About Us

Photo Nov 10, 2 13 45 PMLoom & Shuttle Guild, begun in 1948, meets bi-monthly in San Francisco. Our meetings feature a program – usually an outside speaker – as well as a time for members to share projects, problems and discoveries. Study Groups are open to all members, we meet regularly to learn more about various weaving and related techniques. The guild also sponsors speakers and workshops with noted experts in the field of textile arts.


The next meeting will be Saturday, April 6, 2019.   Our speaker will be Wendy Garrity, Woven Textiles of Bhutan.

Loom & Shuttle Guild invites any new or experienced weaver in the San Francisco Bay Area to join us. We meet at 10 am on the first Saturday of EVEN NUMBERED MONTHS (February, April, June, August, October, December) at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 501 Laguna Honda Blvd., San Francisco.  Entrance to the meeting room is on the Laguna Honda side of the church

Study groups may meet in the afternoon after the regular meeting.

Board meetings are held as needed when scheduled by the Board.   Everyone is welcome to attend.

Textile Talks

On months in between meetings, textile talks are held informally, providing us with an opportunity to discuss our latest projects plus show & tell.  These meetings are held in members’ homes and/or studios.  Ask to be put on the notification list once you join the guild.


Membership is $30 annually, due in June.  If you join mid-year (February) dues are $14 for February through June.   This includes admission to meetings, a subscription to the bi-monthly BULLETIN, participation in the Textile Talk Group, access to our library of weaving, spinning and dyeing books, membership in the Loom and Shuttle Yahoo group and $5 to CNCH Notes, the quarterly newsletter from CNCH.
There are two classifications of membership:

ASSOCIATE MEMBER: A weaver may become an associate member for two years. An associate member may participate in all Guild activities except exhibiting in a guild show at a conference or a Loom and Shuttle sponsored show.
PARTICIPATING MEMBER: A weaver wanting to become a participating member must submit three pieces of weaving for critique within two years of joining the Guild.