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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.

Letter from the President

Our 2014 Conference is over and apparently a good time was had by 99.9%.

We had a super collection of classes, lots of amazing items in our exhibit, and a fun time during our "Breakfast at Tiffanys" Fashion Show, tiaras, pearls and all.

Mark your calendars and plan to join us in March of 2015. The dates are 3-12 thru 3-15, 2015. As our newsletters come out, we will be noting the instructors for 2015. A reminder- if you have not renewed your membership (our year runs from 6-1-14 to 5-31-15) do so now. Paid members get "early birds" chance at registration.

Please, take a few minutes to review the photos we have that are already in from 2014 Conference. Check them here

We welcome comments and suggestions, from members and non-members. Select the Contact link on the home page and click on inquiry at ftwg.org.

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

Guild Newsletter

January 2014

October 2013
June 2013
April 2013
February 2013
October 2012

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SWAY (Southwest Art Yarn) Guild

The SWAY Guild of Sarasota is sponsoring their 3rd Annual Art Yarn Festival on April 26th and 27th, 2014. In addition, there is a pre-Festival workshop with Debra Lambert and Heather Lightfoot (Girl with a Hook).

Please join us for a weekend of fiber, fun and friendship headlined by SUZY BROWN, the WOOLWENCH (from Holland) for her America debut trip.

Details can be found for the Saturday and Sunday event, PLUS Friday workshops with Debra Lambert and Heather Lightfoot (Girl With A Hook!)

Please go to www.swayguild.com for more details and signup for these fantastic opportunities!

SWAY Guild offers you an additional day of fiber fun and knowledge: Friday April 25, 2014 - the day before our 3rd annual Art Yarn Festival

Two Mini- Workshops with great fiber artists. Read more here.

AN INVITATION from Tapestry Artists Of Sarasota


We look forward to networking and sharing information in St. Petersburg, Florida on Saturday April 12, 2014. Please join us, the four Tapestry Artists of Sarasota, to tell us your tapestry story as we showcase our work in the gallery and have a chance to see what you are doing.

How did you get involved in tapestry? Were you bowled over by a contemporary work in a gallery or fall in love with a historical piece? Did you learn from a Master, attend local classes or work on your own with books and DVD's? Bring one of your tapestries or a photograph or two. Share a special tapestry tip or technique. No power points please, we want to keep this informal and hands on. Brochures, information on exhibits, classes or study groups are welcome. The amount of time allotted to each participant will depend on how many are attending. Please R.S.V.P.

This event is free and open to everyone interested in tapestry. We are inviting Florida tapestry weavers and all weavers traveling in FL to broaden our network. If you are coming from a distance you might want to spend a day or two in the area. http://www.stpete.org/the50things.asp St. Pete is a charming small waterfront town with galleries and eateries in walking distance of Florida Craftsmen, Inc. http://www.floridacraftsmen.net

R.S.V.P. by April 1, 2014- contact Becky Stevens at stevensreb@gmail.com or call 941-359-1765.
meeting date: Saturday April 12, 2014
location: Florida Craftsmen, 501 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL
10 AM Gallery walk of Tapestry Visions X 4 with T.A.O.S. artists
11 AM Tell Your Tapestry Story by participants
1 PM Lunch Break in neighborhood restaurants.
2:30 PM Return to Florida Craftsmen to continue networking until…
5 PM Open Studio night for Florida Craftsmen loft artists and St. Pete Gallery hop. www.theartlofts.com/

Small Boutique hotels: The Pier- http://www.thepierhotel.com/
The Hollander- http://www.hollanderhotel.com/
Ponce de Leon- http://www.poncedeleonhotel.com/

Other hotels in the area can be found by a google search of hotels in St. Petersburg FL. Book soon as visitor season is very busy until after Easter and spring break. We look forward to seeing you!
Lynn Mayne, John Nicholson, Becky Stevens, Terri Stewart

FTWG Seventeenth Annual FALL RETREAT - September 24 – September 28, 2014

Please read more about it and fill out the registration form here.

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