October
Saturday, October 19, 2019 11:00am – 12:00pm
Michael White, Georgia Yarn Company

Wonder why your loom isn’t quite as accurate as it once was?  It doesn’t weave as well as it did a few years ago?  Do you know the maintenance that you should be doing on a regular basis? Michael will share his knowledge and experiences of fixing looms and getting them back to their full potential. Michael began repairing looms for his wife and eventually earned a reputation for his skill. He currently is the goto-guy for University of Georgia when they need help with their weaving equipment. Learn how to keep your loom in top shape!

Michael will be driving his yarn-mobile full of wonderful yarns to purchase before and after the meeting.

November
Saturday November 16, 2019 11:00am -12:00pm
Kathy and Bob James, Primitive Originals

If you are a YouTube learner, you may recognize Kathy. She had one of the first and best kumihimo videos on YouTube.  A skilled artist and wonderful teacher, Kathy will be sharing an overview of her lifetime artwork in gourds and kumihimo. 

Mini Workshop – Kathy and Bob will be offering a mini workshop on kumihimo using a disk.  Kumihimo is an ancient Japanese art form that is beautiful and easy to master especially with Kathy and Bob clear instructions. It is a perfect time to make those holiday gifts. Kits will be available to purchase. If you have the kumihimo disc and need supplies, those will be available for purchase as well. 

Please email programs@chgweavers.org to reserve your spot now.

January
Friday January 17, 2020 7:00pm-8:00pm
Inga Dam, Artist

Few artists are considered the expert in their technique. Inga who has been a weaver for over 31 years and completed the Ontario Handweavers and Spinners Master Weaver accreditation has that acclaim. When referring to tablet (card) weaving, the artist that comes to mind is Inge Dam. Not only an expert in card weaving she had perfected combining it with on-loom weaving to creative incredible fabric. A well-trained sense of color makes her works vibrant and exciting. We look forward to seeing her years of work and creativity.

February
Saturday February 15, 2020 11:00am -12:00pm
Laura Thompson, Natural Dyer and Retired Professor of Biology at Furman University

We are excited to have Laura back at Chattahoochee. We were ready to enroll in her classes when we learned as part of her biology instruction at Furman Laura included a dye garden for her students to plant and tend.  As the world wakes up to the need for natural dyes, this workshop is timely for fiber lovers. Even those who have no plans to do their own dyeing, this information is essential to understand color sources.  

March
Saturday March 21, 2019 11:00am -12:00pm
Pat Williams, Tapestry Artist

We welcome our own Pat Williams back to CHG to share her work.  An international artist who has had her work exhibited worldwide, Pat’s unique style and images are always a pleasure to view. A student of the likes of Nancy Harvey, Susan Martin Maffei and Archie Brennan, Pat has had an interesting creative journey.  As stated in an article by the American Tapestry Association, “Pat has a story to tell”. 

April 
Friday April 17, 2020 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Robyn Spady, Artist

Internationally known fiber artist, Robyn Spady will share her work and experiences.

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