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Welcome!

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, October 5, 2019


Photographing Textiles



The October program is going to be an informative one – how to photograph textiles! Bring some textiles of your own and a camera (it could be a digital camera or your phone’s camera) and we will have some hands on practice time. Some of the topics Christine Miller will cover will be styling and framing your shot, use of flash, focus, how to hang your work, and draping for a beautiful shot. We will also talk about posting to social media, filters, and collaging images. It’s going to be a fun and productive meeting!
We always have a "clothesline" show and tell segment in our meeting! Bring your latest creation and strut your stuff!


Go to the Calendar Page for more details about location.

2019 - September President's Message



It may not feel like Fall is in the air, but it is just around the corner! Our organization is returning to monthly meetings and meet ups! Be sure to visit the website and check out the calendar page and get those dates on your personal calendar. We have a great lineup of programs and speakers throughout the 2019-2020 meeting year. Remember we are meeting on our old schedule this year, kicking things off in September and continuing on through May, with a couple of special events sprinkled throughout the year.

It’s a time to start those wheels and looms humming with gifts and winter projects. And what better way to kick of the new Guild year with a workshop led by Elisabeth Hill the end of September! Her “Off the Grid” 3 day workshop will explore pushing the boundaries of plain weave into new interpretations. I know new ideas will be percolating in everyone’s brains during and after that workshop. The photo I’m including in my post is a picture of me at my loom, playing with the double weave overshot idea Jennifer Moore shared with us in the Double Rainbow workshop in Fort Worth last fall. So don’t let those new ideas sit unused! Do some sampling and explore them!

I am looking to add a new committee chair to the board, a Communications Officer. This position would focus on posting to the various social media platforms we have like Instagram, Facebook, the blog on our website, Pinterest, and Ravelry. If you think you might be interested in this position, please contact me! You can email me at chris.keithmiller@gmail.com. I look forward to a new year, and if you have any ideas for the guild, my inbox is open!

Happy Fiber Trails!
Christine Miller

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!

September 7, 2019

September 7, 2019
General Meeting at C.C. Young, The Point, Meeting Room behind the Fitness Room - 9:30

Find out about Online Resources for spinning, weaving, and dyeing

September 7, 2019

September 7, 2019
Board Meeting
Any member is invited to attend the monthly board meeting immediately following the general meeting.

September 27, 2019

Friday Spinners - join the group for spinning, pot luck and friendship! Contact Hinke Schroen for more details.

October 5, 2019

October 5, 2019
General Meeting at C.C. Young, The Point, Meeting Room behind the Fitness Room - 9:30

Learn some tips and tricks about photographing your handwovens.

October 5, 2019

October 5, 2019
Board Meeting
Any member is invited to attend the monthly board meeting immediately following the general meeting.

October 25, 2019

Friday Spinners - join the group for spinning, pot luck and friendship! Contact Hinke Schroen for more details.