The Guild was established in 1948 by a small group of friends who enjoyed the textile arts. Originally named the Kitchener-Waterloo Hand-weavers, the group's mandate was to continue the textile tradition in the Waterloo Region, and assist others in obtaining knowledge and understanding of their craft. The twelve friends met in one another's homes and shared looms.

Renamed the Kitchener-Waterloo Weavers' & Spinners' Guild in 1980, it was incorporated as non-profit in April 1994.

The Guild has grown in numbers, but it has not lost sight of the original goal - to encourage the textile tradition and share knowledge with others. We continue to offer a wide range of learning opportunities to members of the community.

We invite and encourage anyone with an interest in textile arts to investigate our Guild.

© 2006 Kitchener Waterloo Weavers' & Spinners' Guild