The SeatWeaver’s Guild, Inc. (TSWG) 2015 Gathering Overview
“Back Home Again In Indiana Techniqes In Wicker
Restoration, Seat Weaving & Oh! So Much More”
(Tentative Schedule as of May 6, 2015)
Friday, July 31, 2015
3:00-5:00 pm - Welcome to Brown County State Park
Registration - Abe Martin Lodge-Melodeon Hall (All Activities take place in Melodeon Hall) 5:30-8:00 PM: Continuing Registration Home of Andrew
1345 S. County Rd., 150W, Brownstown, Indiana Cell-DWD-217-251-7700
5:30 - 7:30pm
Welcome To The Farm Meet and Greet
All guests are invited for a complimentary cookout, zip lining, swimming, and visiting.
8:00 Executive Board Meeting - At the farm
Saturday, August 1, 2015
Breakfast on your own.
8:00 am Continuing registration
Coffee, Water, and Iced Tea available all day Saturday and Sunday. 9:00-9:15am- President’s Welcome & Introduction-Mindy King
9:15- 10:30 am “You Can Do This” - Basic through advanced techniques in Wicker Restoration-Jill Woods 10:30-10:45 am-Break
10:45 am-Noon - Jill’s Wicker Restoration Class Continues
Noon-1:00 pm Lunch Break - Meal (included in fee)
1:00 - 1:45 pm “Bringing Creativity to the Seven Step Process” - Wayne Sharp 1:45-3:00 pm “Weaving Seats With Natural Rush” - Cathryn Peters
3:00 - 3:15 pm - Break
3:15 - 4:15 pm - “Weaving Seats with Fiber Rush”- Bill Brick 4:15- 5:15 pm - “Creative Uses for Leftover Materials” - Jo Rusin 5:15 - 6:00 pm- Break
6:00 - 9:00 pm- Buffet Dinner (Included in fee) and Annual Meeting
Sunday, August 2, 2015
Breakfast on your own
9:00 - 10:00 am - Panel discussion - ”Running A Successful Caning Business For Fun and Profit” -
10:00 - 10:15 am - Break
10:15 - 11:30 am - “Tips and Tools”
11:30 am - 1:00 pm- Lunch on your own
Noon - 3:00 pm- Extensive chair exhibit “Seatweaving Through the Ages”
Free and open to the public.
1:00 - 3:00 pm - “Come Weave A Footstool” Class- Free.
The public is encouraged to attend. (Materials fee - $25.00)
Print the PDF to mail in a registration or go HERE for an online form.
TSWG Annual Membership Renewals Due
May 12, 2015
2015-2016 TSWG Annual Membership Renewals Due
Just a quick reminder everyone that your membership in The SeatWeavers’ Guild, Inc.®, (TSWG) is up for renewal for July 1, 2015 until June 30, 2016.
The SeatWeaver’s Guild, Inc. (TSWG) 2014 Gathering Overview
July 12th, 2014
*LATEST UPDATE–Click here for TSWG 2014 GATHERING OVERVIEW in PDF format.
Please read and enjoy as it should answer any questions remaining and will give you all the information you need to register and attend the big, annual Gathering out in Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, MA on July 25-27, 2014.
Alright, we’ve just updated each one of the 2014 Gathering pages here on the website, to reflect this addition–
We always look forward to presenting our annual and rare “Chair Seating Through the Ages” exhibit to the public. We enjoy educating everyone about these bygone quality workmanship pieces.
Many of our guild members are recreating some of the more difficult designs and patterns of the woven seats in the restoration work they do today.
2011 “Chair Seating Through the Ages” Exhibit
Won’t you join us later this month in Sturbridge, MA? Hope to see all our guild members there so we can get to know each other, share techniques, and learn hints and tips to make our weaving better.
We are all looking forward to interacting with the public through demonstrations, the chair seating exhibit and more to keep this traditional seat weaving craft alive!
2013 Roger Belanger oak splint demo
TSWG Annual Membership Renewals Due
July 3rd, 2014
2014-2015 TSWG Annual Membership Renewals Due
Just a quick reminder everyone that your membership in The SeatWeavers’ Guild, Inc.®, (TSWG) is up for renewal for July 1, 2014 until June 30, 2015.
2014 TSWG Gathering Tentative Schedule Posted
June 1st, 2014
The Tentative Schedule for the 7th Annual Gathering of The SeatWeavers’ Guild, Inc.® held at Old Sturbridge Village in MA has just been posted to the website on the 2014 TSWG Gathering Tentative Schedule page.
We will once again offer the rare and informative Chair Seating Exhibition: Seatweaving Through the Ages, FREE and open to the public on Sunday.