Florida Tropical Weavers Guild

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Welcome to the FTWG web site

Florida Tropical Weaver's Guild is a non-profit organization whose primary mission is to educate the public on the art and craft of weaving, spinning and basketry. It's membership consists of anyone who is interested in promoting opportunities for weavers of all skill levels to develop new skills, interests and expand their creative efforts in the fiber arts.

Read more about us and our history on the 'About' page.

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and on Facebook as 'Florida Tropical Weavers and Friends' FTWG on facebook

President's Message


Greetings from your new President.
We just completed the follow up board meeting for our conference. There were so many positive comments! Many of the less than positive comments dealt with things that FTWG cannot control. We know there are some drawbacks with Lake Yale, but it is a beautiful, safe place to hold our conference.

Our next conference will be all mini classes. There will be a huge variety to choose from. I am sure every one can find at least one class to take…plus the flexible time schedule will allow for working on one's project and visiting with those folks that we only see at conference

Jan, the Queen of Purple
Jan, The Queen Of Purple

Questions? Click the link to inquiry at ftwg.org


September 23 - September 27, 2015

It was decided at the retreat this past year to return to Tarpon Springs, located on the West Coast. There was a lot to see and do and we have great accommodations. Remember the Get-Away is OPEN TO ALL FIBER FANCIERS. We have such a good time, join us!

Read more about it here: Fall Retreat, where you also will find a pdf to print out for your registration.

We are now working on the March 2016 mini Conference.

Conference dates are 3-17-2016 thru 3-20-2016.

Our interests are in weaving, spinning, basketry, felting, knitting/crochet, dyeing/surface design and all other related fiber arts.

We hold a mini-style conference every 4 years. This consists of classes held on Thursday afternoon (1-5), Friday morning (9-12) and afternoon (1:30-5), Saturday (morning and afternoon) and Sunday (9-12).

We offer about 50 classes during this 3 day weekend. You can teach a variety of classes or repeat a class. Classes can be any length: 1, 2, 3 or 4 hours; 2 part classes; or classes requiring 2 different days if needed.
Instructors are welcome to register and take classes in addition to teaching.

For further information contact Inquiry@FTWG.org.

And be sure to read our newsletter below, to get more details.

Guild Newsletter

July 2015

April 2015
January 2015
October 2014

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FTWG is now participating in the Woolery Guilds Reward Program.

When our members purchase items from the Woolery, through the link below, FTWG "banks" reward dollars. Yearly we will receive a check which can be used to defray expenses.

If you purchase from them and use the link on this website, we will receive credit.

Support us by shopping at the Woolery

Scholarship News

New in 2015

FTWG is also offering four (4) $100 annual scholarships. The scholarship recipients may be reimbursed, up to $100.00, for a Florida Guild sponsored workshop; an FTWG Conference workshop; or to take an instructional class in Florida to upgrade or learn a new fiber arts related skill. Scholarship will not exceed $100.

Check our scholarship page for details and form.

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