Our Foundation

Nurturing Fiber Artists Since 1973

Founded in 1973 in Waterford, VA, for the purpose of sharing and teaching fiber arts such as weaving, spinning and dyeing, the Waterford Weavers Guild includes members with skills ranging from beginner to master. Many members are experts in the fiber arts of crocheting,felting, knitting, spinning, tatting and weaving. Items produced run the gamut from hats, ponchos, jackets, jewelry, scarves, towels, blankets and table linens to wall hangings, tapestries, ties, tartans and coasters. Our members are great teachers and eager to share their creative skills.

Guild members are grateful for the friendships they have created, the children and adults they have taught and the ageless crafts of Fiber Arts.



Lots of Opportunities

The Waterford Weavers Guild offers a variety of programs and workshops.

  • Monthly meetings, frequently followed by a short program or workshop given by a member or an outside instructor.
  • Special interest workshops on a topic with an instructor selected by guild members.
  • Participate in the annual Waterford Fair in the historic town of Waterford, VA, providing members with a unique sales outlet for their goods. Also notes and promotes other selling opportunities to members.
  • Maintains a lending book library on multiple fibers arts topics, free to all members.
  • Offers a collection of equipment (looms and spinning wheels) available for rent by members.


We are currently open to new members.

Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the fiber arts. Full members are required to attend at least three meetings per year and contribute an activity back to the guild or local community.

Meetings are held monthly, on a Wednesday or a Sunday. See the Calendar for our schedule. Membership dues are $30 per year. 

Potential members are encouraged to attend a meeting as a guest and to bring some completed handwork to share with members.

The Waterford Weavers Guild is currently a member of:
MAFA: mafafiber.org
Artisans United: augallery.org



Looms and other equipment are available to Guild members

These are lent to members free of charge for use at Guild sponsored workshops or at low cost for personal use.





An archive of resources available for members.

The Guild has an extensive collection of books relating to weaving and fiber arts. Members can borrow and use these books to enhance their knowledge and experience in their work with the craft.




Here is a link to the Guild’s By-Laws