The Weavers Guild
of Greater Cincinnati (WGGC)
|Who We Are|
The Weavers Guild of Greater Cincinnati, Inc. was created in 1948 as a non-profit
educational organization to promote interest in handweaving. Today, the guild offers
education in a wide range of fiber processes and techniques,
including weaving, felting, spinning, basketry, knitting, and dyeing. Guild
members are from the Cincinnati metropolitan area and surrounding communities
as well as from Kentucky and Indiana.
Members range in experience from beginners to professional. All benefit from the Guild's priorities: education through workshops, programs, and study groups; sharing information and fiber techniques with other members and community groups; and promoting and supporting local fiber producers and businesses.
After 50 years of meeting in various churches throughout Greater Cincinnati, the Guild has its own home at 4870 Gray Road in Spring Grove Village.
|What We Do|
The Weavers Guild of Greater Cincinnati, Inc. encourages artisitic awareness,
technical proficiency, and excellence in the textile crafts through lectures,
workshops, study groups, demonstrations, and exhibitions.
Textiles and fiber created by Guild Members have been displayed locally in many art galleries, libraries, and colleges. Some of our members exhibit and compete on a national level.
Guild members demonstrate weaving and spinning at local events, schools and other venues upon request.
|Dues and Membership Privileges|
The Weavers Guild of Greater Cincinnati, Inc. year runs from July 1st through
June 30th. Membership dues for a guild year are currently $50. Guild Membership
privileges include a subscription to a monthly newsletter, access to an extensive
library of books, periodicals about fiber art, and access to weaving and spinning
equipment for rent. We also offer members priority registration and
reduced fees on workshops by local and renowned artists and teachers.
The Weavers Guild of Greater Cincinnati, Inc. meets the first Thursday of each month,
September through June. The meetings are held at the Weavers Guild House at 4870 Gray
Road, Spring Grove Village. The meetings are scheduled at 10:00 AM or 6:30 PM. For more
information call the Guild House at (513) 591-2500 and leave a message, or check out the
Informal study groups are open to all members and meet monthly at the Guild House. Schedules are printed in the newsletter each month.
|For More Information|
If you would like to receive a free copy of our electronic newsletter, The Weaverbird,
please email our membership chair
or leave a message at (513) 591-2500 with your phone number.
You can submit a membership application online or print this membership form to mail a check.
|Directions to the Guild House|
|Take I-75 to the Mitchell Avenue exit. Go west on Mitchell. Turn left onto Spring Grove Avenue. At the second traffic light turn right onto Winton Road. Continue on Winton Road to the second traffic light and turn left onto Gray Road. Continue on Gray Road until you pass two greenhouse businesses. The Guild House is on the right, set back from the road, just before a curve in the road that goes to the right. The driveway is located just before the house.|