Become a member

Member benefits

Membership benefits:

  • Tuition discount: WGM members receive a discount on tuition for classes and workshops and have priority registration.
  • Receive the member newsletter, The Draft: The Draft features upcoming classes and events, sale and volunteer announcements andmember opportunities. It also includes exhibition calls for entry, Board and committee updates, and links to resources and events. The Draft is the best way to find out what is going on at the guild.
  • Join an Interest or Study Group: Dive deep into a particular topic or technique by joining one of WGM’s member-led and self-directed monthly groups. Groups can meet at WGM at no charge and use guild equipment for group projects.
  • Textile Center Library borrowing privileges: All WGM members have lending privileges with the Textile Center library, the largest circulating textile library in the nation with a professional librarian.
  • Equipment access: Members can use small tools on-site at no charge; this includes warping boards, warping reels, bobbin winders, manual drum carders, niddy noddys, umbrella swifts and ball winders. Please check with staff before visiting.
  • Equipment rental: Members can rent spinning wheels, and rigid and inkle looms for use off-site. Members can also rent floor looms for use on-site when they are not needed for classes.
  • Access to WGM’s on-site media collection: WGM holds collections of Vav, Handwoven, and SpinOff magazines, and a non-circulating library of book resources and a swatch collection.
  • Network at a Member event: Programs include talks by visiting artists, presentations by local experts, a winter social in December, and the annual spring potluck/election. Member meetings are low/no cost.
Students and their work

Want to give a gift membership?

A WGM Membership is a gift that keeps giving all year long.

Gift memberships can be purchased via our Fiber Source supply store or by calling the office 612-436-0463. Please be prepared with the recipient’s address and email.

Students and teacher together in class
A student holding his work