|Promoting the Fiber Arts -
Weaving and Spinning
Felting and Embellishment
Knitting and Crocheting
Basketry and Tatting
|Welcome to MAWS!
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|Membership in MAWS
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MAWS is a non - profit organization whose purpose is
to promote and encourage fiber arts
throughout the state of Montana, and to help fiber
artists forge links to their peers.
THE organization promotes interest in the fiber arts -
including weaving, spinning, felting, basketry and
associated fiber arts. The primary vehicle for this is the
MAWS Conference held every two years in a different
city in Montana. At this conference members have
the opportunity to study with top-notch instructors,
participate in shows, and meet others who share the
same passion for fiber arts. A variety of vendors
provide equipment, books, fiber, and more.
MAWS strives to foster communication between
individuals and groups engaged in handcrafted fiber
MAWS keeps members in touch through its quarterly
MAWS provides grants to guilds who wish to sponsor a
workshop, and are willing to open it to others in the
state. These workshops allow students to gain
knowledge in specific fiber arts from great instructors.
IN short, membership in MAWS is the best way to
improve your craft and meet others doing the same. In
a state where people are so spread apart, MAWS
brings you together!
MEMBERSHIP privileges include the biannual
conference, MAWS newsletter, and access to great
THE annual membership fee is $8. You can join
through your local guild or as an individual.
Send your check to:
Marian Stratton, Treasurer
Great Falls, MT 59405
|Montana is full of treasures! Do you know a fiber-related
treasure? Someone who has made outstanding contributions to
our ancient and important craft?
Nominations are now being accepted for Living Treasures!
The award is bestowed biennially on a fiber artist who has
demonstrated excellence in craftsmanship, provided leadership
or has been a source of inspiration and encouragement to
others, or who has contributed to the betterment and
development of the fiber arts at the local, state, regional or
national level. It is these Montana “treasures” to whom we wish
to pay tribute.
Click here for nomination instructions.