Meetings: When and where we meet
We meet the 2nd Saturday of the month in September, October, November, February, March, April, and May at the White River Craft Center at the Kimball House, 50 Randolph Rd, Randolph, Vermont. See map
You are welcome at 9:00 to socialize, check out the library, have a cup of tea or coffee, before the start of the meeting at 10:00, followed by a business meeting at 11:30, and library access from 12–1:00. With the exception of pre-announced potlucks, food is not available at the meeting location so bring a bag lunch and socialize over the lunch break.
Morning meetings are free of charge to guild members and the general public.
Afternoon workshops usually begin at 1:00. Learn more about the guild's upcoming schedule of multi-day and afternoon workshops.
Upcoming Meeting Schedule
Feb 10, 2024, Presentation 9:45 am, Business Meeting 11:15am
Our February morning presentation will be happening in-person (White River Craft Center) and over Zoom web conferencing.
Connie Diamant—Free-weaving ("Saori-style" or "Intuitive" Weaving)
Time: Feb 10, 2024 9:45am ET
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Meeting ID: 864 7888 9424
Connie Diamant will explain how Free-weaving (referred to as "Saori-style" or "Intuitive" weaving by some)
creates room to explore colors and the role of textures in weaving. Free-weaving encourages one to experiment,
mixing different materials and colors, skipping dents and doubling threads—all without fear.
Conveniently, this playful weaving style has no rules so there are no mistakes, except perhaps
happy accidents. Then you can bring this knowledge back to traditional weaving or incorporate a mixture of
Free-weaving into your favorite pattern to expand your repertoire. Connie will share over 20 years of
practicing and teaching weaving and show you clothing she's made from her woven cloth that has
incorporated the principles of Free-weaving using unusual fibers and bits and pieces of things.
This presentation will be entirely via zoom.
Connie Diamant brings over 20 years of traditional weaving experience along with Saori intensive
training with Mihoko Wakabayashi of Worcester, Massachusetts and workshops and classes with Cheryl Dunworth of Weavin'
Place ~Saori Style (Folsom, Louisiana). In presentations and workshops she brings a passion and enthusiasm
to introducing Free-weaving and sharing this unique weaving experience. Her work has been exhibited at the
Hylton Performing Arts Center of George Mason University (Fairfax, Virginia) and Northern Virginia
Community College, Manassas Campus' annual juried art show. She teaches weaving in northern Virginia.
The Vermont Weavers Guild Business Meeting
Time: Feb 10, 2024 11:15am ET
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Meeting ID: 833 3049 6701
March 9, 2024, 10:00 am
Our March morning presentation will be happening in-person (White River Craft Center) and over Zoom web conferencing.
Julie George—Keeping a Record of Your Weaving
April 13, 2024, 10:00 am
Our April morning presentation will be happening in-person (White River Craft Center) and over Zoom web conferencing.
May 11, 2024, 10:00 am
Our May Annual Meeting will be happening in-person (White River Craft Center) and over Zoom web conferencing.
A monthly Guild meeting may be cancelled in the case of severe weather conditions or other uncontrollable Craft Center building issues.
The Executive Committee will decide by noon the Friday before the Saturday meeting if we need to cancel due to bad weather or other conditions beyond our control.
The announcement will be posted on the front page of the Vermont Weavers Guild website, on the Vermont Weavers Guild Facebook page, and under Guild Business on the Vermont Weavers Guild Member Forum.