See our calendar page of fiber related events

Find out about our current activities!  Go to the newsletter & links page.



Program & workshops

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Our membership form is on the newsletter & links page.

Dues are $30 yearly.




The Humboldt Handweavers and Spinners Guild was established in 1971 – Henrietta Chizzola is listed as our Charter Member. Membership has grown to  80+ over the years.

The guild provides an exhibit and demonstrations yearly at the Humboldt County Fair in August.

We also sponsor awards for Natural Fiber entries at the fair.

The guild is a member of the Conference of Northern California Handweavers

The guild participates in the Natural Fiber Fair with sponsorship and a Fiber Circle

Humboldt Handweavers & Spinners Guild

PO Box 370

Arcata, CA 95518

Our history

2019 Board                 Area code 707      

President - Dee Dee Frye  267-7620

Vice President - Janet Warren 444-3314

Secretary - Elaine Gray 442-4173

Treasurer - Sandra Kernen  668-5522

Newsletter Editor Becky Salstrom 442-2041

Programs - Linda Hartshorn 599-2729

Librarian - Debra Pecaut   845-1975

Archivist / Historian - Edith Butler 443-3289

HC Fair Coordinator  Ann Burroughs 845-5758 

 Over the past 40+ years the guild has sponsored numerous educational and hands- on events, including the following:

Sewing with handwovens

Rug Hooking

Woven Shibori

Archeological Textiles

Spinning Worsted Yarn

Charka Spinning

Silk Papermaking

Acadian Weaving

Modular Clothing & Embellishments

Warp Painting

Felt Hat making

Warping Back - to - Front

Lace Weaves

Moorman Inlay

Exploration of Double Weaves

Overshot Weaves

Synthetic & Natural Dyeing

Silk Marbling & Silk Painting

Rug Weaving

Photographing & Presenting Fiber Art


Rep Weave

Card Weaving

Viking Knitting

Rep Weave

Weaving Software