Benefits of Joining

Membership allows you to attend the monthly meetings, participate in our annual Textile Sales, attend retreats and workshops at member prices, rent our equipment, borrow from our extensive library, work on committees & hold office.

Annual Membership. Only $30!

Equipment Available to Rent

Wolf Pup

4H 18″ Wolf Pup Floor Loom.

Baby Wolf

8H Baby Wolf 26″ Floor Loom

Dorothy Loom

4H 18″ LeClerc Dorothy Loom

Tapestry Loom

Schacht Tapestry Loom.

Norwood 22"

4H 22″ Wolf Pup Floor Loom.

Inkle Loom

Schacht Inkle Loom.

Louet S15

Louet S15 Spinning Wheel.

Schacht Matchless

Schacht DT Matchless. Best for experienced spinners.

E-spinner

EEL Espinner.

Additional Rental Equipment

The guild also has a variety of accessories such as bobbins, shuttles, reeds, skein winder and swift. 

Each can be rented for nominal fee. Contact Equipment Manager for more details. 

September 7, 2021 – Welcome Back – Summer Show and Tell

October 4, 2021 – Emily Wolscheid “Textiles in Jewelry”

November 1, 2021 – Deborah Silver “Split Shed Weaving”

December 6, 2021 – Holiday potluck

January 3, 2022 – Priscilla Lynch “Just Stitching: Explorations in Machine and Hand Stitching”

February 7, 2022 – Member Conversation “My Favorite Piece of Work”

March 7 , 2022 – Natalie Drummond “Deflected Double Weave”

April 4 , 2022 – Jennifer Gould ”My dollmaking journey”

May 2 , 2022 – Boisali Biswas “My Journey as a Fiber Artist”

June 6 , 2022 – End of Year Potluck

Programs

Members are invited to attend our monthly educational/ inspirational meetings. Members also are able to attend workshops at member pricing and our retreats where members work on individual projects and enjoy camaraderie. Workshops are scheduled annually:

October 16, 2021 – Handspun Wire Core
March 5 & 6, 2022 –  Deflected Double Weave
April 3, 2022 – Heidi Bukoski, Nalbinding 10am – 5pm


Retreats are scheduled to provide opportunity for members to work on personal projects, learn a new
skill, connect with other fiber enthusiasts, enjoy good food.. Members and guests can attend retreats.
Retreats are usually set up for Saturdays in the Fall & Spring. Guests are welcome at member price.
-Fall 2021 October 9, 2021, 10:00am – 4:00pm Connor Bayou Woodland Cabin, 8115 W Olive Rd,
West Olive, MI $25.00
-Spring 2022 May 7, 2022, 9am – 4pm Little Pine Island Camp (The Salvation Army) FREE this time.

Many years ago, probably mid to late 80’s, I joined the Woodland Weavers and Spinners Guild.   What a lucky day that was for me!!”

One year a very dear friend of mine decided she would join WW&S.  We rode up to the meeting together and she was most impressed with the meeting and how friendly and supportive everyone was.  She felt so welcomed.  I will never forget our ride home that evening.  For the hour ride we were happily discussing how welcomed we felt at WW&S, and how wonderful it was to be part of that atmosphere..  We could not believe our good fortune at having found such an inviting and supportive group of weavers, spinners, and fiber artists.   

“Reconnecting a family to their loom”!

Many years ago, I answered an ad to purchase another loom and discovered it was being sold by the father of a family friend. When they learned I was teaching some refugees to weave on a floor loom I was gifted that loom and have enjoyed it for years. This past December at our Textile Arts Market sale I was delighted to see our family friends after many years and mentioned that I had their grandmother’s loom and wondered if anyone in their family might want to use it. Their faces lit up with excitement as they explained that the oldest daughter, Lizzie, had declared just the night before after visiting our sale, that she thought ‘weaving was in her future’.  That week I gifted the loom back to the family to surprise Lizzie for Christmas and I was blessed to spent time teaching her some weaving basics on her family’s loom.  Lizzie’s and her great grandmother have connected over weaving and the loom has found its way back home after many years.”

-ChiChi VanDyke