The aim and purpose of this guild are to promote interest and skill in hand spinning and hand weaving among the guild membership and community.
Our 40 members come from a wide area including Helena, Butte, Clancy, Whitehall, Boulder, Wolf Creek, and Montana City. Most guild meetings include a hands-on workshop. These are usually taught by members with the occasional outside instructor. The guild also organizes several public events during the year.
The guild has an extensive library and weaving and spinning equipment available for loan to members.
The weavers and spinners meet jointly but have separate programs. Below is the schedule for this year:
September 19, 2013 Organizational Meeting
October 19, 2013 Viking Knitting
November 16, 2013 Santa’s Workshop
December 12, 2013 Christmas Party and Gift Exchange
January 4, 2013 Rock Day
January 18-19, 2014 Introduction to REP Weave and Snow Dyeing
February 1, 2014 Spinning Balanced Singles
February 15, 2014 “Out the Door Quick” Basket
March 1, 2014 Spinning Workshop
March 15, 2014 Rigid Heddle Weaving – Moving Ahead!
April 19, 2014 MAWS Guild Booth and Goody Bag Project workday
May 17 or 24, 20134 Invitational Luncheon and /or Fashion Show
President – Laurel Orthmeyer E-mail
Vice President/Program Chair – Kathy o’Hern E-mail
Secretary – Milly Dover E-mail
Treasurer – Barb Burns E-mail
Library & Equipment – Annette Cade E-mail
MAWS Representative – Kathy O’Hern E-mail
ANWG Representative – Jannine Turner E-mail
HGA Representative – Jannine Turner E-mail