Members of the Weavers Guild hold an annual sale each November, the weekend before Thanksgiving, called the Weavers and Fiber Artists (WAFA) Sale at the (map): Kalamazoo County Fairgrounds.
All items in the sale are handmade by members of the Weavers Guild. There is always a wide variety of table linens, towels, baby blankets, hats, scarves and mittens. Some artists specialize in weaving fabric for coats or shawls, others in rugs and warm blankets. Others weave beautiful wall hangings. The Christmas ornaments are very popular and gift items such as small felted mice, squirrels and birds go very quickly. The sale has hand woven totes and purses, jewelry and other fashion accessories. All knitted items are knit of hand spun yarn. Skeins of yarn are available and are some of the best sellers.
This sale is different from many other guild-type sales. Members’ work is not juried to be in the sale. The Guild has decided to provide a set of guidelines for items in the sale. Every few years the guidelines are revisited and updated. A copy of these guidelines can be found here and are also available in printed form at the Guild meetings. The bylaws can be found in the Forms & Documents section.
If your work seems not to fit in the guidelines, you can meet with the Exemptions Committee to have your pieces OK’d for the sale. The three-member committee meets only before the September, October and November Guild meetings at 6:30 pm. No exemptions will be made the day of the Sale. You will need to present your work along with a completed Exemption Form which will be available at the General meetings.
For further information, contact the WAFA Sale.