Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild

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

~~  Our next meeting is January 17, 6:00PM – Program by Inge Dam ~~

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

Spring Workshop – Supplemental Warps

Spring Workshop – Supplemental Warps

SPRING 2019 WORKSHOP The Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild welcomes Deb Essen for our Spring 2019 workshop, Weaving With Supplemental Warps Without A Second Beam Click here to register Instructor: Deb Essen Deb Essen: BIO Deb Essen has been weaving for 25 years. She is...

January 2019 Meeting

January 2019 Meeting

Echo and Turned Taqueté:  The Possibilities of Extended Parallel Threading  Friday, January 18, 2019 6:00pm Meet & Greet6:30pm CHG Meeting7:00pm Lecture Join us Friday evening for this wonderful lecture by our Winter Workshop presenter, Denise...

Juried Exhibits Prospectus

Juried Exhibits Prospectus

May 4 – July 27, 2019 Entry deadline: February 1, 2019     Click Here to submit entries via CaFE The ​Chattahoochee​ Handweavers Guild is pleased to present ​Color: Classic to Contemporary​, an exploration of the fearless use of color in fiber arts. Let the creative...

November Program – Textiles and Travels to Uzbekistan

November Program – Textiles and Travels to Uzbekistan

Saturday November 17, 2018 The call of the Silk Road embraces over two millennia of travels of conquest, commerce, and plain curiosity. Modern Uzbekistan still offers travelers the traditions of craft, unique heritage sites, and warm hospitality. Judie Dysart and Geri...

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...

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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