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Episode 24: Weaving Guilds with Jayne Flanagan

This week I’m excited to be talking to Jayne Flanagan! Jayne is a very experienced weaver who lives in Maine. She has been active in starting and leading a number of weaving guilds, which is a topic I know many of you have been eager to hear about on the podcast. In our conversation we discuss what a weaving guild is, how to find one close to you, what to expect at a guild if you are a new weaver, and lots more. Comment below to continue the conversation! 

Find a guild through the Handweavers Guild of America (world-wide search) 

Mainely Weavers - first Wednesday of each month in Falmouth, ME. Contact Jayne Flanagan at jhfpf@maine.rr.com for more info 

Southern Maine Guild of Spinners and Weavers - third Saturday of each month in Kennebunk, ME. Contact Jayne Flanagan at jhfpf@maine.rr.com for more info

Complex Weavers (global membership, seminars, study groups journal)

New Hampshire Weavers’ Guild (160 members)

Weavers’ Guild of Boston (260 members)

Cranberry Country Weavers

Handweavers’ Guild of Connecticut

Weavers’ Guild of Springfield

Vermont Weavers Guild

Weavers Guild of Rhode Island

Weavers of Western Massachusetts

Pioneer Valley Weavers

Nashoba Valley Weavers

North of Boston

jayne flanagan weaving guilds

jayne flanagan weaving guilds

jayne flanagan weaving guilds

2 Responses

Karen Bochinski
Karen Bochinski

September 08, 2018

Unfortunately, I went to a dying guild. This was a great podcast. I am having a fiber arts groups that allows many fiber arts. Where we live people really do not know about fiber arts which is sad. I am trying to promote that to the public


August 03, 2018

Janye’s conversation was great. I took a tapestry and four harness class then moved to where there were no weavers. This was in the late ‘90s, not much internet at the time. So I join HGA and ATA (American Tapestry Alliance) through their magazines and newsletters it keep me encouraged. Plus I went through Deborah Chandler’s book Learning to Weave through Summer and Winter weaving. So no matter where you live there are sources to help you learn. Don’t give up even if your the only weaver in town.

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