Posts in category CHT Conference Houston 2017

Connecting at the International Folk ...

Connecting at the International Folk Art Festival

  At the conference, Deborah Chandler gave a call to action in her keynote speech on the possible ways we can connect with other cultures through craft.  One of her suggestions was to attend the International Folk Art Market, held each summer in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Inspired by this wise suggestion, conference co-chairs Laura…

Members Awards – CHT 2017

Members Awards – CHT 2017

It was a pleasure and an honor to see the work of our fellow weavers, spinners, felters, and basketry artists at this year’s conference in Sugar Land, Texas.  The items entered into this year’s Fashion Show and Members’ Exhibit displayed remarkable artistry, craftsmanship and skill. Each piece inspires  fellow members of the CHT community to…

Handwovens into Garments

Handwovens into Garments

Maybe it’s just me, but based on many conversations with other weavers, I think there are many others out there — It is HARD to cut into my handwoven yardage to make a garment!  I look at that lovely fabric and really do want to make it into something that I can wear and show the…

Dazzling Colors of The Oasis in Houst...

Dazzling Colors of The Oasis in Houston

Colors of the Oasis: Central Asian Ikats is a stunning exhibit that is currently at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts. The collection will be in Houston through June 4 and is a must see for those attending CHT Biennial Conference Crossing Threads, Connecting Cultures May 31 – June 4. This collection is on loan from…

Complex Results Using Simple Structur...

Complex Results Using Simple Structures

Rosalie Neilson loves using color and geometric design in her weavings, her specialty being rep weave. An avid designer and teacher, Rosalie was featured in a 2-hour DVD by Interweave Press entitled “Rep Weave.” She publishes regularly in weaving and braiding journals and maintains an active teaching schedule throughout the United States, Canada, and England.…

The Human Experience – Connecti...

The Human Experience – Connecting through Textiles

“But How Do I Connect?” As textile people, we know that in terms of human production and consumption, first comes food, then come textiles. From tropical loin cloths to Arctic parkas, from floor coverings to housing, and from 3rd grade potholders to medieval tapestries, textiles are universal. We need them, we love them, and if…

Zicafoose at Houston MFA

Zicafoose at Houston MFA

MARY ZICAFOOSE TO GIVE LECTURE at HOUSTON MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS Internationally recognized artist and tapestry weaver, Mary Zicafoose, will present a public lecture at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts on March 16, 2017, at 6:30 p.m.  The lecture is being held in conjunction with the MFAH exhibition Colors of the Oasis: Central Asian Ikats,…

Who’s In? CHT Conference 2017

Who’s In? CHT Conference 2017

Online registration continues for the Biennial Conference in Houston, June 2017. Classes in weaving, dyeing, spinning, design, garment making, baskets, and felting. Names like Chandler, Neilson, Hallman, Azure, Rohde, and Zicafoose teaching classes and leading seminars. This conference seems to have something for every fiber-ohalic! Come join the fun! https://www.weavetexas.org/conference/

Rosalie Neilson Launches new book at ...

Rosalie Neilson Launches new book at Houston Conference

BREAKING NEWS!!!!!  Rosalie Neilson informs us that her new book , “An Exaltation of Blocks” designed to accompany her conference workshop of the same name, is finished. It’s at the printer and will be available to the public in time at our  Houston conference, May 31 – June 4, 2017!!   According to Rosalie, “…it will be in…

HGA Small Expressions Call for Entry

HGA Small Expressions Call for Entry

Houston is the 2017 venue for Handweavers Guild of America’s Small Expressions. Small Expressions is an annual, international, juried exhibition of small-scale works in fiber, and is HGA’s most prestigious exhibit. The exhibit will run concurrently with the CHT Bienniel Conference.  CHT Members will have the opportunity for a private viewing  and reception on Thursday evening, June…