Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild

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Color: Classic to Contemporary – on display through July 27th.

Hudgens Center for Art & Learning
Sugarloaf Parkway
Duluth, Georgia 30097

The Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild, founded in 1955, is one of Georgia’s oldest arts organizations. The guild’s biennial textile exhibit is the longest, continuous running juried exhibit in the Southeast. The 2019 exhibit, open to artists working in all fiber media, drew entries from fiber artists all across the nation. The exhibit will be on display from May 4 – July 27, 2019. Gallery hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 am to 5 pm. 

Competition to get accepted in the show was high. We ultimately received entries from 54 artists representing 23 different states, including entries from 47 non guild members, 2 guild members, and 5 students. Of the 91 works that were submitted by those artists, 30 were chosen for the show. Two guild members, Linda Jarrett and Dianne Totten, had works accepted for the exhibit and Dianne Totten’s work, Fire in the Night, took the Third Place prize. 

8 awards were presented during the reception held on May 11

  • 1st Place, provided by the Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild: Daryl Lancaster, Autumn Patchwork Duster
  • 2nd Place, provided by the Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild:  Tommye Scanlin, A Year in My Life: 2018
  • 3rd place, provided by the Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild:  Dianne Totten, Fire in the Night
  • Student Award, provided by the Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild:  Frances Parry, Exposure: Realizing Strength Through Grief and Chaos
  • HGA Award, provided by the Handweavers Guild of America: Susan Lenz, In Box CCCXXXI
  • Complex Weavers Award, provided by Complex Weavers: Hedy Lyles, Kilim Silk Scarf
  • Best of Show Made With Cotton, provided by the Georgia Cotton Commission: Naomi Velasquez, Tumbling
  • Best Use of Dye Award, provided by PRO Chemical & Dye: Daryl Lancaster, Chaos Yardage

The guild would like to thank these people and organizations for their support:

Kathrin Weber of Blazing Shuttles, Juror
The Hudgens Center for Art & Learning
Handweavers Guild of America
Georgia Cotton Commission
PRO Chemical & Dye

Check out the full listing of exhibits, results, artist statements and price listing by clicking the link – Exhibit Listing.

Details of winning entries can be seen in the gallery below.

 

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… 

Here’s what you missed at the January meeting…

Denise Kovnat shared her weaving journey and members shared What’s On Our Looms… 

Here’s what you missed at the November meeting…see the whole presentation on the Members Only page.

Judie Dysart and Geri Forkner took us on a tour of the crafts of Uzbekistan – an amazing journey along the Silk Road. The presentation left many with a yen to follow in their footsteps. Here are a few images from the meeting. 

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,...

Anyone know how to warp a backstrap loom?

While weaving in Room 1 visitor stopped by to ask if she could get some help warping a backstrap loom she bought traveling in Honduras. She remembers how to weave but can't figure out how to get started. Is there anyone out there who can help? If so, send an email to...

Weaving with Mohair? 2 words…Cowboy Magic!

I'm on a mission, a mission from the fiber gods (and maybe my husband): I'm going to weave my stash - my knitting stash that is. After finishing a big double weave blanket I moved on to the finer things in my decades old yarn stash - a mohair and silk blend from...

THIS is why you join a guild…

After the meeting last month I decided to put the warp on my loom and get threading in anticipation of the Fall class on double weave. Several of us come to Room 1 on the weekends to get some weaving done (its fun, just make sure to check the calendar for weekend...

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

Board of Directors

President – Ray Callaway
VP Programs – Kathy 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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