Weaving, Spinning, and Dyeing
in the beautiful Pikes Peak Region
Pikes Peak Weavers Guild was founded in 1959 to promote the arts of hand weaving, spinning, and dyeing. Nestled in the shadows of Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods, PPWG members are never lacking in inspiration for color, texture, and design. Our programs, workshops, and demonstrations serve to inspire and educate our members and the public on the history, techniques, and artistry of handmade textiles and basketry. Come along on our fiber journey!
Pikes Peak Weavers Guild meets on the 2nd Friday of every month between September and May.
Visitors and Guests are welcome!
We hope to resume in-person meetings beginning with the 2021-2022 guild year beginning in September. This decision will be made based on local health advisories and will be published here and in the guild newsletter.
When we resume in-person meetings, we will meet at the Mountainview Church of Christ at 1080 E. La Salle Street in Colorado Springs.
NOTE: We are meeting online via Zoom for the May meeting
Business Meeting at 9:30am
Program at 11am
Check the Program page for the details about each month’s guest speaker.
In the event of bad weather for an in-person meeting, the meeting will be canceled if School District 11 is closed that day. An email will be sent to guild members, and a notice posted on the website.
Past Projects and shows
In 2012 wildfires raged through the western United States, burning over 6.4 million acres. The Waldo Canyon ﬁre alone consumed two lives, 346 homes and 18,247 acres. Woven Together: Firestorm shows how fiber artists use their medium to express the turmoil and emotions of witnessing and surviving a wildfire.
Sensational Towels, Napkins, and Placemats!
This ebook came about from a seminar by Carol Wilkinson at the 2016 Colorado Weavers Day. The intent was not to provide detailed how-to instructions but to inspire weavers in different ways to create their own unique work. This book is free to download, but may not be republished or hosted without permission.
PPWG and the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum collaborated on a project to research, photograph, document, and analyze 42 coverlets plus additional fragments. The project culminated in a joint exhibit at the Pioneers Museum with several of the historic coverlets shown along side modern interpretations woven by members of PPWG.
A particularly exciting outgrowth of the project with the coverlet collection was the international juried exhibit titled Living with Beauty: Handwoven Textiles for the Home sponsored by PPWG. It provided a rare opportunity for weavers of items for the home to enter and display their art. The show opened June 13, 2008 in Manitou Springs, CO.