April meeting is Thursday, April 20 and an interesting loom for sale

April 20, Thursday 

Mayfield branch of the

Cuyahoga County


500 SOM Center Road

Mayfield Heights 44143


Presentation by Hildur Asgeirsdottir Jonsson internationally acclaimed

Icelandic fiber artist.

11:30 am for brown bag lunch

12:30 am for meeting and program


Loom for sale. CWG received this request to post the sale of this loom,

a nearby opportunity for a newish and quality loom.

Mimi, the contact for this sale writes

“Thank you so much for your response.  I have attached photos of the loom.
I believe you will agree that it is gorgeous.  I understand that it cost
over $1000 when new.  The people who are donating it take very good care of things.  We will be picking it up on Saturday, April 22nd which is the first day for donations to our Trinkets ‘n Treasures rummage sale.  The sale
itself will start on Wednesday night, April 26th from 5:30 to 8:00, $10
admission.  The sale continues Thursday and Friday from 11 to 5 and Saturday until  12:30.  The sale will take place at The Federated Church Family Life Center, 16349 Chillicothe Rd., Chagrin Falls, OH 44023.  I am not sure when on the 22nd the loom will arrive at the Family Life Center.  It can be viewed there on Sunday, April 23rd from 11 to 4 and on Monday and Tuesday, 9 to 5, and Wednesday from 9 to noon.  

We are hoping that it will find a good home.  Thank you for your help in
publicizing this opportunity.”

Mimi Bathgate
440-338-8773 (home)
440-665-6903 (cell)








Request for a weaving instructor and an opportunity to show/sell your work

This request arrived from Carol Adams.

For a weaving instructor:

“I’m looking for a weaving instructor for The Peninsula Art Academy. If you could announce it. The person I have right now who wants lessons wants them on Saturdays, but as you go along you can schedule them how you want. Please give out my email”

CarolAdams@en.com and phone 330-657-2681.


For items for a holiday show and sale:

“I’m also looking for items for our holiday show/sale at the same email and phone.”


Praxis is having a First Annual Holiday Benefit on December 3

screen-shot-2016-11-01-at-8-55-12-pmMembers of CWG might enjoy this event. Our guild supports Praxis with our scholarship program.

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 rshafer@oh.rr.com.


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

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; dunlevey@windstream.net

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



Textile Art Alliance Member Exhibition at Lakeland Community College

Looking for Inspiration? Or a satisfying field trip?

The News-Herald article of 7/24/2016 fills in the details.

The 179-member Textile Art Alliance is an affiliate group of The Cleveland Museum of Art.

The free exhibition is open to the public and runs through Sept. 9. For details, visit www.lakelandcc.edu/gallery


Call for Entries for Peninsula Art Academy Annual Fiber Show

Peninsula Art Academy 13th Annual Fiber Art Show July 30-August 26, 2016 during library hours

The Peninsula Art Academy’s Fiber Café Studio is pleased to announce the 13th annual Juried Fiber Arts Show to be held at the Peninsula Library from July 30 through August 26.  Artists are invited to enter their work in the show, open to all area fiber artists. Welcoming variety, there will be categories for both functional and non-functional works. Prizes will be awarded. There is a $25 entry fee for members ($30 for non-members) for up to three works per artist. Entry fees need to be received no later than July 27 to: Peninsula Art Academy, PO Box 171, Peninsula, OH  44264.  Art works should be delivered to The Peninsula Library during library hours July 20-July 27.  For information and an entry form call: 330-657-2681 or visit the PAA website for an online registration form   www.peninsulaartacademy.org An open house reception will be held from 12-2p.m. on Saturday, July 30. Work from accepted artists will travel to The Peninsula Art Academy to reopen September 3-Oct 2. Artists may choose to have their work travel or not. Please let us know on the entry form.


Entry Information and Entry Form

Entry: Artwork should be delivered to the library from Wed., July 20th to Wed., July 27th(by 5PM), between 9:00 am and 7:00 pm (Mon. – Thur.) and 9 AM to 4 PM (Fri. and Sat.). Note: the library is closed on Sundays.

Entry Fee: For 3 pieces or less: $30.00 for non-members and $25.00 for members of the Fiber Café/PAA. For 4 or 5 pieces: $45.00 for non-members and $35.00 for members.   (Membership in The Peninsula Fiber Café/PAA is $ 50.00 per year). ). Jurying will occur on Wednesday, July 27th. Notification (if not accepted) will be made by phone after work is juried. Please use this form when submitting pieces and making payments. Payment may be made to the Peninsula Art Academy (please do not leave payment at the library). You may bring entry fee to Peninsula Art Academy between 11 am and 5 pm, Wed. – Sun., or call to make arrangements (numbers below). . You may also use this form to send entry fee payable to the Peninsula Art Academy, 1600 West Mill St., Peninsula, OH 44264 by July 27th.

Artwork: Entries may be for sale (a 30% commission will be assessed, 20% for Fiber Café or Art Academy members).   Artwork must be identified on the back with artist’s name, phone title, and value. Two-D work must be securely wired for hanging. Work must remain until the show ends.

Categories: Fine Art (non-functional category) and Clothing, Accessories, and Household Items (functional category) will be judged. Jurors reserve the right to adjust entrant categories.

Awards: There will be awards in two categories, for best fine art and for best utilitarian art. Award levels are $75 for first place, $50 for second and $25 for third place in each of the two categories.

Return of work: All work not juried into the show must be picked up prior to the opening or entrants must make arrangements with Carol Adams. Neither The Peninsula Art Academy nor the Peninsula Library will be responsible for work left at the library. Library hours are Mon. –Thur. 9AM to 8PM.and Fri.- Sat 9AM-5PM.


Opening: The opening reception will take place on Saturday, July 30 from 12-2 PM.


Questions? Call Carol Adams at 330-657-2681 or leave a message at PAA 330-657-2248.



ARTIST            : _________________________________________________________________________

ADDRESS            : _________________________________________________________________________

CITY            : ___________________________________   STATE: __________   ZIP: ______________

PHONE(S)            : ________________________________     E-MAIL:________________________________


For Café Use




Waiver of responsibility: Fiber Café, The Peninsula Art Academy and The Peninsula Library and Historical Society advise the artists to insure their work. While all work will be handled with the utmost care, the above-mentioned entities do not assume responsibility for submitted works. The undersigned artist agrees to the terms of the exhibit and the waiver of responsibility.


ARTIST’S SIGNATURE: _________________________________________________

FEE PAID ¨       MEMBER ¨   Please print 2 copies. Attach one to artwork and other with payment. Do you wish your work to travel to The Peninsula Art Academy? Yes No circle one please.



Request from EGLFC. Help needed!

EGLFC logo

EGLFC 2017 is at Risk

Volunteers make our beloved regional fiber conference happen. Unfortunately,
volunteers have not stepped forward to fill crucial roles for the 2017 event.
Good teachers and venues book far in advance. Unless a committee begins work
soon, there will be no conference.

EGLFC 2017 has the treasury to bring in top-notch instructors, but so far no
program chairs to select them or treasurer to pay them. It has volunteers for
important jobs such as registrar and website, but so far no person willing to
coordinate them all.

If you value our regional conference — big enough to bring in excellent
teachers yet small enough to get to know them — please consider what you are
willing to do to help it continue. To volunteer or ask any questions you may
have, please contact 2015 chair Peg Houseman at 716-648-2987 or
peghouse54@gmail.com. Thank you!