The Guild is committed to promoting interest in weaving among the general public. We sponsor a range of outreach programs, partner with other organizations, and respond to requests to have guild members provide demonstrations and information.
For many years the Weavers' Guild of Boston has had a supportive relationship with Plimoth Plantation, a living history site in Plymouth, MA. Our contributions of handwoven and handknitted historical reproduction textiles are used daily by the costumed interpreters of the museum at the reconstructed Plimoth Village. Anyone wishing to participate in this project should contact the liaison, Marnie Smith, for currently needed fiber items.
General Textile and Weaving Questions
The Guild responds to textile-related inquiries. We do our best to provide prompt, helpful, accurate answers. We have fielded queries as diverse as: How do I start weaving? Who repairs moth holes? Can you connect me with some weavers on a visit to Boston? Can someone come inspect our historical society's antique loom and spinning wheel for any missing parts?
Support for Non-Guild Events
Guild members are available to demonstrate fiber art skills, including weaving, dyeing, and spinning, at venues such as schools, 4-H clubs, museums, libraries, fairs, and farmers' markets. These Outreach activities are free of charge, and event organizers may place an announcement and small captioned picture on this page to publicize the event. For more information please email the Guild.
Workshops and Classes Open to Non-Members
The Wednesday Morning Workshops and Multi-Day Workshops are open to the public at non-member rates (modest), space permitting. In addition, anyone who would like to meet weavers and see the guild in operation can visit on a Wedneday and audit Weavers Helping Weavers and the Afternoon Lecture. The Education menu has more information. We ask that visitors sign in at the meeting.