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Weaving and Spinning Part of World He...

Weaving and Spinning Part of World Heritage Celebration

On September 8 join the San Antonio Handweavers Guild and the National Park Service for weaving demonstrations and family-friendly activities at the Mission Espada, one of the five Spanish missions in the city. San Antonio weavers and spinners will join with the National Park Service to highlight the process of making cloth by spinning and weaving…

Call for Conference Proposals —...

Call for Conference Proposals — 2019 Biennial Conference

Treasuring Our Past, Discovering Our Future Our conference offers Texas weavers time to treasure our past and discover our future in hand weaving and related fiber arts.  Call for Proposals Description: Do you have a skill or talent that you can share with the Texas weaving community? Or, do you know someone who has a talent or…

So, What is Art Camp and Why Should I...

So, What is Art Camp and Why Should I Attend?

Posted by Jenny Barker, Chairman Art Camp 2018 CHT was founded in October of 1949 to promote interest in handweaving and related crafts. CHT supports individuals and guilds in Texas through education and networking of the history, the craft, the art, fashion and innovation in weaving, spinning and related fiber arts techniques. Some History (and…

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…

Cotton, a Revolutionary Fiber –...

Cotton, a Revolutionary Fiber – Free Talk by author Stephen Yafa

Sunday, March 5, 2017 2:30 PM Congregation Beth Israel Auditorium 3901 Shoal Creek Blvd  Austin, Texas 78756 Free! Come hear author Stephen Yafa talk on one of our favorite fibers, one that has “created fortunes, wrecked civilizations, and put America on the map!” In “BIG COTTON: The Biography of a Revolutionary Fiber” author Stephen Yafa…

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,…

Fiber Arts Scholarships

Fiber Arts Scholarships

Do you have a great idea for a workshop but need funds to get it off the ground? Have you ever seen a great workshop you could take and share new techniques with your local  guild? Or perhaps you have a focus on the craft of weaving for research and teaching. Because the CHT’s mission is to…

Gallery Exhibit Opening: Weavers and ...

Gallery Exhibit Opening: Weavers and Spinners Society of Austin

Texas weavers love our deep traditions in functional craft and art. Weaving is an art form that sprouted from the skills employed by those turning fiber into yarn, yarn into cloth, and cloth into useful, practical, necessary, and often time, lovely and expressive household and wearable items. The Weavers and Spinners Society of Austin, WSSA,…

Weaving and World Heritage

Weaving and World Heritage

CHT weavers in San Antonio are helping keep the beat of the loom going at one of the oldest sites of Texas settlement, Mission San Fransciso de la Espada. Locally known as Mission Espada, the UNESCO World Heritage Site, was established along this bank of the San Antonio River in March 1731 by the Spanish Franciscan…