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Craft Guilds Australia: guildsau

Handweavers and Spinners Guild of Victoria Inc.
The Guild has over 500 members in affiliated groups throughout Australia and the world. They sponsor a wide variety of classes, newsletters, and events , including the 5th World Congress on Coloured Sheep.

Creative Fibre
The New Zealand Spinning, Weaving and Woolcrafts Society is for all fibre crafts, bringing together weavers, spinners, knitters, dyers, felters and other free form fibre artists.

Handweavers, Spinners and Dyers Guild of Tasmania
The guild’s aim is to bring together women and men who practice the arts of handweaving and spinning for the advancement of the craft, participating in the International Highland Spin-In and Wool Challenge.

Guilds

Weavers Guilds – Canada
Weavers Guilds – Europe
Weavers Guilds – US
Weavers Guilds – Australia
Australia Weavers Guilds
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Craft Guilds Canada: guildsca

Guild of Canadian Weavers
The GCW administers a Master Weaver certificate program that is open to anyone wishing to pursue a study of handweaving.

Guild of Canadian Weavers
The GCW is a nation-wide guild that promotes the technical and artistic standards of handweaving through establishing tests based on various levels of ability.

Northwest Weavers
The Association of Northwest Weavers Guilds website lists many guilds in both Canada and the U.S.

Complex Weavers
Complex Weavers is open to anyone who wants to learn more about weaving that is exciting, challenging and has a curiosity to know and a willingness to share.

Handweavers Guild of America
The HGA is an international, nonprofit, member organization, dedicated to supporting and encouraging fibre arts and preserving our textile cultural heritage.

AB – Heritage Weavers & Spinners
The Heritage Weavers & Spinners meet monthly in Calgary, AB.

AB – Handweavers, Spinners and Dyers of Alberta
The HWSDA has 200-300 members serving as a catalyst for fibre enthusiats. The association hosts an annual 3 day conference in May.

BC – Coquitlam Weavers Guild
The Coquitlam guild meets monthly at the Place des Arts.

BC – Kamloops Arts and Crafts Club
The Kamloops Arts and Crafts Club meet weekly in Kamloops to spin, weave and share ideas with each other.

BC – Langley Weavers & Spinners Guild
The Langley Guild has on going workshop and programs through out the year.

NS – Atlantic Spinners and Handweavers
Weavers, spinners and dyers in the Halifax area have the opportunity to exchange ideas and learn new techniques.

ON – Niagara Handweavers and Spinners
The Guild has promoted the art of spinning and weaving for over 50 years, in the Niagara, Chippawa area.

ON – Sarnia Handweavers and Spinners Guild
The Sarnia guild exhibits their handspun yarns, Latvian vests, inkle bands and woven tea towels.

Trillium Handspinners & Weavers
Guild members meet monthly in Hunstville Ontario to exchange information and learn new techniques.

Guilds

Weavers Guilds – Canada
Weavers Guilds – Europe
Weavers Guilds – US
Weavers Guilds – Australia
Weavers Guilds Canada
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Craft Guilds Europe: guildseu

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If your Guild doesn’t have a web page yet, you can use our Submission Form to add your Guild listing. If your Guild does have a webpage, and it isn’t listed here yet, please let me know .

Assoc. of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers
The aim of the association is to encourage and maintain integrity and excellence of craftsmanship and encourage a sense of beauty of material, texture, colour and design, through cooperation with member Guilds and Societies with like aims.

International Feltmakers Association
The International Feltmakers Association promotes the work of artists, craft people and designers in felt.

Weavers guild craft show

FI – Finnish Craftnet
The Finnish Crafts Organization promotes Finnish handicraft skills and expertise as a livelihood and culture and is comprised of 22 Crafts and Art associations and shops.

UK – Hampshire Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers
The Hampshire Guild meet monthly in Shawford, Winchester.

