Manasota Weavers Guild serves all persons interested in weaving, spinning, dyeing, basket making and related fiber arts in Sarasota County and Manatee County, Florida.
Manasota Weavers Guild
P.O. Box 17876
Sarasota, FL 34276
P.O. Box 17876
Sarasota, FL 34276
The Manasota Weavers Guild is dedicated to the preservation and advancement of the fiber arts. Through monthly meetings and special workshops, we offer our members the opportunity to increase their knowledge and skills. We offer community outreach programs which promote awareness and appreciation of the fiber arts. The Guild welcomes and offers instruction to new weavers and spinners. Membership in the Guild is open to anyone interested in the arts of loom weaving, tapestry, spinning, knitting, basketry and related fiber arts.
- 10:30 AM: Spinners, Show & Tell
- 12:00 noon: Lunch (bring your own) & Business Meeting
- 1:00-2:00: Program
|September||Reunion after a break for the summer and the corona virus. A chance to share what you did during “stay at home” orders and the summer. Power Point presentation on Zoom.|
|October 10, 2020||Ellen Turner - Ikle looms (Zoom)|
|November 14, 2020||Zanshiori - Why Knot? Zanshiori is the Japanese technique of weaving with thrumbs. Berna Lowenstein will present a slide show of traditional fabrics, and the non-traditional weave structures she uses to create new Zanshiori fabrics. She will also demonstrate tying various knots during this Zoom session.|
|December 12, 2020||Holiday Celebrations, Sharing and Caring: Presentation by Ning Quin from SPARCC
|January 9, 2021||Jan Friedman, from Iowa City, Iowa will be talking to us via Zoom about her Fiber Collage pieces. She uses numerous fiber techniques, such as weaving, sun printing, stenciling, and more recently, embroidery. See more at Jan Friedman's Website|
|February 13, 2021||Workshop Presenter, Denise Kovant|
|March 13, 2021||Jackie Bartolini (felter)
|April 10, 2021||Guild Challenge redux: Neutrals. Details will available in the January 2020 Newsletter|
|May 14||Dawne Wimbrow from Lofty Fiber will present Tempoweave, a powerful new weaving design program with a clean modern look. The program currently runs on a Windows PC or under Parallels on a Mac. A fully functional beta version is available for only $1 on the Tempoweave website.. Give it a try!|
All Fiber Artists and Guests are Welcome. Come Join Us.
One Warp, Many Structures:
An Exploration of Extended Parallel Threading
Registration opens Saturday, September 19 at 1pm Eastern time, first-come, first-served. You must be a member of MWG to sign up. Email was sent to every MWG member earlier this week with details about the workshop and instructions on how to register and pay. Remember registration is available only through the secure MEMBERS part of our website. Click on the tab in the menu above.
MembershipMembership is open to all who are interested in weaving, spinning, dyeing, basketry and other fiber arts. We seek those who want to learn or improve their skills, and who will serve in the promotion of our goals. Members receive a newsletter via email each month the Guild meets. A single membership is $35, family membership is $50 Contact our Membership Chair for further information.
DemonstrationsMembers regularly volunteer to demonstrate weaving and spinning throughout the three communities served. School demonstrations are an important part of our community outreach. Please contact our Outreach Committeeif you would like to schedule a demonstration for your organization.
Exhibitions and SalesOur members exhibit fiber art at several sites during the year. Sites have included Selby Gardens, Women's Resource Center, the Manatee Art League, Sarasota Art Center, and the Florida Tropical Weavers annual conference.
LibraryWe have an extensive collection of current and historical books and periodicals on fiber arts and crafts, which is available to all members.
Educational GrantsManasota Weavers Guild has an education grant program. Anyone who has been a member in good standing may apply for a grant to pay for classes in any location, for instance at FTWG or a local workshop or toward any other workshop or class. Grants are not need based. Application and Rules
The Guild received the Gavel Award from the Sarasota Herald Tribune for its work in public education. Individual members have received awards for their work from state and national associations.