About us

The Bisbee Fiber Arts Guild is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the fiber arts, providing its members with a well-equipped studio that serves as a sanctuary as well as an educational space to learn and practice these arts.

The Guild participates in outreach activities to share and encourage fiber arts skills and knowledge with our greater community. Additionally, the Guild supports cottage industry as a means of promoting artistic development and economic opportunity for members working in the fiber arts.

Collective Rug Warp

The Collective Rug Warp project has several looms at the Guild studio, already warped and available for guild members to make rugs using their own weft materials. A fee is charged per inch of warp used and goes into a fund to provide warp for more looms. The warps are in a variety of colors and are a great way to quickly create your own handwoven rug!

Rug weavers also have the opportunity to learn sectional warping techniques and how to tie onto an existing warp by working on the looms used for the Collective Warp.

Guild Meetings

First Monday of each month September through May, except when the first Monday is a holiday.
Then the meeting is held on the second Monday of the month.

Social Time 6:00 -6:30 p.m.
Program 6:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Business Meeting 7:00 p.m.

Visitors are always welcome! If you are visiting Bisbee and would like to connect with local fiber enthusiasts and share ideas, please plan to visit us.

Members are encouraged to come earlier to work, socialize or spend a few minutes looking for new ideas in our guild library.

Studio Space

Studio space is devoted mainly to loom weaving, but also contains a kitchen for dyeing fiber, work tables and sewing machines for finishing techniques on rugs – and in 2008 the Bisbee Fiber Shop opened. Members of the guild sell their fiber art through the shop and it serves as a showcase of local talent for the many visitors who tour Bisbee.

Join the Guild

If you would like to join our guild or renew your membership, please click HERE to download a PDF of the membership form that can be filled out and mailed, along with a check. The membership levels are explained in the PDF.

The guild also accepts Paypal/debit/credit payments for memberships. Simply select your membership type from the dropdown box and click the PayPal button. You do not need to have a PayPal account. You can also use a debit/credit card through the button below.


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Classes

At the Fiber Guild studio, we gather informally to work on projects and spend time together. In addition, we offer an abundance of organized workshops where, for a very low fee, we share and learn new talents. Most workshops are filled by our members, but sometimes there is room for a visitor, at an additional cost.

The class sign-up sheets are in the three ring notebook on the black round table in the studio. Samples are available to look at on the long table against the wall. Please remember to put your deposit of $5.00 for half day or $10 for a full day in the envelope behind the sign up sheet. This deposit goes to the guild for use of the facility and equipment in the studio. Your place in the class is not guaranteed until the deposit has been paid.

If you would like to teach a class please fill in a teacher’s proposal form on top of the gray file cabinet or e-mail Joan Ruane (jsruane@yahoo.com) if there is a class you would like her to find a teacher for.

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