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.
429 West Magnolia Street
Leesburg, FL 34748
Stimulating Interest and Providing Education in Fiber Arts
Members go to schools, fairs, festivals, art shows to share their knowledge of Fiber Arts.
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.
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.
Weavers of Orlando
Officers & Committees
Co-Presidents: Carol Zito & Donna Pratt
1st Vice-President: Gary Sligh
2nd Vice-President: Terri Wells
Secretary: Jamie LaMoreaux
Treasurer: Liz Higgins
Demonstrations: Beverly Tavel
Digital Samples: Mary Schmutte
Email: Sharon Kersten
Exchanges: Terri Wells
Guild Sales: Mona Robles
Hospitality: Susan Cossette
Legacy: Pam Welton
Librarian: Joy Bergman
Membership: Helen Burns
Newsletter: Jamie LaMoreaux
Nominating Committee: Mary Schmutte
Website: Deanna Hoops & Mercedes DiNatale