Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild

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

~~  Our next meeting is February 15, 2020  ~~

Program by Laura Thompson


A former professor at Furman University, she will speak on the history of dyeing and the dye garden she used as part of her biology program.

Please note we will be meeting in a different location!

Room 1, N. Shallowford Annex (City of Dunwoody)
4470 N. Shallowford Rd
Dunwoody, Georgia 30338
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Meet & Greet 10-10:30am
General Meeting 10:30-11:00am
Program 11:00am
CHG Board Meeting 1-3pm

Explorations in color: Natural Dye Workshop

“Rich,” “soft,” “deep,” “subtle,” and “sublime” are the kinds of adjectives that writers frequently use to describe the colors derived from natural dyes. A group of enthusiastic students gathered at The Community Barn at Brook Run Park on the 28th-29th of September to...

Upcoming Workshops and Why We Love Them

by Kathy Roulston For any new members of the guild, I would highly recommend taking a workshop. The Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild is fortunate to be able to bring in many wonderful presenters. In addition to Susan Wilson’s workshop on Polychrome Crackle, I’ve also...

Understanding Polychrome Crackle with Susan Wilson

by Kathy Roulston Some time ago I contemplated beginning a “polychrome crackle” project published in Handwoven. Yet, even after having purchased the yarn, I could never quite muster enough confidence to get started– mainly because every time I looked at the draft I...

Warp painting with Kay Guilmet and Ann Doherty

Kay then demonstrated how the highly toxic dyes are mixed and discussed safety practices when using them. By popular vote, Kay mixed a teal solution. (Those of us who voted for pink of purple lost out!) There was plenty of colors to choose from though -- Ann and Kay...

Sectional Warping Adventure

I have a goal of weaving all of the textiles, at some point, in my house - linens, clothing, pillows, whatever. I've been weaving on my Megado for 5 months and finally decided to install the sectional warping equipment. Boy are those U guides heavy! I'm weaving 5 8ft...

May 2019 Meeting – Weaving in the Judaic and Christian Traditions

Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild presents Glyn & Will Ruppe-Melnyk on May 18th for a presentation on Liturgical Weaving in the Judaic and Christian Traditions at our regular meeting.  The program is open to the public.  DeKalb Cultural Arts Center - Room 4 5339...

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.  This September will see Geri Forkner’s Nuno Felting for Weavers two-day workshop.  Then Inge Dam will join us in January for a three-day exploration of how to incorporate Tablet Bands in Fabric.  Robyn Spady returns to CHG in mid-April 2020 to present a two-day workshop titled: There are Two Sides to Every Cloth.

In 2020 we will sponsor a Members’ Show ExhibitThis is an opportunity for members to display their works and possibly win prizes.  Typically there are awards for the different categories of Functional, Decorative, Accessories, & Wearables.  Since 1992 we have given the Margaret Mott Award for an entrant who has never exhibited in a juried show or never won an award at a CHG members show. In addition the Georgia Cotton Commission has provided an award for best use of cotton.

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

2019 October Meeting Show and Tell

New Members Only Page

New Members Only Page

CHG members in good standing (dues paid for the current year) may use their CHG password to log onto the Members Only page to find the following information: Fiber Focus Archive New Member’s Folder CHG Bylaws Helen Woolman library – Access information for our online...

CHG Demos

CHG Demos

Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild is frequently requested to provide demos of weaving at events.  This is an important part of our Educational mission - bringing a knowledge of weaving as craft and art to others and promoting the Guild as a resource for learning. ...

Sericulture: The Art of Raising Silk Worms to Produce Silk

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...

Weaving with Mohair? 2 words…Cowboy Magic!

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…

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...

Board of Directors

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


Librarian – Clare Anderson
Newsletter – Teresa Edmisten

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