Fiber Feast and Dye Day!

Spring luncheon and hands-on yarn and fabric dyeing

May 20, 2023, 11:00 a.m.
Felicitas Sloves' home in Germantown

Dyed Yarns banner

Join MGHW for our annual end of the year luncheon, hosted by member Felicitas Sloves at her home in Germantown. Bring your own lunch or a dish to share in a potluck.

In addition to lunch and social gathering, we will have a brief business meeting with officer elections. We will collect program surveys for next year’s planning.

After lunch and business, we'll get out the dye pots for Dye Day! We will by dyeing with Abundant Earth wool tinctures and Bengala mud dyes. Members that RSVP'd, bring your own yarns or fabric to dye and the Guild will supply the dyes, enough to dye 100g in one of the dyes, or 50g in each.

Our summer weaver's challenge is to make something with your dyed yarns!

Monthly Meetings

Monthly meetings include a short business meeting, educational program, and viewing of members' work.

We are finally starting to meet in person again, but our location does change from month to month. See specific information provided on the month meeting details.

Dates and location subject to change: Please check the 2022-2023 Meeting Schedule

Guild History

The Memphis Guild of Handloom weavers was founded in 1947 but Viola Joyce Quigley and fellow students from the Memphis Academy of Art. Since then, the guild has held art shows, workshops with internationally reknowned instructors, classes for the public, and sales of handwoven goods.

We continue to promote the time-honored craft of handweaving into the 21st century.

Guild Library

The guild keeps an extensive library of over 300 books and videos on a wide variety of weaving topics. Members may check out media from the library.

The guild also owns 10 looms and a colections of smaller equipment and tools.

Library catalog


Enjoy the benefits of guild membership for $20 annual dues (Yes this is a reduction in annual dues since we continue to meet virtually).

  • Monthly meetings with educational programs or social gatherings, or extended workshops
  • Participate in the guild booth at the Pink Palace Crafts Fair demonstrating craftsmen's tent.
  • Library of books, media, and equipment