ANWG Conference 2017 ”Treadle Lightly”

The 2017 Northwest Weavers Conference sponsored by ANWG will be held in Victoria B.C. on the grounds of the University of Victoria. The dates for the pre conference workshops are June 28th to June 30th. The conference is July 1st and July 2nd.

The Theme “Treadle Lightly ” represents a concern for the environment and having a smaller footprint on the earth.

More information at

Northern Germany Artist Studio Tour

Dear Olympia Weavers Guild:

I would like to let you know about my tour, the Northern Germany Artist Studio Tour

We are going to visit artist studio’s in Northern Germany and 4 of those studios are well known weavers and other artist studios. We are also going to the big art museums in Hamburg, historical sites, Hamburgs port, Lübeck, the ex-East Germany and the border, the Baltic beach and many interesting sites as well as yummy foods, wines and beer.

All the details and the itinerary are on the website and I would be happy to postal mail you postcards for your members.

Looking forward to hearing from you. Thank you!

Angela Ehrig
studio & mobile 425-941-6963

Mayan Hands Fair Trade Weaving Adventure (January 2015)

 Announcement from Mayan Hands re this winter’s tour to Guatemala that may be of interest to OWG members…

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Mayan Hands Fair Trade Weaving Adventure – January 14-24, 2015

– Meet Mayan Hands weavers In their homes and communities

– Try your hand at backstrap weaving

– Shop the world-famous Chichicastenango market

– Explore the beautiful Guatemalan Highlands, Lake Atitlan and the colonial city of Antigua

– Visit Las Ruinas de Iximché, a Mayan site, and the Ixchel Museum, a wonderland of textiles

- Hear the ancient Mayan creation story from the Popol Vuh

– Savor delicious traditional Guatemalan foods

– Enjoy Guatemala in January, when the weather is most beautiful

Chichicastenango Market  
What People Are Saying

“Through Mayan Hands, we traveled out to the little villages, into people’s homes, where they opened both their doors and their hearts to us.” - Anita, Colorado


“Would I go again? In a heartbeat!” – Anne, California

- Trip cost of $1895 includes all lodging (double occupancy), most meals, local transportation, translation, entrance fees and $400 donation to Mayan Hands (with tax deduction receipt).

- Discounts available for Mayan Hands supporters. Contact us for details.

- Airfare and personal expenses not included.

- For more information and trip itinerary click here or contact Mary Joan Ferrara-Marsland at (301) 515-5911 and

or Deborah Chandler


We are excited to announce the dates of our next Fair Trade Weaving Adventure, January 14-24, 2015. Escape winter and come with Mayan Hands to Guatemala, the Land of Eternal Spring! Meet the amazing women of Mayan Hands and learn about Fair Trade and the difference it makes in the lives of artisans, their families and communities.


Mayan Hands friend and advisor Deborah Chandler will lead this special tour. Deborah, renowned weaving teacher and author of
Learning to Weave and Guatemalan Woven Wealth, has led dozens of groups on journeys of discovery in her adopted homeland of Guatemala.

Experience the natural beauty of Guatemala and immerse yourself in Mayan culture, ancient and contemporary, in the homes of weavers, in extraordinary markets and museums and in your connections with Guatemala’s greatest treasure, her people. You will return home with your spirit renewed and hope restored.


Mayan Hands is a fair trade, nonprofit organization working in Guatemala with more than 175 Mayan women, organized in cooperatives, who seek to bring their families out of extreme poverty while they continue to live within the culture they cherish.  We are proud members of the Fair Trade Federation.
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