The Weavers Guild of Miami Valley, Inc. was organized in 1949 to promote interest in handweaving.  Today the Guild is a non-profit, educational organization promoting handweaving, handspinning and the textile arts.  The Guild offers educational programs in fiber techniques and processes and encourages artistic awareness and excellence in the textile crafts through lectures, discussions, exhibits, workshops and demonstrations.

The President’s Column

I hope all of you are looking forward to another amazing year with the WGMV. What makes 2019 extra special?

It is our 70th Anniversary!

In August 1949 “Six weavers met at the home of Mrs. A. Frederick Pendleton and talked over the organizing of a weavers’ guild. The weavers present were: Mrs. E. A. Drexler, Mrs. Clyde Iiams, Mrs. E. W. Lockin, Mrs. Stanley Weems, Mrs. J.D. Williamson, and Mrs. Pendelton.”
(Excerpt from WGMV 1949 minutes)

To celebrate our 70th anniversary, the WGMV will exhibit hand woven items at various libraries in the region. At present we are scheduled to display at the following libraries: Enon and Yellow Springs and at the Enon Historical Society building. Hopefully, we can also set-up displays at the Dayton/Montgomery and Springfield libraries. Additional information about these exhibits will be presented at our January 2019 meeting.

Carol Baugh
WGMV, President


Upcoming Events

12:00 pm “Warping Without Tears” Demo @ John Bryan Center
“Warping Without Tears” Demo @ John Bryan Center
Jan 26 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Karen Schnee will demonstrate how to make a warp. Then two groups will form and one learns to warp from Back to Front on a loom, the other learns to warp Front to Back on[...]
1:00 pm Spin-in @ Yellow Springs Library
Spin-in @ Yellow Springs Library
Feb 6 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join us for a fun Spin-in at the Yellow Springs Library Community Room. Everyone is welcome.
7:00 pm February Meeting @ John Bryan Center
February Meeting @ John Bryan Center
Feb 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Discussion of  WGMV finances. No speaker is scheduled for the meeting. Bring whatever you want to work on – weaving, spinning, knitting, etc.