Holiday potluck is Thursday, December 18th

Come and enjoy CWG’s Holiday Potluck on December 18, 2014 at 11:30 am at the home of Jesse.

If your name begins with A-M, please bring a main dish or salad, if your name begins with N-Z, please bring a salad or dessert.

Newsletter deadline is Monday, December 1st

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

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


Art of Cloth field trip is Thursday, November 20th

Join us for a tour of Art of Cloth16695 West Park Circle Drive, Chagrin Falls, OH 44023, on November 20, 2014  at 10:00 am.

This 14-year-old company produces high-end handmade garments. Dying is the main medium used. We are fortunate to be able to visit as they do not regularly have visitors, and we will have the opportunity to purchase items.

Following our tour we will meet at Pine Lake Trout Club17021 Chillicothe Road, Chagrin Falls, OH 44023, 440-543-1331,  for lunch at 12 noon. Please make your own arrangements to drive together to Chagrin Falls.


Susan Conover workshop information

Member Nancy Curtiss shares this information from Susan Conover for all to enjoy.

Susan writes:

The Conover Workshops website is now up and running.  The Fiber Arts classes for 2014/2015 are listed with dates, times, pre-requisites and costs.  Besides throwing the shuttle madly for the past month, I’ve been dabbling in HTML code for website design.  Believe me, I’m much better at weaving than tweaking that code!

My newsletter will be in full swing shortly.  If you are interesting in signing up please scroll down to the bottom of the page.  Ernie, my husband, made the woodworking newsletter a priority by placing it first on the page.  He still doesn’t realize that weaving/spinning is much more important than woodworking.

While my class offerings are paired down from years ago, I am available for private sessions, which would give you the opportunity to fine tune exactly what you are interested in.

If you should have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me by email or phone (440-346-5702 mobile).


Farewell potluck dinner for our Zapotec weaver guest

Come say hello, or come help us say goodbye to Marcos Antonio Bautista Vasquez, a Zapotec master weaver from Oaxaca, Mexico. He has been a treasured guest of the Northeastern Ohio weaving guilds. It is time for us to return him.

Please join us Saturday, November 1st, at Church of the Savior, 2537 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights, OH. The community potluck begins at 5:00 pm. Marcos will give a presentation at 7:00 pm covering his culture, his weaving and dyeing, his designs and techniques, and the fair trade cooperative he belongs to that is made up of 20 weaving families in his village.

Bring family. Bring friends. Bring anyone you’d like, but remember to bring a dish to share.

Field trip to Tapestry Biennial is Thursday, October 16th

Meet at Village Square parking lot in Pepper Pike (corner of Old Brainard Rd and Chagrin Blvd., in the SE corner of the lot) to carpool to the American Tapestry Biennial show at Kent State University Museum at 9:45 am on Thursday, October 16th. Depart 10:00 am to drive to the Kent State University Museum, 515 Hilltop Drive, Kent, OH 44242. (Note change in departure time.)

An exhibit arranged by the American Tapestry Alliance will only be visiting San Diego, Kent State, and Omaha. We will see a juried show of worldwide artists in tapestry. For members driving directly to the museum, please plan to be there by 11:00 am for our tour. We will have lunch following our tour at the Pufferbelly Restaurant, 152 Franklin Avenue, Kent, OH 44240.

There was a sign-up at the September 18th meeting. If you have not signed up yet for this tour and can join us for lunch at 12:30, please call or email Patty, so she can give the restaurant an accurate number of people. Please bring $4.00 for admission to the museum, and the restaurant has salads and sandwiches for under $10, entrees between $10-20.

Read a Rope at the Lee Road library

On Thursday, October 23rd, from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, the Lee Road branch of the CH-UH library presents Read a Rope: Quipos, the Ancient Incan Books. One of the earliest record-keeping tools, quipos use knotted rope instead of written numbers and letters. Robin Pease will introduce these little-known implements and teach participants how to read them (and, if time permits, create their own). Registration is required and opens Oct 9th. Part of both the On the Same Page and Octavofest programs.

NCKG’s Not-just-for-knitters Knit-Out event, October 26th

The Northcoast Knitting Guild hosts a Knit-Out on Sunday, October 26th, 2014, in both the resource room and the large meeting room for overflow at the Mayfield Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, 500 SOM Center Road, Mayfield, Ohio 44143. Just turn right when you enter into the library foyer.

Bring your favorite projects, share and schmooze.

Bring us your problem projects, and we will be happy to help. Last year’s participants included Knitting for Peace and the Western Reserve Spinner’s Guild.

As always, people of all ages and expertise levels are encouraged to participate. Yes, we do teach children. This event is free and open to all.

For additional information, please contact Miriam Rosenblatt.

Meeting Thursday, September 18th

Please join us at 11:30 am for a brown bag lunch, 12:30 pm for the meeting at The Church of the Saviour, 2537 Lee Rd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118, 216-321-8880.

This is our fall gathering with show-and-tell about our weaving and summer adventures. This reconnecting of the weavers for the weaving year is always enjoyable.  Please bring your stories and projects to share. We will be returning all the items that were on display at the Valley Art Center during their summer show. Remember, dues of $25 will be due at this time.

Lace Day and exhibit is Saturday, September 13th

There’s a lure to lace that is being seen and used everywhere from high fashion couture to the lacy t-tops that you find in the local big box store. Interested in lace? There will be a free exhibit, demonstration, and hands on bobbin lace event at the Brecksville Center for the Arts, 8997 Highland Drive, Brecksville, OH 44141, on Saturday, September 13th, from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm sponsored by the Western Reserve Lace Society.  It’s a great opportunity to see and try your hand at woven laces and to view and touch actual handmade lace.

For more information, please contact Chris Brill-Packard, 440-552-3851.