Pioneer Valley Weavers News

October 11, 2022

We are a guild of weavers united by our common fascination with the interlacement of fibers. Some of us are just beginning to enjoy weaving, others are fairly proficient and a few are professional weavers. Several of us are at the loom every day while others struggle to find small bits of time in which to weave.

We weave on large looms in separate rooms devoted just to weaving and small looms on the kitchen table. We gather to encourage and learn from each other. PVW is the sum of our actions, reflected in our reputation.

Our meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday from September through June at WEBS, 75 Service Center Road, Northampton, MA, in Classroom 3.


Pioneer Valley Weavers wish to express their gratitude to WEBS for their long-term and generous support of our Guild and our programs.

Chair’s Corner

Our presenter for October is Nevan Carling. Nevan’s work as a preservationist timber framer and cataloguing barn framed looms in New England combines an historical and social perspective on weaving looms should be a really interesting talk. The fall colors are inspiration for me for our color challenge project for the NEWS table. Please bring any questions you have about the project. I look forward to seeing you all at the meeting.



Membership in PVW renews annually.

The guild year runs from July 1st through June 30th. Dues are $30., which includes monthly programs from September through June, access to PVW’s vast Library, discounted workshop fees, and access to our loaner looms and our Newsletter. Other benefits are occasional notices of outside workshops, looms and equipment for sale, exhibits from other guilds, reduced entry fees for NEWS exhibits, and inclusion on the NEWS Guild Table Display. To maintain membership, dues must be received on or before the October meeting.

Our Membership Chair is Peggy Wolff. You can mail your check for $30. made to Pioneer Valley Weavers to Peggy at 126 Cave Hill Road, Leverett, MA 01054

PVW Welcomes Tamar Smith. Tamar joined us at our September meeting and was delightful to be around. Members, please introduce yourself to Tamar and help her learn the benefits of the guild.