Bisbee Fiber Arts Guild

A Community of Weavers, Spinners & Fiber Artists

2006 Interweave Press "Fiber Heart" Award Winner

About Our Guild

The Bisbee Fiber Arts Guild, a 501(c)3 organization, is located in the basement of the historic Bisbee Community Y building at 26 Howell Avenue in Bisbee, Arizona.  Our town, one of the most unique in the Southwest, is home to an eclectic blend of fiber artists with many and varied interests.

Weaving Studio

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.

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.

Annual Guild Membership Costs:

Supporting$25
Active$40
Family$60

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 for memberships.
Click the Paypal button to access the form.

Membership in the Bisbee Community Y is highly encouraged. Our studio space is in the basement of the Y and it is thanks to their support of us that we have a studio. We like to return the favor to the extent possible. Click HERE for a printable Bisbee Y membership form. The Y's mailing address is PO Box 968, Bisbee, AZ 85603.

Classes:

The guild hosts a variety of classes that are open to the public as well as guild members in hands-on weaving, spinning, knitting, felting and dyeing.

Click here to go to the upcoming Class Schedule page to see what fun stuff is available!

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.

Last Updated: 2 December 2016

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