Cranberry Country Weavers' Guild is an organization of handweavers dedicated to the exploration and educational aspects of preserving  the art of handweaving and other fiber arts and their relationship to weaving.
We welcome all interested  in handweaving  to join us!
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 Our meeting place is the West  Bridgewater Public Library, 80 Howard Street,   in West  Bridgewater , Massachusetts .  We meet the 3rd Wednesday of each month except for the months July, August and December.   
 The meetings consist of a business meeting and  an educational program or hands-on workshop
 about a technique of handweaving or project. We meet from 10:30am- 2:00 ,sometimes, 3:00PM.
Driving Directions to  the West Bridgewater Public Library
 
Directions to West Bridgewater Library: 
From the North:
 
Take route 24 south to exit 16A.
Follow route 106 east for approximately 1.6 miles.
At blinking yellow light past High School, (middle/senior high school)
turn left onto Howard St. Follow curve to right, pass two houses and WBPL, #80 Howard St., 
is brick building on right. 
Park in front lot or left side lot of building. 
 
From the South:
 
Take route 24 north to exit 16A   Follow route 106 east for approximately 1.6 miles.
 
At blinking yellow light past High School, (middle/senior high school)
Turn left on to Howard Street  Follow curve to right, pass two houses 
and WBPL, #80 Howard St.,  is brick building on right. 
Park in front lot or left side lot of building. 
 
or...From the South:  
Rte. 495 to Exit 7 for Rte. 24 North. Take Exit 16A for Rte. 106 East into West Bridgewater. Pass through 1 set of traffic lights  (at Hockomock Ctr.). Pass West Bridgewater High School on left. At blinking yellow light past High School, turn left onto Howard St.
Follow curve to right, pass two houses and WBPL is brick building on right. Park in front lot or side lot of building. 
From the West:
Follow route 106 east.
Turn left on to Howard Street (right after the Middle / Senior High).
Follow Howard Street to 80 Howard St.  Follow curve to right, pass two houses and WBPL is brick building on right. 
Park in front lot or side lot of building. 
 
From the East:
Take route 28 north from Bridgewater to route 106 west.
Follow route 106 west through the center of West Bridgewater.
Turn right on to Howard Street (right after the Police and Fire Station).
Follow Howard Street to 80 Howard St. 
 
From the East Bridgewater/Whitman area: 
Take Rte.18 South to Rte. 106 West. Continue past intersection of Rtes. 106 and 28 at lights
and proceed past WB Police station to blinking yellow light on 106 (before WBHS). 
Take a right on Howard St. The WBPL is around the curve on the right. 
 
 
 
 
 
This page was last updated on: September 17, 2019

The Cranberry Country Weavers Guild is a contributing guild member of the New England Weavers Seminar held every two years.  The New England Weavers Seminar will be held in July 2019 at Smith College in Northampton MA.   Photos of the guild's exhibits at the conferences  are below.   For more information about the New England Weavers Seminar  Click the link button  for N.E.W.S.  The next NEWS will take place July 2021
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Cranberry Weavers Guild exhibit of the jackets woven by members . These photos were taken by C. Wooten at the New England Weavers Seminar held in July 2003
  Programs
and meeting dates-September-May  2020

 
Carol  and her First Place  award winning shawl
Nancy and Florrie at NEWS  2005
Key note speaker, Anita Meyer  and Nancy R. discussing dye techniques at the Pro Chem booth  2005 at Merrimack College


Kathy helping  Betty
 take her fabric off 
the loom 
Betty  passed away of ALS. 
We miss her.                                   
            

                                   Carol with her "BEST IN                                              SHOW" award jacket  
Maureen Chapman's award winning  tablecloth
Becky from Becky's Vav Stuga, Shelburn Falls, MA
visiting  the guild to give a program
Ro and Joia during the 3-day 
 60 mile walk for breast cancer research, THE  #-DAY , SUSAN KOMEN , Walk for the Cure

The New England Weavers Seminar  2009

A section of the Gallery Exhibit, Handpainted warp scarf- (red Ribbon award) Woven by Carol
 More  MEMBER PHOTOS
Meetings begin at 10:30 AM
sharp in the Meeting Room at the
West Bridgewater Public Library, 80 Howard Street, West Bridgewater,MA.
Please park on the left-hand side of the building.

Associate members are reminded
to pay $5 per meeting
attended. Attendance is included in  yearly dues
for regular members.(see "join us" button for details of membership.







Cranberry Country Weavers   will meet 
at the  West Bridgewater, MA, Public Library on Wednesday
September 18, 2019
 10:30 am. 



