Promoting Weaving and Fiber Arts since 1947


Columbia Weavers and Spinners’ Guild is organized to support education in the skills of weaving, spinning and other fiber arts and to promote the appreciation of these arts and crafts in central Missouri.

The guild was founded in 1947 as the Columbia Weavers Guild and specialized in weaving alone. Since our founding we have grown to encompass other fiber arts such as spinning, dyeing, felting, papermaking, knitting, basketweaving, quilting and surface designing, etc. Now called the Columbia Weavers and Spinners’ Guild, we welcome weavers, spinners and fiber enthusiasts of all ages and experience levels. Members include beginners, hobbyists, professionals, and teachers.

The Columbia Weavers and Spinners’ Guild actively promotes fiber arts in mid-Missouri. Each monthly meeting includes an educational program on fiber for Guild members and their guests. The guild hosts at least one nationally known teacher each year for a workshop and lecture. Members have the opportunity to demonstrate their crafts at local festivals and in schools. Guild members may also participate in one or more of several study groups.

The Guild holds an annual holiday exhibition and sale each November.

The Guild's monthly meetings are held at the Columbia Activity and Recreation Center (AC), 1701 W. Ash St. Meeting time is 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Announcements

  • Workshop: May 5-6, 2018 Learn Tablet Weaving with John Mullarkey. John is the guru of tablet weaving, designer of looms, and author of several books.  And he is coming to Columbia!  This two-day workshop – designed for beginners – will give you the knowledge and tools you need to create beautiful designs. On the first day, he will teach us the basics: how to read and design drafts, set up cards, weave and finish a friendship bracelet.  Along the way he’ll talk about avoiding common pitfalls and share tips and tricks for weaving perfect bands.  On day two we’ll learn how to weave diagonal patters, also called “Egyptian” Diagonals. John will teach us how to set up a circular warp, and use two ...
    Posted Aug 31, 2017, 9:05 AM by CWSG Webmaster
  • New Meeting Time Beginning September 2017 our meetings will run from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
    Posted Aug 31, 2017, 9:07 AM by CWSG Webmaster
  • Monthly Meetings 2017-2018 September 19: Midwest Magic & Summer Show and Tell – Guild members who attended the Midwest Weavers Conference in June will share their experiences. All members are encouraged to bring their summer projects to show and tell.October 17: The Business of Art – Have you ever thought about turning your fiber art hobby into a business?  Where do you start? How to you market your products? How much should you charge? A panel from the newly created study group, The Business of Art, will answer these questions and more.November 21: Holiday Exhibition and Sale Review – This is the 28th year of the Guild's signature exhibition. This month we will share highlights of this year's HES and discuss ideas ...
    Posted Aug 31, 2017, 9:04 AM by CWSG Webmaster
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