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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…

CHT Art Camp 2018 – What Next??

CHT Art Camp 2018 – What Next??

Registration week one is now complete.  If you registered you are probably wondering what happens next.  You should have received emailed confirmation of your registration and choices.  Please review this carefully, as it is very easy to fix any registration issues now.  If you have itchy fingers and just want to celebrate that the date is…

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/

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…

Eileen Hallman – Charkha Spinni...

Eileen Hallman – Charkha Spinning, Nui Shibori, New Cotton Dyeing

Eileen Hallman – Spinning Judge and Workshop Instructor Eileen Hallman is a knowledgeable spinner, weaver, and dyer, who specializes in cotton. She is the owner of  New World Textiles and has developed a number of products and tools for weavers and spinners, such as the shuttle pictured above, which is designed to hold a charkha…

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,…

The Ultimate Fiber Road Trip

The Ultimate Fiber Road Trip

I’m just having a daydream about my ultimate fantasy road trip to all the great Texas Fiber events coming up. #Weave_Texas I’d start in Dallas at STITCHES Texas September 22 – 25. The Dallas Guild will be there turning my skeins into beautiful, orderly balls of yarn. They would pack down nicely while I travel…