The tabletop loom is 24” wide, 20” deep, and 19” tall.It comes with a 19” reed with 8 dents per inch. Also stainless steel heddles and some string heddles. History: in the early 1990s, FSWG was contacted by the heirs of a weaver who lived near Barboursville, VA and wanted help in pricing their loved […]
Standard Countermarch Countermarch mechanism gives the widest and tightest shed. Made with strong Swedish Pine and built to last generations; the Standard is a wonderful investment for any weaver Quiet, heavy duty; suitable for both rug weaving as well as delicate work With 10 shafts, one can weave satin 60+” weaving width 10 shafts/12 treadles […]
In April, one of the local alpaca farms gathers alpacas from the area to participate in an annual shearing day event. Each alpaca gets their teeth checked and a bit of a mani/pedi before their hair cut! To help out, fellow FSWG member Michele and I bagged and sorted fiber. Each alpaca’s fiber is bagged […]
A special thanks to member Aileen C. and Denise K. for taking the time to demonstrate, film, and edit this video! It was premiered for the Guild on 9 April 2022.
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All, We have been taking some steps to upgrade the guild’s web site to enhance the user experience. One of the most significant changes is that we created a Member’s Portal. The portal is your gateway to the latest and past editions of the newsletter, the guild roster, and the meeting minutes and recordings. To access the […]
with Lori Green and Mary Snellings Learn to turn fluffy fibers like wool into a continuous strand of yarn! This class is for absolute beginners to “I know enough to be dangerous” beginners. Bring your wheel or spindle if you have one, or we will have a few to practice on. Fiber to spin is […]
Below is a copy of the email I sent to membership. Again, I’m looking for input!! Hi everyone,We were recently approached by Tavern Spinners and Weavers Guild (tavernspinweave.org), which is located in Heathsville, VA. – about 70 miles from Fredericksburg. They sell their handwoven and other handmade goods, at the Heritage Arts Center in Heathsville […]
Please take the time to fill out the FSWG Interest Form hosted on Google Forms. The survey will be used by the Program Committee to design the monthly program to better suit the needs of our members. Please let Kara know if you have any questions.
Would you like to take a workshop or have access to some educational materials available online? The guild now has access to a collection of virtual workshops and online educational videos that cover multiple fiber arts. From spinning and weaving, to dying and felting, the new materials have a little something for everyone. The link […]