Weaving Exhibit and Sale

Dates and Times 2016

Thursday, Nov. 3 5:00pm  - 9:00pm
Friday, Nov. 4 10:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday, Nov. 5 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday, Nov. 6 11:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Josiah Smith Barn
358 Boston Post Road
Weston, MA 02493
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Joshia Smith Barn

Josiah Smith Barn

Be Our Guest . . .Once a Year Event!

This is a 4-day event composed of two parts: A Sale and an Exhibit. Admission is free to both.

The Weavers’ Guild of Boston Annual Juried Sale offers shoppers a wide range of over 2000 finely-crafted items. You will find creative clothing, including many scarves and shawls for all seasons and occasions. The sale also includes many colorful blankets, placemats and other household items, as well as other unique gifts. Most items are hand-woven; though there are others that re knitted, felted and/or sewn.

The 2016 Exhibit is "Plain Weave".  These pieces are not for sale.  Instead, they showcase the talents of the weaver's craft utilizing the simplest yet trickiest of weave structures: Plain Weave. Make it a point to view this exhibit and see all the possibilities of plain weave.

2012 photo, linens

Table Linens

2013 photo, scarves

Scarves and Dolls

We hope you will join us! More Pictures

Sign up for email and/or postcard reminder before the sale: Postcard Mailing List

If you can't get to the sale, or are looking for custom weaving, check the list of Guild Commission Weavers

Member Information: Exhibit, Publicity and Forms

As a member of the Weavers’ Guild of Boston, your participation in this important event is welcome, whether or not you submit items to the Sale or Exhibit. Please help in promoting the event. Publicity is good for the guild and proceeds from the Sale help to fund programs that benefit us all. In addition, your help as a volunteer over the November weekend is much appreciated. You will have the opportunity to meet other guild members and experience an amazing inventory of woven work.

Exhibit: “Plain Weave Challenge

This year the Guild challenge was Plain Weave. This challenge was designed to encourage the weaver to create a beautiful yet unique cloth. This basic structure offers a wide variety of looks by using the myriad variations: color, texture, thick and thin, or double or triple weave (intersecting layers of plain weave) if you have the requisite number of shafts.  The finished piece is either a scarf (8”x60”) or a runner (12”x36’).  Dictionary.com defines plain weave as: the most common and tightest of basic weave structures in which the filling threads pass over and under successive warp threads and repeat the same pattern with alternate threads in the following row.

Contact Elizabeth Springett, Event Assistant Chair at saleexhibit@weaversguildofboston.org for more information.

Publicity

You can help promote the Sale whether or not you have items in the Sale or Exhibit. Feel free to copy, print and forward material from the links below to help the public learn about the Weavers' Guild of Boston and the Sale and Exhibit in particular. Note that these documents may not be modified without the Guild's permission.

Forms

The material below is up-to-date for the 2016 sale. The deadline for the Inventory Form submission is October 27, 2016.

General Information*
Criteria for Sale Submission*
Download Inventory Form**

Note that the permissions and waiver form is now the first sheet in the Inventory. You must complete this form before submitting your inventory.

**Depending on your operating system and Office version, you may see messages asking you to confirm actions, for example, confirm ‘Save’. Note the worksheet tabs at the bottom of this spreadsheet file for Instructions, Inventory Sheet and Category List. Also included is a Fixtures/Exhibit tab for inventory items (such as display racks) you may be loaning to the Guild for the event.

* Almost everyone has Adobe Acrobat Reader, needed to open PDF documents. If you do not, download it from www.adobe.com which is a trusted site. picture
** Requires you to have Microsoft Excel (version 97 or later) installed on your computer. Save option recommended.  If you don't have Excel, then contact the sale chairperson (listed in General Information) for assistance.
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