Upcoming Textile Events
The Weavers Guild of Boston Annual Exhibit and Sale, Nov 3 - 6, 2016
Each year a large juried sale and exhibit of
hand wovens from WGB members takes place during the
first week in November. The exhibit topic
changes each year, and the pieces in the sale and
the exhibit are always spectacular! Josiah
Smith Barn in Weston Center, MA. To get this year's
WGB Exhibit and Sale.
New England Weavers Seminar (NEWS) July 13 - 16, 2017
The Weavers' Guild of Boston is a member guild
participating in this biennial event.
NEWS holds workshops and juried shows that
guild members may enter, an extensive sample
library, exhibits by weaving supply vendors, and
tours. The venue is Smith College in Northampton,
MA. New England Weavers' Seminar
Complex Weavers Seminar, Summer 2018, Dates and Place TBA
This three day educational conference is for
advanced and other weavers who enjoy a challenge. A low-key intimate
setting and a sense of humor bring the focus to
learning and camaraderie.
Convergence, Summer 2018, Dates and Place TBA
The Handweavers Guild of America
The biennial conference of HGA is in the summer of
even-numbered years. The
conference has an educational program, galleries of
weaving, a fashion show, and a vast number of
vendors' displays. Handweavers' Guild of America.
Affiliations of the Weavers Guild of Boston
WGB maintains ties with several nonprofit
organizations devoted to textiles. Generally,
these organizations contribute informational
material about their programs and a subscription to
any publication they offer to the WGB library.
The relationship sometimes entitles WGB members to
discounts, access to educational materials, etc.
A large part of the relationships is mutual
publicity and networking opportunities with other
weavers. For the full benefits these
organizations offer, individual memberships are
CW is an international organization
for weavers of all levels who are interested in the
techniques of complex weaving. WGB is a member
guild of CW and many WGB
members are also individual members of CW.
The group publishes a Journal of member articles
three times a year, has nearly 30 ongoing study
groups, two large libraries, and runs a three-day
education-focused seminar before or after Convergence.
The Journal, directory of weavers, and study group
guide are in the WGB libary.
Handweavers' Guild of America
HGA is a nonprofit, international organization for
fiber artists at all levels. It's dedicated to
encouraging excellence, inspiring creativity, and
preserving fiber traditions through educational
programs, a biennial seven-day conference
(Convergence) and its quarterly publication,
Shuttle, Spindle and Dyepot. WGB has a guild
affiliate membership in HGA and therefore may borrow
educational materials from HGA at a discount. WGB
also hosts the Weavers' Guild of Boston Gathering during each
Convergence. It's where information about WGB
is available, and weavers from everywhere are
welcome to come rest and talk shop.
New England Weavers Seminar
NEWS is a conference held in the summer of
odd-numbered years. It is sponsored by New
England area guilds including WGB. Guild
members automatically receive the program and
registration materials several months before the
seminar. WGB members are entitled to a
registration discount and may enter the shows.
Representative: Nancy Hodes
Plimoth Plantation is a replica 1627 village
in the town of of Plymoth, MA. Plimoth and the Guild share
a common interest in hand woven fabrics of the era.
Representative: Barbara Provest.
The Textile Museum, Washington DC
WGB has an individual membership to the museum and one pass that members can borrow from the
guild Dean for free admission and 10%
merchandise discounts in their store.
Weaving Guilds in New England
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