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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. 

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.

If you currently live in North Texas, or plan to visit our area, please join us at our regular meetings, or sign up for workshops or special events.
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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. 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.

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 Membership Meeting

Saturday, April 1, 2023

Publishing 101

by Tracy Kaestner &
Christine Miller

Meeting will be face-to-face & Zoom
Program will begin at 10:00 am.
If your last name starts with T-W , please bring snacks!

Tracy Kaestner of the Contemporary Handweavers of Houston and Christine Miller of the Dallas Handweavers & Spinners Guild will give a presentation at the April 1, 2023 meeting about all things publishing. Tracy has published scores of articles in Weavers’, Handwoven, and Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot over many years. She will share her knowledge about the process of submitting articles to these magazines. Christine has self-published a book through Amazon and is currently wrapping up the publication, Weaving with Wire: Creating Woven Metal Fabric which will be released by Schiffer Publications later in the year. Find out how you could take your ideas and present them to our wonderful weaving community!

April 2023 President's Message

Hello fellow weavers and spinners!

Spring is my favorite time of the year!  I love the colors of the flowers starting to bloom and that spring green of the leaves on the trees!  This cowl reminds me of blue skies and spring green leaves!  Spring also has me starting to think ahead to summer and hopefully at least a small break for everyone.

As a guild, we are also starting to look ahead to our next “year”.  At our April meeting, we will be electing our officers and board for next year.  A list of those nominated is in this newsletter.  There is also a list of our committee chairs for the coming year.  It is a wonderful group of both new members and members who have been around for a while.  I am excited to work with these people!

Katherine has been setting up an exciting list of programs for us for next year. Study group has chosen a topic for next year and I know that Phyllis is busy researching books and articles for us to study.  Lily is planning new ideas for the spinning group next year.  We had our first movie night in March and we will be planning another one soon.  The board, officers and chairs will be meeting in June for a retreat to plan for our next year including learning labs. Let me know if you have any ideas you would like to be considered ([email protected]). Look for a bunch of updates on these ideas in the summer newsletter (and perhaps before!).  There are lots of exciting things happening and I hope that you will participate!


See you at the April meeting!  Linda

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! The screen to the right links to our digital library and randomly scrolls through our collection. See a book you’re interested in?

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