What a fabulous idea - an International Group - I live in Canada and am a member of the VHWSG in Victoria, B.C. I often travel elsewhere, and have wondered how to find weaving groups in the local area.
We live near Cambridge, England. Oliver and I enjoy meeting Weavolution me,bers in person. So if you're going to be in the area let us know!
I must apologize = I only have seen your post today - yeah, 6 yrs later!
We have the Victoria Handweavers and spinners guild here in Victoria. Here is the information on meetings: https://vhwsg.ca/about/meetings/
I promise to review this site somewhat more often......let us know when/if you are in town.
I live in New Jersey, but work for a company in Iowa, and my family lives in Arizona. This week I am in Minnesota, where I visited the Textile Center in Minneapolis on Monday, and I will be meeting the famous Janet Meany, (old loom website and autor of Rag Rug Weaving in Duluth on Friday!
Anyone know of any weavers in Toronto? That's my next trip—
as I believe I have admired her work at past Convergences and in Handwoven!
Are there any good weaving shops or textile-interest museums in downtown Toronto?
Although I'm more active in the Spinners' than Weavers' guilds, I can take you to meet both if you come through here. Locally, we don't have shops that cater to fiber persons, but we do have fiber animals on the hoof and foot in plenty, and a thriving arts and crafts community.
I promise not to make you eat pulled pork or fried chicken unless you want it. On the other hand, my husband makes nice smoked meats and even smoked tofu . . .
Looks like I have a free morning Nov19th in quayacil, ecuador, any shops or historical fiber museums to visit?
See and Do's to recommend?
She has extended an invitation to visit her studio, along with some other suggestions. Can't wait for this trip!
What timing. My son just got an invitation to interview at Cambridge, and so I will be there in December (making sure he heads off well rested, with food in his belly and wearing clean clothes!). I've been hoping to include a bit of yarn shopping, etc. Will send you a PM when my visiting dates are confirmed.
Sally, I live in the Albuquerque area, would love to say hi! When will you be here? (PM me!)
I'm getting ready to move to Huntington, WV. I have found a fabulous group of fiber ladies. There is some serious spinning going on in the tri-state area. Finding a few weavers too. River City Fiber Clan meets the last Monday of the Month, but would welcome the opportunity to catch up with those traveling through the Mountain State! And if you never have, you really should come for a visit!
Looking ahead, I'll be in AZ (greater PHX) and CA (near Riverside) in March, Texas (DFW) and Clayton, NY in May (Weaving History Conference May 16-18), Flagstaff, AZ end of June, and Providence, RI for Convergence mid-July.
I'm based in northern NJ, (about an hour west from NYC). If anyone is coming this way or visiting NYC, just PM me!
Just starting off a spinning/weaving group here in the Barcelona area, Spain. We all come from different backgrounds (textile and nationalities) and we are trying to organise a once-a-month study group. The idea is for each of us to teach the others new skills. We've had a spinning class (and 4 of us are hooked), next is a crash course in dying wool using local plants in January 2015. I am planning a how-to-read-a-draft day for Feb 2015 (and I will probably be doing a lot of translation as I am the only English speaker).
We would love to re-introduce spinning and weaving into the area - it seems the tradition, which was large, has gone missing. Such a shame. But, we are a determined group and I am sure we would all love to host weavers lost in this corner of the world.
So this group appears to be pretty much the stay-at-home type, eh? How about an update from those of you who have ventured out, especially those who have arranged and traveled together to explore the world of weaving? Being a caregiver ties me down, but I'd love to live vicariously through each of you.
I just remembered that Suffolk/Norfolk, where I live were the centre of the English wool trade. I will be seeking out interesting sites and be doing some sight seeing in the near future, I will be sure to share.
Happy weaving and traveling everyone!
My husband and I are traveling to Peru next month for 10 days. We are on a group tour but have free time on our own. I would love to check out some weaving studios and/or alpaca farmers. We will be in Lima, Cuzco, Sacred Valley of the Incas (Awana Kancha), Machu Picchu and the Titicaca area. Anyone have any suggestions for me?