Membership allows you to...
- Be part of a community of fiber enthusiasts
- Attend monthly meetings and programs
- Register for Guild workshops
- Use the extensive lending library
- Volunteer for projects, sales and other activities
- Participate in a study group for special interests
- Receive THE YARN newsletter
- Rent Guild weaving equipment
- Apply for a scholarship to learn new skills
- Get discounts at area fiber merchants**
**The Art Store, Beads ‘n Things, Jo-Ann Fabrics, Let’s Bead,
Mary McMahon’s Studio,Yarne Source and the Yarn Boutique.
to download a membership form
|Out of town * [resides 50+ miles from Rochester]
|Student * [under 25 years old with valid student ID]
| Newsletter subscription
* these categories have all membership benefits: one vote, one YARN subscription, guild programs, all guild email list, library privileges, eligibility for workshop enrollment, scholarships & equipment rental.
Newsletter subscribers receive no membership benefits.
First time members joining mid-year may do so at a reduced fee.
Weavers' Guild of Rochester, Inc. is a non-profit orgnaization. Membership dues and contributions to the Guild are tax deductible as provided by law.
The Guild offers scholarship opportunities for new fiber enthusiasts as well as those who have been involved in the craft for a long time.[Download application] Financial assistance is available for individuals or groups interested in pursuing knowledge that will enrich the fiber arts community. There are two sources for these funds: the Margaret Carr fund and Horace Lethbridge fund. Carr scholarships are for members only and recipients are required to share the knowledge gained from their study. Lethbridge scholarships do not have these restrictions. If you have questions about the process, please click FAQ's & Sample Forms.
Margaret Carr was a long-time member of the Guild and the first instructor of many current weavers. She taught at the Rochester Museum and Science Center and is remembered for her energetic support of students. She was a lifelong teacher and lover of textiles. The memorial fund in her name was started in 1992.
Horace Lethbridge was also an accomplished weaver. His participation in the Multi-harness study group exemplifies his interest in weaving technique and love for all fine things in life. His generous bequest in December of 2009 and his commitment to learning will benefit many fiber artists.
Scholarship awards are intended to enhance one’s education in textile arts, and may be applied to course fees and some related expenses at most learning venues. Funds are not available for lodging, meals or travel expenses. The maximum award is $550 per applications.
Scholarship recipients are encouraged to share their study experience. There are many ways that this can be done. Past recipients have done demonstrations, compiled a resource notebook, given a lecture or worked on a Guild committee related to the learning area. For application information, click HERE.
Applications are reviewed three times a year following each deadline: March 1, June 1 and November 1
The Guild owns and maintains a variety of weaving and fiber arts related equipment that is available for rent to members.
Rental fee for almost all of the items is $2 per week and includes related accessories such as reeds, lease sticks, bobbins, etc..
Contact the Rental Chairman to reserve an item or for more detailed information about the items.
- Two 4-shaft table looms
- 8-shaft table loom
- 12 shaft table loom
- Three 4-shaft floor looms
- 8-shaft floor loom
- Inkle loom
- Tapestry loom
- Two triangle looms
- Warping reel
- Drum carder
- Spinning wheel
- Bobbin lace pillow
- Laptop computer with weaving software installed