Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Christmas at Casa 2019




Join the Lethbridge Handicraft Guild of Weavers for Christmas at Casa 2019!
Friday, November 15, 5pm - 9pm
Saturday, November 16, 10am - 5pm

We will be located in the weaving/textile studio on the second floor of the building.  Watch for signs.  Elevator available!  We will have various handwoven items including our famous tea towels, dishcloths, scarves, blankets, shawls, placemats, knit items, handspun & dyed yarns and much, much more! 

Art - Craft - Cafe - Music
Lethbridge's premiere fine art and craft market takes over Casa. Purchase handmade goods from local artists and artisans that are one-of-a-kind. Over 100 artists will be displaying their wares throughout the building.

Please bring a donation for the Lethbridge Food Bank!
Casa is an official Angel Tree pick-up and drop-off location for the season.

Pick up an Arts & Crafts passport and visit AAC Works, Christmas at Casa, Etsy Handmade Market at Mortar & Brick, the Holiday Market at SAAG and the 2019 Pottery & Glass Art Christmas Show & Sale at Westminster Community Hall by the Lethbridge Society of Glass Artisans and the Oldman River Potters Guild. Attend all five art shows/sales and be entered to win a gift basket.

Here's a sampling of what was available at previous year's sales:






Sunday, 6 October 2019

70th Anniversary Limited edition tea towels


Our weavers have been creating some beautiful towels in recognition of our 70th anniversary!  These will be available soon at the Christmas at Casa sale in November.  The series is also a fundraiser for the operation of the guild and it's activities.

Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Lethbridge Arts Days

Join us this Friday, September 27 and Saturday, September 28 for ArtWalk!
As part of Lethbridge Arts Days, Join the Lethbridge Weavers for ArtWalk in our beautiful upstairs studio in Casa. Come and learn how a weaving loom works and check out some of our beautiful woven projects. We will also have information on upcoming classes!

Friday, 13 September 2019

Fall & Winter Taste of Weaving Classes

We have our fall & winter dates for a Taste of Weaving!

This class offers hands on experience such as identifying parts of the loom, reading a
simple pattern, and weaving your own sample.

Join us for this one-day, beginner workshop and learn the basics of weaving.  If you love weaving as much as we do, you can join the guild and continue to build your knowledge base!

Fall 2019 sessions:
- Saturday, October 5
- Saturday, October 26

Winter 2020 sessions:
- Saturday, February 1
- Saturday, March 7
- Saturday, May 2

* each session costs $60 and is a complete workshop from 10am-3pm with a one hour lunch from 12-1.

To sign up, please email lhguild@yahoo.com.  Pre-payment is required and can be made by cash, cheque or e-transfer.  Space is limited to 5 participants per session.  These sessions make a great gift and we can supply you with a gift certificate for gift-giving!

Monday, 17 June 2019

Friendship square project

Our guild recently completed our Friendship Square project!

Inspired by ANWG’s theme of confluence, the members of the Lethbridge Handicraft Guild explored how data, weaving and other fibre arts can merge together to create unique and beautiful textiles. Our project is a confluence of the members of our guild and our community.

The warp of the friendship square project begins with the colours from the Lethbridge Tartan. In 1998, the Lethbridge Handicraft Guild designed and registered the official Lethbridge tartan. We used each colour in the tartan to represent a month of the year. We collected each guild’s birth month and used this data to assign the number of ends for the warp colours. The pattern we used is Canadian Snowflake.

Each member wove 10 squares in a weft colour and texture of their choice. One square was kept for the weaver, another square given for the guild’s group project and the final 8 were traded with other members.

Each member designed their own project with the 9 squares. Each project is individual to the artist and used a merging of textile techniques. This project is an exciting celebration of our friendship and guild as we moved towards on 70th guild anniversary this year.

Some of the finished projects:

 Domiec's Prayer flags

 Donna's bag

 Edna's lap blanket

 Evelyn's Quilt

 Guild Pillowcases by Maureen

 Joanne's Cushion

 Karla's Apron

 Kathy's Bed runner

 Leanne's Bunting

 Mary-Anne's Scarf

 Sandra's Bag

Lorelie's Loom Bag


Ashley's Weaver's Caddy