October 3 – 9, 2022
Check out what Handweavers Guild of America has posted.
Carol Adams shares this:
Please note 19th Annual Fiber show at The Peninsula Art Academy Any media functional and non-functional August 14-September 11 Work due August 11 11-5 PM or by arrangement with Carol Adams 216-401-7003 or CarolAdams@en.com $20 entry fee for 3 pieces $20 more for 3 more. Opening Sunday August 14 5-7PM
Take a look. Debbie Silver shares these two fiber events.
Look at this. In the midst of war, these weavers persevere.
It has been suggested by a few members that we might like to support this group with our next scholarship monies.
Think about it. We can decide at our next meeting.
Join us for a special viewing of our new ATA video “Textile Traditions of the Peruvian Highlands.” Narrated by well-known doubleweave author and teacher, Jennifer Moore, this visual presentation will give you an up-close look at Peru’s extraordinary indigenous textiles and the skilled artisans who create them.
The video highlights weavers, dyers, knitters, and spinners who are cooperative members of the Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco (CTTC) as they work to preserve and revitalize their traditional textile arts—including some techniques dating back to the Incas. During the presentation, you’ll learn about the Andean way of spinning, dyeing, and knitting, as well as the tools to create belts, bands, textiles, woven edges, and skirt borders. Through stunning imagery, you’ll also gain insight into the weaving of doubleweave, ikat, tapestry, and discontinuous and supplementary warps.
“Textile Traditions of the Peruvian Highlands” was created by Jennifer Moore and Ercil Howard-Wroth. Jennifer holds an MFA in fibers. Her work, which explores mathematical relationships and musical patterns in doubleweave, has been featured in exhibitions and publications throughout the world. Ercil, a long-time educator, teaches fiber arts to adults and children. Her current work brings together her love for traditional societies and her twenty-plus years of working in the textile arts. Both Jennifer and Ercil serve on the ATA board of directors.
We hope to see you February 15 as we share the inspiring story of Peruvian textile traditions.
Don’t miss this informative presentation and your chance to visually experience one of the world’s most inspiring and unique textile cultures.
Barb Rose is Ellie Rose’s daughter and a faithful friend of CWG.
Members may be interested in this virtual lecture. A little virtual get-away may be just the thing.
Please note that the time is Central Time.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Embroidered phulkari textiles on view in Handmade Creating Textiles in South Asia, Photo by Lori Kartchner.
Artists, cooperatives, and workshops across Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan are creating new textile designs inspired by centuries-old traditions. Join George Washington University art history professor Cristin McKnight Sethi and curator of the forthcoming exhibition, “Handmade: Creating Textiles in South Asia,” at the GW Textile Museum as she shares artist stories alongside vibrant examples of handmade saris, scarves, and other garments. To learn more about the exhibition and related programming please visit https://museum.gwu.edu/handmade-creating-textiles-south-asia.
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The Toledo Area Weavers Guild is hosting a virtual workshop on Crackle Weave on 4-shafts with Susan Conover. It will take place April 10 & 11, 2021. This will be two days of weaving on the loom, lectures and instruction. Cost: $100. Contact Lou Ann Glover : email@example.com for all the details. Phone: 419-824-5373