Designing Weavers is currently seeking artists who:
• Enjoy sharing their joy of fiber with others
• Whose fiber creations have a sense of style and expertise
• Who wish to take a professional approach to their art
• And want to be challenged to take their work to a higher level.

Designing Weavers, a nationally recognized group of fiber artists, is a vital organization with a long history
of encouraging excellence in the fiber community. All members are juried into the group and actively
participate in the organization while striving to improve their individual level of creative achievement.
Designing Weavers began in the early 1970s with a small group of women coming together to share their
knowledge of weaving. The group continues to be a strong force in the art and design community and
contains a number of nationally known fiber teachers, artists and designers. Check out our current members

A benefit of membership is the camaraderie with other respected fiber artists, many of whom attribute
advances in their work to inspiration gained from the group dialogues. The members’ interactions often
provide insights into methods of meeting artistic challenges and discovering new ways of working. A yearly
project offers opportunities to grow and develop as an artist. Hearing how other members approach a new
work, make plans, develop the piece, overcome difficulties met along the way, and create a display
mechanism is very inspirational and fuels their collective creativity. Honing personal presentation skills
among friendly colleagues and getting constructive feedback is an added benefit.
Designing Weavers continues to be dynamic by encouraging individual development and providing
opportunities to showcase the group’s collective work. The stability and strength of Designing Weavers
comes from the accomplishments and commitments of the diverse membership.
Do you wonder whether you have what it takes to be a Designing Weaver? Come to a meeting to
find out!

Fiber artists interested in joining Designing Weavers must visit a business meeting, held the fourth
Wednesday of the month, September to June (no meeting in December). Our meetings are currently held
in Manhattan Beach, California. The meetings are in the evening from 6:00 – 9pm with a pot luck dinner at
5:00 pm.

After attending one meeting, any fiber artist who wishes to be considered for membership should email an
application form, short resume of their fiber art experience along with photographs (not slides) to the
Membership Chair. The Designing Weavers board will review the application and the artist will be informed
by the Membership chair of their decision. Regular meeting attendance is required throughout the year in
order to maintain membership.

If you are interested in joining, please contact Mary Saxton, Membership Chair at
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