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.
Fall Session Classes Now Open
We have a large variety of classes during the week and on weekends.
Floor Loom Weaving, Rigid Heddle Loom Weaving, Inkle Weaving, and Spinning Classes.
Important Note: The dates for the Intermediate Tapestry Class have changed due to a schedule conflict. Still in October, but starting a few weeks later!
FABULOUS FELTED and NUNO-FELTED HATS
featuring Dawn Edwards
Saturday November 11 and Sunday November 12, 2023, 10am to 4:30pm
Enjoy a fun weekend workshop! No weaving experience required.
— Only 1 seat remaining in this Workshop —
Create and embellish one (and possibly two) beautiful hats with felt artist Dawn Edwards, just in
time for cold weather! Dawn loves making hats, and likes to think of them as wearable
works of art. During this 2-day workshop, there will be ample time for experimentation
and inspiration using wet-felting techniques; that is, using just your hands, imagination,
and a little soap and water.
If you miss this chance to make felted hats with Dawn Edwards, please consider taking a different 3-D felting workshop with her, to be held on Thursday & Friday, November 9 and 10, at the Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance (SEFAA). They will be making amazing Woodsy Vessels.
Next Meeting, Saturday, October 21st
Meet & Greet 10:00am
Business meeting 10:30am
Have you missed something?
Guild and Study Group Presentations are available in the Members Pages for a limited time for members only.
2023 Juried Exhibition – Transformation
The in-person exhibit at the Hudgens Center is now closed.
However you can still view the entire exhibit and see the awards by clicking on the button at the left.
The People’s Choice Award
The Sparkle Within
Artist: Donna Connery
The Tapestry Group will continue to meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the month beginning on March 14. Click the link below to learn more about building your own tapestry loom from easy to find components. Thanks to Teri and Ken Bryson for the instructions and beautiful drawing.
The results are in! See all of the entries here. Category Winners
Artist, Joan Yantko – CONGRATULATIONS
On Tuesday, May 10th, The CHG Tapestry Study Group met in person for the first time since the pandemic began. The Group travelled to the Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance (SEFAA) Center in Chamblee, GA to view the Square Foot Fiber Art Pin Up Show 2022 and to share recent tapestry projects in person.
Our May meeting was held in our newly renovated Room 1. It has been more than 2 years since we came together in one place. So great to see everyone. We are working on ways to learn from our online experiences and still make it possible for us to engage in a proper show-and-tell with the weaver's handshake. Phase 1 of the room is just about complete. Phase 2 will include more extensive digital presentation and hybrid experience equipment. Stay tuned and see you at our June meeting.
CHG Member, Terri Bryson is featured in an international online tapestry exhibit. The "New Directions" exhibit is an invitation-only, online exhibit organized by Lindsey Marshall and Jane Freer-Wyld in the UK. The tapestries in the exhibit are small format (10" x 10" or less). See the complete exhibit here. Congratulations Terri!
Participants from Indiana, New York, Missouri, Georgia and Germany gathered on Zoom to work with Karen Donde from Asheville, NC to learn about Turned Beiderwand on 18-19th September 2021. Workshop participants learned that Turned Beiderwand is a type of double weave structure in which some “warp ends work as separate layers, others as tie-down ends” (Donde, 2017). Karen shared numerous images of her beautiful work using Turned Beiderwand, as well as historical examples.
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 many educational opportunities including beginning & intermediate classes, workshops, and study groups. Checkout our website for the class schedule. Workshops are offered at least three times a year and are taught by nationally and internationally known instructors. Members have early access to registration and are offered a discount for classes and workshops.
In the community you will find us at local festivals, events and our biennial juried show.
Join us for a monthly meeting either in person or on Zoom, visitors are always welcome to attend.
Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild