New Hampshire Weavers Guild
September 16, 2015
Workshops, Speaker Tom Jipson
September, the beginning of the
NHWG's "school" year! 

   There was a great turnout for the meeting.  The morning Greeters were there to welcome us on our return after the summer. 

  The Yarn Table was popular, as always.  Weaving Helping Weavers, led by Ginny Bridges, was again a success with a lively discussion of gamps and their uses. 

   Hope Hilton displayed her work from an indigo workshop she took recently.  Her tuition was supported by a grant from the NHWG Education Fund.

Jayne Flanagan taught a full class about the weaving structure "Diversified Plain Weave."  A history of the development of the structure plus a viewing of woven samples made for a good introduction.

Diana Frost introduced her students to "Overshot Borders", including borders on all four sides!

Marjie Thompson started the first of two sessions on "Atwater-Bronson Lace".  This was the teaching session and the November meeting will be the time to share samples.

After lunch and a brief business meeting, we were honored to have weaver Tom Jipson as our afternoon speaker.  Tom gave an overview of the development of Navaho weaving.  He discussed the history and changing traditions, using many lovely slides and samples to illustrate his points.  He brought a full sized tapestry loom to view and several of his own woven pieces.