Guilds Take on Technology: Facebook Groups

Nona Hummel, Rosemary Schaeffer and Glenda Clift demonstrate regularly to educate and raise awareness about spinning and weaving.

Cindy Hahn weaving lace as a demo for our summer weaving and spinning retreat. 

Son of guild member Monica Spooner, Amos and his family weave rag rugs to raise money for his former orphanage in Uganda. They send the money they earn from selling the rugs to the orphanage for medicine, food and supplies.

Many fiber guilds around the world are keeping pace with our modern lives and making great use of social networking tools as they grow and evolve. More guilds are moving to eNewsletters, blogs, and Facebook groups to keep in touch with members. The Ventura County Handweavers and Spinners Guild (California) started a Facebook page about a year ago to keep in touch with members and reach out to other spinners and weavers in the area. Guild member Elizabeth Souza says, "The hope is that it will help us get the word out about our guild to locals to keep promoting our craft and also events like our Harvest Sale." Deb Boomer has recently helped the guild make better use of its Facebook page. The three administrators for the page have asked guild members to upload images to share and posted a link to their group on other pages like the Spin-Off Magazine and Online Community. They also share interesting posts from other fiber artists, shops, and guilds with their members by using Facebook's beloved Share button. Check out the Ventura Guild's timeline and get lost for hours!  



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