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.
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.
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!
Hold on to your seats! This is a whirlwind tour of creating great garments from handwoven cloth! Starting with what to weave, sett choices, sampling and finishing the cloth, we will then cover basic sewing techniques for handwoven fabrics!
Daryl Lancaster, a hand-weaver and fiber artist known for her award-winning hand-woven fabric and garments, has been constructing garments for more than half a century! She give lectures and workshops to guilds, conferences, and craft centers all over the U.S. The former Features Editor for Handwoven Magazine, she has written more than 100 articles and digital content, frequently contributes to various weaving and sewing publications and including Threads Magazine. She now has a YouTube channel, The Weaver Sews where she shares her extensive experience sewing handwoven garments. Daryl also maintains a blog at www.weaversew.com/wordblog and you can find her at www.Daryllancaster.com
If you have something to show for the clothesline, please remember to send a photo and brief description by February 29th at Noon!