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(scroll down for details on the "Farm to Fiber" event)


====== 2020 SVH GUILD CHALLENGE ======

“THE TEXTURES AND COLORS OF NATURE”
Three-Dimensional Creation
(Challenge  Chair:  Jane Collins)


Goal:  Inspired by a specific element found in nature, each participating member will weave 
and create a three-dimensional object.

Description / Requirements:
1. An object which has been altered after weaving 
OR has been woven in a three-dimensional manner.
2. Must include a found object(s) (shell, rusty nail, old wagon handle…) 
OR a non-woven part(s) (leather, wood, vinyl…).
3. The inspirational natural element is to be presented with the project 
OR described in a brief paragraph or by a picture.

Prizes:
By a vote of the members attending the December meeting, one prize will be awarded 
for each of these categories:
Functional (tea cozy, soft blocks for children, garment - but no flat scarves…)
OR 
Decorative (wall hanging, sculpture, vase…)
If an object could be both, the weaver will declare the category.

Comments:
No limits are placed on size, number of colors, structures or techniques. 
Trying a new structure or technique is encouraged.
During the meetings this year, members will share successes, problems, and solutions.

Deadline:

The December 2020 meeting.

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2020 CREATIVE CONFINEMENT: ONLINE FIBER SHOW
(email below from the CHG President May 29, 2020; SVH voted 6/20/20 to participate)
Dear Fiber Arts Guild Leader,

Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild, located in Atlanta, would like to invite your guild members to join us in an online fiber show called CREATIVE CONFINEMENT: ONLINE FIBER SHOW.

This is one of the online activities we are working on to help bring guild members together and bridge the gap made by the cancellation of Convergence. Every 2 years CHG has a Member Show, but this year COVID-19 precautions made us cancel the physical show. We’re going ahead with an online event and, since travel and physical space is not a challenge, we would like to invite your members to share what they have been making, too. Entering is free but limited to 5 entries per person. We’re trying to put together a video fashion show as well, but haven’t yet worked out all the details so more information about that will come out later. Let us know if you would be interested in this aspect of the online show. 

We will host the show on our website at https://chgweavers.org.

Please let us know if you are interested by contacting president@chgweavers.org. We will add your guild’s name to the registration form and send links and instructions so that you can share them with your guild. (This has been done for SVH Guild. pn)  We plan to promote the event on social media and, if you choose to participate, we would appreciate your help in getting the word out.

Time is short, the entry period begins June 15 and we would like to celebrate awards the first week of August. 

Thanks so much and we hope you are interested in combining forces, 

Leigh Skowronski, Kathi Grupp, and Teresa Edmisten
Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild

See below for more information:

Schedule:
June 15th – first day to submit entries
July 15th – last day to submit entries
July 24-30 – voting period
Announcements of winners – first week in August 

Categories:
  • Functional
  • Wearable
  • Decorative
  • Accessory
  • Made During Shelter in Place (Started on or after March 1, 2020)
  • Mask
Awards: 
There will be one "People's Choice" award (ribbon) for the show and all entrants, regardless of their guild affiliation, will be eligible for this award.  Other recognitions will be announced in each category. Accepted entrants will have their work displayed in the online exhibit and their name, information about the work, and guild will be recognized. We are exploring other things we can do to recognize achievement as well.

Rules:
  • No more than 5 entries allowed per person.
  • Entries must be created by you no earlier than May, 2018.
  • Entries must include fiber.
  • Entrants must agree to allow us to post entries, share entrant information after voting is complete, and use images and descriptions in social media and other places to promote the show.
Entry Guidelines:
  • Name is required. The competition will be anonymous but names will be shared after voting is complete.
  • Email address and best telephone number is required. We won’t use your personal information for any other reason, than communicating about the show, without your permission.
  • Confirm your guild membership.
  • Please provide a unique title for each of your entries. Besides keeping it suitable for any viewers, it can be flowery (Dawn Over Wawasee Lake) or simple (Scarf 1). It will be visible.
  • Please provide a description of your entry. Again, this can be simple or involved but should include things like:
    • Fiber content
    • Weave Structure (if woven)
    • Dimensions
    • Sett / PPI
    • Special techniques such as "hand dyed" or "hand spun"
    • Credit given to collaborators
    • Etc.
  • Upload an image/video that best illustrates your work. Tips and instructions will be available on the web site.

I received the following email after they were informed on 6/20/20 that our Guild wanted to participate....phyllis

Hi,
Glad you are participating. Here are a few links and information about the show. Please let me know if you have any questions. This is the message we sent other participants: 

10 Guilds have accepted our invitation, so far. We're looking forward to this new shared adventure. Information about the show can be found at https://chgweavers.org - just look for the Creative Confinement logo or click on the button below.

We will be posting updates on social media and sending update emails. Please share this information with your members. Voting will begin in late July after the 30 day entry period is complete. Good luck and keep weaving.



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*** POSTPONED UNTIL 2021 SPRING ****

"FARM TO FIBER"
Sunday, September 20, 2020
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Commons at Collegedale Market

Members and guests are invited to demonstrate anything fiber related...does NOT have to be weaving.  You may consider "hands-on" activities if you like.  Those interested must coordinate with the SVH Guild for planning and organizational purposes.

Those attending may offer their items for sale at a 10% commission due to the Market.
No booth rental required.