The Hudson-Mohawk Weavers' Guild was formed on April 12, 1978 as a special interest group for handweavers. Its chief aim is to bring together handweavers to share knowledge and enthusiasm and to promote weaving as a viable craft through education, demonstrations and exhibitions. Membership is open to anyone with interest in handweaving. The Guild is a vibrant organization actively seeking new members.
Officers are elected to a two-year term. Elections are held at the May meetings.
Workshops The Guild organizes workshops with prominent fiber arts experts. These one to three day workshops promote the in-depth study of weaving and related fiber techniques. Visit the calendar to see upcoming workshops.
Demonstrations and Lectures Guild members are available to speak about handweaving and fiber related topics for local museums, schools and other non-profit groups. Contact a board member for more information.
Newsletter The Guild Newsletter carries the calendar of events for the year as well as notices about member accomplishments and awards. Members may place classified ads for weaving items for sale at no charge. Non-members pay a small fee to place a classified ad. The Newsletter is published four to five times a year.
Annual Show & Sale A showcase for members' work, the Annual Show & Sale at the Pruyn House in Colonie is one of the Guild's major events. The sale features a tremendous variety of handwoven and handspun goods in addition to demonstrations and fashion shows. Hundreds of visitors return each year to enjoy the selection of 2000+ handmade items.
Library The library features an extensive collection of fiber related books, videos and magazines. Members may check out books at the monthly meetings.
Scholarships Anyone who has been a member of the Guild for at least one year may apply for a stipend to assist them in attending workshops related to weaving and fiber arts. The Peggy Wilkins Memorial Scholarship Fund honors a founding member of the guild and is primarily used for educating novice weavers. The HMWG Scholarship Fund can be used for any level of education.