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 Face-to-Face Programs Suspended until fall due to Coronavirus Restrictions BUT we’re staying together online.

Check out the calendar for upcoming events and our online fiber show – CREATIVE CONFINEMENT ->>>> 

CHG and guest guilds are putting on a show. Entry is now open. Voting begins July 24. Click the image to learn more.

Dear Members & Visitors –

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.

Creative Confinement Sponsors

Thanks so much to our sponsors of Creative Confinement - Online Fiber Show. Please click on the logos below to visit their web pages. If you would like to learn more about sponsoring the show, please email creative-confinement@chgweavers.org.

Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild 2021 Juried Exhibit

Prospectus:  Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild of Atlanta, GA (CHG) invites all fiber artists to participate in the 2021 CHG Juried Exhibit. We invite and encourage all fiber related submissions.  Pieces representing textile craft from functional to artistic pieces are...

CREATIVE CONFINEMENT: Online Fiber Show

Our Member’s Show, as planned, was canceled due to COVID-19 shelter in place requirements. Instead, we’ve come up with a way to put on a show with a twist - we’ll host the show online and invite some of our neighboring guilds to join in. In a small way, we can help...

Conversations With… Leigh Skowronski Presents Ice Dyeing

Learn more about Ice Dyeing from Leigh by clicking here for a detailed how-to companion to the video above. Conversations With... is a members only program. Learn more about membership here, and join in the conversation.

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...

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 – Hazel Segall
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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