Founded in the 1940’s, the Eugene Weavers’ Guild has members from Eugene, Springfield, surrounding communities, and rural Lane County, Oregon. Membership benefits include library privileges, monthly programs, study groups, discounts for workshops offered by the Guild, and membership in the Weaving Guilds of Oregon (WeGO) and ANWG. We invite you to join us!
The guild meets on the fourth Monday of the month, September through November, and January through May or June (depending on programs or holidays; no December meeting) from 10 a.m. until noon. We meet at the Eugene Textile Center, 1510 Jacobs Drive in Eugene. In June we meet in the evening for a potluck picnic at a member’s home.
A typical meeting consists of a short business meeting, a time for sharing of weaving projects, and a program presented by a fiber artist, either from the local area or from other areas of the state. Topics of past programs have included Basketry, Coptic Textiles, Oregon Linen pre-1940, Textiles of Turkey, Coastal Salish Weaving, Creativity, Design, Color Inspiration, Rep Weave, and Velvet Weaving.
Our newsletter, Thrums, is published eight times a year. The Guild maintains a library of over 400 books and other publications available for members’ use. Items may be checked out for one month at a time.
Saturday Study Group, conversations about past, present, and future projects, meets second Saturdays, 10:30-12 at Eugene Textile Center!
Fiber Challenge, focuses on annual themes from weave structures to various research topics, meets second Mondays, 10-lunch at members’ homes. !
Shibori & Indigo, explores dyeing methods and applications, Eugene Textile Center as arranged.
Ply Split Braiding Study Group meets occasionially from 9:30 to 10:30AM on the second Saturday at Eugene Textile Center. Anyone interested in ply split braiding is welcome.
As a Guild, we give demonstrations at the Lane County Fair and Oregon State Fair , local events and venues.