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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 have met 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 Lake, but during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are meeting virtually via Zoom. 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 regular meetings, or sign up for workshops or special events. For more details, contact us at [email protected]!

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.

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A Special Note about our meetings for the 21/22 meeting year:

Many of our members are vaccinated and things are beginning to open back up to allow some face to face meetings. Some of our meetings will have face to face gatherings, but we may not be able to meet at CC Young until the beginning of 2022. Please watch our site carefully on the calendar page as we update meeting locations, as they might be different one month to the next. We are moving to a hybrid meeting platform, which will include Zoom links when we meet face to face in order to allow many more members to attend if they can't be there physically. Stay tuned and email us with any questions at [email protected]

General Membership Meeting, Saturday, January 8, 2022
Cameron Taylor-Brown -Color in Cloth: The Weaves You Want and Why

Zoom Virtual Meeting
Program will begin at 10:00 am.

Weave structures mix color in very different ways. How do we determine what weaves are “right” for what we have in mind? View images from inspirational textile collections the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Textile Museum in Washington, D.C., and the Cooper-Hewitt in New York, supplemented by lots of woven samples from my own collection. Explore wide range of weaving across different cultures and time periods and examine how weave choices can dramatically affect our perception of color in cloth.

Cameron Taylor-Brown has immersed herself in fibers since the 1970s. She was introduced to textiles by artist Ed Rossbach at UC Berkeley, studied design at Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science (PCT&S) and worked as a fabric stylist in New York. She later taught textile design and worked as an exhibition curator at PCT&S. Since 1985, Taylor-Brown has lived in Los Angeles, where she founded ARTSgarage, a textile resource center. Her work is widely exhibited and is featured in publications including American Craft Magazine, Fiber Art Now, Handwoven and Shuttle, Spindle and Dyepot. She teaches fiber workshops at schools, guilds, museums and conferences throughout the United States and Canada..

Go to Calendar Page for more details.


2022 January President's Message




Is it too early to start Spring cleaning? I am not a neat and tidy kind of person. My organization is kinesthetic … things piled around me wherever they end up, although usually within the confines of rooms I frequent in order to save the sanity of my forgiving, but many times more tidy husband. But it does reach a point where I have to address it and do some tidying.

What is that point, you ask? When the volume and toppling configuration of piles begin to hamper my craft and eat into my fun time. When the variety of stuff, the visual impact of begins to distract me or cause me kind of brain fog.

So, to point. In fact, well beyond. Spring cleaning or tidying here we come. I am looking forward to it. And what better way to reconnected with the many projects I started and never finished, and the many more materials for and never started, and the additional projects will inspired by something hands on sort and tidy. I imagine you guess is going to go.

Here is picture of scraps that pile waiting to become something.


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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 guild membership ID, 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!


June 1, 2021

Start of the Membership Year

Click Here to join or renew!

Friday, January 7, 2022

Spinners Meeting 10:00 a.m.

Spinners gather virtually for fellowship. You do not have to be a spinner to hang out!

Email [email protected] for more info.

Saturday, January 8, 2022

General membership meeting from 10:00 - 12:00
Color in Cloth: The Weaves You Want and Why by Cameron Taylor-Brown ** Please note that all programs will begin promptly at 10 a.m. with the general meeting following.

Email [email protected] for more info.

Monday, January 10, 2022

DH&SG Board Meeting via Zoom 7:00 pm

Any guild member is welcome to attend

Email [email protected] for more info.


Monday, January 17, 2022

Study Group Meeting 7:00 p.m.

Study group gathers Face to Face & Zoom
George Christ's House

Email [email protected] for more info.

Saturday, January 29, 2022

Spinners Meeting 10:00 a.m.

Spinners gather virtually for fellowship.
You do not have to be a spinner to hang out!

Email [email protected] for more info.

Saturday, February 5, 2022

General membership meeting from 10:00 - 12:00
Showcasing Painted Warps by Tien Chiu ** Please note that all programs will begin promptly at 10 a.m. with the general meeting following.

Email [email protected] for more info.

Monday, February 7, 2022

DH&SG Board Meeting via Zoom 7:00 pm

Any guild member is welcome to attend

Email [email protected] for more info.

Friday, February 25, 2022

Spinners Meeting 10:00 a.m.

Spinners gather virtually for fellowship.
You do not have to be a spinner to hang out!

Email [email protected] for more info.


Saturday, March 5, 2022

General membership meeting from 10:00 - 12:00
Woven Ornaments by Judy Mortenson ** Please note that all programs will begin promptly at 10 a.m. with the general meeting following.

Email [email protected] for more info.

Monday, March 14, 2022

DH&SG Board Meeting via Zoom 7:00 pm

Any guild member is welcome to attend

Email [email protected] for more info.

Friday, March 25, 2022

Spinners Meeting 10:00 a.m.

Spinners gather virtually for fellowship.
You do not have to be a spinner to hang out!

Email [email protected] for more info.