Thursday, October 06, 2011

Celebrate Spinning and Weaving Week!

HGA Celebrates Spinning and Weaving Week

I just found out that Spinning and Weaving Week is the first full week (Monday-Sunday) in October.

Join the Handweavers Guild of America in celebration of our common heritage during Spinning & Weaving Week!

Each year, during the first week in October, we celebrate the traditions and the future of our fiber arts and crafts. Join us as we demonstrate handweaving and handspinning, exhibit works of fiber techniques, and teach our children about their fiber heritage.
Here are a few events happening during this grassroots celebration.
  • HGA kicks off Spinning & Weaving Week at the Original Sewing and Quilt Expo in Chantilly, Virginia. If you are in the area, stop by to visit us. September 29, 30, October 1, 2011. 

  • The Evening Weaving Classes of the Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild, Atlanta, GA, host class open house, demonstration, and "walk in and weave" events, October 5 and 6, 7:00 - 9:00 pm. For more information and directions, visit CHG Classes or CHG on Facebook

  • Our Georgia HGA Representative will host an exhibit display at the Rose Creek Library, Woodstock, GA, during the month of September, and will demonstrate spinning and weaving on October 1. Look for another spinning and weaving demonstration event at Woodstock City Park on Saturday, October 8. 

  • Alison Banks from Tucson, AZ, and Pam Ober from Concord, NH, will celebrate Spinning and Weaving Week studying Navajo weaving with Mary Walker and The Spider Rock Girls. For two nights, they will camp in the bottom of the canyon with The Spider Rock Girls, a 4 generation Navajo weaving family. They promise pictures and stories!

  • Look for Sue spinning in the airport at Heathrow (London) on October 4. She brought along a Bosworth spindle and a cloud of variegated reds alpaca/merino/silk with a little holographic fiber. It is an eye-catching blend.

Tell us how you celebrate Spinning and Weaving Week! Email Visit HGA's Online Calendar, follow HGA on Twitter, or visit HGA onFacebook, for information about events celebrating fiber all year long! 

Happy Fiberring!

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