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.
The term overshot brings to mind coverlets woven on Early American barn frame looms dating back to the 1700s. It is believed Europeans brought the weave structure to North America and fortunately weaving materials such as wool and cotton were readily sourced and available.
Susan invites you to spend two insightful days exploring one of her favorite weave structures. Her workshop creates multiple overshot samples serving as a ‘snapshot’ of overshot threading sequences. This approach provides the groundwork for wider weaving projects once concepts are mastered.
March Workshop with Susan Conover is now open for registration
Exploring 4-Shaft Traditional Overshot
March 6-7, 2021
Participants will receive a draft for a special project: A complete Overshot Pillows Draft which is 16” wide on the loom and could include up to ten pillow tops. Sampling first, as we will do in the workshop, will enable you to enjoy your new-found knowledge for such a project.
Utilizing an 8/2 cotton warp and tabby weft along with Harrisville Designs singles or Shetland wool for pattern weft. Looms will be dressed prior to the workshop with the 4-shaft 6-8″ wide warp.
Juried Exhibit Entry Now Open!
Exhibit Theme: Stories from Nature
Nature is, and always has been a source of inspiration for artists. Besides physical beauty, there are timely stories to be told through functional and artistic expression.
We invite you to join Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild and take advantage of programs, workshops and classes. For more information about membership click here.
- Juried Exhibit Entry Closes on 01/31/2021
- Weaving Structures Study Group on 02/02/2021 7:00 pm
- February 2020 Workshop on 02/06/2021
- Library Open on 02/07/2021 1:00 pm
- Guild Meeting on 02/20/2021 10:00 am
- CHG Board Meeting on 02/20/2021 1:00 pm
- Library Open on 02/21/2021 1:00 pm
- Spring Workshop on 03/06/2021
a message from our president
Welcome to Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild, a vibrant organization dedicated to fostering and supporting weaving and other fiber related arts. We offer meetings, programs, exhibits, workshops, classes, and demonstrations at community events.
Due to the ongoing effects of the pandemic our face-to-face contact has been suspended. The safety of our members is of utmost importance so we will be holding meetings and classes via Zoom until it is deemed safe for in-person contact to resume. We will be closely following the CDC and the State of Georgia for information and guidelines on the pandemic. When it is safe to resume in-person events we will announce it in our Fiber Focus newsletter and post it here on our website.
We welcome visitors to our meetings, held each month except for July, August, and December. If you are interested in attending, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and request the Zoom link. Members will receive the link in their Fiber Focus newsletter.
Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild
Board of Directors
President – Leigh Skowronski
VP Programs – Kathi Grupp
VP Workshops – Chris Hitchcock
VP Juried Exhibits – Mary Beebee
Treasurer – Lauren Seidl
Membership –Kyle Jones
Secretary – Kathy Roulston
Properties – Colleen Casey
Members Show – Teresa Edmisten
Education –Ann Doherty
Communications – Elyse Anderson
CoWorkshops – Sarah Brannon