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, December 1, 2019
Category Guild Event
December 2019 Guild Meeting
  Held at the Meadowbrook Center in Shawsville from 2pm - 4pm
Christmas mini Mart of members fiber products/creations.
Also a book sale to benefit the guild library.

- Sunday, January 12, 2020
Category Guild Event
January 2020 Guild Meeting
  Held at the Meadowbrook Center in Shawsville from 2pm - 4pm
What is Damask and how is it woven? A video tour of Krystal's weaving space and a demonstration of her draw loom.

- Sunday, February 9, 2020
Category Guild Event
February 2020 Guild Meeting
  Held at the Meadowbrook Center in Shawsville from 2pm - 4pm
A program about the earlier industrial age of weaving , presented by Paul Scott.

- Sunday, March 8, 2020
Category Guild Event
March 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.

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.

May schedule a second session 4/1 and 4/2 if enough interest.

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 - Monday, August 3, 2020
Category Guild Event
Daryl Lancaster Workshop
  Garment Construction Intensive
This is a 7 day workshop where participants learn to fit and sew clothing from their handwoven fabric.

Location TBD

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

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