We welcome you to the SCHG website!

Scroll below to learn about us and what our Guild offers fiber enthusiasts of every level.

 

 

Founded in 1946, the Southern California Handweavers’ Guild (SCHG) is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in the Los Angeles area. We are dedicated to advancing the knowledge and practice of handweaving and textile-related crafts.  We welcome fiber enthusiasts of all levels.

  • We love making textile crafts!

Benefits of Membership

Library
Tie-Up Newsletter
Study Groups
Weaving Buddies
Outreach
Loom Rental
Yearly Challenge
Yahoo Group
Library

SCHG owns a library of over 2000 resources available at no cost to our members. Our collection dates back to the founding of our Guild in 1946 and includes books, DVDs,

magazines, archival collections and much more.  It is a treasure trove of information for weavers of every level.   For more information contact library@schg.org.

Tie-Up Newsletter

Members receive a monthly newsletter, ten times a year, which includes information about the previous meeting, details about the upcoming meeting, and various articles by members. For more information, contact editor@schg.org.

Study Groups

SCHG has several on-going study groups that meet in private homes or via Yahoo group.   The groups are usually limited to about 10-12 people and are as formal or informal as the members desire.  Topics have included: color, South Bay, and ply-splitting.

 

Weaving Buddies

If you are a member who is new to weaving or just want someone to call when you are stuck you may take advantage of our buddy program. You will be paired up with someone based on geographic area.

Outreach

We try to take advantage of every opportunity to demonstrate our craft in the community. In the past few years, we have demonstrated in the following locations:

LA Natural History Museum

Huntington Library

Fullerton Arboretum

Nevermore, Van Nuys

Pierce College, Woodland Hills

Leonis Adobe Museum, Calabasas

LA Valley College

LA Arboretum

For more information contact: Outreach Coordinator outreach_coordinator@schg.org

Loom Rental

The Guild has multiple looms of various makes, sizes, and the number of shafts for members to rent for nominal fees.  In addition to the looms, we have a variety of weaving tools and equipment also available to our members. For more information, contact rentals@schg.org.

Yearly Challenge

Every May or June a project is presented to guild members to challenge them through the summer months while the Guild is on hiatus.  These challenge projects are presented at our October meeting and displayed at our annual Weaving and Fiber Festival (WeFF).

 

Yahoo Group

The Guild has a private Yahoo Group that allows members to keep in touch, send out announcements, and ask for help. If you have any questions contact: Yahoo Group mom at yahoo_group_mom@schg.org.