Guild’s Weavers’ Interest Group Begins with a Challenge

The newly formed Weaver’s Interest Group got together and launched their first challenge to Guild Members last week.  The group, welcoming all weavers, meets monthly for discussions, show and tell, inspiration and solutions to your weaving questions.

Helen Halpin, the group’s convenor, was pleased that seven members came along to the 16 July meeting and participated in general discussions on weaving and show and tell. It was a good start to a regular Weavers’ Interest Group.  The topic for discussion at the next meeting on Sat 17 Sept. 2016 is “Theo Moorman Technique”.

loomOur new Weavers’ Interest Group has hit the ground running, announcing a challenge with a prize. The group decided that to issue this challenge to all members of the Guild (not just attendees of the Weavers’ Interest Group). The challenge is to create a piece of weaving using stripes, any width and at least 50cm long. Please, include a description of yarns, weave used and purpose of fabric (e.g. suitable for clothing, cushions etc.) on one A4 sheet.

Prize: Two days weaving workshop at Guild’s Summer or Winter Schools in 2017 for the successful participant (generously paid for by “Weavers Forum”).

Judging criteria:
• Weaving (even beat, edges);
• Originality/creativity;
• Suitability of fabric and yarns used to purpose stated in paperwork; and
• Finishing.
Any queries should be directed through Weavers’ Interest Group contacts available on Guild website. Deadline 15 Oct.

Note: Because of conflicts with Winter School, the next meeting for this group is Saturday, 17 Sept 2016. Always check the Guild calendar for details.

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