2nd Monday of the month
September through June
Allen Methodist Church
16775 Allen West
General Meeting: 6:30pm
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Skagit Valley Weavers' Guild
The Skagit Valley Weavers' Guild (SVWG) is an active, friendly and fun guild with approximately
50 active members. Our group includes all levels of weavers from those just learning to those
who have been weaving and teaching for years. We welcome all, including interested non-weavers
who might like to learn. We meet the second Monday of the month, September through June, at the
Allen Methodist Church in Bow, Washington. There is a short get-together at 6:30pm and our
wonderful library is open for members. At 7:00pm the meeting begins. "Show-and-Tell" is
always an important part of the evening when we can see, learn and be inspired by each other.
This is followed by our monthly program.
Our active members are mostly residents of Skagit and Whatcom Counties. SVWG has an extensive
library with hundreds of books, manuscripts, magazines, workshop notebooks and DVD's. The
library also cares for various looms, spinning wheels and weaving devices that can be borrowed by members.
Study groups are formed each year. These have recently included Theo Mormon, lace weaving,
rag weaving, a garment study group and krokbragd. We also have a very active spinning group which
meets twice a month at members homes; a daytime meeting and an evening meeting. A braiding group,
Kumihimo, also meets regularly.
Two or three day workshops are also usually presented twice a year. These are varied and are taught
by national and international instructors. The workshops are open to all members. The guild owns several
looms availabe for use by participants if they don't have their own equipment.
Some of the outreach activities our guild is regularly involved with include the Anacortes Arts Festival
and the Mount Vernon Highland Games where weaving and spinning are demonstrated and visitors are encouraged
to "give it a try". Our members have donated handwoven blankets to Anacortes Early Childhood Outreach
"Book and a Blanket" program for newborns at Island Hospital. Some have taught various types of weaving
to individuals and groups in homes, schools and senior centers. Our members have also displayed and
sold their work in museums, shows and galleries throughout the area. We continually encourage our
members to teach us and to teach others the techniques they have learned.
The greatest benefit of becoming a part of our guild is the friendship, encouragment and support
Skagit Valley Weavers' Guild is affiliated with the Association of Northwest Weavers' Guilds (ANWG)