Contact Education Chair, Karen VanderWeele if interested in an evening study group.
One of the great benefits for membership in the Weavers Guild of Kalamazoo is the chance to grow as a fiber artist. In addition to having workshops and lectures by artists outside our membership, we learn from each other in the form of monthly get-togethers led by members. At the last Guild meeting of the year in May, each study group sets up displays to share what they have done during the year. Here is some information about ongoing study groups and their leaders. If you have questions or desire more information, please contact the Education Chair.
Membership is required to join a Study Group!
NEW!!! Rigid Heddle Study Group The first meeting of this study group will be via zoom on Friday, October 27th at 1:00pm. You must be a guild member! This will be a great opportunity for new weavers! Experienced weavers also! If you would like to join this group please send an email to Shari so she can send you the zoom link.
Study leader, Judith Jones. Meets the second Thursday of the month at 9:00 am at Parkview Clubhouse or via zoom. The expertise of our members ranges from beginner to the expert. Join Four Harness, gain knowledge and have a great time. Current topic is weaving texture.
Study leader, Marta Williams. Meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 1pm via Zoom.
Functional Handweaving Study Group
Study leader, Gail Pilgrim. Meets by zoom. In 2023 we're developing our new agenda going forward. Participants choose an independent project (as long as functional). We will have one live meeting to share our projects.
Continuous Strand Weaving
Contact Education Chair, Karen Vander Weele if interested. The guild has a loom available to rent to members if interested.
Spinners on Wheels
Study leaders, Karen Vander Weele. Meets at the Parkview Hills Clubhouse on the third Monday of the month, 10am-2.
Other study groups form when there is interest. In the past these have included Felting, Basketry and Clothing, Triangle Looms, Spin to Weave. A Rigid Heddle Study Group will soon begin!