The Weavers' Guild of St. Louis is celebrating National Spinning and Weaving Week at the University City Public Library on Saturday, October 6th from 1 - 4 pm.
We'll have demonstrations of time-honored crafts like weaving, spinning and knitting plus many lesser known crafts like Kumihimo, Bobbin Lace and Tatting! Take a minute to browse through the Study Group Expo up in the auditorium where you can see examples from the many study groups in our guild like Swedish Weaving, Garment Weaving, Rigid Heddle Weaving, Long & Skinny (woven bands & braids), New Weavers, Spinners & Knitters, Tatting & Bobbin Lace and Tapestry.
Study Groups are an excellent opportunity to explore new fiber techniques within the support and encouragement of a small group of like-minded artisans.
Come check it out! The Weavers' Guild of St. Louis marked their 92nd Anniversary this year and is proud to be the second oldest such guild in the nation.
Next meeting dates:
Bobbin Lace & Tatting - TBD
Felting - TBD
Garment Group - September 21, 2018
Long & Skinny - September 11, 2018
New Weavers - September 8, 2018
Professional Development - TBD
Rigid Heddle - TBD
Spinners & Knitters - October 16, 2018
Swedish Weavers - September 7, 2018
Tapestry - September 8, 2018
Go to the Study Group
pages for more information.
2019 Guild Challenge "Fibonacci"
Most of us know the basics of the Fibonacci series (0,1,1,2,3,5,8 etc) and may have used it in designing stripes but where else in nature do we find the sequence and what are the design implications and uses?, Nationally known weaver and author of The Weaver’s Studio: Doubleweave, Jennifer Moore’s presentation will give us many new ideas to sharpen our design skills using the Fibonacci sequence. This will be applicable for all fiber enthusiasts from knitters, crocheters, felters, weavers, jewelry makers, and even basket weavers.
October 19 and 20, 2018
Weavers' Guild of St. Louis
Some Items from our 2017 Sale
Linda Beckley - Flax to Linen
Saturday and Sunday
March 16 - 17, 2019
Dawn Edwards - Felting - Resist & Texture
Saturday and Sunday
April 6 - 7, 2019
Franklin Habbit -Series of Knitting Techniques
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
August 16 - 18, 2019
(registration information coming soon)
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Come See Us!
National Spinning and Weaving Week
at the University City Public Library
on Saturday, October 6th from 1 - 4 pm
9:30 Coffee and Conversation
— Business meeting
— Guild Challenge Conversation
— Hot Off Your Fingers
— Technique Talk — Selecting the right fiber for your project.
Past and Present Guild Challenges
Guild Challenges are a hot topic right now. (Check out the September/October Handwoven magazine to see what other Guilds are doing). Our Guild has a long history of yearly challenges. Many of the Challenges required collaboration between members, so we will hear stories of how many people can work together. Members are encouraged to bring items they created or received for past challenges, exchanges or collaborations. The more “loved” (or threadbare) the better!