New Hampshire Weavers Guild

Sept. 23, 2021, 10:00 a.m., via Zoom, General Meeting and Speaker

9:30am: Join us on Zoom early for some Social Time.
10:00am: General Meeting, Maureen Hoffman will review all of the new plans for the Fall Session.
10:30am: Special Speaker: Deb Essen presenting "Velvet in Venice"

Presenter: Deb Essen
In 2018 Deb had the wonderful pleasure of a personal tour of Tessiture Bevilacqua, a handweaving velvet studio that has been in the same building for centuries. As she toured, she asked a million questions, and her husband Marty took pictures. Take Deb's tour of velvet weaving on the original 18th century looms. See how the looms are set up, and the fabrics that are created, and how the tradition continues into the 21st century.
Sept. 30, 2021: Weavers Helping Weavers:
Overshot Rugs
Moderator: Eileen McCarthy

See photos and hear the details of Eileen's recent course with Tom Knisely.

Fall 2021 Session Update: ALL VIRTUAL

  • Oct. 7, class: Shibori with Fiber Reactive Dyes with Jessica Kaufman
  • Oct. 14, class: Fiber, Structure – and Color with Marcy Petrini
  • Oct. 20, General meeting, Speaker: Elaine Isaak
  • Oct. 28, Weavers Helping Weavers: Rigid Heddle Roundup, moderated by Terry Ellen Carter
  • Nov. 4, class: Turned Drafts of Four Shafts with Gretchen Romey-Tanzer
  • Nov. 11, class: Renegade Treadlings on Traditional Threadings with Suzi Ballenger
  • Nov. 17, General meeting, Speaker: Sara Goodman
  • Nov. TBD, Open Library at Kimball Jenkins
  • Dec. 2, Weavers Helping Weavers: Perpetuating and Preserving Your Passion for Weaving, moderated by Arlene Ilgenfritz


Shibori with Fiber Reactive Dyes with Jessica Kaufman:   Shibori—Japanese style immersion dyeing—can be created so simply and easily at home! First get an introduction to how you can use folding and tieing to make patterns.  Then see how to use small buckets or containers and affordable fiber reactive dyes to make gorgeous garments, home accessories, or yardage for sewing and crafting.

Fiber, Structure – and Color with Marcy Petrini: The intersections of warp and weft in a weaving structure influence how we see colors and fiber modulates that influence. We start our discussion with how we see colors and apply that knowledge to fiber and structure choices to obtain the hues we want.

The New Hampshire Weavers Guild was established in 1938 to promote hand weaving throughout NH. We now function as a 150+ member nonprofit educational organization dedicated to an appreciation of weaving and textile arts.

Meetings (attendance not required to be a member) 
are held on the 3rd Wednesday of 
September, October, November, March, April and May

          Workshops (pay) and Weavers Helping Weavers (free) at 10am                
Afternoon Program (free) at 1pm, all at

Kimball-Jenkins School of Art Estate
266 North Main Street
Concord, NH  03301