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Dean's Message - May 2023

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Greetings All,


I am a weaver. My deliberate choice of artistic expression began with a whim, when a member of my spinners guild asked “who needs a loom?” I accepted this challenge in 2011, and have been striving to learn everything about thread interlacements, color, and design since then.


With much effort and determination to succeed, I now identify myself as a weaver. This has come as a direct result of being a part of a community of weavers. Even though I live four hours away, in the mountains of north central Vermont, I joined the Weavers’ Guild of Boston. I have never looked back.


Community is defined as a group of people having characteristics in common. The WGB provides its nearly 350 members with a feeling of fellowship with others who share in their engagement with weaving. We offer one another inspiration, encouragement, support, and friendship.


Whether near or far, in person, or by Zoom, our community of weavers offers a gathering place to engage in learning. The morning workshops, Weavers Helping Weavers events, library, and extended special workshops all support our Purpose and Aim, from our Guild Bylaws:

“The purpose of this organization is to educate our members and the general public in the artistic and technical development of hand weaving.  It aims to raise the standard of hand weaving through educational programs, workshops and ratings.”


Consider all that your member benefits include. In addition to education, your member benefits include access to an elite library collection, a quarterly Bulletin with a digital weaving sample, our annual Yearbook, a Ratings program for self guided study and judging for affirmation of your weaving knowledge, education grants, extended workshops, outreach activities, and participation in our annual sale.


Honor your commitment to our community. Participate fully. We are an all volunteer organization, and depend on our members to support all of these benefits. Please contact me at with questions about how you might fit into any one of the many roles and responsibilities as an Officer, member of a Standing Committee, or as one of our many year-to-year Assignments. Look at our “Members Only” tab for bulleted lists describing the many opportunities to serve.


You are part of a strong fellowship as a member of this weaving community. Enrich your weaving with participation, in support of the Guild.




Other Volunteer Opportunities

Don't want to serve on a committee, but still want to help?  Use the 'Contact Us' form to let the Dean know what you can do to help.

  • Bring a dessert to a meeting

  • Work at our Annual Sale

  • Weave a sample

  • Demonstrate weaving 

  • House a speaker

  • Be a Greeter at our meetings

  • Sponsor a book for the Library

  • Help at a Yarn Sale

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