Handweavers Guild hosts three workshops each year with well-known
fiber artists. Workshop leaders are chosen for their expertise and
are often nationally and internationally known. Workshops are
generally held in Room 4 of the North DeKalb Cultural Center.
Workshop registration is on a first-come, first-served basis,
with non-Guild members welcome on a space-available basis.
Registration normally opens two months before a workshop, and the
registration opening date for each workshop is published in the
Guild’s Fiber Focus newsletter.
To register, click on the link at the bottom of one of the
workshop descriptions below. Only on-line registrations will be
accepted. However, you may pay for your workshop either on-line
or by check. If you pay by check, your payment must arrive within 14
days of your registration or your registration will be void and your
place in the workshop will go to the next person on the waiting
If you are making a non-member
payment this does not qualify you as a member. Please go to
if you wish to become a member.
If you register for a workshop and are unable to attend, you must
find your replacement in order to have your workshop payment
refunded. Please email the
Workshop Chairman for the workshop waiting list.
Presented By: Cheryl White
Dates: Saturday and Sunday
September 24-25, 2016
Time: Saturday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Fee: $100 (CHG members)
Registration: Opens July 27, 2016
Supplies: Pre-warped 2-4 shaft loom. Kits for
linen warp with wool and other fibers for the inlay will be
available from Georgia Yarn Company. Information and complete
supply list will be available after registration.
The workshop is appropriate for advanced beginners and will allow
participants to explore the technique of weaving transparencies
using a linen warp for the background cloth with wools and other
weft fibers to execute a simple design using a cartoon provided by
the instructor or one of your own creation. This two day workshop
will give you the basics you need to further explore weaving
transparencies. Participants must be able to independently warp
their own loom prior to the class. The fee for the workshop
includes the use of a guild loom one week before the class and one
week afterwards to complete your project. Looms for the workshop
should be 2-4 shaft floor or table looms. The preference is for
floor looms. No rigid heddle looms.
Born in Norwich, England, Cheryl emigrated to the United States
in her teens and currently resides in Penfield, Georgia with her
husband. She is a graduate of the State University of New York,
Farmingdale and the University of Georgia, Athens. Cheryl’s weaving
has been featured in numerous shows and exhibits. She also has a
strong commitment to imparting her enjoyment of the craft to others.
To this end she does programs and demonstrations for schools and
community organizations. She also works with Georgia State Parks and
Historic Sites and under her guidance several historic looms have
been restored and are now being used and enjoyed.
Registration will open July 27,
For more information about this workshop, contact