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Annual Gatherings of TSWG


17th Annual Gathering
July 26, 27 & 28, 2024


5th Annual Gathering of TSWG at Old World Wisconsin

Jill Wood demonstrating cattail rush seat weaving 2010 3rd Gathering

16th Annual Gathering
July 14, 15 & 16
Fitchburg, MA

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15th Annual TSWG Gathering
Jonesborough, TN
July 29-31, 2022

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The 2021, 14th Annual Gathering will be held virtually this year!
July 23-25, 2021
Register and see the schedule

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12th Annual Gathering

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TSWG Annual Gathering July 26-28, 2019


Seat Weaving: The Art and Industry

Exploring the Artsy side of seat weaving and the Industry side of seat weaving Workshop venue is the Glenn Community Center located in Glenn, Mi., mid way between Douglas and South Haven. Glenn has a fun history and is known as “the pancake town” when in 1937 a blizzard stranded over 200 motorists on US 31 and they filled the small town of Glenn seeking shelter. The citizens of Glenn took them in but food supplies were short except for a large supply of pancake flour. The fed the town and visitors pancakes for breakfast lunch and dinner giving Glenn it new nickname. We will hold our traditonal public demonstration and display on Sunday 7-28-2019 at the Douglas Old School House Museum in downtown Douglas Michigan. The museum will be open and a docent on duty while we demonstrate our craft and skills in the Garden at the museum on Sunday afternoon.

Workshop information will be posted as it is developed and finalized.


This area is know as the Art Coast of Michigan and is chock full of options for sightseeing. Plan to come and bring the family. There is much to do and see and you might want to extend your stay beyond the Annual Gathering scheduled days.


The South West Coast of Lake Michigan South Haven South Haven Visitor Bureau

Great beaches, shopping, movie theater, restaurants, art galleries Saugatuck/Douglas Saug/Douglas Visitors Bureau

Beaches, shopping, restaurants, art galleries, museums, theater Holland Holland Visitors bureau

Beaches, shopping restaurants, Windmill Island and the Dutch Village, museums

Grand Rapids Grand Rapids Visitors Bureau

Theater, Ballet, restaurants, Shopping

Other Attractions The Gingereman Raceway South Haven


We have reserved a small block of rooms at the Baymont Inn & Suites in South Haven for the weekend of our 2019 Gathering.

We are working on securing some other rooms at other hotels in the area. We will have a full list of local hotels posted here soon.

We encourage our members to book rooms soon as this area is a busy tourist destination in the Summer and rooms book up very early. There are many choices through Airbnb, VRBO, and Michigan B and B sites. Explore your options now and book early!

Look for housing options in South Haven, Glenn, Fennville, Saugatuck, Douglas and Holland for the best locations closest to our Gathering Venue.

11th Annual Gathering
Hot Springs Arkansas
July 24-26, 2018
10th Anniversary Gathering at Hockings College, home of Robins Crossing,
Nelsonville, Ohio
July 21-23, 2017
“Back Home in Indiana:Techniques in Wicker Restoration,Seat Weaving & OH! so much more.”
~~ New Location~~
Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park, Nashville, IN



7th Annual Gathering & Meeting of TSWG
Sturbridge, Massachusetts

July 25 – 27, 2014


“Keeping the Craft Alive:The Diversity of Chair Seat Weaving”

~~ New Location~~

Old Sturbridge Village, 29 Stallion Hill Road, Sturbridge, MA 01566

2013–6th Annual Gathering of TSWGSautee Nacoochee, GA
August 2,3 & 4, 2013


“Seatweaving Southern Style: From Then to Now”

~~ New Location~~


Sautee Nacoochee Center283 Hwy 255 NSautee
Nacoochee, Georgia 30571
2012–5th Annual Gathering of TSWGOld World Wisconsin in Eagle, WI
August 3, 4 & 5, 2012
“Traditional 7-Step Caning:Exploring Advanced Challenges”
Old World Wisconsin, S103 W37890 Hwy 67, Eagle, WI
in the Caldwell Hall Educational Center



2011–4th Annual Gathering of TSWG Noblesville, IN
July 29, 30 & 31, 2011
~~ New Location~~
Hamilton County Fairgrounds & Exhibition Center
Tom Holtkamp weaving demo TSWG 2011

Tom Holtkamp weaving demo TSWG 2011

2010–3rd Annual Gathering of TSWG, Scotts, MI
July 30, 31 – August 1, 2010–Third Annual Gathering and Guild Meeting will be held at
~~ New Location~~
Tiller’s International in Scotts, Michigan.

Mark your calendars and join us for a three-day weekend of fun, sharing, learning and teaching the art and craft of chair seat weaving in this marvelous educational rural farm setting.


The annual membership meeting will be held at 8pm EDT on Saturday, August 1, 2010 after the banquet at the Guest House at Tillers International in Scotts, Michigan. All members in good standing (dues paid currently up to date), are invited to attend the annual member’s meeting.


However, if you want to also attend and participate in the Gathering events, you will need to pay the registration fee, your lodging expenses and for your meals.  See the other pages here for details.

2009–2nd Annual Gathering of TSWG, Nelsonville, OH

July 31 – August 2, 2009–Second Annual Guild Meeting and Workshops held in Nelsonville, OH at Robbins Crossing on the grounds of Hocking College.

Workshop theme was “Adventures in Advanced Caning Patterns” on Saturday with several weavers providing demonstrations and talks on their particular caning pattern.


Following the Saturday night dinner at the annual members business meeting, the by-laws were ratified and the new official executive board was elected. Then in August of 2009, incorporation filings were completed.

Watch 2nd Annual Gathering of TSWG YouTube video below!

2008–1st Annual Gathering of TSWG, Nelsonville, OH

July 18, 19 & 20, 2008–First Annual Guild Meeting and Workshops held in Nelsonville, OH at Robbins Crossing on the grounds of Hocking College.


Workshops presented were: Corn Shuck Seatweaving with Mindy King and Weaving Cattails and Bulrushes with Cathryn Peters.


Annual Members Business Meeting and Banquet were held on Saturday and on Sunday we had a continental breakfast and then the sharing of Hints & Tips from members.


Watch YouTube video below!

"Preserving & perpetuating the craft of chair caning and seat weaving!"
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