How can I join the New York Guild of Handweavers?
We would be delighted to welcome you as a member. We accept payment with PayPal.
Join the Guild or Renew Membership online.
Your name will be added to the member roster, and you will begin receiving your NYGH newsletter via email. Program meetings are free to members. If you prefer, you may join the guild at any of our meetings, where you can fill out a membership form and pay your dues in person.
How much is Membership?
Our annual dues are $42 for the calendar year September to May.
Student memberships $16 with valid ID
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How can I sell a loom/yarn/weaving equipment?
Listings are for NYGH members only.
Members may list items in the classified ad section in the NYGH monthly newsletter, or on NYGH's Weavers' Exchange online marketplace. Classified ads are free to members. Please complete the online form to list your items.
Not a member? Please join the guild, then complete the online Weaver's Exchange form to list your items. When membership payment is received, your items will be listed.
Alternately, you can list your items on the following online marketplaces:
Weaver's Marketplace - https://www.facebook.com/groups/WeaversMarketplace/
Ebay - www.ebay.com
The Knitters, Weavers and Spinners Housecleaning pages - www.kbbspin.org
Yahoo Weaving Sales page - groups.yahoo.com/group/WeavingSalesAds
Craigslist - www.craigslist.com
To find other local weaving and spinning guilds, see these regional associations:
Mid-Atlantic Fiber Association - https://mafafiber.org/guilds/
Northeast Handspinners Association - http://www.nehandspinners.org/resources/guilds/
To encourage interested shoppers, we suggest that you include links to photos, a description of loom, including manufacturer, number of harnesses, number of treadles, weaving width, approximate age and condition of loom, location, asking price, delivery options, telephone number and email address. Follow the instructions for links to online photos on the Weaver's Exchange page.
How do I register for weaving lessons?
We do not teach weaving classes. We are a club of weavers that exists to promote the craft of handweaving and we have programs, speakers and workshops about weaving. You can find weaving instructors in our Resources section. A number of our members have attended many of the classes described on the website. The weaving classes at the Fashion Institute of Technology have been especially popular with our members.
Where can I buy weaving yarn in New York City?
Although there are many places to buy knitting yarn in NYC, there are few places to buy weaving yarn or equipment. Please see our Resources Weaving Supplies page for contact information for online vendors.
I have a hole/tear in my favorite jacket. Can one of your members reweave it?
Our group does not do this sort of weaving. We weave towels, scarves, rugs, placemats, and tapestries on hand looms. You are looking for someone who practices "re-weaving" or "French weaving", which is the mending of torn woven goods with fine threads. Please contact one of the following companies for help with your project.
How do I attend a meeting?
Our meetings are generally the last Saturday of every month, September thru April, at the School of Visual Arts, Room 602C, 133 West 21st Street (between 6th & 7th Ave.)
The guest fee is $8.
The lecture begins at 1PM.
The program calendar list is here.
Prior to the lecture, we have a social hour that begins at noon. This is an opportunity for members and guests to visit, exchange ideas, and get better acquainted. Members are free to bring their lunches. At 12:30pm we have a 30 minute Show & Tell for our members to talk about their weaving projects.
Our programs are usually an hour long, with a question and answer period following the lecture. We look forward to welcoming you. If you subscribe to our mailing list, you will receive notices for the next NYGH meeting.
Where is the NYGH Library?
Our library is housed in our librarian's home - we do not have a public space for it.
Our members borrow books by sending an email request to the Librarian, and she will bring the requested books to the next guild meeting, or members can plan to meet the librarian at a mutually convenient location. Use of the library is a benefit of membership - it is not available to non-members.
Can you please send me your newsletter?
Our newsletter reports on local events, exhibits, sales, publications and member news that is of interest to weavers. Join our mailing list.
Can I rent a guild loom?
Yes, we have several different types of looms for rent. Please see the Loom Rental page for details.