The Madison Weavers guild was established over 60 years ago. Over the years, we have continued to help people learn about the art of weaving and discuss weaving’s challenges and joys.

This website is a work in progress. Please let us know if you have any questions or comments regarding the information presented.


Saddle Up! Mohair Cinch and Guitar Strap Weaving Workshop with Pop Wagner

9/9/17 – 9/10/17, Dodgeville WI

Folklore Village Sustainability Weekend
Traditional mohair cinches are strong, resistant to dirt and will not sore a horse if properly fitted. The guitar strap makes a unique gift for that musician in your life, or yourself! Design possibilities are typically based on the diamond and bar design.
Nine hours of instruction: In this informative two-day workshop you will make either a cinch or a guitar strap. Materials for a 30″ cinch or a 48″ guitar strap are provided, as well as the use of all necessary tools. Participants receive a detailed set of instructions for making a basic cinch or strap and plans for a cinch loom and loom stand.
Registration includes: two catered meals, Farm-to-Table Dinner, Barn Dance.
Nine other workshops are also offered.
Folklore Village


The Weaving Lab

Again, this summer, Marianne Fairbanks’ Weaving Lab at Wisconsin Institute for Discovery on campus is open. “Want to help answer our questions? Stop by the Weaving Lab any time Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 4 PM. No previous weaving experience necessary.” For more information visit



detail of Emily's purse

Our meetings are at 7 pm on the 3rd Monday of the month beginning in September and continuing through May. We meet at:

Westmorland Meeting Room in Heritage Oaks building
Oakwood Village University Woods
6205 Mineral Point Road
Madison, WI
Please confirm location, time and date before traveling.

Hope to see you there!



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