Barb Rose is Ellie Rose’s daughter and a faithful friend of CWG.
CWG member, Laura Martin has supported and donated to this organization. She would like to share this announcement.
WEAVING FOR JUSTICE PRESENTS
7th ANNUAL TEXTILE SALE
to BENEFIT MAYA YOUTH
Taylor Rey of Las Cruces modeling a huipil woven on a back-strap loom by a weaver from San Lucas Tolimán, Guatemala. Donated by Jim Swearingen to Weaving for Justice to raise scholarships for Maya youth.
Friday October 29th & Saturday October 30th, 2021
11 am – 5 pm, NMSU University Museum Courtyard, Kent Hall,
1280 E. University Ave., Las Cruces, New Mexico
20% discount for all students!
All proceeds from sales of donations will go to Maya students in Belize, Guatemala, and Chiapas, Mexico to help them continue studying, despite the many obstacles they face. Weaving for Justice partners with the Maya Educational Foundation in this project (www.mayaedufound.org)
Parking is free on campus on Saturdays. Other days single-day and weekly NMSU visitor parking permits are available through the NMSU website: https://park.nmsu.edu/visitor/Although we will be outside in the Museum courtyard, we would appreciate your wearing a face mask to help us all stay safe. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Fifty-three individuals generously donated over 1,000 woven garments, household items, jewelry, books, pottery, and tourist items from Mesoamerica and other parts of Latin America to Weaving for Justice to raise funds for scholarships for Maya children and youth. The photo above is of one special donor family – Robert and Miriam Laughlin and their daughter Liana. The year is 1960 and Bob and Mimi are with Liana and her godfather, Romin Teratol of Zinacantán, Chiapas. Romin became Bob’s partner in his research on the Tsotsil language of Zinacantán. Bob went on to become a renowned linguist of Mayan languages, Mimi a writer of short stories about life in highland Chiapas. Both Bob and Romin have passed on. Romin’s son, Xun, is now Director of Sna Jtz’ibajom (House of the Writer), an organization of Maya writers in San Cristóbal de Las Casas which mentors University students who will benefit from this fundraiser.
There’s no end to sickness,
death won’t go away.
At least you’re not the only one;
I’m going to die, too.
All of us will become Earth.
All of us will be mud.
There are no two ways about it:
I’m coming right behind you, here beside you.
Flower of death:
How many are buried beneath this cross?
How many underneath our prayers?
By Maruch Méndez Pérez from
Incantations: Songs, Spells and Images by Mayan Women
Days of the Dead are coming soon, a special time to remember loved-ones who have passed on. If you plan to make an altar in your home, we recently received many cloths like the one in this photo which make a lovely background for photos and offerings. The cloths are woven by weavers in Mujeres Por La Dignidad, a Zapatista co-op based in San Andrés Sakam Ch’en de Los Pobres, Chiapas. They come in many colors and are 10 “ wide x 20 “ long and cost $25. If you are not able to come to our October sale and would like to purchase a cloth, we sell the black one on Instagram.
Saturday, October 16th sale at our store!
From 10 – 4 pm on October 16th we will have our monthly sale at our store at Makai Suites, 525 E. Lohman Ave., upstairs in Suite C, Las Cruces, New Mexico. All proceeds from sales of textiles from Chiapas co-ops go to the weavers to help them stay on their lands and not be forced to migrate. Please stop by if you are in our area.
We also sell remotely on Instagram, both the donated textiles as well as textiles from Chiapas cooperatives. Links to our Instagram and Facebook pages are on our website homepage – www.weaving-for-justice.org
We welcome DONATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS which help us sustain our all-volunteer organization and assist the weavers during these difficult times. You can find the DONATE button on our website homepage. While there you’ll see links to our membership page and our 2021 ANNUAL NEWSLETTER with an overview of our work with weaving groups and scholarship students over the past year.
Leaves and Leaving, curated by Art Books Cleveland
Won’t you support Member Laura Martin at this Morgan Paper Conservancy Exhibition?
Pandemic Forest papercut tree silhouettes
The Morgan Conservatory
1754 East 47th Street, Cleveland OH 44103 216-361-9255
Opening Reception Friday, October 15, 5-8 pm
Closing Reception Saturday, November 20, 5-8 pm
Gallery hours: Tues. – Sat. 10-5
I have a Schacht Baby Wolf for sale. It is 6 years old. I bought it new from Schacht in May, 2016. I paid $3000 for it with taxes. It is not my main loom so I’ve only used it about twice a year with no more than 5 yard warps on it each time. It has a trapper keeper and is a high shaft loom. It has a light with it.
A difficult announcement.
Jean Jackson passed away this afternoon. Her daughter MaryLynn notified Lynne.
Further details and arrangments will follow.
Jean’s contributions to CWG were wide ranging and long reaching.
Debbie Silver–Sunrise Over the Flats
She is currently doing some double weave explorations.
There will be no June meeting. Elfriede wishes everyone a healthy summer and we hope to get together in September. Details for the autumn plans will come out in August.
The nominating committee (Victoria, Lynne and Elfriede) are putting together a slate of officers before then.
Call Elfriede with questions.
Be sure to stay connected and send your news and projects.
These just came off the loom from my shadow weave warp. The first is a shawl with a bamboo weft. The second is a small towel with a boucle weft . The last is a larger towel with half 8/2 cotton and 1/2 boucle weft Hope all is well with you. Joan