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Spinning and Weaving Week Events

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Join us 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.

  • The Weavers Guild of Buffalo, New York, is hosting a display of weaving and spinning in the window case of the Delaware Road/Kenmore branch of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library.   Celebrate Spinning and Weaving week with them during the entire month of October.

  • Chautauqua County Weavers Guild, New York, celebrate Spinning and Weaving Week by supporting a display of weaving and spinning at the Warren Public Library in Warren, Pennsylvania.  The display also features work by a group of school students who take weaving in school.  The display is on view during the entire month of October.

  • The Spinning and Weaving Group of TNNA (formerly the Spinning and Weaving Association) is sponsoring a fun team competition during Spinning and Weaving Week. Teams of spinners hosted by SWG members sign up to see who can spin the most yarn during the week. Learn more at www.spinzilla.org.

  • Members of Frances Irwin Handweavers and Jockey Hollow Weavers, both of New Jersey, will host a "Weave-In" on Saturday, October 10th, 10-2:30 p.m. at Millbrook Village in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Visitors may sign up in advance for an hour of loom time, accompanied by their own personal "loom angel" for weaving assistance. 

Tell us how you celebrate Spinning and Weaving Week! Email HGA: hga@weavespindye.org

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Spinning and Weaving Week Events 2014

  • Carmel Crafts Guild, CA, extends the Spinning and Weaving Week celebration with a presentation by tapestry Alex Friedman on October 17, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at Monterrey Public Library.  Following the presentation is a demonstration of weaving and spinning in the Library.
  • Sandy Gunther of RedFish DyeWorks posted her comments on HGA’s Facebook page.

  • Western Australia Spinners and Weavers will be spinning at the local street markets of Augusta on September 29 and October 5. They will also display and sell their handmade items at these events.

  • Burns Studio and Gallery, Cundy's Harbor, Maine, hosts open studio tour October 11-12, 2014, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.to celebrate Spinning and Weaving Week.  Barbara Burns will demonstrate the art of tapestry weaving. Enter a drawing for tapestry lessons.  For more information: 207-721-0271.

  • The Spinning and Weaving Group of TNNA (formerly the Spinning and Weaving Association) is sponsoring a fun team competition during Spinning and Weaving Week. Teams of spinners hosted by SWG members sign up to see who can spin the most yarn during the week. Learn more at www.spinzilla.org.

  • The Woodstock Weavers Guild presents its 17th Annual Textile & Fiber Arts Exhibit at McHenry County College, Crystal Lake, Illinois, October 1-22, 2014.

  • Antoinette Ledzian celebrated early with beach weaving on her vacation to Maine.

  • Chautauqua County Weavers Guild, New York, celebrated both Spinning and Weaving Week and their 60th Anniversary by supporting a display of weaving and spinning at the Warren Public Library in Warren, Pennsylvania.  The display was entitled Weaving: Past, Present and
    Future.  Weavers from the Chautauqua County Weavers Guild provided items they have woven over the years.

  • Everyone is invited to the Weavers' Gathering in Kona, Hawaii on October 10th to celebrate Spinning and Weaving Week. Hui members will share information about local spinning and weaving activities, display examples of our work, and invite visitors to try weaving on one of the looms at Island Yarn and Art Supplies.

    In Honolulu at the Hawaii Handweavers Hui General Meeting on October 8th 2014:  Morocco Tails by members’ recent travel and a presentation of Linda Taylor’s experience weaving at Penland School earlier this year. Opened to the public.

  • Palmetto Fiber Arts Guild, Charleston, SC, celebrated Spinning and Weaving Week by demonstrating a variety of fiber techniques at the Lowcountry Fiber Fair, October 11, 2014.

  • Leslie Lyman and her husband Jim demonstrated weaving at Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm in Strodsburg, PA at their annual Harvest Festival. Hundreds of people stopped to watch and learn about weaving.

  • Larua Atseff is giving weaving lessons to her 4th grade class at Ranch View Elementary School in Naperville, Illinois.
  • Saturday, October 11, members of New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts guilds participated as spinners and weavers at the 6th annual New Hampshire Fall Festival, Strawbery Banke, Portsmouth. A traditional New England country fair complete with demonstrations from craftspeople, heritage breed and farm animal exhibits, farm animal and livestock demonstrations, special autumn activities in the Children’s Garden, presentations on heirloom seeds and food preservation tips, fiber arts, demonstrations and exhibits on historic crafts and industries, coopering, harvest-themed crafts in the Family Discovery Center, garden tours and demonstrations

  • Saturday, October 11, local weavers, spinners, and embroiderers participated in the Shaker Village Harvest Festival, Sabbathday Lake, Maine, along with many other traditional crafts people.