Whatcom Weavers Guild Suggested Resources

Here's a list of resources you may find helpful.  Of these, the guild is affiliated with ANWG, and has outreach events at Allied Arts, Ragfinery, and the Roeder Home.  Classes are offered from time to time at the Jansen Art Center, Northwest Handspun Yarns and Apple Yarns.   

If you are a member (or want to become a member) of Ravelry (, join the group, "Whatcom Weavers Guild". The current moderator is Kelley Dragon, aka SpinWeaveSew, on Ravelry.

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Guild & Weaver Associations

Association of Northwest Weavers' Guild (ANWG)  ANWG is a non-profit organization supporting the fiber arts in the Northwest US and Western Canada. This is a great resource for contacting nearby guilds, buying and selling equipment, and learning of events sponsored by member guilds.

Handweavers Guild of America (HGA) Publisher of Shuttle Spindle and Dyepot, and sponsor of Convergence in even-numbered years.

Complex Weavers  An international weavers' organization, supportive and instructive, with a wonderful publication.

Weaving Guilds of Oregon (WeGO) An association of Oregon guilds in case you're traveling there.

Montana Association of Weavers and Spinners (MAWS) An association of guilds in Montana, worth a look if you're traveling there.

Within Whatcom County

Allied Arts Location of the guild's small loom clinic on the fourth Saturday afternoon each month, noon - 4pm. 

1418 Cornwall Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225, phone 360-676-8548.

Apple Yarns  Great selection of knitting and other yarns.

1780 Iowa St. Bellingham, WA 98229, phone 360-756-9992, email

Dakota Art Store  Local source of fabric dye and other art supplies.

1415 Cornwall Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225, phone 360-676-8918

Jansen Art Center  A local venue for art exhibits and classes.  Check their site for current events.

321 Front Street, Lynden, WA 98264, phone 360-354-3600, email

Candy Meacham  Website and blog featuring fiber Art by guild member Candy Meacham

Northwest Handspun Yarns  Great selection of yarns and fiber.

1401 Commercial St, Bellingham WA 98225, phone 360-738-0167; email 

Ragfinery  A textile re-use center - fabric, yarn, notions, patterns - all by donation and ever-changing.

1421 N Forest St, Bellingham WA  98225, phone 360-738-6977 

Roeder Home  Location of Daytime Weavers, on the fourth Wednesday of the month, 10:30 am - 1:30 pm.

2500 Sunset Dr, Bellingham WA  98225

Spindrifters The local spinners's group, with meetings at the Avon Allen Church in Bow and at Nancy's Farm, alternately.

Nancy's Farm is at 2030 E. Smith Rd, Bellingham, WA, email

Near Whatcom County

Aurelia Wool  Wonderful fiber for spinning and felting; stop by the Unwind Knit & Fibre Lounge if you're in the area.

209, 1100 Sunshine Coast Hwy, Gibson, BC, phone 604-886-1418

Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts Celebrating art and stitch.  On-line and in-person classes available.

12636 Gilberg Rd, Mt. Vernon WA 98273 (just east of La Conner), phone 360-466-0110, email

La Conner Quilt Museum All things quilt - wonderful exhibits and classes.

703 S 2nd St, La Conner, WA 98257, phone 360-466-4288

Maiwa Natural dyes, artisan clothing and textiles, supporter of hand-made crafts, sponsor of textile symposia each autumn.  

6-1666 Johnston Street, Granville Island, Vancouver, BC Canada V6H 3S2, phone 604-669-3939, email 

The Schack Art Center  Everett's art center, with a wide range of media, exhibits, and classes.

2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett, WA 98201, phone 425-259-5050, email

Jane Stafford Textiles Weaving blog (wit and wisdom from Salt Spring Island)  

142 Richard Flack Road, Salt Spring Island, BC, V8K 1N4, Phone/Fax: 250-537-9468, email:

The Weavers' School  Great weaving instruction from Madelyn van der Hoogt, past editor of Handwoven magazine.

300 Ne 4th St, Coupeville, WA 98239, phone 360-678-6225

The Weaving Works Weaving supplies, yarns and classes. 

6514 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115, phone 206-524-1221, email

More Distant and On-line

Blazing Shuttles  A source for beautiful hand-dyed warps.

Kathrin Weber, phone 828-734-0685, email

Braiders Hand Japanese style braiding equipment; Marudai, Takadai, Tama, books, silk, kumimo disks & plates.


Craftsy A large assortment of craft videos, including an introduction to weaving.

999 18th St., Suite 240, Denver, CO 80202

Dharma Trading Company  Dyes galore, plus dyeable scarves and fabrics.

Based in Petaluma and San Rafael CA, phone 1-800-542-5227

DNBY (Discounted Brand Name Yarn) For the bargain shopper in you.  Some great deals!

232 Elm Street, Barton, VT 05822, email

e-weaving Marg Coe's weaving blog, including a page that will generate a palette from a photo

5200 N Mt Lemmon Short Rd, Tuscon, AZ 85749, phone 520-749-1880, email

Giovanna Imperia Exclusive yarn boutique - metal for weaving, active yarns, much more.

208 Emerson, Houston, TX 77006, phone 832-455-4269

Habu Textiles Yarns and textiles with a Japanese sensibility.

99 Madison Avenue, Suite 503, New York, NY 10016, phone 888-667-4030, email

Halcyon  A wonderful on-line supplier for yarns, fiber and more.

12 School St, Bath, ME 04530, phone 1-800-341-0282 or 207-442-7909  Kris Bruland's website contains over 50,000 weaving drafts plus digital archives of Ralph Griswold documents on handweaving.

Interweave Press Publisher of a large range of fiber periodicals, monographs, and CDs.

201 E. Fourth St, Loveland, CO 80537, phone 1-800-272-2193

Kakishibui (The site's owner, Chris Conrad, was a former guild member before she moved to Colorado)

Kakishibui, 554 CR 101, Hesperus, CO 81326, phone 970-903-5116, email  Free ads for looms, spinning wheels, lots of fiber-related tools.

Ravelry The go-to on-line knit and crochet community

Tim's Treadle Reducer This will take your tie-up and attempt to find a tie-up for producing the same pattern using a loom with fewer treadles (a skeleton tie-up). The original tie-up is assumed to require only one treadle to be depressed at a time; the reduced tie-up may require 2 treadles to be pressed at once.  Site by Tim McLarnan,Tremewan Professor of Mathematics, Earlham College,Richmond, IN 47374 

TWIST (Tablet Weavers' International Studies & Techniques) A great website for tablet (card) weaving.

127 Circle Rd., Syracuse NY 13210, email

The Weavers Friend  An on-line newsletter for rag rug weavers, offering loom manuals, history and resources.

5672 N Shore Dr., Duluth MN 55804, phone 218 525 5778

Weavershand An information page for weavers, specifically for those interested in tablet weaving, kumihimo, and ply splitting.

Weave Tech An on-line discussion group for for intermediate and advanced shaft-loom weavers.

Weavolution An on-line discussion group for handweavers, a way to connect with others who share your passion.

WeaveZine An on-line collection of podcasts and articles by Syne Mitchell.  Not currently updated, but very worthwhile.

WEBS Knitting and weaving yarns, textile tools, books, and patterns.

Mailing address: 6 Industrial Pkwy, Easthampton, MA 01027, phone 800-367-9327, email

Wild Fibers Magazine The "National Geogrphaic" of fibers with lush photos and outstanding stories from around the world.

PO Box 1752, Rockland, ME 0484, email

The Yarn Barn Yarns for knitting, weaving, crocheting, dyeing and fiber for spinning.

930 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS, phone 800-468-0035, email


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