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Weavers, Spinners & Dyers Guilds – US Midwest: guildsusmw

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Beginner Weaving Books

The Weaver’s Book: Fundamentals of Handweaving
UK: Fundamentals of Handweaving

The Weaver’s Studio: Doubleweave
How to weave a tube, and a tube within a tube.
UK: Doubleweave

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

A Handweaver’s Pattern Book
A collection of 377 patterns for four-harness weaving, organized in groups of similar designs. This is one of the first weaving books I bought and it is still one of my favourites.
UK: Handweavers Pattern Book

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Charkha book style spinning wheel

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Feltmaking: felt-index

Felted Placemat
Your kids will have fun making their own felt placemat. Here’s how.

Felted Cat Bed

Felt Pillow Cover

Felted Water Lily

Felt Necklace

Felted Posey Pot

Mad as A Hatter
Where did that term come from?

Felt Balls
Make some balls using felted wool.

Felted Valentines Pillow
Handmade felt is made using clean wool, hot water & soap. You can easily make this pillow in your kitchen sink.

Handmade Felt
Illustrated instructions for making your own handmade felt.

How to Make Felt
A how-to on making your own handmade felt, in your bath tub.

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Weaving Drafts: bldraft-index

Truly free Weaving drafts and patterns

Advancing Twill

Basket Weave

Birds Eye

Broken or Skip Twill

Cat’s Paw & Snails Trail

Dimity Cord

Finnweave Pickup

Huck Lace

Krokbragd

Log Cabin

Monks Cloth

Rosepath

Star of David

8 Shaft Stars

Summer and Winter

Twill Tapestry

Young Lovers Knot

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