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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's exhibits give 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 September through May on the first Saturday of each month at 9:30 am. We meet 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.


General Meeting
Saturday, May 2, 2020


Stubenitsky Code Study Group Show & Tell
Zoom Virtual Meeting



This year's study group has been digging into the Stubenitsky Code and the members have been doing a LOT of weaving! Join us for this 10:00 a.m. Zoom presentation to see what everyone's accomplished! Members of the Guild have received the meeting ID and password, but we welcome guests to attend our virtual meetings! You can email us at dallashandweavers@gmail.com, let us know you want to attend and we will forward the meeting information to you.

Go to the Calendar Page for more details about location.

2020 - May President's Message



The Passing of the Shuttle

Well, the term for my President’s leadership role has come to an end, and I am so happy to be passing the ceremonial President’s Shuttle (sometimes known as the Golden Shuttle) to Laura Herriott! She is going to be a great leader for our group as we move forward in these uncertain times. I will still have a few roles for the guild (webmaster, co-chair for workshops, social media chair – anyone want to take a job, let me know ;-), and will continue working closely with Laura and the rest of the board.

Looking back, I reflect on being an active member of this guild since around 1978. Whether you have been in the guild for decades like I have, or have just come to our group, my DH&SG friendship are some of the longest and deepest relationships I have. We continue to share and grow with each other, in the knowledge of our passion for weaving, spinning, and dyeing, as well as in our personal lives.

We need each other now more than ever, and I want you to rest assured that the new board for 2020-2021 is going to work hard to plan events for the future, while staying flexible to meet the criteria set out for gatherings as we understand best practices to keep ourselves safe from COVID-19. BUT, we have broken the virtual reality barrier with our Zoom gatherings, and will explore ways to stream or project general meetings (if they are physical) in a virtual way so members can have an option of how they attend.

Stay safe and work out frustrations at the loom or wheel. If ANYONE needs anything, do not hesitate to reach out to us for practical or emotional support! Take care of yourselves, out there!

Christine Miller
President

Benefits of Membership to DH&SG



• Make new fiber friends!
• Participate in our Study Group and learn new weaving structures and techniques!
• Have priority registration to workshops
• Improve your skills in one of our Meet Ups, like the Last Friday Spinners
• Get a mentor and have access to the expertise skills of our members
• Attend our holiday Off the Shelf party and swap for a wonderful handcrafted item
• Exhibit your work in one of our public exhibitions


Another benefit of membership is having access to our wonderful library of books, magazines, periodicals, and equipment that you can rent! The screen to the right links to our digital library and randomly scrolls through our collection. See a book you're interested in?

• Click on a cover and it will take you to our library, or
• Click on the DHSG Library at the top of the screen to go to our library, or
• Click on the Library Thing icon at the top of the home page to go to our library.

With your membership ID and special library passcode, you can reserve and check books out.

Connect to a community that keeps growing and learning! Join today!

Check our Calendar Page for more detailed information!

May 2, 2020

Zoom virtual meeting from 10:00 - 12:00

This year's study group will give a presentation about the Stubenitsky Code..

May 2,, 2020

DH&SG Board Meeting immediately after the general meeting from 12-1. Anyone is welcome to attend.

May 29, 2020

The spinners aren't meeting physically at the present time.