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Dallas Handweavers and Spinners Guild

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 meetings Sept. through May, educational workshops and community demonstrations.

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. Begun in 1972, DH&SG continues to bring programming and hands on experiences to the surrounding community. CONTACT US for possible demonstrations at your event.

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Guild members meet September through May on the first Saturday of each month at 9:30 am. We meet physically 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 Rock Lake. We also meet virtually via Zoom for members who can’t attend in person. We enjoy friendships, old and new, and learn from speakers on a wide range of subjects and areas of interest to our members. 

Benefits of Membership to DH&SG

Another benefit of membership is having access to our wonderful library of books, magazines, periodicals, and equipment that you can rent! Click the Library tab in our menu that links to our digital library and scroll through our collection. You will find instructions to:

With your guild membership ID, you can reserve and check books out. Connect to a community that keeps growing and learning! Join today!

General Membership Meeting

Saturday, November 4, 2023

Natural Dyeing with Native Plants and Kitchen Cuttings

Meeting will be face-to-face & Zoom

Join us as we hear from DHSG guild member Martha Myre! We have such a talented guild, and it is always great to hear from one of our own. We will be meeting on Saturday, November 4th. Program will start at 10 a.m., but you can arrive as early as 9:30a.m. to visit.  The meeting will be a hybrid meeting. We would love to see you in person or virtually!

Meeting will begin at 9:30 am.
Program begins at 10:00 am.
Snacks will be provided by members with last names starting with C - F, but anyone who wants to bring a snack for the meeting can!

Martha will be presenting: 

Natural Dyeing with Native Plants and Kitchen Cuttings

This will include a slide show and presentation on the colors we can get from plants in our gardens, in our neighborhood, and on the side of the road! In addition, she will cover some of the dyes that come from our kitchen, such as those from onion skins and avocado pits.

If you are attending in person, we meet at The Point (see the map on our Calendar page). Please remember that we meet in The Auditorium now. 

If you have something to show for the clothesline, please remember to send a photo and brief description.

Our members show their work at Clothesline during our Welcome Meeting on August 26, 2023.

Click here to download the handout with our upcoming events.

November 2023 President's Message

Hi everyone!
As I write this, the weather is starting to actually feel like fall, at least for a few days!  I love this time of the year!  It really makes me want to get on the loom and weave things for the holidays!  I know I should have already started that, but I tend to weave holiday items during the holiday.  Oh well!  They will be fine for next year! 
I have just put a painted warp on my loom to weave a scarf.  I love painted warps!  It is very potato chippy (you can’t eat just one?).  I want to keep weaving to see what the next color combo is and the next, etc.  I love that members are starting to use #dallasweavers to tag us on their social media.  I love seeing what everyone in the guild is up to and what they are making!  It is like having a clothesline all month!  I hope that you are following our hashtag.
Happy weaving and spinning!