The purpose of this Guild shall be to meet and exchange ideas to improve techniques in hand-weaving and hand-spinning, to help all weavers and spinners to achieve the highest standard of excellence by providing exhibition of members’ articles, to further the education of hand-weaving and hand-spinning among the general public by all reasonable means.


The Omaha Weavers and Spinners Guild meets the second Wednesday of the month,  September through May at Underwood Hills Presbyterian Church. The address is 851  N. 74th Street, Omaha, NE. * Due to COVID-19 we are also broadcasting via Zoom, if you need the link please email

Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. There are no meetings June  through August. Guests are welcome for three meetings before deciding to join.  

In case of inclement weather, the President will make a decision to cancel the meeting.

Programs for 2023-24

Sep. 13  –  Leslie Sieburth of Salt Lake City will present an encore presentation of Tips and Tricks

Oct. 11 –  Reports from Midwest and IWC (a lot of teachers were at both conferences) If you attended, please share a brief synopsis of what you learned. 

Nov. 8 –  Greeting cards created by fiber artists – Layna Bentley

Dec. 13   –  Holiday Party

Jan.  10 –  Felt and zipper brooches – Rhonda Berman

Feb. 14  –  Why does alpaca do that?”  Experiences in processing, spinning and using alpaca fiber.  – Helga Fensterman. 

Mar. 13  –  Rag Rugs Recipes & Possibilities by Kitt Hamersky

Apr. 10  –  Basketry design – Barb Trout, retired UNL

May 8  –  Garage sale and picnic

Officers for 2023-24

President: Sydney Sehi

President Elect: Kitt Hamersky

Vice President: Teri Mauch

Secretary: Kitt Hamersky

Treasurer: Kelly Anderson

Other Positions 

Newsletter: Margaret Schaefer

Library: Shirley Mlnarik

Website: Tara Nesse

Membership: Carolyn Thiele

Guild Sale: Joan Getzfrid

Weavers Study Group:
Carol Forristall and Carolyn Thiele

Spinners Study Group: Tara Neese