WGM Workshops are intensive, short term, (typically 2-5 days) learning opportunities lead by national or internationally-recognized instructors. WGM typically offers 3-5 workshops each year, depending on teacher and classroom availability.

Workshops may have one or more of the following goals:
1. Provide an intensive experience on a specific technique
2. Introduce new concepts or techniques
3. Complement classes offered by WGM faculty
4. Challenge participants to explore new fibers, techniques or structures

To get an idea of past WGM workshops, please click here>


Questions about workshops? Please contact education@weaversguildmn.org.

October: Cutting Loose with Tied Weaves with Robyn Spady

Tied weaves are a whole group of different ways to create patterned fabrics with floats of limited lengths. Plus, one threading can provide a multitude of different treadling options, from singles and pairs to Dukagang and taquete. In this workshop, participants will learn the fundamentals of tied weaves and explore a wide variety of treadling techniques to create different results. For weavers interested in understanding terms like summer and winter, single two-tie, taquete, samitum, and exploring Quigley or Bergman tied weaves, this workshop is for you!
Dates: Friday, Saturday & Sunday, October 13, 14 & 15, 2017: 9:30am – 4:30pm


Join us for Robyn Spady’s artist talk, Weaving Innovations from the Bateman Collection on Thursday, October 12 at 7:00pm in the Textile Center auditorium.

Dr. William G. Bateman created a collection of woven samples that is ominous and impressive, but largely unseen since Dr. Bateman’s work far exceeds the samples included in the six monographs published in the 1980’s by the Shuttle Craft Guild.  In this presentation, Robyn Spady will share some of Dr. Bateman’s most innovative work and how he took some weave structures to new heights.