OMAHA WEAVERS AND SPINNERS GUILD- Founded March 17, 1950
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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