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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.
Benefits of Membership
SCHG meets on the second Saturday of each month – September through June (except the month when we have our Weaving and Fiber Festival).
The meeting begins at 9am and includes Show & Tell, announcements, and usually a morning program on a weaving or other fiber arts related topic. Often, there is also a workshop given by the morning lecturer. The morning program is free to all. Workshops are either half day or day and a half and are limited in size. They require prior registration and payment of a fee. Please refer to our Program page for more information.
Visitors are welcome at our meetings. We love finding new fiber people! Whether you are an experienced weaver or fiber artist, or brand new to the craft, you are welcome to attend our program. Please introduce yourself!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
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
Nevermore, Van Nuys
Pierce College, Woodland Hills
Leonis Adobe Museum, Calabasas
LA Valley College
For more information contact: Outreach Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
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).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.