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The Dallas Handweavers and Spinners Guild is an incorporated, non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote and encourage an interest in the fiber arts, and educate individuals and the broad community in activities and techniques, specifically those related to hand weaving and hand spinning.

Belonging to a Guild has many perks!  If you are wondering why you should join a local Guild, check out this article written by Susan Horton: 10 Reasons to Join a Weaving or Spinning Guild

Founded in 1972, DH&SG boasts an active membership from the North Texas area.  Our members represent a wide variety of interest and talents in the fields of:

  • traditional pattern weaving
  • tapestry weaving
  • off-loom and other innovative weaving techniques
  • the art of hand spinning
  • dyeing yarns with both natural/vegetable and chemical dyes
  • basketry
  • fiber sculpture

Some benefits of belonging to our organization are:

  • attending informative programs throughout the year
  • having access to an extensive library on the subjects of weaving, spinning, dyeing, sewing with handwovens, and more
  • qualified to exhibit in the organization’s juried exhibitions
  • participating in demonstrations in weaving, spinning and dyeing throughout the North Texas area
  • priority registration in workshops led by local, regional, and national instructors held in Dallas
  • mentorship for beginning weavers, spinners and dyers from members with decades of experience
  • fellowship in a community of like minded individuals, many who have been practicing these arts for many years

We meet at CC Young, 4847 W. Lawther Drive, Dallas, in the Point Building in the room behind the gym. Conversation from 9:30ish and Meeting begins at 10:00 a.m. Our six bi-monthly programs are a wide range of topics this year.  See our Calendar page for more details.

  • July 7, 2018 – Anne Cameron presents a photo tour of her visit to Peru in “Weaving in Peru and the Amano Museum”.
  • August 4, 2018 – Special program in partnership with the Denton Weaving Guild, Lynn Smetko presents Designing for your Weaving at the Greater Denton Arts Council.  This special program is also in conjunction with this year’s Study Group of  the Theo Moorman technique.
  • August 11, 2018 – Bi-monthly Meet Up – 10:00 – noon – bring your project, spinning wheel, new books, questions or problems and hang out with like minded fiber people – Whole Foods at Preston Road & Forest Lane in Dallas – SE corner.  Go upstairs to the eating area for Meet Up fun!
  • September 8, 2018 – Fringes, Finishes and More will give you lots of ideas
  • October 13, 2018 – Bi-monthly Meet Up – 10:00 – noon – bring your project, spinning wheel, new books, questions or problems and hang out with like minded fiber people – Whole Foods at Preston Road & Forest Lane in Dallas – SE corner.  Go upstairs to the eating area for Meet Up fun!
  • November 3, 2018 – Laura Herriott will lead members in making Woven Paper Stars, which also make wonderful holiday ornaments.
  • December 12, 2018 – Bi-monthly Meet Up – 10:00 – noon – bring your project, spinning wheel, new books, questions or problems and hang out with like minded fiber people – Whole Foods at Preston Road & Forest Lane in Dallas – SE corner.  Go upstairs to the eating area for Meet Up fun!
  • December  – Off the Shelf (potluck lunch with optional gift exchange) – Date & Location TBD
  • January 5, 2019TBA
  • February 9, 2019 – Bi-monthly Meet Up – 10:00 – noon – bring your project, spinning wheel, new books, questions or problems and hang out with like minded fiber people – Whole Foods at Preston Road & Forest Lane in Dallas – SE corner.  Go upstairs to the eating area for Meet Up fun!
  • March 2, 2019TBA
  • April 6, 2019 – Bi-monthly Meet Up – 10:00 – noon – bring your project, spinning wheel, new books, questions or problems and hang out with like minded fiber people – Whole Foods at Preston Road & Forest Lane in Dallas – SE corner.  Go upstairs to the eating area for Meet Up fun!
  • May 4, 2019TBA
  • June 8, 2019 – Bi-monthly Meet Up – 10:00 – noon – bring your project, spinning wheel, new books, questions or problems and hang out with like minded fiber people – Whole Foods at Preston Road & Forest Lane in Dallas – SE corner.  Go upstairs to the eating area for Meet Up fun!

Spinning meetings are separate from the general meeting and available to all guild members. The Spinners generally meet the last Friday of each month for spinning and potluck. The usual time is 10:00 to 2:00 with the potluck lunch is around noon. Check the newsletter for location or email Hinke Schroen for information.

We welcome you to visit one of our regular meetings to meet us and find out more about our guild!