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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, March 7, 2020

Band Weaving

Christina will have a Little Wave loom, Inkle loom, Box loom, and several rigid heddle tape looms available to play on. She will discuss the pros and cons of the various looms and demonstrate direct warping of a rigid heddle loom.

Christina Smith has been interested in band weaving almost as long as she has been spinning yarn. This interest had lain dormant for several years until she took the class on weaving tape on a rigid heddle loom, taught by Yohannah Klingensmith at CHT last May.

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.

2020 - March President's Message

President’s Message Mar. 2020 Newsletter

What are you working towards in your fiber world? Are you going to enter something into Convergence 2020 in Knoxville this summer? The deadlines are approaching! Are you working on interpreting Marian Stubenitsky’s Code structures in our study group? Do you have a gift giving opportunity around the corner that would be extra special with a handmade gift? Or, are you beginning to think about CHT Conference 2021: “A Fiber Runs Through It” Table Runner challenge?

I find these opportunities get me to the loom to begin planning and creating! I’m focusing on creating new art concept pieces for the Complex Weavers 2020 conference and Convergence 2020. I’m busy right now! You don’t need a special event to get to the wheel or loom, whatever motivates you to get creative is all you really need. I DO want to encourage everyone to think about entering some exhibition or display in the next year or two. I can’t wait to see what YOU are working on!

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!

March 7, 2020

General Meeting behind the fitness room at CC Young - 9:30 - 12:00

Christina Smith will talk about band weaving.

March 7, 2020

DH&SG Board Meeting immediately after the general meeting from 12-1. Anyone is welcome to attend.

March 27, 2020

The spinners will also meet on March 27, 2020 at Phyllis Murray’s home for pot luck & spinning.

April 4, 2020

The General Meeting will be held at the DFW Fiberfest, from 10:00-12:00 at the Irving Convention Center 500 W. Las Colinas Blvd., Irving, TX

April 24, 2020

The spinners will also meet on April 24, 2020, location to be determined.

May 2, 2020

General Meeting behind the fitness room at CC Young - 9:30 - 12:00

This year's study group will give a presentation about the Stubenitsky Code..

May 2,, 2020

DH&SG Board Meeting immediately after the general meeting from 12-1. Anyone is welcome to attend.

May 29, 2020

The spinners will also meet on May 29, 2020, location to be determined.