The Monterey County Fair has always been a gathering place for our guild members,
families and friends. We always make new friends too. Every year is anticipated by the guild because we know that
there are new members to be found in our community and new people to teach all that we know about fiber and fabric.
The Weaving Show held in our own building at the Fair for the last 3 years shares with
the public an art and craft form that was almost lost with the mechanization of weaving on commercial looms. There are
still weavers everywhere across this nation and worldwide that enjoy the process of weaving threads into cloth.
We are but a small part of the weaving world. That's why we always have a feature
wall with weaving from other cultures. The guild members are privileged to travel over every continent and wherever
people reside there are weavers. Each country has developed its own style of weaving for both the clothing they wear
and the households that they maintain. Our culture wall is always a favorite with the public. We also have the
fun of entering into a little healthy competition. Handwovens done by local weavers are entered into the Fair and then
judged by a very knowledgeable weaving judge. We all wait to see who won 1st place in their Division and Class and,
drum roll, who won Best in Show for a particular year.
brings memories, every year brings moments to enjoy!