Glad you found us, you’ve come to the right place! There are a few options:
1. We invite you to join the Weavers and Spinners Society of Austin. We meet twice monthly, except for August. You can see our full program schedule here. We have many accomplished weavers and spinners that enjoy teaching new members to weave and spin, as well as study groups and workshops. Often new weavers learn hands-on by helping to warp a loom, then progress to weaving. Spinners can bring wheels to meetings and get help, especially on project nights. After being a member for 3 months, you are eligible to check out a guild loom to take home. This way you can experiment with guild looms and wheels, then decide what loom features you want.
2. Many of our members teach classes around Austin, they’re listed on our website in Where We Are.
3. Yarnorama in Paige (45 miles east of Austin on 290) also has a fantastic inventory of fibers, equipment, and many classes. It’s owned by WSSA member Susan Fricks.
4. Old Oaks Ranch between Dripping Springs and Wimberley has a wide range of classes, equipment, and fiber. Besides it’s a beautiful location, and they’ve got the cutest alpacas you’ve ever seen. WSSA member Sue Ellen Stavrand is the owner.
5. Hill Country Weavers on South Congress has weaving and spinning classes and a weaving study group. Walking in, you would think it is just a knitting store, but Suzanne Middlebrooks the owner is a longtime weaver and gave many of us in WSSA our first weaving lessons – she is an excellent teacher.
Why not take advantage of all five?