CWG show opening and reception is Friday, October 28

Come and join in the fun. The Judson Park show opens on Friday, October 28 at 4:30 to 6:00 pm.

Music by Don Disantis and refreshments accompany the show in The Howson Gallery there.

Find Judson Park at

1801 Chestnut Hills Drive

Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44106

216 791 2885

The show dates are October 28 through January 1, 2017

RSVP for Helena Hernmarck preview.

Helena Hernmarck lecture is November 2, 2106 at 7:00 pm.

A preview session is offered at 6:00 pm. Please rsvp. See below.

Hello guild members!

If you are coming to view Helena’s tapestry at 6:00 prior to her 7:00 lecture,  please send me an email so I can get a head count.  The museum wants to know about how many to expect.
Thanks for your help.  My email is


October meeting is Thursday, October 20

Join us for the October meeting. Thursday, October 20th

11:30 am lunch

12:30 pm program at

Warrensville Heights Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library, 4415 Northfield Road, Warrensville Heights, OH 44128

“Show and tell and price to sell.”

Members of the show committee will be in charge of the day. Bring in your finished pieces for the Judson show. The committee will be there to check in your submission and help with anyone who wants help pricing and naming your work. We also plan to replay the Laura Frey video for those who weren’t efficient enough to see it the first time, or loved it enough to want to see it again.


Ohio Fair Trade Expo

The  link below will take you to information about the upcoming Ohio Fair Trade Expo that is being held at JCU on October 1, 2016.  Marcos Bautista will be there showing and selling his works.

Ohio Fair Trade Expo at JCU on October 1

The first meeting is Thursday, September 22

Join us for the first meeting of the weaving year.

September 22th 11:30 am lunch/

12:30 pm program at Church of the Savior

2537 Lee Road, Clewveland Heights, Ohio 44118

Laura Frey video “The Efficient Weaver”

Let’s start the year off right and learn from Laura. As a production weaver, she has learned that efficiency saves time and lessens body abuse.

This 90 minute video is packed with helpful information that can help you weave happier, longer.

Textile and Fiber Sale

Final week — Textile and Fiber Sale. Excellent values!
Years of travel and purchasing fabrics in villages around the world resulted in a fascinating textile collection and full closets which need to be cleared.  I have hundreds of textiles suitable for mounting, sewing, creating, quilts, and enjoyment.  Also handmade dolls from Bhutan, Tibet, Laos, Guatemala and a few other countries.
Textiles from Thailand, Laos, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, Burma, 
Tibet, India, Bhutan, Nepal, Kyrgyzstan
Peru, Guatemala
Felting supplies (including merino wool at $1 an ounce) and feltable fabrics
Silk cocoon strippings in various natural colors, throwsters waste, cocoon rods, and silk noils
Many different weights of chiffon in wonderful colors which were purchased when we lived in England from the Indian shops.  They are fantastic on art quilts and collages; plus they nuno felt so easily.  There are easily 100 different shades available. 
Wednesday, September 21, 10:00-5:00
11550 Colchester Drive, 44023 Chagrin Falls/Auburn Twp/Burton (varies by GPS)
OR call/contact for a time to visit  440 543-8138/cell 440 478-4051;

Cuyahoga Weavers Guild Fall Newsletter is here

The fall newsletter with the fall programs, calendars, news and photos of the summer’s doings is here!



Mark your calendar for September 22 for our first gathering.

Newsletter deadline is Thursday, September 1

It’s late, heavy summer and time to turn thoughts to CWG’s new year of weaving and friendships. It’s also time to gather some thoughts and reveries for your weaving friends. Please 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 fall newsletter.  News and announcements from other guilds and fiber organizations are also welcome.

Submit them via

Our members will appreciate the refreshing comaraderie as we move into autumn.

And a shameless plug comes : As a reminder to continue preparing your works for this autumn’s show season. October 20 is the day to present your items for the first show of the 2016-2017 season.


Member Debbie Silver’s opening is Sunday

Come and support Debbie and continue being inspired by her artistic growth and weaving imagery.

