Central Ohio Weavers Guild is offering two workshops. Check them out.

This announcement just in from CentralOhioWeaversGuild@yahoogroups.com
We have two workshops left for the 2015-16 year (through May) and signups are low this year.  Have you been considering it, but just haven’t gotten around to signing up?  If so, now is the time!

Robin Russo will be conducting a two day spinning workshop April 23-24.  Cost is $150 plus $25 materials fee.  We have to give Robin the number of attendees on February 20, so she has adequate time to order fiber for the event.  Right now, signups are very low.  We will look at them again on February 15.  If it doesn’t look like we can meet our minimum, we will be required to cancel the workshop.  So… if you are thinking about signing up, take the plunge!  If you have already signed up, talk your friends (inside or outside of the guild) into taking the workshop with you.  Here is the link:  Robin Russo:  World of Goat Fibers.  The signup for this class is no longer password protected as it is open the non-guild members.

Susan Conover will be conducting a one day drafting workshop on March 20.  The cost is $65, which includes handouts.  Consider taking this workshop if you want to strengthen your drafting skills or brush up on the skills you already have.   Right now, signups are also low for this workshop, so support the education component of our guild, by taking this workshop!  Here is the Link:  Susan Conover:  Drafting with Pencil & Paper.  The signup for this class is no longer password protected as it is open the non-guild members.

Thanks everyone!  Hope to see you in one (or both) of these workshops!

Jules, Janet, Ed & Susan

COWG Program Committee


From the EGLFC planning committee

Planning for 2017

Visit:  EGLFC

Formerly hosted by a single guild, since 2009 Eastern Great Lakes Fiber Conference has been organized by a team of individuals. Relying largely on email and phone to coordinate, each person on the team brings unique skills to tasks like program and event planning, promotion and registration. EGLFC provides ample seed money for the next conference, plus business relationships and records from past events to assist future organizers.

To secure the venue and get great teachers, advance planning for EGLFC 2017 must begin soon. It starts with one or two people who will form their own team from friends and other volunteers. The 2015 team can help by providing referrals, also by meeting with the incoming team to transfer records and answer any questions.

Sound enticing? Talk to your friends about what skills you would like to share, or to build, and how organizing the next EGLFC might fit for you. Feel free to contact me at 716-648-2987 or peghouse54@gmail.com. I look forward to hearing from you.

Peg Houseman, Chair
EGLFC 2015 Committee

Announcing a spinning supply trunk show, February 12 and 13

Friday and Saturday, February 12 and 13

Spinning Supply Trunk Show

Calling all spinners and weavers, Long Tail Knits, in conjunction with Whistler’s Glen Alpacas and Black Walnut Alpacas, will be host to a trunk show that will have spinning related products from both farms. Alpaca fiber in all forms for spinning and felting pursuits plus gorgeous mohair and longwool conservation breed sheep’s wool. Some of the breeds represented will be Lincoln, BFL, Romney, Cotswold, Teeswater, Wensley Dale to name a few. Natural and dyed will be offered.

Kid mohair, merino roving, silk, yummy art batts, sparkly Angelina, recycled silk and more will be for sale by the ounce.

Time permitting, you can try our drum carder and make your own batt or we will blend for you.

Hours will be regular store hours. Friday 10:00 am to 8:00 pm and Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.


Weaving Demonstration by Visiting Artist Marcos Bautista

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Hilly’s Gift

When Jean got the call, we went over to pick-up what was left of Hilly Marcus’ weaving adventures. Hilly had already moved, but her daughter Ellen was there to help lift, carry and load the many boxes of books and yarn. Knowing it would be months of storage before the world thawed enough to have the sale, we were openly relieved that the looms were already gone. Ellen explained that they hadn’t sold the looms, they had given them away. The looms had passed to deserving weaving students through a contest within the Cleveland Institute of Art. Ellen let CIA create the actual contest and pick the winners. She knew her mother’s looms would find fine, new homes; but that was all she could say. More than a year later, I got the rest of the story from the Executive Director of the Praxis Fiber Workshop. During my initial exploration of the facility, one boat shuttle of the many moored neatly on the shuttle shelf caught my eye. Clearly across one end, in what had obviously been a very permanent marker, was a boldly written, “Hilly Marcus”. I asked Jessica Pinsky if she knew anyone who knew anything about the contest. It turned out that she knew the other half of the story better than anyone else I could have queried. Jessica had been a technical specialist in the CIA fiber department during that time, and she was part of the group that organized the contest and decided which students won. She told me where they went, and with whom. The Cranbrook is now loved by a lady named Natalie who rents a small space at Praxis to keep the big loom safe and set-up. A gentleman named Matt has the Harrisville in his Parma studio. Both young people are part of the CIA alumni show “Close Connections”; August 7 through September 25 at Praxis. Our own Debbie Silver is also part of the exhibit. In late 2012, when CIA announced it’s elimination of the fiber department as a singular focus of study, Jessica Pinsky started planning Praxis. Her vision saved all the CIA looms from the waste of extended storage or the complete loss from casual discard. I think Hilly would be proud to know that her love and passion have passed into the next generation of fiber artists, and pleased that her gift was received and embraced by such creative hands.


Hilly's shuttle

Announcing a Beiderwand Tapestry Workshop and Registration

Cuyahoga Weavers Guild invites its members and area weaving guild members to register for a great opportunity to learn Beiderwand Tapestry techniques from our member, Deborah Silver.

Click here for the full details and registration materials.

Beiderwand workshop with Deborah Silver – Mar 19, 2016


Registration materials go to:

Elfriede (216-470-3794 or email elfriede.heaney@gmail.com or

Lynne (440-951-6535 or email killgoremichel@oh.rr.com


Praxis Fiber Program and Luncheon is Thursday, January 21

Click here for the full details and RSVP deadline.

Praxis and Beachland Ballroom tour info

An Invitation to our area weaving guilds for February 18

On February 18, 2016, the Cuyahoga Weavers Guild is honored to host a
program about Sara Matesson Anliot, a renown weaver in Cleveland
beginning in the 1950s. Ms Anliot was a professor at Cleveland
Institute of Art, May Show exhibitor at the Cleveland Museum of Art,
and member of the Cuyahoga Weavers Guild. The program by family
friend, Margaret Luckay and Sara’s step daughter, Mary Anliot
Hertzman,  from Kentucky will share some of the family’s private
weavings and stories about Sara.  The post war years were flourishing
for the art of weaving and the Swedish inspired techniques became a
standard throughout the United States.  We will hear and become
inspired ourselves by this history in our midst.
The program is free and open to the public and will begin at 12:30 at
the Church of the Savior                   
2537 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44118.
For more information about the Cuyahoga Weavers Guild, please visit

We meet Thursday, December 17


Holiday Potluck & Show and Tell

Delicious food and hanging out with friends, showing off the lovely things you’ve made. We are back in Calvary Hall for this meeting.

Church of the Saviour, 2537 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118


Newsletter deadline is Tuesday, December 1st


Enjoy this holiday time with friends, family and a scrumptious piece of pumpkin pie. It’s also time to cozy up with a cup of a favorite, warming beverage and jot down your ideas, thoughts and announcements for the guild.

Please send your news, events, programs, weaving travelogs, photos, reveries, and all manner of materials for the guild’s winter newsletter.  Submit them via newsletter@cuyahogaweaversguild.com.

Our members will appreciate the inspiration for the long season ahead.