Welcome

Woodland Weavers & Spinners brings individuals together who are interested in the fiber arts of weaving, spinning and all fiber related arts. The organization has a wide range of expertise–from beginner to professional. Members share their experience in both contemporary and traditional fiber arts. We are continuously experimenting with the wide range of possibilities that fiber arts can offer.

The group meets each month, September through June. Click here for our meeting schedule. The purpose of each meeting is the education and growth of membership. Programs include local, as well as, known fiber artists from around the country. There are social events throughout the year, for fun and getting acquainted with each other.

In addition to monthly meetings, Woodland Weavers & Spinners offers workshops and study groups. The study groups explore specific aspects of weaving, work on a project and share their work at guild meetings. Each member can also participate in our Textile Arts Markets.

Click here for Membership information!

If you wish to attend a meeting, or talk to someone about Woodland Weavers & Spinners, please contact us! To send an email, just click on the link to the Contacts page.

Textile Sales/Events

For a complete list of our Sales and Demonstrations, click here.

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Upcoming Events

  1. Holiday Textile Arts Market

    December 13 - December 14
  2. Spinning Study Group

    December 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Spinning Study Group

    December 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Program by Guild Members/Meeting

    January 6, 2020
  5. Spinning Study Group

    January 20, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Meetings/Programs

 

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Meeting Agenda:

6:30 pm: Show N Tell

7:00 pm:  Program/Speaker

Followed by our business meeting.

The meetings are held at the GRPD Metro Lodge 97 located at 1753 Alpine Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI unless otherwise announced or arranged. Guests are welcome to attend all regular meetings and may attend two meetings before joining. If you are interested in a workshop or retreat, please check the newsletters for sign-up sheets and prices.

2018-2019 Meetings

    • Monday, September 10: Welcome Back and Summer Show and Tell
    • Monday, October 1: – Natural Dying & Farm Life – Lori Evesque
    • Monday, November 5: Panel Discussion with Michigan
      loom builders Mike and Terry McGarr from Norwood Looms
      and Bruce  Niemi from Kessenich Looms
    • Monday, December 3: Holiday Potluck
    • Monday, January 7: How to turn your fiber addiction into a business panel discussion – Kelly Brandt, Heidi Bukoski, Julia Daniels
    • Monday, February 4:Weaving for Good – A presentation by Beryl Bartkus founder of Ability Weavers
    • Monday, March 4: TBA
    • Monday, April 1: Joan Sheridan – Weaving & textiles
    • Monday, May 6: Mark Newport, head of the fiber program at Cranbrook Academy of Art and 2018 ArtPrize artist
    • Monday, June 3: End of the Year Potluck

Meeting Location

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are held at:

GRPD Metro Lodge 97
1753 Alpine Ave NW
Grand Rapids MI

Click here for a map!

Workshops/Retreats

 WORKSHOPS

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For a list of retreats, click here.

RETREATS

Retreats are opportunities to learn and share skills with fellow retreat
members, complete a project or start one, connect with other fiber enthusiasts, and enjoy good food. They are held at the following locations for this Program year:

Please contact Amy Ranger and mail registration form and check payable to Woodland Weavers and Spinners to 1587 Mullins Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49534 , if you wish to attend.

STUDY GROUPS

For a completed list of scheduled Study Groups, click here.
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Spinning Study Group meets at 7:30 on the 3rd and 5th Mondays of the month. Contact Paula Stark for more information.  Knitting Study Group meetings are February TBD and March TBD. Contact Margaret Jager if you want to join.

Drafting Divas Study Group meets once a month.  Contact Julia Daniels for more information.

Membership

Guild Happenings

For information on meetings, programs, sales and more, click here.

Member Resources

Member Resources: Woodland Weavers and Spinners Guild ellenprovides members with a lending library of videos and DVDs pertaining to weaving, spinning, and fiber arts.

Looms and Spinning Wheels

Members may rent equipment by the month, contact Maggie Atwater.  Available equipment:

  • 15” – 4 harness table Loom
  • 24” Norwood 4 harness loom
  • 18” Schacht Wolf Pup 4 harness loom
  • 26” – 8 Harness Baby Wolf
  • Triangular Loom with Stand
  • Inkle Loom
  • Small Warping Board

Membership Application

Click here for a membership application.

Officers

Click here to go to our Contacts page for a full listing.