Where to See the SSWG

Summer is festival time! You’ll find SSWG members at these events:

  • Biggar Fibre Festival – June 11th
  • Maker Faire – June 25th
  • Grasslands Sheep Exhibition – July 19-21
  • Art Showcase at the Saskatoon Exhibition – August 9 – 14

We hope to see you, too!


Open House

​On its 45th birthday the Saskatoon Spinners and Weavers Guild (SSWG) is celebrating a new dedicated studio space! Join us at the Mennonite Central Committee building,  600-45th Street West, for our OPEN HOUSE on April 30 from 1 pm to 5 pm and May 1 from 10 am to 5 pm. A sale of members’ work, displays of our crafts, and demonstrations will be featured.

​In 1977 a small group of spinners and weavers initiated the Central Saskatchewan Spinners, Weavers and Dyers Guild. In 1979, the name became the Saskatoon Spinners and Weavers Guild to reflect our close association with the city. We continue to attract interest around central Saskatchewan, bringing our current membership to over 30 active members.

​From the beginning the SSWG has offered demonstrations of its crafts throughout the community at the Mendel Gallery, Saskatoon Public Libraries, the Diefenbaker Centre on the U of S campus and at Heritage Days at the Western Development Museum. We have promoted the fibre arts at several sheep shows and fibre festivals in Saskatchewan.

​Guild members’ work has been shown in Saskatoon at the Mendel Art Gallery and various smaller galleries. The SSWG has participated in several exhibitions that have toured throughout Saskatchewan. Our members have achieved many awards over the years, including from Dimensions, the Saskatchewan Craft Council’s premier fine craft exhibition.

​The SSWG has held popular sales of members’ work, often in the Christmas season, at Artisans’ Craft Market and Albert Community Centre.

​Some members are published authors with articles appearing in national and international fibre journals. Many members hold recognized diplomas and certifications in fibre arts.

​Education is a major facet of the SSWG. We hold workshops and classes in our crafts, taught either by guild members or visiting instructors from across Canada and the U.S. We‘re excited to use our new studio space to offer these workshops as well as beginner classes in weaving, spinning, and other fibre arts.  

​Come to our Open House and share our enthusiasm.