Did you ever wonder what those numbers inside a cone of yarn mean? 10/2,2/18,8/4, use it over unmercerized?  What’s the difference between rayon, bamboo,  tencel, and modal buy?  What if you got a great deal on yarn but you have no idea what it is?  Take the anxiety out of buying yarn and planning a project. 

(Registration required)


Gathering of the Fiber Artists:  February 2nd , 2-4 pm, Harn Museum of Art

Bring your favorite project to show and share with the public

In January of 1976, a small group of textile enthusiasts created the Gainesville Handweavers’ Guild. The purpose of the Guild was to further the art and appreciation for handweaving and related fiber arts. Since then, the Guild has gone on to expand its membership and continues to aid and encourage members to develop through learning experiences, exhibits, and fellowship. The Guild functions to inform and educate the Gainesville area community concerning the fiber arts.

Each of our meetings focuses on a different aspect of fiber arts, and are led by invited expert guests or experienced fiber artists from within our ranks. The Guild welcomes all new members, and we are happy to demonstrate and teach our skills. Visitors are always welcome.

Monthly Meetings

We meet once a month, either Wednesday evening  or Saturday morning.   Meetings are open to all, although we encourage every participant to become a member.

Occasionally, holiday meetings are held in other locations. Please see program page for scheduled program topics.


For more information, please contact guild president   Linda Nickel.