Glenna Harris Weavers Guild, San Jose, CA

Glenna Harris Weavers Guild


Where Can I Learn to Spin?

Serendipity Spinners meet at Emma Prusch Park, 647 S King Rd, San Jose, CA 95116 on the third Saturday of each month from 11 - 3. It is free. Members will show you the basics if you ask. You can also receive suggestions for your next step including where to find fiber.

To learn how to make a hand spindle from a CD and a dowel, click here and here . Many of us started with theses inexpensive hand spindles before acquiring a wheel.

Previously owned wheels are available as spinners search for their ideal wheel and acquire a new ones. For a list of spinning guilds in Northern California, click here. Watch out! Spinning is addictive.

Where Can I Learn to Weave?

Not all weaving requires a modern style loom. For thousands of years weaving was done on simple looms made of sticks and other available materials. Backstrap looms, inkle looms, frame looms, card weaving all require a minimum investment. Consider visiting a local guild to learn more. For a list of Guilds in the Northern California click here.

"How to..." information for all ages

Win Tonkin workshop guides

In its fifty year history the Glenna Harris Weavers Guild has had many talented weavers. One of them, Win Tonkin, was a teacher as well. We are posting her workshop guides in order to share her expertise with as many people as possible.

Find gently used equipment for sale

As a service the Glenna Harris Weavers Guild lists equipment from weavers and spinners in Northern California that may need a new home. Contact information is provided. Interested parties may deal directly with the seller on price and arrangements. Items will be posted for a month or until sold, whichever comes first. Visit our Market page.

How to wash a fleece for spinning

Deb Robson, former editor of Spin-Off magazine and an undisputed sheep expert, has a three-part detailed, illustrated outline of washing fleece on her website.
Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.

Articles of interest

Jennifer Leigh has posted a nice series of pictures and instructions on her blog. You may see it here.

Recreating clothes from the Iron Age

Annie McHale, inkle loom expert who has a nice business weaving guitar straps, has shared A Dozen Plain Weave Pattern Drafts on her blog. You may see it here.