with Ruby Leslie
October 25, 2019
St. Michael and All Angels Church
4911 N. Knoxville, Peoria, IL
Members of the Handweavers’ Guild of Peoria $200 + $95 Materials fee
Non-members $250 + $95 materials fee
There Must Be 50 Ways to Weave Your Color…
(with apologies to Paul Simon, we’ll go beyond white and blue, Sue, and do more than red, Fred)
Format: 3-day workshop (includes “Lost in Translation” as the Guild lecture.)
Weavers seduced by gorgeous colored yarns often fail to use them successfully. The usual approach to this problem is to learn color theory — a huge and daunting undertaking. Learning terminology is NOT the equivalent of learning to use color well. What is needed is a method to translate color theory, terminology and yarn wrappings into actual weaving. You don’t need to master color theory to use color masterfully.
Using one color palette and a myriad of weave structures, we’ll take a layman’s approach to color theory and the principles of optical blending for a facilitated, semi-scientific investigation of color design. Weaving in round-robin format on pre-warped looms (with custom-wound warps provided by Ruby), participants will explore the effect different fibers, yarn grists and structures have upon a single colorway. By weaving a color sampler at each loom, everyone will produce the equivalent of a case study in color and weave structure — reference tool for weavers to successfully integrate color and design into their cloth-making repertoire.
Marcy Petrini Workshop
Re-inventing Twills- In this workshop take the concept of a twill in all its configurations and learn how to use the treadling of one twill on the threading of another as well as learning how to apply treadling methods to a variety of twills.
April 6-7. 2019
Doubleweave Workshop with Suzan Halverson
November 17-18, 2018
For more information email the guild at email@example.com
Cutting Loose with Tied Weaves
Robyn Spady Workshop
November 19-20, 2016
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
**Registration at the door will not include lunch
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.