The Hudson-Mohawk Weavers Guild was formed on April 12 1978, as a support group for hand weavers. Its chief aim is the bringing together of hand weavers and spinners for sharing knowledge and enthusiasm for the crafts, and to promote weaving as a viable craft through education, demonstrations and exhibitions.
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in hand weaving and/or hand spinning. Our Guild meetings and workshops are held at the Calvary United Methodist Church, corner of Belle Avenue and Ridge Place, Latham, NY.
North of Latham Circle on Route 9, turn east on Cobbee Raod (by Price Chopper), at the flashing light turn right, take the third left on to Belle Avenue-about 1/4 mile you start up a small hill with a left curve-the church is on the left. Evening meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month (September through May), and begin at 7:30. Social/refreshment time is from 7:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Evening meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month, September through May, and begin at 7:30 p.m. Refreshments are available starting at 7:00 p.m. Members may sell yarn and small equipment at the second Chance Table from 7:00 to 7:30 p.m. A 10% fee should be given to the Guild Treasurer. After a short business meeting, members participate in a show and tell, to which everyone looks forward. The monthly program then begins.
The HMWG Day Guild meets the 4th Wednesday of each month at 10:00 am. The meeting is held at a different member's home each month.
WORKSHOPS: Prominent experts present workshops to the Guild to promote in study of weaving and spinning techniques.
DEMONSTRATIONS: Guild volunteers donate their time and talents demonstrating at local museums, schools and other non-profit groups.
NEWSLETTER: The Guild newsletter carries the calendar of events for the year and notices about member accomplishments and awards. It is published four or five times a year.
VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES: Members participate in volunteer work.
ANNUAL SHOW & SALE: Each year members participate in a show and sale at the Pruyn House in Latham the weekend before Thanksgiving. The sale features a tremendous variety of handwoven and handspun goodies in addition to fashion shows and demonstrations.
LIBRARY: The library features an extensive collection of fiber related books, videos and magazines. Members may check out books at the monthly meetings.
MEMBERSHIP: Yearly membership (from September to September) is $25.00 - Please send payments to: Ms. Renee Green, 10 Myton Lane, Menands, NY 12204Any questions regarding web page please call Pat Bohrer 518 274 1931