The Weavers’ Guild of St. Louis, the second oldest such guild in the United States, is a not-for-profit group of contemporary textile artists. Meetings are held in most months from August through May. Continuing a tradition begun with its founding in 1926, the Weavers' Guild of St. Louis supports fiber enthusiasts, fiber artists, and weavers of all experience and skill levels in developing and expanding their art and craft through programs, workshops, exhibits, and the sharing of ideas and information.
Each year the Guild brings distinguished guest artists to St. Louis to present programs and to lead special workshops in areas such as color, design, weaving, tapestry, spinning, basketry, surface design, dyeing, and wearable art.
As part of its Education Program, the Guild also sponsors Study Groups in several specialized areas, such as Swedish Weaving, Tablet Weaving, Kumihimo, Spinning, Knitting, and the Design and Construction of Hand-woven Garments.
A special Enrichment Fund provides additional support for various educational activities and community outreach, including Education Grants to individuals to attend fiber-related workshops both locally and globally, and sponsorship of public exhibits and live demonstrations to showcase our members’ skills and expertise in the textile arts.
Every autumn members of the Guild are invited to participate in a well-advertised annual sale of fiber art to an appreciative public.