Bill and Louise Cooke Textile Studio
Burlington Handweavers & Spinners Guild
We are a dynamic community of local fibre enthusiasts who work, play, and create with fibre to make beautiful things. While most Guild members weave or spin, many also share diverse but allied interests, such as dyeing, basketry, knitting, felting and needle felting, braiding, beading, tatting, and bobbin lace making. Together we collaborate to awaken public interest in and an appreciation of handweaving, spinning, and related crafts; encourage participation in fibre-based handcrafts, especially handweaving and spinning; help improve the skill and artistry of local handcrafters; exhibit and sell items created by Guild members; showcase our members’ talents at annual juried shows.
BHS members enjoy: monthly meeting programs that feature a guest speaker, slide show, demonstrations, hands-on activity, or an idea exchange. Along with topical programs, meetings also have a social and business portion. Workshops on high interest topics relating to spinning, weaving, and dyeing that are held several times year, study groups that meet during Open Studio times to explore chosen topics on an ongoing basis, low cost rental of studio looms, table looms, spinning wheels, and assorted equipment, borrowing items from our comprehensive library of books (many out of print editions), topical magazines, and instructional DVDs, an enriching, stimulating, and fun environment packed with creative energy and fellowship where they can fully explore their chosen craft.