conversations With… Leigh Skowronski. Leigh shared her experimentation with Ice Dyeing Techniques.

upcoming events

a message from our president

Welcome to Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild, a vibrant organization dedicated to fostering and supporting the love of weaving and other related fiber arts. We offer meetings with fiber related programs, classes and workshops for beginners through advanced skill levels, outreach events in Atlanta and surrounding communities, and exhibits.

The recent pandemic has thrown us all a curve ball by preventing in person meetings and classes throughout the spring and into the summer, but the Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild is stepping up to the challenge. We have made some changes to ensure we remain active and relevant during these uncertain times, some of which will be temporary and some of which will become additional features of the fabric of our guild life.

Weekly fiber related demonstrations via Zoom began in May 2020 and will continue each Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. through at least mid-July. We’ll consider continuing past that time frame if the sessions remain popular and well attended. We’ve also modified our biannual Members’ Show to be an online exhibit that we are calling Creative Confinement: Online Fiber Show. This members’ show with a twist will still provide CHG members the opportunity to show their work and compete for prizes in five categories but it will all be shown online. We’ll also have an area to display the works of guild members from neighboring guilds, but those entries won’t be eligible to win CHG awards. Check our website for additional information and a link to register for the show.

We are closely following the reopening plans of the City of Dunwoody and we hope to resume normal face-to-face operations by September.

Our meetings are open to visitors and we hope you’ll drop in and check us out. Watch our online calendar to find out when and where the next meeting will take place.

Leigh Skowronski

President
Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild

Board of Directors

PresidentLeigh Skowronski
VP Programs Kathi Grupp
VP Workshops Lauren Seidl
VP Juried ExhibitsMary Beebee
Treasurer – Lauren Seidl
MembershipRay Callaway
SecretaryKathy Roulston
PropertiesColleen Casey
Members ShowTeresa Edmisten
EducationAnn Doherty
CommunicationsElyse Anderson
CoWorkshops – Sarah Brannon

Committees

Registrar
Librarian – Clare Anderson
Web Site – Teresa Edmisten

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