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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

Weavers of Orlando's June meeting:

Location:   Leesburg Center of the Arts

Date:         Saturday 6/15/2024

Time:         Zoom Start 9:30a.m. EST

                  Meeting Start 10:30a.m. EST
Program:   Bev Tavel on our Community

                  Out Reach Education (C.O.R.E) program.

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Join us for the 2024 Mount Dora WoO Holiday Show and Sale. Fill out Application form - send form and check to Jan Beasley, to participate in this years WoO Holiday Show and Sale.

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

 

Weaving Study Group - Mornings.

Date:     Thursday, June 6, 2024

Time:    10a.m. – Noon. EST

 

Weaving Study Group - Evenings.

Date:     Thursday, June 13, 2024

Time:    7p.m. - 9 p.m. EST

Sprang Study Group 

Date:     Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Time:    10a.m. – Noon. EST

Website News:

Check out our updated library list.

New Tips & Tricks document.

New Resource page links:

  • New yarn and fiber links

  • Recommended books and magazines

 

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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