About Us

Organized in the early 1970's as the Charlotte Handweavers Guild, our group has evolved into a regional membership of people interested in all aspects of the fiber arts: spinning, weaving, knitting, doll making, surface design, basketry, beadwork etc.

We meet in Gastonia, NC at Arts on Main 212 West Main Ave at 2:00 pm on the third Sunday of each month, September -November and Jan-May. We offer programs related to fiber arts each month, as well as workshops, several times each year, with regionally and nationally known artists. Visitors and guests are welcome.

A handwork group meets monthly, usually on the second Saturday of each month, for a potluck lunch, rotating among the homes of the members. We bring food to share, our spinning wheels, knitting and other projects we are working on.

Our Instructors

Weaving Instruction

Sue Helmken — barefootweaver@earthlink.net

Spinning Instruction

Shirley Young — syoung4@carolina.rr.com