The purpose of this website is to provide information to our members and the Northwest fiber arts community about:
Regionally located fiber arts instructors
Information about guilds and contact information. Please check out the Indexes first to see what guilds are in your area and the representative for each.
Membership information and resources
Sale of used spinning and weaving equipment and supplies in free classified ads
Visit us frequently to see what is new.
Now Seeking: Schools that Provide Weaving/Fiber Arts Instruction
If you provide on-site weaving and/or fiber arts-related instruction/education, we are interested in listing your enterprise. See page on Education for details.
Weaving is an ancient textile art and craft that involves placing two sets of threads or yarn made of fiber called the warp and weft on the loom and turning them into cloth. This cloth can be plain (in one color or a simple pattern), or it can be woven in decorative or artistic designs, including tapestries. Weaving involves techniques that can be “on-loom” or “off-loom”, depending on the type of weaving and the artist.
Spinning is the process of creating yarn (or thread, rope, cable) from various raw fiber materials.
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