We are masters and learners of an ancient art. We share, teach and love the threads that bind us as members of the Weavers of Char-Lee. It's a gift to pass on to future generations. We look forward to meeting and hope you will share your gifts with us.
Our meetings take place on the third Tuesday of each month, October through May, usually at the Collaboratoy, 2031 Jackson St., Fort Myers. Meeting time is 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Among the events we participate in each year are:
January: Roc Day, an age old back to work after the holidays spinning/weaving tradition.
February: ArtFest Ft. Myers, showcasing local and national artists, artisans, and their wares.
Frontier Days, remembering Punta Gorda history.
March: Florida Tropical Weavers Guild Conference, a statewide gathering of guilds.
Workshops, Classes, Study Groups, Exhibits
Each winter, Char-Lee Weavers invite a teacher of national note to give a workshop for members. Members also individually develop and participate in classes and public exhibits. We have informal monthly Weave-alongs where members gather to work on projects or to share skills and techniques. Periodically, Study Groups are established for topic specific collaborative learning.
The first minutes of the Port Charlotte Guild were recorded on February 27, 1986, and meetings usually included a program or “hands-on” activity. At the meeting on November 16, 1993, amendments to the by-laws changed the Guild’s name officially to “Char-Lee Weavers Guild”.