Still Weaving in the Weavers Way Community


Philadelphia Guild of Handweavers

Thursday, Nov. 9, 6-8 p.m.,  Friday, Nov. 10, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.,  Saturday and Sunday,  Nov. 11-12, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., 3705 Main St. 

The Philadelphia Guild of Handweavers, founded in 1952, is one of the oldest fiber-arts guilds in the United States. 

Our guild is made up of people who are fiber enthusiasts: weavers, spinners, knitters, basket weavers, crocheters, dyers and felters. We love to share what we know so that others can experience the stress-busting fun of playing with fiber. We teach workshops and courses and put on weaving and spinning demos at festivals and other gatherings. You may have seen us at our very busy booth at the Mt. Airy Village Fair in September where we were teaching people of all ages how to spin yarn and weave a scarf.

With more than 160 members, we create lots of beautiful cloth, clothing and accessories. So, at least twice a year we turn our Guild House in Manayunk into a shop.

Please come to our annual holiday sale in November to shop for gifts for your friends, family or just treat yourself to a beautiful wearable creation. The sale is held at our our permanent headquarters at 3705 Main St. There is plenty of free parking in the lot across the street. So come see us! Hours are Thursday, Nov. 9, 6-8 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 10, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 11-12, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Visit our website at to see our class offerings and events. We meet on the first Thursday of every month from 7 to 9 p.m., and non-members are welcome. Look for our brochures and business cards at Weavers Way Mercantile. For more information, email Sara Robbins ( or Judy Donovan (, or call us at 215-487-9690.