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 10:00am- 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: June 16, 2017

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 2017 at Smith College in Northampton MA.   Photos of the guild's exhibit at the conference from 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2009, 2011 and 2015 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 2017!
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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
MEMBERS  PHOTO GALLERY
Carol's First place award winning jacket  NEWS 2003
  Program details
and meeting dates-  September  2017-May  2018
To  be announced  Check back in September!
Warp Painting Workshop  at Prochemical and Dye in  April 2005
 Photos  from past NEW ENGLAND WEAVERS SEMINARS
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 last year of ALS. 
We miss her.                                   
 
held at Smith College, Northampton, MA                             July 2009


                                                               
JULY 13-16th, 2017
The New England Weavers' Seminar: took place  at Smith College in Northampton, MA, See below the fun we had there!  Looking forward to  seeing you , July 2017!
Ro, Nancy and Carol on the "runway".            
                                     
                                   Carol with her "BEST IN                                              SHOW" award jacket  
 part of the Faculty Exhibit
Bycretia Chase's Pin jacket , titled: "Brest Color Pink", (middle) is Woven and has a handpainted lining.
Maureen Chapman's award winning  tablecloth
Judy at her loom.
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
Last August
The New England Weavers Seminar  2009
Detail of Carol's award winning  jacket
Carol's Hand dyed warp vest entry
Skirt woven by Nancy
Some of our members at lunch at NEWS
Cranberry's Guild Exhibit "Weaving GREEN"
A section of the Gallery Exhibit, Handpainted warp scarf- (red Ribbon award) Woven by Carol
Catherine, working hard at her loom
Warp dying workshop at Prochem's lab
 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)
Carol's award winning scarf
NEWS!   NEWS ! NEWS!

 Our  "Endlessly Tireless Tabby" programs  with Barbara Herbster , this past year,
 inspired our Guild's Exhibition to be held at the New England Weavers Seminar this 
July 13th-16th!

If you think of plain weave only in terms of over one thread and under the next, then let this
 September lecture challenge your vision. Some of the most interesting and beautiful fabrics 
created have been in tabby structure.

“If only I had one more color, one more shaft, one more treadle...” Well for once let us assume you will be completely satisfied with what can be accomplished on 2 shafts. Our challenge for the April meeting was anything created on an inkle, rigid heddle, tapestry, table or floor loom. Yes, Barbara returned for Session 2 in April and moderated the resulting tabby masterpieces, created by our members for our Cranberry NEWS Guild Exhibit “ONE UP ~ ONE DOWN”.

 We  explored Plain Weave with plenty of examples submitted!  What a treat to see  what everyone had been working  so hard at home on , through this past year!  Congratulations  to all of you! Our exhibit  will be great!   
All are welcome to come to NEWS  to see the exhibits, They are all open to the PUBLIC along with  all the fiber and equipment  vendors!!
​Thank You Barbara, for your inspiration!

So Everyone come up for the day for the exhibits, even if you are not registered for any of the classes.   You will enjoy the  many exhibits of beautifully handwoven pieces.
The  judged Gallery Exhibit -Campus Center, Smith College

The  Judged Fashion Exhibit   -Campus Center, Smith College

The Faculty Exhibit-  Sealley Hall

14 NEW ENGLAND WEAVERS MEMBER GUILDS' -GUILD EXHIBITS-   DAVIS BALLROOM, Smith College

the "Special Exhibit"-A PASSION FOR WEAVING-THREE MASTER WEAVERS OF RHODE ISLAND
     EXHIBITING THE WORK OF ANTONIA KORMOS, JAN DOYLE AND NORMA SMAYDA
Campus Center










Cranberry Country Weavers   will meet 
at the  West Bridgewater, MA, Public Library on Wednesday, SEPTEMBER 20,2017
 10:00 am. 

NEW ENGLAND WEAVERS SEMINAR  2011
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