September 18,  2019
Creativity Game Challenge with Beth Guertin
This workshop will introduce the Cranberry Country Weavers Challenge. The challenge
 will be a “Creativity Game.” Each participant will choose four cards representing four 
different categories: Technique /Weave Structure, Design, Color, and Fiber.
The challenge is to weave any household item, piece of clothing or tapestry based on the parameters given on the four cards.
 Each participant will have different parameters and each piece will be unique.
 The workshop will be choosing the cards (playing the game) and then discussing the possibilities of the parameters given. 
At the May Grand Show and Tell, each participant will show and discuss her piece.If you would like to participate and play the game, Beth will provide an 84 page booklet to explain the many ways you can use the four cards you are dealt. If you would like to participate, there will be a $5.00 handout fee. Please contact Diane  Nunes,  to RSVP  for  your game book and playing cards, especially if you  will not be at the September meeting.  See newsletter for Dianes contact  email.

October 16, 2019
 Catalognes: Coverlets of Quebec with Manon Pelletier​
Through a lecture and PowerPoint presentation, Manon will discuss the history of weaving from the Quebec area, particularly the history of rag coverlets known as “catalognes.” She will cover topics such as the origins of the coverlets’ name to what fibers were used in warp and weft, and her own involvement in the making of these traditional coverlets as a child. The presentation will end with pictures of today’s catalogne weavers from Quebec and the tools used.

November 20, 2019
 Holiday Celebration and Handmade Gift Share
  and Small Woven Pouches with Christine Anderson
Come celebrate with us at our annual Holiday Meeting! Please bring your own lunch and enjoy some special des- sert treats. In the morning, we will have our traditional gift share. If you'd like to participate, please bring a wrapped hand-made gift to exchange.
After the gift exchange, Christine Anderson will guide us in making a small handwoven pouch done on a cardboard loom . This loom will be provided to everyone who would like to participate. Please bring the following materials:
• Soft yarns, worsted weight     -Novelty yarns, boucle yarns    • Blunt tapestry needle, small comb or beater, and scissors.

The details of the 2020 programs will be updated for January, 2020.   More details and what to bring to each meeting will be updated  forJanuary.Program  details can change with the winter weather and CCW meetings will be cancelled if  public school closings  are listed for WEST BRIDGEWATER PUBLIC SCHOOLS. 
s of the 2020 programs will be updated for January, 2020.   More details and what to bring to each meeting will be updated  forJanuary.Program  details can change with the winter weather and CCW meetings will be cancelled if  public school closings  are listed for WEST BRIDGWATER programs will be updated for January, 2020.   More details and what to bring to each meeting will be updated  forJanuary.Program  details can change with the winter weather and CCW meetings will be cancelled if  public school closings  are listed for WEST BRIDGWATER 
For details , now, please refer to your member NEWSLETTER program descriptions .  Updates to program details and changes will be  listed here, and also in the CCW program "email Blasts" to members, as they happen.
January 15, 2020
 Tapestry- A Further Exploration
with Linda Rynard
 This presentation will explore those variations of style based on several leading tapestry artists, hopefully encouraging further exploration of this art form.
February 19, 2020
 Weaving Your Own Linen Bedsheets
 with Suzi Ballenger
Indulge for a moment, in the idea of sleeping in bedsheets that you have woven. That fantasy is achievable! This presentation is how to handle a wide linen warp and how to finish it, with a few other special stories about the history and importance of handweaving your own bedsheets.This is an opportunity for first person research – historical and contemporary samples will be available for study.
March 18, 2020
Snowflake Canadian Boutonné (Computer workshop)
Sara Bixler
Sara Bixler says the decision to immerse herself into rigid heddle weaving “ forced my creativity to realms I never dreamed of. With the equivalent of only two shafts available to me, I began researching surface embellishments, warp manipulation, and historic textiles, including the study of pile weaves through the centuries.”

April 15, 2020— Designing Krokbragd on Paper 
with Norma Smayda
Krokbragd is a thick weft-faced twill-based weave structure. It is usually threaded as a 3 shaft point twill, with one shaft treadled at a time. This struc- ture was popular throughout Norway in the 18th and 19th centuries. It was used for anything requiring thickness and warmth. Krokbragd designing can be quite colorful. Norma will talk to us about the im- portance of planning out a design before starting.

May 20, 2020— Annual Meeting and Grand Show and Tell of our Creativity Game Guild Challenge
More details  for this meeting  will be posted  closer to the date.







 Next New England Weavers seminar will be held at Smith College  In July 2021
New England Weavers Seminar
 at  Smith College,
Northampton, MA
July 2019

Cranberry Guild show:

WEAVING   (is) FOR THE BIRDS
Jan's Award winning  Tote
Carol's award winning Scarf - Hand dyed  silk
Photos from other NEW ENGLAND WEAVERS SEMINARS in the past

GUILD AND MEMBER PHOTO GALLERY