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JULY MEETING - Weaving in Peru and the Amano Museum


Program - Photo tour of Peruvian weaving

July 7, 2018


Come along for a photo tour of Peruvian weaving! Anne Cameron will share photos and stories, and show some textiles from her trip to Peru last August. You will also get a virtual tour of the Amano Museum of Pre-Columbian Textiles in Lima. The Amano has no picture books of their collection, so this is an opportunity to see this amazing collection. If you have Peruvian textiles of your own, please bring them along for show and tell! More Details



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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.

I am SUPER excited to be President of our Guild for 2018-2020! I have two beginning initiatives I am launching.

The first initiative is to hold Meet Ups, informal gatherings of like minded fiber people, on the off months that we don't have our formal meetings; they will be on the 2nd Saturday of that month (June, Aug., Oct., Dec., Feb., & Apr.), from 10 am - 12 pm at the Whole Foods on the SE corner of Preston Rd. & Forest Lane in Dallas. We had our first Meet Up in June - it was great fun! The next Meet up will be Sat., 8/11 - 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! Check out our calendar page for future Meet Up date & info.

The second initiative I have already launched when I visited Austin this week and stopped by the Hill Country Weavers! I am making it my mission to visit as many yarn shops as I can to make connections with the fiber folks there. It was great meeting the owner of HCW, Suzanne, and I encourage you to stop by their amazing shop if you are in Austin. I am going to visit as many yarn shops as I can during the DFW Yarn Crawl 8/17 - 8/26/2018. If anyone wants to join me on any day, email me at our new email address: dallashandweavers@gmail.com, and we will carpool or caravan. Let's crawl around our sister cities, check out the yarn shops in the area, and let everyone know about our awesome Guild!

Also, start thinking about creating your entries for the Contemporary Handweavers of Texas conference which will be in May of 2019. We have some other events that we will be telling you about soon, so stay tuned and mark your calendars! Have a great, productive (but relaxing) summer!

Happy Fiber Trails
Christine Miller

Check our Calendar Page for more detailed information!

July 17, 2018

Cricket Club Meet Up from Noon to 3 p.m. All things rigid heddle - projects, problems or puzzlement! See Calendar Page for more info!

August 4, 2018

SPECIAL PROGRAM! A special presentation by Lynn Smetko about "Designing for your Weaving" in Denton.

August 11, 2018

DH&SG Meet Up
Upstairs @ Whole Foods, Preston Rd. & Forest Ln., Dallas
10 am - 12 -m

DFW Yarn Crawl

Check out the DFW Yarn Crawl Aug. 17-26, 2018

September 8, 2018

General meeting at C. C. Young - 9:30 - Program Finishing, Fringes & More!

September 24, 2018

Second meeting for 2018-2019 Study Group - Theo Moorman Technique. See Study Group page more info!

October 13, 2018

DH&SG Meet Up
Upstairs @ Whole Foods, Preston Rd. & Forest Ln., Dallas
10 am - 12 -m