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Weavers of Orlando

Established in 1942, Weavers of Orlando is a nonprofit organization of over 100 members from the Central Florida area who are interested in promoting and encouraging interest in the fiber arts such as weaving, spinning, basketry, dying, and felting.​

 

Monthly meetings are held at the Leesburg Center of Arts and via Zoom, on the 3rd Saturday of each month – Except in March, due to Florida Tropical Weaving Guild (FTWG) Conference. ​Meeting consists of brief business updates followed by members showing off projects they have completed recently, then a program on something fiber related.

Members receive bi-monthly newsletters and get first chance to take three sponsored workshops, two of the workshops are usually with nationally known instructors. The Guild participates in Florida Tropical Weavers Guild (FTWG) conferences and Handweavers Guild of America (HGA) activities. We also host an annual Holiday Sale in December.​

Leesburg Center of the Arts

429 West Magnolia Street

Leesburg, FL 34748​

What's New

Checkout what we learned and all the fun we had at the "Sewing Your Handmade Fabrics with Liz Spears" workshop. Keep checking our Gallery for pictures of finished projects.

Share your knowledge and become a Guild Mentor. Forms and list of Mentors are now available on website. 

No March Meeting -  Join us for the Spring Potluck Picnic at the Mote Morris House in Leesburg   

Location: Mote Morris House in Leesburg

 
Date:          Saturday 3/23/2024 
Location:    Mot
e Morris House in Leesburg

                  1195 W. Magnolia St.

                   Leesburg, FL 34749

                  

               

 

Scheduled Meetings for Berna Lowenstein Study GroupsMembers will receive email with Zoom link. 

 

Weaving Study Group - Mornings.

1st Thursday of the month, at 10a.m. – Noon. EST

 

Weaving Study Group - Evenings.

2nd Thursday of the month, at 7p.m. - 9 p.m. EST

Sprang Study Group - Mornings.

Last Tuesday of the month, at 10 a.m. - Noon   EST

*** Except for December

Website News:

New Resource page links:

  • Weaving Glossary

  • How to Read a Weaving Draft

Join and become a member of the Weavers of Orlando Guild.

Stimulating Interest and Providing Education in Fiber Arts

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Demonstrations

Members go to schools, fairs, festivals, art shows to share their knowledge of Fiber Arts.

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Workshops and Monthly Programs 

Three-day workshops with nationally known instructors are held 2-3 times a year for a fee to cover workshop cost. Mini-workshops are occasionally held after lunch for a small materials fee.

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Study Groups

Weaving Study Groups are made up of guild members interested in sharing information about weaving with each other and in challenging each other to learn new weaving skills.

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Weavers of Orlando
Officers & Committees

Executive Board

President: Carol Zito 
1st Vice-President: Terri Wells
2nd Vice-President: Donna Pratt
Secretary: Jamie LaMoreaux
Treasurer: Pam Welton

Committee Chairs & Roles

Demonstrations: Beverly Tavel

Digital Samples: Mary Schmutte

Email: Helen Burns

Exchanges: Terri Wells

Guild Sales: Mona Robles

Historian: Joy Bergman

Hospitality: Susan Cossette

Librarian: Joy Bergman

Membership: Helen Burns

Newsletter: Jamie LaMoreaux

Nominating Committee: Open

Website: Deanna Hoops & Mercedes DiNatale

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