|Promoting the Fiber Arts -
Weaving and Spinning
Felting and Embellishment
Knitting and Crocheting
Basketry and Tatting
|Welcome to MAWS!
|October 2014 Issue
July 2014 Issue
for list of
|Membership in MAWS
|WHAT'S NEW AT MAWS!
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 arts.
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 workshops.
THE annual membership fee is $8. You can join through your
local guild or as an individual.
Send your check to:
Linda Shellhammer, Treasurer
446 Tabriz Drive Billings,MT 59105
406 259 9160
Each issue is packed with
the latest Fiber News from
Montana and the region!
|The next MAWS Board Meeting will be
held during the
Big Sky Fiber Arts Festival in Hamilton, MT
June 12-14, 2015
Ravalli County Fairgrounds
Plan to attend!
Read the MAWS BYLAWS - 2006 Revision
|Work and Play
|Save the dates
Conference June 24-26. 2016
Robyn Spady and more
June 22nd and 23rd, 2016
at the Flathead Lake
United Methodist Camp
Sarah Anderson Robyn Spady
Circular Sock Machine, Dyeing,
Conference Colors: blue, green, and yellow
Registration opens Jan 15, 2016
Instructor Proposals due March 31, 2015
Work Retreat May 14-16, 2015