SEPTEMBER 8 MEETING
Finishing: Fringes and more
There is more to weaving your piece and cutting it of the loom!!!
How do you finish your handwoven work? Do you incorporate beads into the fringe? Create a lovely lattice fringe for extra interest? Or perhaps you have a great way to finish off seams in a garment. Let's turn our meeting into a Meet Up of weavers sharing the different methods you use to finish your handwovens. If you have a special piece with an unusual fringe or seam finishing, please bring it with you to share with the group.
Click on our CALENDAR page for more info about where our meetings are held!
Welcome!The Dallas Handweavers and Spinners Guild is dedicated to promoting the art of weaving and the craft of fiber work through education, member activities and mutual support. The Guild promotes fellowship among members with bi-monthly meetings, educational workshops and community demonstrations. The DHSG biennial juried show gives each member an opportunity to show off their latest treasures. We invite you to join us and experience the camaraderie of our members and the interesting topics at one of our general meetings.
Guild members meet odd-numbered months (January, March, May, July, September and November), usually on the first Saturday at 9:30 am, at The Point, Center for Arts and Education on the campus of the CC Young Memorial Home, located at 4829 West Lawther Drive, in East Dallas near White Lake. We enjoy friendships, old and new, and learn from speakers on a wide range of subjects and areas of interest to our members. Each meeting presents a different topic, many times a hands-on topic, and each year our program chairperson tempts members to experiment with a new range of ideas to explore.
If you currently live in North Texas, or plan to visit our area, please join us at one of our regular meetings, or sign up for one of our workshops or special events. For more details, contact us!
Dallas Handweavers and Spinners Guild is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and our mission is to educate the community about weaving, spinning and the fiber arts. Please utilize the programs below to support the Guild. Thanks to these retail partners, whose collaborative fund-raising programs help to support our mission, and our communities.
2018 - Late Summer President's Message
The fall is getting closer, and with it comes lots of fun events and activities. I have been weaving dish towels this summer; one color way after another. They make such great gifts for birthdays, weddings, house warmings, and more. They have been fun, easy, and I feel so productive! What projects have you been working on this summer, and what plans do you have for the fall? I hope your plans include attending our events!
Have you been to one of our Meet Ups? They are informal gatherings of like minded fiber people, in the off months that we don't have our formal meetings; they will be on the 2nd Saturday of Oct., Dec., Feb., & Apr., from 10 am - 12 pm at the Whole Foods on the SE corner of Preston Rd. & Forest Lane in Dallas. The next Meet up will be Sat., 10/13 - bring an unfinished project, portable loom, spinning wheel or any kind of hand work and come hang out to talk about the things we love - Fibers! Need to brainstorm a project? Ask a fiber friend for their input! Check out our calendar page for future Meet Up date & info.
I also want you to start thinking about getting your spinning wheels greased up and your looms fired up! Perhaps you are participating in our Theo Moorman study group which will meet in September; you may have finished your sampler for that gathering. In December, we have our Off the Shelf gift exchange; members create a handmade fiber item right out of their stash (no last minute fiber runs allowed) - we have a hilarious time giving and stealing each others' gift! AND, we have an opportunity in April to participate in a sale of handwovens for the table. Stay tuned for more details about that. Also, start thinking about creating your entries for the Contemporary Handweavers of Texas conference which will be in May of 2019.
Check the website regularly for updates and news flashes! Have a great, productive (but relaxing) rest of your summer!
Happy Fiber Trails