Pikes Peak Weavers Guild

Welcome To

Pikes Peak Weavers Guild

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!

PPWG will be conducting hybrid in-person and Zoom meetings

We will resume in-person meetings beginning with the 2021-2022 guild year beginning in September. A Zoom link will be sent out a few days before the meeting for those who prefer to attend remotely.

Meeting Location

PPWG meetings are held at the Mountainview Church of Christ at 1080 E. La Salle Street in Colorado Springs.

Meet & Greet at 9am
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

Woven Together: Firestorm

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.

Colorado Weavers Day 2016

PPWG is proud to have hosted this biennial seminar in 2016, featuring speakers, workshops and displays from the Front Range and beyond.

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.

Pioneer Museum Coverlet Collection

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.

Living with Beauty: Handwoven Textiles for the Home

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.

weaving
Chenille scarf being woven on a floor loom in a shadow weave design.

Handspun yarn and hand-dyed roving displayed at the 2016 Colorado Weavers Day. 

Natural dyeing

Fleece roving dyed with natural plant dyes at the Rock Ledge Ranch annual sheep-shearing.