The HandWeavers Guild
of the New River Valley

Your Resource for Weaving and Related Activities
Together, We Weave Community!

Members Meeting

We generally meet from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the second Sunday of each month. Please confirm the date and location of the next meeting below.

Calendar of Events
- Saturday, March 23, 2019
Category Guild Event
Warping Back to Front and Dressing Your Loom
  Local guild workshop
Guild members, please login and go to the Workshops section of the library to find out more information on this class and how to sign up.

- Sunday, April 14, 2019
Category Guild Event
April 2019 Guild Meeting
  Held at the Meadowbrook Center in Shawsville from 2pm - 4pm
Guild member, Nancy Collins, will be sharing her love for felt making. Her presentation will include the history of felt, her explanation of the technique using a felt loom, and samples of her work. As weavers we make cloth. Felting is just a different way of making cloth, has a final product that is functional as well as beautiful.

- Saturday, April 27, 2019
Category Regional Event
Powhatan's Festival of Fiber
  3920 Marion Harland Lane, Powhatan, Virginia
To celebrate and to share appreciation of the many fiber animals, fiber farmers and fiber artisans of the county and surrounding region. http://www.powhatansfestivaloffiber.com/

Saturday, May 4, 2019 - Sunday, May 5, 2019
Category Regional Event
Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival
  Howard County Fairgrounds, West Friendship, Maryland
One of the largest festivals of its kind celebrating all things sheep, from hoof to handwoven. http://sheepandwool.org/

Friday, May 17, 2019 - Saturday, May 18, 2019
Category Guild Event
Double Your Pleasure: Welcome to 4S Doubleweave
  a Sarah Saulson Workshop
For more info, please visit Sarah's website. http://www.sarahsaulson.com/

- Sunday, May 19, 2019
Category Guild Event
May 2019 Guild Meeting (week later than usual)
  Held at the Meadowbrook Center in Shawsville from 2pm - 4pm
A program with Sarah Saulson

Monday, May 20, 2019 - Thursday, May 23, 2019
Category Guild Event
Freedom of Expression: Painting Warps on Loom
  with Sarah Saulson
For more info, please visit Sarah's website. http://www.sarahsaulson.com/

- Sunday, June 9, 2019
Category Guild Event
June 2019 Guild Meeting
  Held at the Meadowbrook Center in Shawsville from 2pm - 4pm
It's Annual Yard Sale time. Clean out your closets, dig into those drawers and cabinets and find all those tools, fiber and whatnots that you don't use or don't need and bring them along. You may even find something at the sale that you can't do without!

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - Sunday, June 30, 2019
Category Regional Event
MAFA Fiber Conference
  Millersville, PA
This is the biannual fiber conference of the MIdAtlantic Fiber Association, of which this guild is a member. With 40 workshops in weaving, spinning, dyeing, felting and other fiber arts, an active marketplace and many special events, this is a very special event, usually attended by several of our members.

For the details, please visit the link below. Early registration for this event opens February 2, 2019 at 9 am.
https://mafafiber.org/conferences/mafa2019/

- Sunday, July 21, 2019
Category Guild Event
Annual Guild Picnic
  At home of member, Pat T, in Blacksburg
Instead of a meeting in July, we try to have a potluck at a member's home. This is open to members and their guests.

- Sunday, August 11, 2019
Category Guild Event
August 2019 Guild Meeting
  Held at the Meadowbrook Center in Shawsville from 2pm - 4pm
TBA

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