UK – London Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers

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Guilds

Weavers Guilds – Canada
Weavers Guilds – Europe
Weavers Guilds – US
Weavers Guilds – Australia

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Craft Guilds US: guilds-us

Northwest Weavers
The Association of Northwest Weavers Guilds website lists many guilds in both Canada and the U.S.

Complex Weavers
Complex Weavers is open to anyone who wants to learn more about weaving that is exciting, challenging and has a curiosity to know and a willingness to share.

Handweavers Guild of America
The HGA is an international, nonprofit, member organization, dedicated to supporting and encouraging fibre arts and preserving our textile cultural heritage.

Northeast Handspinners’ Association
The NHA is a communication network for handspinners, sponsoring spinning retreats, open houses, skein contests, scholarships and other events to promote the education and art of spinning.

DE – Thistledown Fiber Arts Guild
The Thistledown Fiber Arts Guild, of Camden, DE are interested in any type of fiber manipulation.

MA – Cranberry Country Weavers Guild
The Cranberry Weavers guild meets monthly in Bridgewater, MA

MA – Weavers’ Guild of Boston
The Weavers Guild of Boston is the oldest weavers guild in the U.S. sponsoring seminars, a ratings program, annual sales and exhibits.

MD – Weavers Guild of Greater Baltimore, Inc.
Promoting fibre pursuits since 1949, the guild has an extensive series of workshops planned for the coming year.

NJ – Palisades Guild of Spinners and Weavers
The Palisades guild meets monthly, serving Bergen and Rockland County, NJ

ME – Maine Spinners Registry
The Maine Spinners Registry promotes communication, camaraderie and education between spinners in Maine and throughout the textile community.

NY – Fiber Fun Addicts
The Fiber Fun Addicts enjoy a wide range of fiber activities, meeting in Elbridge, NY.

NY – Paumanok Weavers Guild
The Paumanok Weavers meet monthly in Riverhead, NY..

NY – Staten Island Handspinners and Weavers
Staten Island Handspinners and Weavers get together monthly.

NY – Rochester Folk Art Guild
The guild is a place where ones inner possibilites are explored through the discipline of the crafts and close working relationships with others, offering an apprenticeship program with a hands-on approach.

PA – Weavers Guild of Pittsburgh
Since 1940, handweavers around Pittsburgh have been meeting to develop their knowledge and technical skills .

PA – Northwest Pennsylvania Spinners and Weavers Guild
A dedicated group of 50 handspinners and weavers make time for fibre.

RI – Moonlight Weavers’ Guild
A small but inspiring guild that meets in members’ homes in Rhode Island.

PA – Philadelphia Guild of Handweavers
The Philadelphia guild has developed a wide array of classes in the fibre arts for all experience levels.

IA – Craft Guild of Iowa City
The Craft Guild of Iowa City has weavers, potters, spinners, quilters, knitters and beadwork.

IL – DuPage Textile Guild
The DuPage Textile Guild meets monthly in Burr Ridge, IL.

IL – Hollow Tree Spinners Guild
The Hollow Tree Spinners meet monthly and have fun with dye pots and workshops.

IL – Fiber & Wheels Guild
The guild is comprises of fine spinners and weavers of all ages. Members meet in Woodstock, IL. & Lake Geneva, WI.

IL – North Shore Weavers
The North Shore Weavers meet monthly in Skokie, IL.

IL – Illinois Prairie Weavers
The Illinois Prairie Weavers meet monthly in Hinsdale, IL.

IL – Weavers Guild South
The Weavers Guild South meets on Saturdays in Park Forest, IL.

MI – Michigan Weavers Guild
The Michigan Weavers Guild encourages excellence, inspires creativity and preserves fibre traditions by providing forums for education of handweavers, spinners, basketry and other fibre related disciplines.

MI – Weaver’s Guild of Kalamazoo, Inc.
The Weaver’s Guild of Kalamazoo was founded in 1968 and is active in the fibre community, with study groups, slide collections, rental equipment and annual shows and exhibits.

