Triangle Weavers Guild 50th Celebration
In 2022 Triangle Weavers will celebrate their golden anniversary with shared activities throughout the year. Members will learn about the Guild’s rich history and that of the textile industry in Orange and Alamance Counties. Those who are new to the Guild and those who organized and led the group from 1972 through today will be part of the 50th. Everyone will have opportunities to participate at meetings and TFAC. Plans include:
- Collaborate: All members are invited to add to the commemorative banners which will be created for TFAC. We need at least fifty pieces including tapestry, felting, weaving, surface design & Shibori. Check back soon for the specific measurements, where and how to donate. We want as many members as possible to donate a piece and be part of our banner project. It will demonstrate the quality and diversity of TWG fiber arts, and they will be saved to present at TFAC well into the future! Download this document to see the specifications for the piece you donate and a form to attach to your piece
- Celebrate: The May 2022 membership meeting will be both a celebration of fiber art and a time to honor our history including the members whose vision led the group over a most successful fifty years. Details about this TFAC May meeting will follow as we work our way through Covid.
- Experience: Orange and Alamance counties have a rich history of textile production. The Glencoe Mill in Burlington will be 140 years old in 2022 so we are working with them to give our members insight into life in the village and the mill. Again, details will be announced in 2022. In addition, the NC Museum of History is also planning a craft exhibition that will include historical hand-woven textiles from their curated archives. Plans will be made for us to visit. Both will be interesting study group field trips!
Each 50th Anniversary activity will be announced in the Guild newsletter and regularly in the What’s Happening weekly update so STAY TUNED. Updates will also be posted here on the website throughout the year.
Finally, please contact Paula Baumann at firstname.lastname@example.org with historical tidbits, newsletters, minutes, newspaper articles, and ideas for activities based on our history. Thank you in advance.