Surface, Strata and Substance 

Featuring Works by Deborah Silver, Cindy I. Smith and Steven J. Simmons


Three artists with unique methods of combining materials converge at Beachwood Community Center Gallery.

August 17 – September 11
Opening Reception:  Sunday, August 21st, 1-2:30 pm
Closing Reception:  Sunday, September 11th, 1-2:30 pm

Beachwood Community Center Gallery
25325 Fairmount Blvd                                            Monday – Friday 9-4
Beachwood, OH 44122                                           Saturday 10-3
216-292-1911                                                       Sunday 10-1
Deborah Silver is a fiber artist whose weavings combine her interest in tribal imagery with contemporary faces.  Her work is inspired by the increased cross-cultural nature of our world, with an emphasis on our collective history.


Deborah’s most recent series of works involve cutting into her own personal history of solely woven pieces. By literally slicing through weavings of contemporary and tribal images, Deborah figuratively cuts through time to expose the past. The underlying imagery reveals an older stratum of history based upon archeological finds and early architecture. These ancient sites, fossils, cave paintings and petroglyphs represent links to society’s shared heritage.


The paintings of Cindy I. Smith evoke rhythm, pattern and process with special emphasis on texture and surface treatments.  Cindy enjoys the uncertainty and budding discovery resulting from her blends of permanent inks with acrylics on canvas, panel board, wood and paper.  Her color choices, frequent use of the squeegee and her top layer line work create organic, path-like patterns on textured surfaces that ultimately pull the viewer into her works.


Cindy approaches her work in the same manner as Helen Frankenthaler who once stated, “I’d rather risk an ugly surprise than rely on things I know I can do.” As a result, Cindy creates unique, engaging abstracts that result in an absorbing and meaningful dialogue with the viewer.



Steven J. Simmons specializes in flowing abstractions and three-dimensional works.  Steve’s boldly colored works reflect his child-like fascinations with surfing, water, wind, the cosmos and nature.  Deep, electric blues and crashing waves are common motifs.


As a self-taught visionary artist, Steve’s works arise from an innate personal vision that revels foremost in the creative act itself. For example, his unorthodox yet frequent use of epoxy resin and fiberglass emerged by “accident” while learning to repair his damaged surfboard several years ago. The use of these materials along with spray-paint, tempera and acrylics lead to deeply layered visuals with shiny, tactile surfaces. Steve’s works serve as a seductive call to connect, open up, and share.


This just in…from the Medina Spinning & Weaving Guild

From the August edition of Wooly Pages via Stephen Page of MEDINA SPINNING & WEAVING GUILD AUGUST 2016

Fiber Events Calendar


August 17-20, 2016, Allegan, Michigan

A variety of Workshops both full day

and half day along with exhibitions and

over 100 vendors. Held at the Allegan

County Fairgrounds


September 3-4, Hale Farm and Village, Bath, Ohio

Festival admission of $5 includes admission to

all Hale Farm & Village homes, craft

demonstrations, and the art festival!


September 10-11, 2016, Kirtland, Ohio

Western Reserve Spinners and Weavers Guild

presents Constance Hall, for a 2 Day Rigid

Heddle Weaving Class, at Lake Metroparks

Farmpark, Kirtland, Ohio. Please see brochure on

their website:


September 17 & 18, Yellow Springs, Ohio

Demonstrations and Vendors, Held at Young’s

Jersey Dairy. Same weekend at the Springfield

Antique Show Extravaganza.


October 15, 9-5, Ashland County Fairgrounds

Local fiber producers, craftsmen and artists

will be brought together to display and sell their

wares, demonstrate their skills and educate the

visiting public about natural fibers and their

importance to our community and culture.

Ashland County Fairgrounds, Mozelle Hall, 2042

Claremont Ave., Ashland, Ohio. Free admission

and free parking.


Excellence in Fibers is a juried exhibition in

print, but this year we’re also having a full


Five Categories

Wall/Floor Works, Sculptural Works, Vessel

Forms/Basketry, Installation Works and Wearables

New For 2016

Twice as many works will be selected and

shown. There will be five categories, a prize in

each category ($300), and a Best in Show prize

($600). Selected works will be shown at the New

Bedford Art Museum, New Bedford, MA