|Promoting the Fiber Arts -
Weaving and Spinning
Felting and Embellishment
Knitting and Crocheting
Basketry and Tatting
|Welcome to 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
|Missoula weaver, Vanetta Burton, wove this table runner for her
son's wedding. It is an overshot on 8 shafts using 20/2 perle
cotton warp and tabby and 10/2 perle weft. Measures 17" wide
by 6". The bride and groom will use it on the wedding cake