“The Weavers Guild is focused on these three things–spinning, weaving, and dyeing–that are intimately connected. Their existence is both so simple, just twisting a fiber to make yarn, and yet form the foundation of many technologies and products that we take for granted, including computers! But at the end of the day, it all goes back to ‘somebody twisted something.’” –member Sarah Nassif

From the beginning of human experience, weaving, spinning and dyeing were carried out all across the globe. Our guild was founded in 1940 to ensure that the knowledge and practices would continue and there would be space for all to learn and explore. When you donate to WGM, you’re investing in the whole of human history, twisted in a thread. Read more & Donate

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About WGM

At the Weavers Guild of Minnesota, we believe weaving, spinning, and dyeing are fundamental to the human experience.

WGM programs include visiting artist workshops with nationally-recognized instructors, public talks and exhibitions, and year-round classes designed for learners of all skill levels and abilities. WGM’s off-site programs partner with festivals and other arts, sustainability and social service organizations throughout the Twin Cities metro area. On-site, the Weavers Guild of Minnesota maintains dedicated classroom space and a wide range of tools, equipment, and reference resources, as well as a shop selling specialty equipment, books, and yarns.

Member events include meetings and lectures, self-study interest groups, exhibition opportunities and the annual artisan sale. Membership is open to everyone.  Join us!

Founded in 1940 by twenty-six enthusiasts, the Weavers Guild of Minnesota (WGM) has grown from an all-volunteer organization to one that offers classes and events year round at its current location in the Prospect Park neighborhood of Minneapolis. We are the largest weavers guild in the US, serving nearly 600 members.

Our Mission

Preserving and advancing the arts of weaving, spinning, and dyeing.

We are committed to sustained diversity, equity, and inclusion work.

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Hours: Tuesday – Saturday • 11am-3pm by appointment

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Located inside the Textile Center building

3000 University Ave SE

Minneapolis MN 55414

ADA Accessible, Reserved Parking

Closed: Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and the day after, December 25 through January 1.

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