Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild
The mission of the Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild is to promote and preserve weaving and other fiber related arts
through education, programs and outreach to the community.
Coming to the March 20th Guild Program –
Boisali Biswas is a studio artist working in mixed-media fibers. She is originally from India, and her formative years were spent at Visva-Bharti International University, founded by the Nobel Laureate, Rabindranath Tagore. The essence of that profound experience of being in tune with nature throughout the educational journey has stayed with her and continues to influence her work. She has always had a deep-rooted attachment to the traditional art forms of her culture-rich homeland. There is an underlying influence of the captivating traditional patterns and techniques and usage of stunningly rich array of colors in Indian art. Boisali has also had a lifelong fascination for ethnic and indigenous arts from around the world.
Living in this country for over 2 decades and adapting to Western styles, techniques, inspirations in concert with her background and fascinations has made her Art into a cauldron of multicultural assemblages that are very unique and feast for the eyes.
To see more of her work: http://www.boisalibiswas.com/
Boisali will present at 11:00am after the guild’s business meeting and will end at noon.
Only 4 seats remaining
Weaving in a Parallel Universe
April 17-19, 2021
Saturday, Sunday, Monday (2.5 days)
This workshop will be conducted in an online format
Stories from Nature Juried Exhibit
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.
Explore a parallel universe of possibilities in weaving! Parallel threadings are incredibly versatile and can be used to weave a variety of structures including echo weave twills and jin (polychrome turned taquete). Set up your loom with the threading of your choice in four warp colors. Using various treadlings and tieups, weave vibrant colorways, echoes and iridescence. Learn how to create a parallel threading and how to use network drafting. Study a variety of drafts, view demonstrations with weaving software, and weave samples on your loom at home. Add the power of parallel threadings to your weaving repertoire.
Linda Hartshorn is a weaver and dyer, known for her unique dyework and lively use of color in her handwoven textiles. Linda weaves and dyes in her home on the redwood coast of northern California, and teaches weaving at the Ink People Center for the Arts in Eureka. Linda enjoys leading workshops and brings her positive, fun and supportive teaching style to events all over the country. She is a two time recipient of the Victor Thomas Jacoby Award for spinners, weavers and dyers.
Members! If you missed the February meeting, find it in the Member Pages.
Thanks so much to Virginia Postrel (pron. PAH-STRELL) for her riveting presentation. She shared snippets of her latest book which examines the development of technology, industry, and commerce through the history of textiles, from prehistoric times to the near future. Follow Virginia on Youtube here. See a list of sources for her book here.
If you are not a member, now would be a good time to join us. We offer monthly programs, study groups, classes and workshops.
- Weaving Structures Study Group on 03/09/2021 7:00 pm
- Guild Meeting on 03/20/2021 10:00 am
- Library Open on 03/21/2021 1:00 pm
- Library Open on 04/04/2021 1:00 pm
- CHG Board Meeting on 04/10/2021 1:00 pm
- April 2021 Guild Meeting on 04/16/2021 7:00 pm
- Juried Exhibit Opens on 05/01/2021
- Guild Meeting on 05/15/2021 10:00 am
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