Interested in preserving history? Curious about these old samples you have found in a dusty box in the guild’s library? Looking for new sources of inspiration?
Join ANWG’s new study group. The group’s focus will be on old weaving drafts and handwoven textiles of the Pacific Northwest.
We could do a sample exchange, inventory the old drafts, samples, and books collecting dust in our guild libraries and save them from the dump, design textiles inspired by historical drafts, study the lives of our teachers: Mary Meigs Atwater with strong connections to Montana, Oscar Beriau who revived weaving in the Canadian prairies with the Searle Grain Company program, Margaret Bergman who did so much for weaving in the Tacoma and Seattle area, Russ Groff from Robin and Russ Handweavers in McMinnville, OR, and many more.
The group will decide how to organize itself and what to work on. We will get together at the 2019 ANWG Conference in Prince George, but the hope is to get going before that. To join or provide input on how to run the group, contact webmaster.
The “Northwest News” below are a collection of drafts inspired by the work of Margaret Bergman and published in Monroe, WA in 1941 and 1942.