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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, May 6, 2023

DH&SG Study Group
Show & Tell
Weft Faced Pattern Weaves

Meeting will be face-to-face & Zoom
Program will begin at 10:00 am.
Come at 9:30 to visit!
Anyone who wants to bring a snack for the meeting can! Let's celebrate our end of the year get together!

Study Group Show & Tell! Come and see what the study group has been working on! This month our program will highlight member work on weft-faced pattern weaves. We have some beautiful examples to show you! This will be the last formal meeting for our 22-23 season – and what a wonderful way to close out a fantastic guild year! If you have something to show for the clothesline, please send a photo and brief description to [email protected].

If you have something to show for the clothesline, please send a photo and brief description to [email protected]

Mark your calendars! We will be holding movie night over the summer on July 9th and August 13th at 7pm. We would love to connect with all of you over the summer! 

I can’t wait to see all of you!   Katherine

May 2023 President's Message

Member participation from our Learning Lab on fiber prep

Hello fellow weavers and spinners!

I cannot believe that this will be our last meeting for the year!!  This year has gone by so fast and we have done so much as a guild!  

We have broadened our teaching and learning opportunities by having Learning Labs, starting the “Ask A Weaver” column in the newsletter, having Movie nights to learn about fiber artists and starting our Rigid Heddle Group for our rigid heddle weavers.  We will also be having our first workshop since Covid with an outside teacher – October 14-15 (You can sign up now on the website.)

We have increased our outreach into the community.  We have partnered with Plano Heritage Farmstead, Cedar Hill State Park and the Justin Community Library to talk and demo about spinning and weaving.  We need to get others excited about spinning and weaving so that our crafts can continue!

We have some shows in our future.  There will be a show at CC Young in October and a juried show at the Arts Center of Plano in April 2024 along with the Dallas Area Fiber Artists and the Fort Worth Weaving Guild.

We have had some wonderful programs this year and our attendance at meetings has been higher than last year. It is great to be able to meet with others who share your passions!

Please continue to read your newsletter and emails for information about upcoming events this summer!  There will be several movie nights and there is a volunteer opportunity.

See you at the May 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!