MO – Osage Spinners & Weavers Guild
Weavers, spinsters, soap and papermakers all demonstrate ancient domestic arts, from Biblical to 19th Century technology

OH – Central Ohio Weaver’s Guild
The Central Ohio guild has been making felt hats, paper and Persian marbling in addition to exploring the fibre arts.

OH – Malabar Spinning & Weaving Guild
The Malaber Spinning & Weaving Guild do anything with fiber,meeting monthly in Lucas, OH.

OH – Weavers’ Guild of Greater Cincinnati
The Cincinatti guild is active in spinning, weaving, kumihimo and other fibre arts.

IL – North Shore Weavers
The North Shore Weavers meet monthly in Skokie, IL.

IL – Illinois Prairie Weavers
The Illinois Prairie Weavers meet monthly in Hinsdale, IL.

IL – Weavers Guild South
The Weavers Guild South meets on Saturdays in Park Forest, IL.

MI – Michigan Weavers Guild
The Michigan Weavers Guild encourages excellence, inspires creativity and preserves fibre traditions by providing forums for education of handweavers, spinners, basketry and other fibre related disciplines.

MI – Weaver’s Guild of Kalamazoo, Inc.
The Weaver’s Guild of Kalamazoo was founded in 1968 and is active in the fibre community, with study groups, slide collections, rental equipment and annual shows and exhibits.

MO – Columbia Weavers and Spinners Guild
The CWS celebrates its 50th anniversary this year with current members contributing to a sample swatch book.

MO – Osage Spinners & Weavers Guild
Weavers, spinsters, soap and papermakers all demonstrate ancient domestic arts, from Biblical to 19th Century technology

OH – Central Ohio Weaver’s Guild
The Central Ohio guild has been making felt hats, paper and Persian marbling in addition to exploring the fibre arts.

OH – East Ohio Handweavers Guild
The guild encourages fibre creativity and promotes awareness of fibrearts in the community. Their work was exhibited at Thiel College and is now on-line.

OH – Malabar Spinning & Weaving Guild
The Malaber Spinning & Weaving Guild do anything with fiber,meeting monthly in Lucas, OH.

OH – Weavers’ Guild of Greater Cincinnati
The host guild of Convergence 2000 is active in spinning, weaving, kumihimo and other fibre arts.

Northeast Handspinners’ Association

The NHA is a communication network for handspinners, sponsoring spinning retreats, open houses, skein contests, scholarships and other events to promote the education and art of spinning.

DE – Thistledown Fiber Arts Guild
The Thistledown Fiber Arts Guild, of Camden, DE are interested in any type of fiber manipulation.

MA – Cranberry Country Weavers Guild
The Cranberry Weavers guild meets monthly in Bridgewater, MA

MA – Weavers’ Guild of Boston
The Weavers Guild of Boston is the oldest weavers guild in the U.S. sponsoring seminars, a ratings program, annual sales and exhibits.

MD – Weavers Guild of Greater Baltimore, Inc.
Promoting fibre pursuits since 1949, the guild has an extensive series of workshops planned for the coming year.

NJ – Palisades Guild of Spinners and Weavers
The Palisades guild meets monthly, serving Bergen and Rockland County, NJ

ME – Maine Spinners Registry
The Maine Spinners Registry promotes communication, camaraderie and education between spinners in Maine and throughout the textile community.

NY – Fiber Fun Addicts
The Fiber Fun Addicts enjoy a wide range of fiber activities, meeting in Elbridge, NY.

NY – Paumanok Weavers Guild
The Paumanok Weavers meet monthly in Riverhead, NY..

NY – Staten Island Handspinners and Weavers
Staten Island Handspinners and Weavers get together monthly.

NY – Rochester Folk Art Guild
The guild is a place where ones inner possibilities are explored through the discipline of the crafts and close working relationships with others, offering an apprenticeship program with a hands-on approach.

