MIDWEST WEAVERS' CONFERENCE 2017

'Textiles at the Crossroads'

June 12-17, 2017 Indianapolis, IN



Interesting Reading


  • And you thought you know muslin.



  • 6,000 years old Peruvian fibers dyed with indigo​.






Tinkuy 2017, the Gathering of the Textile Arts in Cusco, Peru, November 8–11, 2017. This international gathering of indigenous textile artisans, textile enthusiasts, art historians, anthropologists, and many others will celebrate the wealth and diversity of our textile traditions, and everyone is invited!

 Not only will there be hands-on workshops and opportunities to learn about textile arts from some of the world’s leading experts, this unique conference also helps encourage and empower textile artisans from developing countries who are continuing their traditions, strengthening their communities, and making a future for their families. You cannot imagine the pride in the eyes of a weaver from a tiny village community when she sees hundreds of weavers from around the world gathered to celebrate her traditions—traditions that have been undervalued and all but lost in the weaver’s own society. Not only do the artisan participants come away with new weaving ideas and a new sense of pride, they leave with training to help them make their businesses more successful and sustainable.


For more information: 

'FIBER GRAFFITI'


Spotted in Fenton, Missouri shopping center parking lot


"But seriously . . . ”  ArtFiber Saint Louis Exhibit

​Art quilts and stitched constructions exhibit


Location: Third Degree Glass Factory, 5200 Delmar Blvd.. St. Louis, MO 63108
                thirddegreeglassfactory.com
Reception:     June 16, 6 pm – 10 pm. 

Exhibit dates:  June 16 – July 18, 2017

Gallery Hours: Monday – Saturday 10 am – 5 pm


“But seriously …” ArtFiber Saint Louis’ exhibition explores concerns of modern society from ecology and politics to individual response to distress.  The flip side to strife and uncertainty, hope and joy, can provide a counterpoint – robins continue to hatch and fledge on a windowsill in Ferguson, MO, and babies and youngsters grow within families that treasure their being.  

Fiber works feature a wide variety of surface design and construction techniques.   A strength for ArtFiber Saint Louis is the diversity of styles of the exhibiting artists.

Weavers' Guild of St. Louis

March 25, 2017 

Study Group Fair

Workshops: Art Expressed as Felt
Lisa Hinrichs will be teaching a series of three workshops for both beginners and felters with experience. If you have tried felting before and thought it was too strenuous this may be the class for you since it will be possible to sit for a portion of the time. There are two felted 2 dimensional art classes (May 13th and July 8th) and one class making a felted vessel (June 10th). If you sign up for all three of the workshops then you will receive a discount of 10% 

For more information:  http://www.lisahinrichs.com/workshops/

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All Missouri Spin-In

The Weavers' Guild of St. Louis will be hosting the 2018 All Missouri Spin-In.

Please watch for updates.

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Study Groups

Next meeting dates:

    Bobbin Lace & Tatting - June 24
    Felting - TBD
    Garment Group - July 18
    Long & Skinny -  July 11
    New Weavers - TBD
    Professional Development - TBD
​    Rigid Heddle  - TBD
    Spinners & Knitters - August 1
    Swedish Weavers - September 1
    Tapestry - July 8


    Go to the  Study Group

    pages for more information.