3000 University Avenue SE
Minneapolis MN 55414
Our mission is to educate and support our members and the community, and to advance the arts of weaving, spinning, and dyeing.
The Weavers Guild of Minnesota has been dedicated to the education and promotion of fiber arts for more than 60 years. Founded in 1940 with a membership of 26, the Guild has experienced both growth and decline but has continually provided the community with classes and workshops to promote interest and expertise in fiber arts. Over the years the Guild has taught classes in tailoring, traditional embroidery and basketry; however, its mainstay is classes in weaving, spinning, and dyeing.
The Weavers Guild of Minnesota is incorporated as a nonprofit, tax-exempt educational organization. In 2001, the Weavers Guild of Minnesota joined with other fiber arts communities and moved to the new Textile Center. Our space includes three classrooms with over two dozen floor looms and a dozen spinning wheels; a small retail space for weaving yarns, new and used books, and accessories; and an extensive reference library.
Learning opportunities are offered throughout the year in the form of classes, workshops, lectures, and demonstrations. Classes in weaving, spinning, and dyeing that require varying levels of skill and experience are offered for adults and children. A course catalog is published for three sessions each year: Fall, Winter, and Summer. In addition, the Guild sponsors workshops led by recognized national fiber artists.
Member Meetings are held on the second Thursday evening of each month from September through May and usually once in the summer. Meetings feature informational lectures by local or national fiber artists and an opportunity for members to show their work.