The Weavers Guild of Springfield

PO Box 2605
Springfield, Massachusetts 01101-2605
weaversspring@gmail.com



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Guild Affiliations

imageThe Handweaver's Guild of America publishes "Shuttle, Spindle and Dyepot" magazine and sponsors biennial Convergences as well as offering many other learning and sharing opportunities such as Learning Exchanges, Certificates of Excellence in weaving, handspinning and dyeing, and Distance Learning. For more information, see: www.weavespindye.org/


New England Weavers Seminar (NEWS) is an organization of several weaving guilds in the New England area. NEWS produces a 3-day weaving conference every "odd" year. The conferences feature some 30 to 40 workshops and seminars, a gallery show, fashion show, and a number of vendors from all over the country. The conference takes place in July, most recently at Merrimack College in North Andover, MA.

The next NEWS conference will take place in July 2016 at Smith College in Northampton, MA. For more information, see: newenglandweaversseminar.com


New Hampshire Weavers Guild was founded in 1938, and continues to provides its members with a full schedule of meetings, workshops, and other opportunities to share and enrich their weaving skills. For more information, see: www.nhweaversguild.org/

Vermont Weavers Guild is a non-profit educational association. Its purpose is to increase technical proficiency and artistic experience by providing a well-rounded educational program, to promote and maintain high standards of weaving, as well as related fiber arts, to share our knowledge and ideas and to bring together hand-weavers. For more information, see: VTweaversguild.org 

Weavers of Western Mass meets on the 4th Wednesday (3rd if there is a holiday or school vacation) of the month from 1:00-3:30 at the Hill Institute in Florence, MA, from September to May, except December. For more information, see: https://sites.google.com/site/weaversofwesternmass/home

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Weaving Resources

Camilla Valley Farm Weavers' Supply
www.camillavalleyfarm.com
P.O. Box 341
Orangeville, Ontario
Canada L9W 2Z7
519-941-0736(Phone) 519-941-0804(Fax)
Email: nmanners@camillavalleyfarm.com

WEBS
www.yarn.com
P.O. Box 147
Northampton, MA 01061-0147
800-367-9327
Both Mill ends and a "regular" line of weaving yarns; great closeouts on knitting and brand-name luxury yarns; very popular source of rayon chenille; quantity discounts start at very low level; good service; regular sample mailings.

Halcyon
www.halcyonyarn.com
12 School Street
Bath, ME 04530
800-341-0282
Extensive line of "standard" weaving yarns including some high-end fibers. Superb quick service; many yarns available in "mini-cones" so that you don't need to over buy to get a range of colors; Yarn Store in a Box (with some credit applicable to first order) is periodically updated.

UKI
www.supremecorporation.com
Email: uki@ukisupreme.com

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Miscellaneous Links

  • Don't miss this fantastic resource! Ruth Stowe maintains a website with links to many guilds and sources for yarn and equipment: www.weavingworld.ca

  • On-Line Digital Archive of Documents on Weaving and Related Topics

  • FireWatch Weavers: FireWatch Weavers offers classes in traditional floor loom and dobby loom weaving, in spinning with the treadle wheel, the Great Wheel, and the drop spindle, in Native American weaving (Navajo and Andean), and in the newest of fiber arts, needle felting. Whether your interest lies in the highly technical or in the indigenous forms of the craft, we have looms, spindles, and instructors for you.

  • Vavstuga Weaving School & Store:  Becky Ashenden's Vavstuga (weaving studio) offer classes in traditional Swedish weaving as well as books, looms, and many other resources for anyone interested in exploring this rich weaving heritage.

  • Email Lists: This collection of URLs is maintained in an effort to make information available to the textile community.

  • Interweave Press Weaving Links

  • All Fiber Arts website: Here you can find over 1000 pages of information, free patterns, resources and instructions for weaving, spinning, dyeing, knitting, crochet, felting, papermaking, needlepoint, sewing, and other textile handicrafts. We also have a free Discussion Forum and chat rooms where you can meet with all your " fiberholic friends".

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Wanted & For Sale Fiber Arts Equipment

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Online Discussion Groups

Anyone can subscribe to these free email groups. Members send messages to the list which are then distributed to all list members.

  • Tapestry List: This group discusses the art and techniques of weaving tapestry. To subscribe, send email to majordomo@ncn.com. In the body of the message, enter "subscribe tapestry" (without the quotes).

  • Weaving List:  This group discusses all aspects of weaving. To subscribe, send email to majordomo@quilt.net. In the body of the message, enter "subscribe weaving" or "subscribe weaving-digest" (without the quotes).

  • Weave Tech List: This group discusses intermediate to advanced-level weaving topics including weave structure, technical matters, computers and weaving, color, design, and professional pursuits related to weaving. To subscribe, send email to weavetech-subscribe@topica.com

  • Other mailing lists and e-groups related to weaving, spinning, drop spindles, tapestry, fiber production, and fiber arts: www.allfiberarts.com

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Magazines & Publications

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Software for Fiber Artists

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Online Forums

Online forum: Covers all kinds of fiber arts


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