New Hampshire Weavers Guild
CELEBRATING OUR 80th YEAR!

The New Hampshire Weavers Guild was established 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 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
What's New?
As of 10/23/18

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November meeting is 11/28/18!
 
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The October Meeting featured Edward Maeder, shown with President
Marjie Thompson and 2nd VP/Ext. Workshop Chair Elaine Isaak.

The meeting included two workshops and a Weaver Helping Weavers discussing the Ripley Fuller Portfolio and how to use it in the upcoming year's NHWG Challenge.  The highlight of the day was the afternoon talk by Edward Maeder, a renowned dress historian who many of us know from his days as Director of Exhibitions and Curator of Textiles at Historic Deerfield.

His talk, titled "The Rise and Fall of the Female Breast: the Aesthetics of the Bosom in History", included a slideshow of artworks from today back through the earliest known representation of the female figure.  It was amazing to see how fashions, and the placement of the bosom, have changed.  (Think Jane Austen versus Twiggy and you'll get the idea!)



This special speaker was funded by the bequest given in the memory of 

NHWG founder and weaver Harriet Mitiguy.


Workshop Registration Table is busy.
Heidi updating memberships.
Yarn Table had many goodies!
Beth Guertin taught Color and Weave Effects.
One of Beth's gorgeous C&W gamps.
Linda Clutterbuck taught Rag Weaving.
Linda had plenty of wonderful examples.
Weavers Helping Weavers on the Ripley Challenge.
Marjie led the WHW Ripley discussion.
Masterpieces that showed "bosom placement" over the ages.
Marjie, Edward and Elaine after his talk.