Daryl Lancaster 2 day workshop - Weave a Wardrobe!

Hold onto your seats, this is a whirlwind tour of creating great garments from handwoven cloth. Starting with design inspiration, sett choices, sampling and finishing the cloth, we will then move onto fitting garments, making a muslin, and then cover basic sewing techniques for handwoven fabrics. The second day will cover creative seam and edge finishes for handwoven fabrics and some terrific closures.

Daryl Lancaster, a handweaver and fiber artist known for her handwoven garments, has been sewing for more than 45 years. She gives lectures and workshops to guilds, conferences, and craft centers all over the United States. The former Features Editor for Handwoven Magazine, she frequently contributes to various weaving publications.


Students may bring garments for evaluation.

ENROLLMENTis unlimited - lecture format 

Handout fee is $20.00

Saturday, June 01, 2019
9AM – 4PM

Sunday, June 02, 2019
9AM – 4PM

Carroll College, 1601 N Benton Avenue, Helena, Montana, 59625

Overnight rooms available at Carroll College in suite style residence hall for $30.00 per night with a one-time linen fee of $8.00. The suites allow a shared living space, a small cooking space and a private bath with two vanities located in suite hallway. Each room locks individually within the suite. Most suites are 4 bedrooms but we have a few that are two bedrooms. We also have rooms specifically outfitted for handicapped access. Fees paid directly to Carroll College upon arrival. 
Please email [email protected] if you are interested in staying at the college.

Carroll College will be serving in their dining room:
Breakfast - $8.03, Lunch - $9.46, Dinner - $10.93.
Please email [email protected] if you are interested in meals at the college.

Cost of the 2 day workshop is $25.
Available online at:

or mail a $25 check to:
Helena Weavers and Spinners Guild
c/o Dawn Ahlert
PO Box 429
McAllister, MT   59740

Partially funded by Montana Association of Weavers and Spinners – MAWS.​
Helena Weavers’ and Spinners’ Guild members,
I wanted to pass along this information regarding a "Save the Reef" fiber arts exhibit being organized by Doris Florig. She was the keynote speaker and a teacher at the MAWS Conference in Big Sky this past summer.  She lives and teaches at the Tetons Science Schools in Wyoming part of the year and spends the other part living on a sailboat. She is looking for people who would like to weave tapestries and do felting for this exhibit.  There is some more information in the attachments and in her own words below. Anyone interested can email her at [email protected] or you can follow the project on Instagram.
In Doris' own words: 
            "Save the REEF is a collaborative project and will be constantly growing and evolving. Soon, I can send pictures of the installation in its growing stages. It is coming together but in this stage I can only share the images with people when I learn that they are capable of imagining the potential and the possibilities. I would like to get to know your members who would be interested in doing tapestries and felting. Once I know their interest and skills, I can lead them towards making pieces that add to the overall look. Please pass on my email address [email protected] Feel free to show the proposal of SAVE the REEF to others.
            Another way to learn about the project is to follow me on instagram. Quality art is essential, but I believe that once I learn about the individuals and their skills we can present fine art to the public while communicating an important conservation message." 
Leader of the SAVE the REEF effort
Allison Grove

The links below are two videos about the loom project at the Montana Historical Society. 


Helena Weavers and Spinners Guild is a member of the

Montana Association of Weavers and Spinners