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Helena Weavers & Spinners Guild

The aim and purpose of this guild are to promote interest and skill in hand spinning and hand weaving among the guild membership and community.

Our 40 members come from a wide area including Helena, Butte, Clancy, Whitehall, Boulder, Wolf Creek, and Montana City.  Most guild meetings include a hands-on workshop.  These are usually taught by members with the occasional outside instructor.  The guild also organizes several public events during the year.

The guild has an extensive library and weaving and spinning equipment available for loan to members.

The weavers and spinners meet jointly but have separate programs.  Below is the schedule for this year:

September 19, 2013       Organizational Meeting

October 19, 2013             Viking Knitting

November 16, 2013         Santa’s Workshop

December 12, 2013         Christmas Party and Gift Exchange

January 4, 2013               Rock Day

January 18-19, 2014       Introduction to REP Weave and Snow Dyeing

February 1, 2014             Spinning Balanced Singles

February 15, 2014           “Out the Door Quick” Basket

March 1, 2014                   Spinning Workshop

March 15, 2014                 Rigid Heddle Weaving – Moving Ahead!

April 19, 2014                   MAWS Guild Booth and Goody Bag Project workday

May 17  or 24, 20134      Invitational Luncheon and /or Fashion Show


President –                                  Laurel Orthmeyer  E-mail

Vice President/Program Chair –      Kathy o’Hern   E-mail

Secretary –                                   Milly Dover E-mail

Treasurer –                                   Barb Burns   E-mail

Library & Equipment –                   Annette Cade E-mail

MAWS Representative –                 Kathy O’Hern  E-mail

ANWG Representative –                 Jannine Turner   E-mail

HGA Representative –                    Jannine Turner E-mail