Weavers Guild of Miami Valley

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.

Unless otherwise specified, our meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the months from September to June at the John Bryan Community Center in Yellow Springs. Our library opens at 6:30pm and the meeting begins at 7pm and ends at 9pm sharp. Meetings are free and open to the public.

Upcoming Events

  • Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 7-??pm - Eric Ottoson's house: First Board Meeting of the year.
  • Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 7-9pm - John Bryan Center: First meeting of the year  /share day.
  • Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 7-9pm - John Bryan Center: Philis Alvic will discuss overshot.
  • Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 11, 12, and 13: Overshot workshop (2 ½ day workshop).
  • Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 7-??pm - Eric Ottoson's house: Board Meeting
  • Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 7-9pm - John Bryan Center: Marian Miller will discuss ribbon weaving.
  • Saturday, November, 16, 2103: Ribbon Weaving workshop (1/2 day).
  • Tuesday, December 10, 2103: Christmas Party at Ottoson’s house. Directions with the Newsletter.
  • Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 7-9pm - John Bryan Center:: Murlea Everson of Meyer-Vogelpohl in Cincinnati will discuss weaving church vestments. (Note: If this meeting is cancelled due to weather, Ms. Everson will talk to us in March.)
  • Saturday, January 18, 2014 - 12-4pm - John Bryan Center: Warping workshop by Diana Nelson and Cay Dietz.
  • Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 7-9pm - John Bryan Center: Jane Ellen Balzuweit will discuss Teneriffe Lace.
  • Saturday, February 15, 2014: Teneriffe Lace workshop (1/2 day).
  • Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 7-9pm - John Bryan Center: –  Murlea Everson will speak if January Meeting was cancelled. Otherwise this is TBA.
  • Friday, April 11, 2014 - 6-9pm - Beavercreek Fire Station (2195 Dayton-Xenia Road): Kati Meeks will discuss Lithuanian and Linen weaving.
  • Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 11, 12, and 13: Lustrous Linens workshop (2 ½ day workshop)
  • Tuesday, May 13, 2014: Field Trip to Purdy Lil' Suri Farm. Alpaca!
  • Tuesday, June 10, 2014: Picnic – location TBD
  • Messages to and from the Members

    • A Message From the Vice-President:


      Kati Meeks Linen Workshop News:
      I have received instructions and drafts from Kati Meek for the April workshop and I will bring those the night of the February meeting.  I would have just forward her email to the list of people signed up for the workshop, but she has specific instructions on how to print off these patterns so I will hand these out and speak personally to the participants.
      Carol Baugh, 
      Programming, 2013-14



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