In addition to our monthly meeting, programs and workshops, members participate in a number of fiber-related activities:
- Study Groups: May be started by any member wishing to explore a subject in depth. Study groups continue as long as there is interest, but must be self-supporting.
- Fiber Fingers Project Group: meets on 4th Fridays of the month at Fibers Etc. from 10am-2pm. Open to spinners, stitchers, knitters, weavers, hookers, and any other fiber manipulators. All are welcome, bring your friends! We will meet in Fibers Etc new location at 2511 S. Hood Street, Tacoma 98402. https://fibersetctacoma.com/
- Sheep to Shawl: A “competition” among area weaving guilds at the Washington State Fair in Puyallup. Every September members warp a loom with hand-spun wool yarn, spin the weft yarn from prepared rovings, and weave a shawl in one day. Prizes are awarded for design and quality.
- Retreats: Past retreats have been held at Camp Burton on Vashon Island. These three day events require a group of 15 participants, allowing members to share knowledge and socialize. https://www.campburton.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/2022-Camp-Burton-Guest-Brochure.pdf
- C.A.M.E.L. (Creative Approach to Mobile Education Loom): For over 25 years, the Tacoma Weavers’ Guild has had a traveling table loom for individuals to borrow. Using this pre-warped loom furthers understanding of a particular weave structure or theme. The loom comes ready to weave, with reinforcing written materials, tools, instructions, and fiber. Typical loans last one month, and the loom is returned at monthly guild meetings. Structures have included double weave, overshot, lace weaves, and pockets.