Telaraña is a fiber arts guild that promotes all of the fiber arts including weaving, spinning, basketry, knitting, crochet, lace-making, felting, dyeing and more. We welcome everyone – our members have a wide range of expertise from beginners to advanced. All you need is an interest in the fiber arts, enthusiasm and a willingness to be involved in Guild activities. Our name means “spider web” in Spanish and symbolizes the connections we feel with others who love the fiber arts.
Since 1978, the Telaraña Weavers and Spinners Guild has been affiliated with the Handweavers Guild of America and the Arizona Federation of Weavers and Spinners Guilds.
Our mailing address is: Telaraña Fiber Arts Guild P.O. Box 41832 Mesa, AZ 85274
Normally, we meet on the second Wednesday from September through May in the East Mesa Christian Church, 706 S Greenfield Rd, Mesa, AZ 85206 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. It is between Southern and Broadway Avenues. See “Programs” page for information about our virtual meetings.
Show and Tell
At each meeting we have “show and tell” where members share items that they completed during the month. If you are planning to bring something to share, please complete a Show-and-tell Fillable Form
Mentors and Learners
New to fiber arts? Need help with a project, interpreting a lace or knitting chart, weaving draft? Want assistance with a spinning wheel or Lazy Kate? Stop by the Mentors & Learners table at the monthly meeting where you’ll find Jean Doig and other friendly faces ready and willing to provide support.
It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or experienced fiber artist, we can help solve a problem or provide help that we all need at times no matter our skill level. If we can’t answer your question, we’ll find a resource who can.
For weavers who need help warping their loom, or want to know how, we’ll be happy to come to you. Complex issues? eMail Jean Doig with your questions prior to the meeting.
Telaraña has a yearly scholarship fund established to help members further their knowledge and skills in the fiber arts. Applicant must be a current Telaraña member and willing to share what they learn with the Guild in some way – short program, demonstration, workshop, etc.
Coffee cans/lids or plastic containers/lids to put coffee grounds and peelings of vegetables/fruit. The MCC Red Mountain has a newly planted orchard with 9 fruit trees and has started a compost pile. The containers will be sent home with students to collect this material. Give to Sharie.
Yarn suitable for Navajo weaving and tools (Forks) to be sent to Tohatchi High School in New Mexico. They have a class in Navajo weaving for interested students. They always need yarn and tools. A one-ply wool yarn like Brown Sheep brand or handspun is what is needed. Give to Sharie to mail.
Adopt an Elder is a non-profit that provides firewood, food, stoves and YARN to these elderly weavers. They will even post the finished rugs for sale and 100% of sales goes to the weaver. Adopt an Elder is for Navajos 75 years and older. See: www.anelder.org They do wonderful work! Marie Nez is shown with her rug for sale.
Support Our Guild When Shopping!
Amazon Smile Program – This will link directly to smile.amazon.com in support of Telaraña: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/86-0479177 It’s the Amazon you know; sign in with your usual account and Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchase to our Guild.
The Woolery – Use this link: https://woolery.com?aff=97
Halcyon Yarn – If you order over the phone, mention our Guild. If you order online, there is a comment box on the checkout page where you enter credit card info. When you select our Guild from the link, a note populates the comment box to apply to our account. https://halcyonyarn.com