PA – Weavers Guild of Pittsburgh
Since 1940, handweavers around Pittsburgh have been meeting to develop their knowledge and technical skills .

PA – Northwest Pennsylvania Spinners and Weavers Guild
A dedicated group of 50 handspinners and weavers make time for fibre.

RI – Moonlight Weavers’ Guild
A small but inspiring guild that meets in members’ homes in Rhode Island.

PA – Philadelphia Guild of Handweavers
The Philadelphia guild has developed a wide array of classes in the fibre arts for all experience levels.

AL – Alabama Handweavers
Weaving is alive and well in Alabama. Visit the Alabama Handweaving website for more information about guilds in the area.

AB – Gulf Coast Weaver’s Guild
Visit the Gulf Coast Weavers website to see the member creations.

AL – Greater Birmingham Fiber Guild
Contact info is supplied for the Greater Birmingham Fiber Guild.

FL – The Arachnids Spinning Guild
The Arachnids keep spinning alive and well in Gainesville, Fl.

FL – The Original Fiber Artists Guild
The Fiber Artists Guild has just begun to build their website. They meet montly in Brevard County.

FL – Gainesville Handweavers Guild
The Gainesville Handweavers have basketry, beadwork, weaving dyeing and fun parties planned for the year.

GA – Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild
The Chattahoochee Guild in Atlanta shares your interest in handweaving, spinning and other fibre arts, offering classes, workshops and exhibits.

NC – Triangle Weavers, Inc.
The guild meets monthly in Chapel Hill, NC for workshops, study groups and sales opportunities.

NC – Western North Carolina Fibers/Handweavers Guild, Inc.
The NC Guild meets monthly to promote the appreciation of fine craftsmanship in textile arts.

SC – Anderson County Fiber Arts Guild
In Anderson, SC, artists and crafters of all fiber activities are welcome to join the guild.

TN – Middle Tennessee Fiber Guild
The Middle Tennessee Guild meets on Saturdays in Hendersonville, TN.

TN – Tennessee Valley Handspinners
The Tennessee Valley handspinners are an active group and meet monthly in Knoxville, Tennesee

TX – Lampasas Fiber Arts Guild
The Lampasas guild meets twice per month, on Saturdays.

TX – Sam Houston Weavers & Spinners Guild
The Sam Houston Weavers & Spinners meet in Huntsville, TX for fibre adventures: dyeing silk caps, space-dyeing and even pickle dyeing.

VA – Virginia Weaving Guilds
This is a listing of weaving guilds in Virginia. No websites are available.

CA – Anne’s Web
The guild is active in Monterey County, meeting for “Learn to Spin” days, sheep-to-shawl contests and other fun adventures.

CA – Black Mountain Weavers
The Black Mountain Weavers have a cooperative gallery of handwoven clothing, rugs, tapestry and other fibre arts.

CA – Black Sheep Handweavers Guild
The Black Sheep guild promotes the exchange of ideas in textile arts.

CA – Loom & Shuttle Guild
The San Francisco guild hosts lots of interesting exhibits and shows, including the ugly yarn exchange.

OR – Aurora Handspinners
The Aurora Handspinners guild presents the 17th annual Antique Spinning Wheel showcase.

SD – Praire Fiber Arts Guild
The Prairie Fiber Arts Guild actively participates in shows, festivals and ethnic events, in the Aberdeen, SD area.

WA – Kitsap Weavers’ and Spinners’ Guild
The Kitsap Weavers and Spinners present new programs each year, meeting in Bremerton, WA.

WA – Seattle Textile Computer Users Group
The STCUG takes full advantage of computers to enhance design and creativity in the fibre arts.

WI – Wisconsin Handweavers Inc
Wisconsin Handweavers Inc. provides Education, Support & Promotion of Excellence in Weaving for this Generation and the Next.

