The Illinois Prairie Weavers Guild is an association of weavers, fiber, and textile artists who teach, encourage and inspire each other, sharing their experience, knowledge, and resources. We began as the Joliet Weavers Guild in January 1949, and, as we grew and changed locations, we renamed ourselves the Illinois Prairie Weavers in 1994. Our guild is a very active one, with a large library and an assortment of looms and equipment available by loan to members. We meet in the western suburbs of Chicago monthly, from September through June. Our meetings are open to anyone with an interest in weaving.
Our guild membership includes highly accomplished weavers who own weaving businesses, teach weaving or have been published or honored by the greater weaving community. We also bring in nationally known speakers for programs and workshops. If you are a beginning or novice weaver, we welcome you to come to learn and be inspired. Our members weave on a variety of loom types, from 32 harnesses to finger weaving and everything in between. So, no matter what your skill level, we invite you to join us at one of our meetings and be welcomed into our weaving community.
Large photo: Garment yardage woven by Billie M.
Show and Tell Photos button photo: Fabric woven by Phyllis S.
Program Photos button photo: Yarn dyed by Michele O.