The Woodstock Weavers Guild and the Historical Society of Woodstock have announced an exhibit of handwoven textiles, with demonstrations of weaving, at the Eames House Museum to celebrate the Woodstock Weavers 50th anniversary.
Guild members will demonstrate all aspects of weaving, from hand-spinning and dyeing yarn, to “dressing” a loom, weaving, and finishing. A loom will be set up for weaving by the public and other hands-on activities are planned over the course of seven weekends. Weaving demonstrations will include a variety of looms – floor/jack, inkle, rigid heddle, backstrap, and twigs.
The Woodstock Weavers Guild fosters an interest in hand weaving and textile arts as exemplified by Berta Frey (1893-1972), a well-known and influential textile artist, instructor and author. She lived and taught in Woodstock during the 1960s and the guild was founded in 1972 in her memory.
The Woodstock Weavers meets in Kingston. In addition to regular monthly meetings, the guild has sponsored workshops, exhibits, sales and other activities over its 50 year history. The Historical Society of Woodstock’s mission is to preserve, interpret and share the unique history of Woodstock.
The HSW Eames House Museum is located at 20 Comeau Drive, Woodstock. For more information, contact Carol Wood, president, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Woodstock Weavers website.
The exhibit runs from April 30th to June 12th, 2022.
Photos, from above: scarf by Margaret Koepel; and Maverick Concert Ensemble, early 1970s, by Judith Chase courtesy Carol Wood.