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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.

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.

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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. 

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! 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!

General Membership Meeting

Saturday, March 2nd, 2024 @ 10a.m.

Ready?... Sett?... SEW!!!

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 and you can find her at

Meeting will be face-to-face & Zoom
Snacks will be provided by members with last names starting with P-S, but anyone who wants to bring a snack for the meeting can!
If you are attending in person, we meet at The Point (see the map on our Calendar page). Please remember that we meet in The Auditorium now.

If you have something to show for the clothesline, please remember to send a photo and brief description by February 29th at Noon!

February 2024 President's Message

Hi everyone!
As I am writing this, the weather has turned really cold! I am using this time to weave off the towels that I put on my loom before the holidays. I thought when I put them on that I would have lots of time in the mornings to weave before my kids got up! Hahaha! It did not turn out that way, so I am weaving it off now. The physical movements of weaving help to keep me warm and because it is a simple treadling (1-8), it has given me lots of time to think about upcoming projects that I would like to weave! In the process, I have rethought what some of this warp will be! Some of it will be towels, but I think some if it I will make into a vest!
It also gave me time to think about some weaving goals for the year. I get a newsletter from the Scottish weaver, Callie Booker. She recently had a series of articles on using sound to make drafts. That really intrigued me. I have made a couple of recordings and we will see where that leads me! Several years ago, she wrote a series of articles on using data to make drafts. I wove a scarf for my daughter using the number of hours of daylight on her birthday. I am entering it in the Plano Art Centre show, so hopefully you will be able to see it there!
If you are transitioning to using a floor loom or are thinking about doing so, I hope you will think about attending the Learning Labs on February 17th and 24th. Hopefully they will be really useful for you! Please be sure to sign up on the website so we will know how many people will be attending!
Lastly, here is a picture of my latest scarf with a painted warp. I am thinking I will paint the warp for the draft using sound as well!
Happy weaving, spinning, dyeing, felting!