Greetings, Weavers: The guild takes the summer off. Come back here in early September to get information about 2017-18 programs and meetings.
Membership: The guild might take the summer off but one Guild member doesn't. It's Anne Graham, our membership chair. Please mail in your membership form with payment to Anne soon. The forms and information about membership is just a click away.
Doug Johnson on Rentals: Looms for summer rental (through end of August) are mostly reserved—two remain at this writing (late April), so please act fast to reserve for summer use.
Information about equipment rentals as well as a list of all available equipment is in the Guild Directory, on pp. 9-10. This information is also on the Guild website. The equipment is stored at the Hartford Artisans Weaving Center, 40 Woodland Street, Hartford. The Guild is grateful to the Center for this kind favor!
The equipment is housed at the Hartford Artisans Weaving Center, 40 Woodland Street, Hartford. A big "Thank You" once again to the Weaving Center for this kind favor!
Please contact Rentals coordinator Doug Johnson for all equipment availability and pick-up arrangements. Also contact the Rentals coordinator if you are interested in renting the Magic Dobby loom, which is located at the Velvet Mills Studio in Stonington. The loom is also available for use on site at Velvet Mills, where Lola can provide guidance on how to use this complex loom.
Handweavers' Guild Instagram Account (Jenny Sethman): The Weaver's Guild has a new Instagram account. Instagram is a social media application that allows its users to share pictures and video via their mobile devices. Our guild's account is handweaversguildofct. We have three administrators, Claudia Spaulding, Jody Brewer and myself. We encourage everyone who has an Instagram account to 'follow' us as well as share any weaving related picture so that we can post them via this interesting technology. I would also be happy to assist anyone who may have questions regarding the Instagram account.
Our facebook page has now over 200 likes! A way for us to share our weavings, ideas, and thoughts online. Check it out. There is no need to join facebook to access the site.