We love to get out in the community to share our knowledge and love of weaving, spinning and other fiber arts.
Our members provide overviews and in-depth explanations on weaving, spinning, braiding, and related fiber arts techniques. We have given talks to such varied school groups as kindergartners, fifth graders for “Colonial Days” workshops, and college-level students. Demonstrations are tailored to the age and experience of the participants, the historical context of the event, and level of technical detail needed.
Scout troops, 4H groups, and other youth service organizations can also benefit from our presentations, especially as an adjunct to animal husbandry (think wool from sheep), home economics, or textile art (sewing, knitting) projects.
Guild members participate in a number of local festivals, historical presentations, and other special events. Here are a few places you might find us:
- San Diego County Fair: Each year the Guild hosts a booth at this 3-week long fair from early June through the Fourth of July, providing demonstrations in weaving, spinning, braiding and a variety of other fiber crafts (http://www.sdfair.com/)
- Old Town: Cinco de Mayo Hispanic heritage fair, Ladies’ Day at Old Town historical craft and fashion show including period costumes, and other one-day events performed either in festive dress or period attire (http://www.oldtownsandiego.org/)
- Vista Fiber Arts Fiesta: Held annually the first weekend in October on the grounds of the Antique Gas and Steam Engine Museum (AGSEM) in Vista, CA (http://agsem.com/fiber-arts-fiesta.php)