April 1-2, 2016
Six weavers, seven looms, 42 samples and one unexpected bride weaving! A great time was had by all!!
The Handweavers’ Guild and Hopewell Weaving teamed up to offer hands-on weaving. We had a great day with scores of adults and kids weaving on four-harness looms!
Extreme Warp Makeover
What a great workshop! Thanks, Robyn, for sharing your knowledge, humor and insights. We hope to see you again in Peoria in the future!
April 11-12, 2015
AmericInn, Peoria, IL
$150 Handweavers Guild members
$175 for non-members
On April 11-12, 2015, the Peoria Handweavers’ Guild of Peoria is sponsoring a workshop featuring the nationally known instructor Robyn Spady. The workshop, “Extreme Warp Makeover” is for the beginner to advanced weaving student. In this workshop you will warp your 4-shaft loom in one of 3 different 4 shaft threadings and perform an extreme makeover and weave many different ways….from twill, lace, and overshot to swivel, corduroy, deflected weft, and double-faced. A four-shaft loom is required.
Robyn Spady has been weaving for over 40 years. She has taught extensively at seminars and conventions across the United States and written numerous published articles.
The cost of the two day workshop is $150 for members of the guild or $175.00 for non-members which includes a one year membership to the Handweavers’ Guild of Peoria.
The workshop will be held at the AmericInn in Peoria.
We have a block of rooms reserved at the discounted rate of $89.99 (normally $129.99). Breakfast is included and full use of the facilities, including the pool. These rooms will be held until March 11th at this price.
For more information or to register email the Guild at
Weaving Day at Dunlap Public Library
302 N. First, Dunlap, IL
Saturday, October 4, 2014
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
The Handweavers’ Guild of Peoria will demonstrate weaving, spinning and other fiber arts. This event is free and open to the public.
Peoria Riverfront Museum Weaving Demonstration
Members demonstrated weaving at spinning at the Riverfront Museum on April 26th. Demonstrations and hands-on activities were offered throughout the day. Kids were taught how to weave on a cardboard loom that they could take home with them. People were fascinated with the variety of looms and the process of carding fleece.
Garment Construction and Finishing Techniques for Handweavers and Other Fiber Artists
by Daryl Lancaster
Friday – Sunday
April 5, 6, and 7, 2013
at Three Sisters Folk Art School in Chillicothe, IL
For more information contact Lise Mundwiller at firstname.lastname@example.org
Stepping Out of the Shadows
Shadow Weave Workshop
September 23-25, 2011
Joan Quigg, Teacher
For Beginning to Advanced Weavers
Dates: Friday through Sunday September 23 – 25, 2011
Times: Friday 6:30 – 9:00 P.M.
Saturday 9:30 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
Sunday 10:30 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.
Place: Jennie Hawkey’s House, Hopewell
Cost: $28 plus $10 material fee per participant.
Food: Potluck lunch Saturday, Bring your own bag lunch Sunday.
Email the guild for more information or to register at email@example.com or call Joan at (309) 253-6678
International Weaving Day – UK Day
Celebrate the culture of the United Kingdom as the Handweaver’s Guild of Peoria gathers to eat, study and perhaps kick up their heels!
Date: Saturday, August 13, 2011
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Place: Jennie Hawkey’s in Hopewell, Illinois
Call 309-274-6150 for directions or for more information
Third Annual International Day
August 4, 2012
St. Francis Church, 12200 N Brentfield Dr., Dunlap, IL
10:00 – 3:00
|Japanese Weaving||Japanese Embroidery||Tea Ceremony|
|Calligraphy||Sushi-making demonstration||Kimono Displays|
|Martial Arts demonstration||Dance Participation|
10:00 – 12:00 Presentations and activities
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch (must be ordered in advance)
1:00- 3:00 Presentations and activities
Deadline for registration: July 30, 2012
Scarf Workshop 2011
Our Scarf Workshop was a smashing success! Friday night was spent dying several small items and Saturday we used resist to make beautiful patterns.
Thanks to our skillful and fun teacher, Karen Snow who led us all to beautiful, creative projects.
Click here for more pictures.
Weaving at the Library
Saturday, March 12, 2011
10:30 – 12:30 a.m.
Dunlap Public Library
September 25th and October 23rd
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details!
August 27th Old Settlers Day in Lacon found several members of the Handweavers’ Guild of Peoria spinning, weaving and making lace. Here is an article that was in the Lacon Home Journal.