Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild

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

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Find archived program information in the resources section.

 

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

May meeting highlights:
Liturgical Weaving in the Judaic and Christian Traditions by
Glyn & Will Ruppe-Melnyk

May meeting highlights:
Liturgical Weaving in the Judaic and Christian Traditions by
Glyn & Will Ruppe-Melnyk

Here’s what you missed at the March meeting…

We had a great meeting with lots of things shared, an HGA cover girl and a presentation by Dawne Wimbrow of Lofty Fibers. After the meeting folks were busy winding up Winter Class projects.

Mini Workshop presented after the March meeting – Felt a Critter with Madelyn.

Here’s what you missed at the February meeting…

Marion Scoular shared her work at London’s Royal School of Needlework and members shared What’s On Our Looms… 

Time to Join

Its that time again... the CHG membership year starts in July so take the time to renew your membership before the fall season kicks into high gear. Membership has benefits and not the least of them are the early registration opportunities for...

Welcome 2018-2019 Board

At the June meeting the slate of board members published in Fiber Focus was elected.  Congratulations to everyone.  We say goodbye, but not farewell to Kathi Grupp, Julie Aiken, and Debbie Gaunt who have all completed 3-year terms on the Board.  One of the things that...

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. ...

Books in the CHG Library – A guide to animal fibers

By Kathy Roulston Robson, D. & Ekarius, C. (2011). The fleece & fiber sourcebook: More than 200 fibers from animal to spun yarn. North Adams, MA: Storey Publishing. Pp. 438. $35.00. ISBN 978-1-60342-711-1 There is a memorial to Jackie...

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...

Laura Fry Online Class Review

Getting back into the weaving groove after a nice winter break I happened upon The Efficient Weaver, an Interweave online course taught by Laura Fry. Look for the link at the end of the post if you are interested. I've just passed my one year anniversary as a weaver,...

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

Committees

Registrar
Librarian – Clare Anderson
Newsletter – Teresa Edmisten

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