The Seattle Weavers’ Guild announces its 30
th Annual Weaving and Fiber Arts Show and Sale on October 28, 29, and 30th. The sale will take place in Bloedel Auditorium, St Mark’s Cathedral located on Capitol Hill at 1245 10th Ave E, Seattle. Parking is free.
Sale hours will vary each day. Thursday’s hours will be 5pm to 8pm. Friday’s hours will be 10am to 8pm. Saturdays hours will be 10am to 5pm.
The sale offers unique high-quality handwoven and other interlaced fiber-art products. It provides an opportunity for the early Holiday Season shopper to get unique well-made handcrafted gifts for the special people on their list.
“The sale is not a specialized crafts bazaar,” said Guild President Kathy Warner. ” It is notable for the members’ craftsmanship and use of traditional techniques, as well as their innovative and creative approach.”
A wide range of products from many of the members will be featured. These will probably include shawls; scarves; clothing; household items such as dish towels, “mug rugs,” napkins, and placemats; baby blankets; wall hangings; basketry; rugs; and fine jewelry.
All offerings are individually handmade and unique. They reflect the artist’s skills and mastery of the older fiber arts.
There will be daily demonstrations of weaving and spinning. Proceeds from the sale are used to fund the guild’s volunteer outreach program and to bring talented practicing artists to Seattle Weavers’ Guild to educate both its members and the public in their art.
The event is designed to create a venue for members to show and sell their handwoven wares, to educate the public about weaving, and to produce funds for guild activities.
For more information about the sale and the Seattle Weavers’ Guild, go to www.swg-sale.com.
About the Seattle Weavers’ Guild:
Founded in January, 1937, the Seattle Weavers’ Guild promotes the art and technique of handweaving and other interlaced arts. The Guild is the largest in the United States with about 345 members .
Funded in part from the proceeds of the annual sale, the Guild sponsors several programs throughout the community. Classes are offered in the weaving room at the South Seattle Senior Center.
The Guild also supports the weaving program offered to patients and parents at Seattle Children’s Hospital.