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 - August 13, 2018
New Weavers - September 8, 2018
Professional Development - TBD
Rigid Heddle - TBD
Spinners & Knitters - September 11, 2018
Swedish Weavers - September 7, 2018
Tapestry - September 8, 2018
Go to the Study Group
pages for more information.
John Mularkey - Tablet Weaving
Saturday, Sunday, and Monday
September 22-24, 2018
Beth Smith - Spinning
Saturday and Sunday
December 1 - 2, 2018
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)
October 19 and 20, 2018
Saturday August 18, 2018
9:30 - coffee and conversation
10:00 - noon
Brentwood Community Center
Three Minutes of Fame
Each member is (strongly) encourage to share items, or fiber stories with the group. We start the program year off with the opportunity to find out what our talented members have been up to over summer hiatus. Expect to see beautiful items created while hiding in the A/C during the heat, or see wonderful fiber souvenirs from travels far and wide. Expect updates on the Guild's Sale in October.
The program committee is working on the fall programs. Some of the ideas being considered are felting, Charity Sharity, quilting, flax to linen, basketry, and a museum visit. The committee will confirm these programs before listing programs in the newest version of our yearbook and before posting to our website The yearbook will be finalized over the summer.
Some Items from our 2017 Sale
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.
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