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.

CHG Programs Suspended due to Coronovirus Restrictions
(5/08/2020 update)

Dear Members & Visitors –

Due to the coronovirus pandemic, the Guild Board has had to make a number of decisions regarding how we finish out our program year and move forward in an uncertain environment.  The Guild Board met on 4/18/2020 via video conference and declared a Guild State of Emergency.  We are deferring the 2019-2020 Annual Meeting from May 2020 to September 2020 and the current board members have agreed to remain in office until that time.  The Annual Meeting is when we elect new board members.  The Board met again on 5/8/2020 to evaluate requirements mandated by the City of Dunwoody to start use in the facility.   Because of current public health recommendations, we do not anticipate holding any classes or gatherings until after the Labor Day weekend.   We will continue to evaluate public health recommendations as we move through the summer to plan for a Fall restart to programs.

We are committed to providing the opportunity to students whose Spring Quarter classes were interrupted the opportunity to complete their projects as soon as reasonable.  Please be advised that even if the N. DeKalb Arts Center is unlocked for either Spruill Arts or Dunwoody Players, Room 1 will remain locked until the Board is ready to resume Guild programs.

 

Conversations with … Online Demonstrations
(a members-only benefit)

CHG is bringing the CONVERSATIONS WITH… study group to you by conducting on-line demonstrations starting in May.  We are putting together on-line zoom meetings to demonstrate different aspects of weaving and fiber arts.  We are in the planning phase of the on-line demonstrations and will use the Zoom app starting the first week of May. Each week members will receive a link to the Zoom meeting and a password. Please reserve Tuesdays in May at 7pm to come on-line with your fellow CHG members.

  • 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.

Email anyone on the Board about a topic you would like and/or a topic you would like to share with the rest of CHG guild members.

*See* you on-line in May.

Inga Dam Workshop Highlights

Inga Dam shared her expertise in incorporating tablet weaving into handwoven cloth at a presentation to the guild and in a three day workshop. We learned about the history of tablet weaving as well as the various ways that tablet weaving can be used as part of the...

Exploring my new loom – 32 shaft Louet Megado Compu-dobby

I got a new loom, one I have been waiting for since Convergence 2018. I've built it and have woven my first piece, a ruana with no sewing. Admittedly, this was about the simplest thing I have made at this point and I only used 10 of the 32 shafts. It did give me a...

upcoming events

a message from our president

Welcome to Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild.  Please explore our website to find out who we are and what programs we offer.  We have a strong educational mission and offer a multitude of classes over fall, winter, spring and summer quarters.  In addition we host regional, national, or international experts in weaving for workshops three times a year.

Because of the Coronovirus outbreak the Guild is suspending programs through the Summer of 2020.  While many of our classes and workshops do not fit the category of “large group” meetings, there are many of our members who might be members of high risk groups.  Additionally, the Guild uses a building from the City of Dunwoody.  The City has asked us to suspend all programs for now.

We hope to resume normal operations by September.

Our meetings are open to visitors and we hope that you decide to drop in at one of them.  Generally they are held on a third (3rd) Saturday of the month, but when workshops are scheduled, they occur on the Friday evening prior.  Check our calendar to be sure.

Ray Callaway
President, CHG

Board of Directors

President – Ray Callaway
VP Programs Kathi Grupp
VP Workshops Lauren Seidl
VP Juried ExhibitsMary Beebee
Treasurer – Hazel Segall
Membership Leigh Skowronski
SecretaryKathy Roulston
PropertiesColleen Casey
Members ShowEmily Kahn
EducationAnn Doherty
CommunicationsElyse Anderson
CoWorkshops – Chris Hitchcock

Committees

Registrar
Librarian – Clare Anderson
Web Site – Teresa Edmisten

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