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
- Sunday, March 8, 2020
Category Guild Event
March 2020 Guild Meeting
  Held at the Meadowbrook Center in Shawsville from 2pm - 4pm
Paul Scott will be doing his presentation on Historical Weaving.

Friday, April 3, 2020 - Saturday, April 4, 2020
Category Guild Event
Weaving the Unexpected with Alternative Materials
  wirh Anastasia Azure at New Horizons Healthcare, Roanoke
Workshop Description:
Tackle the challenge of loom weaving using unconventional materials such as plastics and wire. Each Participant will dress a loom with a fishing line warp and play with plastics and wire in the weft. Basic weave structures such as tabby and twill will allow for courageous experimentations with new materials. Finishing techniques will be covered. Projects may evolve into small sculptures or jewelry.

Workshop Level: Advanced Beginner- participants must be able to warp a loom independently and fully understand the basics of 4-shaft weaving.

There will be a second session 4/1 and 4/2.

More information at her website:
https://www.anastasiaazure.com/

- Sunday, April 5, 2020
Category Guild Event
April 2020 Guild Meeting
  Held at the Meadowbrook Center in Shawsville from 2pm - 4pm
Anastasia Azure will present a program related to her workshop on weaving with wire.

- Sunday, May 17, 2020
Category Guild Event
May 2020 Guild Meeting
  Held at the Meadowbrook Center in Shawsville from 2pm - 4pm
Guild Sale

- Sunday, June 14, 2020
Category Guild Event
June 2020 Guild Meeting
  Held at the Meadowbrook Center in Shawsville from 2pm - 4pm
TBA

Friday, July 24, 2020 - Thursday, July 30, 2020
Category National Event
Convergence Knoxville 2020
  HGA biennual international fiber arts conference
Sponsored by the Handweavers Guild of American (HGA). Exhibits, seminars, workshops and more. This year's conference is the closest to our region in many years (about a 4 hour drive from Roanoke).

For more information, visit the website:
https://weavespindye.org/convergence/

Sunday, August 2, 2020 - Saturday, August 8, 2020
Category Guild Event
Garment Construction Intensive
  Wrap your body in clothing from your own hands, Offered by Daryl Lancaster
Learn to fit and sew clothing from your handwoven, hand printed, dyed, quilted, felted or other special fabric, as well as for those more experienced students wanting polished and professional results. Students will construct a basic unlined jacket, while learning of techniques to make their garments reflect their creativity. https://www.daryllancaster.com/workshops.html#five

- Sunday, August 9, 2020
Category Guild Event
August 2020 Guild Meeting
  Held at the Meadowbrook Center in Shawsville from 2pm - 4pm
TBA

Sunday, September 13, 2020 - Sunday, September 13, 2020
Category Guild Event
September 2020 Guild Meeting
  Held at the Meadowbrook Center in Shawsville from 2pm - 4pm
Roddy Moore, from Ferrum College, will share the weaving history of our surrounding areas.

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