New Hampshire Weavers Guild

Fall 2021 Session Update: ALL VIRTUAL

The Executive Board met on August 28th and voted unanimously to "pivot" to our Plan B - all virtual meetings for the next three month session. While we all yearn to meet and be together, with the highly transmissible Delta variant surge underway, it seems too much of a danger to us all and our families to meet in person at this time.

Classes and speakers are being rescheduled and we’ll be contacting all who registered for classes to offer options to take a different class or get a refund.

As we did last spring, we will have all virtual events, via Zoom links sent to you by the NHWG Email Manager. Each month there will be a General Meeting followed by a special speaker. We will also have a free Weavers Helping Weavers and two workshop classes. The final schedules for each month will be sent as soon as available via email, website and Clippings.

But there is still going to be a lot of fun!

Thanks and stay well,   Maureen

September 15, 2021: Sale! Library!

Join us outside at Kimball Jenkins for the sale of Chris House's yarns and equipment. We will set up merchandise and traffic patterns to be as safe as possible. Inclement weather will move us indoors, meeting CDC Covid safety protocols (limiting group size, masks, distance/spacing, traffic patterns, hand hygiene, etc).  Remember NHWG receives 10% of the proceeds, so plan to buy lots!  There are OVER 12 BINS of cones, some great small looms and lots of shuttles and tools.

And, the library will be open!  Stop by to borrow a few books and buy some yarn at the same time.  Or bring your chair and have lunch while hanging out with weaving friends.   

Sept. 16, 2021: Workshop: "Off the Grid"
Teacher: Lisa Hill

Feeling hemmed in by the ho hum of parallels and perpendiculars?
Join me in an adventure out of the straight and narrow! We will examine multiple samples in structures that allow the warp and weft to shift and move, creating a dizzying array of curves, undulations and textures. We will discuss techniques and tips for weaving these structures, do drafting exercises and examine many fabric samples.

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.

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