Reference Library & Swatch Archives

Books on a shelf

WGM Reference Library

The guild maintains a reference section of non-circulating books and magazines, held on-site at WGM

  • Rare and current books focused on weaving and spinning.
  • Books are for reference use only and cannot go off-site.
  • Collection of magazines, including Handwoven, Spin-Off, and VÄV.
Handwoven swatch

Swatch Archives

The Swatch Archives is a collection of woven samples made by members. The collection is an excellent resource for project inspiration. It spans several decades of the Guild’s existence, reflecting the history of weaving. The structures, materials, and the colors of the swatches each reflect a moment in time and place.

Each swatch is attached to a weaving draft, and the swatches are organized by weave structure.  Anyone can access the swatches, but they may not go off-site.

The Swatch Archives were featured in WGM’s 75th Anniversary Book, A Thread Through Time.

Books on a shelf

Textile Center Pat O’Connor Library

Textile Center’s Library features a circulating collection of  more than 27,000 textile books, magazines and publications. Library materials are available for checkout to Textile Center members and to member organizations who participate in library membership, including the Weavers Guild.

You can search Textile Center Pat O’Connor Library Catalog online. Search for books, check to see when your books are due and explore the collection online.