|Nona Hummel, Rosemary Schaeffer and Glenda Clift demonstrate regularly to
educate and raise awareness about spinning and weaving.
Cindy Hahn weaving lace
as a demo for our summer weaving and spinning retreat.
Son of guild member Monica Spooner, Amos and his family weave
rag rugs to raise money for his former orphanage in Uganda. They send the money
they earn from selling the rugs to the orphanage for medicine, food and
Many fiber guilds around the world are
keeping pace with our modern lives and making great use of social networking
tools as they grow and evolve. More guilds are moving to eNewsletters, blogs,
and Facebook groups to keep in touch with members. The Ventura
County Handweavers and Spinners Guild
(California) started a Facebook page about a year ago to keep in
touch with members and reach out to other spinners and weavers in the area. Guild
member Elizabeth Souza says, "The hope is that it will help us get the
word out about our guild to locals to keep promoting our craft and also events
like our Harvest Sale
." Deb Boomer has recently helped the guild make better use of its Facebook
page. The three administrators for the page have asked guild members to upload images
to share and posted a link to their group on other pages like the Spin-Off Magazine and Online Community
. They also share interesting posts from
other fiber artists, shops, and guilds with their members by using Facebook's
beloved Share button. Check out the Ventura Guild's timeline
and get lost for hours!