Guilds

Weavers Guilds
Weavers Guilds – Canada
Weavers Guilds – Europe
Weavers Guilds – US
Weavers Guilds – Australia
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Beginner Hand Weaving

Inventive Weaving on a Little Loom: Discover the Full Potential of the Rigid-Heddle Loom, for Beginners and Beyond
Next Steps In Weaving: What You Never Knew You Needed to Know
Simple Woven Garments: 20+ Projects to Weave & Wear

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Craft Guilds – Coquitlam: uccoquitlambc

Coquitlam Weavers Guild

Where:

Place Des Arts
1120 Brunett Avenue
Coquitlam, BC
V3K 1G2

Map

When:
2nd Thursday of each month, Sept. to June

7:00 p.m.

Guild Contact:
Irene Weisner

Email: ireneweisner at shaw.ca

 

Monthly programs. Weaving magazines and books available in our library. Weaving and spinning equipment is available to rent. Show and Tell. New members and visitors are welcome. Dues are $20.00 per year.

Weaving, spinning and basketry classes are offered at Place des Arts.

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Malabar Spinning & Weaving Guild: ucmalabar

Malabar Spinning & Weaving Guild

Where:
Malabar State Farm Park
Bromfield Drive
Lucas, OH
Map:
Lucas, OH
When:
7:00 P.M.

1st Tuesday of MonthWork Area Open Every Monday

11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Guild Contact:
Anne Presterl

Email: Anne1013 aT webtv.net

We do everything and anything with fiber.

Spinning, Weaving, Crochet, Knitting, Tatting, Bobbin Lace, Embroidery, Needlepoint, Counted Cross Stitch, Fabric Dyeing, Quilting, Rug Hooking, Basket, Soap Making

Certified Instructors

Malabar Farm State Park

Louis Bromfield Farm & Home

State Activities

Weavers Guilds and Classes

Textile Artist Galleries

Textile Instructors and Teachers

Weavers Guilds: US Midwest

Weaving Books: Rigid Heddle

Hands on Rigid Heddle Weaving
Wonderful projects and plain-weave variations, this user-friendly guide covers choosing, setting up, and weaving on a rigid heddle loom.
UK: Hands on Rigid Heddle

The Woven Bag: 30+ Projects from Small Looms (Writers Digest Guides)
Each bag is created using small looms, such as potholder looms, frame looms and knotted mesh looms.
UK: The Woven Bag

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Weavers Guilds: aa092998

If you are a beginner weaver, you may have already purchased a book or two on learning to weave. Someone may have given you a small table loom, or perhaps you have jumped right in and purchased a larger floor loom. You have some lovely yarns and an image of what type of projects you would like to make.

Now you may be looking at this equipment and those diagrams of how to warp and are a bit confused by the complexity of it all. What is a reed, a heddle, sett, warp, weft? You are learning a new language and finding you have to develop new motor skills. The best thing to do is to find another weaver to help you with your first few warps.

Warping a loom isn’t that difficult, once you have done it a few times. But it is helpful to have someone available to guide you through the process. Check with your local yarn store. They may know who the weavers are in your area. It is also a good idea to join your local weavers guild. There is quite a good weavers guild system in Canada and the U.S. with members meeting on a regular basis, usually monthly.

The Handweavers Guild of America (HGA) can direct you to a guild in your area. Some guilds have websites as well, and are listed in our  library, arranged by geogaphic location. I have found that weavers are a very supportive group and would be happy to assist you in getting started. If you are having trouble locating someone in your area, please let me know.

The guilds have training programs, weaving exchanges, and newsletters to keep members informed of special events and projects. Guilds sponsor annual conferences, offering workshops with high quality instructors, vendor booths, and providing opportunities for weavers to meet.

I have posted a series of articles that will guide you through the steps of warping a loom. These are illustrated with clear photos. Some weaving projects are also listed in our library.
10 Steps to Warping a Loom

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$355.00 (32 Bids)
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