Weaving Exhibit and Sale - NEW LOCATION!

Dates and Times 2017

Thursday, Oct. 26 10:00am - 7:00pm
Friday, Oct. 27 10:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday, Oct. 28 10:00am - 4:00pm
Location:

Wellesley Congregational (Village) Church

2 Central Street Wellesley, MA 02482
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Wellesley Congregational Church

Wellesley Congregational (Village) Church

 

Be Our Guest . . . A Once a Year Event!

This is a 3-day event composed of two parts: A Sale and an Exhibit. Admission is free to both.

Come to our 3-day sale and exhibit at our new location in the Congregation Church on Wellesley Commons for beautifully crafted handwoven items just in time for Holiday gift giving season.

The Weavers’ Guild of Boston Annual Juried Sale offers shoppers a wide range of over 2000 finely-crafted items. You will find creative clothing, including many scarves and shawls for all seasons and occasions. The sale also includes many colorful blankets, placemats and other household items, as well as other unique gifts. Most items are hand-woven; though there are others that are knitted, felted and/or sewn.

The 2017 Exhibit is "Summer and Winter".  These pieces are not for sale.  Instead, they showcase the talents of the weaver's craft. Make it a point to view this exhibit and see all the possibilities of Summer and Winter.

2012 photo, linens

Table Linens

2013 photo, scarves

Scarves and Dolls

We hope you will join us! More Pictures

Sign up for email and/or postcard reminder before the sale: Postcard Mailing List

If you can't get to the sale, or are looking for custom weaving, check the list of Guild Commission Weavers

Member Information: Exhibit, Publicity and Forms

As a member of the Weavers’ Guild of Boston, your participation in this important event is welcome, whether or not you submit items to the Sale or Exhibit. Please help in promoting the event. Publicity is good for the guild and proceeds from the Sale help to fund programs that benefit us all. We have printed more postcards and posters this year due to the venue change, please pick them up at the September Guild meeting. In addition, your help as a volunteer over the October weekend is much appreciated. You will have the opportunity to meet other guild members and experience an amazing inventory of woven work.

Exhibit: “Summer and Winter Challenge

This year the Guild challenge was Summer and Winter. A reversible fabric, Summer and Winter weave is traditionally woven on a light warp with a dark pattern thread used in the weft. This cloth is distinctly light on one side and dark on the other, the light side meant for the summer months and the dark side for the winter. There are many variations that can be created as seen in our guild challenge, which was designed to encourage the weaver to create a beautiful yet unique cloth.

Contact Nancy Flood, Sale Assistant Chair at saleexhibit@weaversguildofboston.org for more information.

Publicity

You can help promote the Sale whether or not you have items in the Sale or Exhibit. Feel free to copy, print and forward material from the links below to help the public learn about the Weavers' Guild of Boston and the Sale and Exhibit in particular. Note that these documents may not be modified without the Guild's permission.

Forms

The material below is up-to-date for the 2017 sale. The deadline for the Inventory Form submission is October 19.

General Information*
Criteria for Sale Submission*
Download Inventory Form**

Note that the permissions and waiver form is now the first sheet in the Inventory. You must complete this form before submitting your inventory.

**Depending on your operating system and Office version, you may see messages asking you to confirm actions, for example, confirm ‘Save’. Note the worksheet tabs at the bottom of this spreadsheet file for Instructions, Inventory Sheet and Category List. Also included is a Fixtures/Exhibit tab for inventory items (such as display racks) you may be loaning to the Guild for the event.

* Almost everyone has Adobe Acrobat Reader, needed to open PDF documents. If you do not, download it from www.adobe.com which is a trusted site. picture
** Requires you to have Microsoft Excel (version 97 or later) installed on your computer. Save option recommended.  If you don't have Excel, then contact the sale chairperson (listed in General Information) for assistance.
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