About Us!

We are a group of people interested in all forms of fiber arts. We love to learn, to teach and promote these art forms.

This group was formed in 1976 by a few women who were interested in textiles. This was the year of America’s Bicentennial. There was a cultural emphasis on the nation’s beginnings and an embrace of the “old ways.” These women shared a deep appreciation for the creativity offered by the fiber arts and were interested in sharing that interest with others.

What started as a group of friends mostly interested in spinning and weaving has grown to include every type of fiber arts imaginable. We have held style shows, retreats, workshops and even hosted some conferences. In the last couple of years, we started what we call “focus groups.” These are smaller groups of people who gather to share and learn more about a specific technique or type of fiber art such as weaving, knitting, natural dyeing and so much more.

We generally meet the 3rd Wednesday of the month, at 1:00 p.m., at the Oronoco Community Center, 115 2nd St. NW, Oronoco, MN. (Click here for a map). In January we often have an all-day fiber play-day, and in August we have a pot-luck picnic and workshop at a park. Our meetings include a speaker presentation and show and tell. We share what we have been making. We encourage each other, share ideas and leave inspired and energized to create more. We welcome all like-minded people to join us!

Public Television’s “Off 90” did an episode on our guild. Click on the picture below and take a look!

Nancy Ellison weaving on a loom.


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