Posts in category Historic Weaving

“Re-imagining Our Past” S...

“Re-imagining Our Past” Study Group is Active!

2019 CHT Conference: “Re-imagining Our Past” Study Group The 2019 CHT Conference Sample and Hand-towel Exchange is active and open to all CHT Members!  Simply contact Margaret Arafat HERE with your intent to join the Group, and you will be issued an “invitation” to join our groups.io site.   Join us in reimagining our past! Once you…

CHH presents The William J Hill Texas...

CHH presents The William J Hill Texas Artisans and Artists Archive

Contemporary Handweavers of Houston Presents The William J. Hill Texas Artisans and Artists Archive: A Tool for Researching 19th century Texas Needleworkers and Weavers Presented by Michelle Verret Johnson on Saturday September 15th 10:00am – noon  2723 Commerce, Suite 106 Houston, TX 77002 Everyone is welcome. Created by the Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens and the Museum…

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…

On-Loom Workshops Available in SA

On-Loom Workshops Available in SA

San Antonio Handweavers Guild has a few spaces available at two exciting upcoming workshops.  They welcome members of CHT to join them  for these two unique experiences: The Art of Transparency presented by Laura Viada Thursday May 3 —  Saturday May 5, 2018 Laura is the winner of the Best of Show Award at 2017 Contemporary…

Scholarships Available to 2018 Art Ca...

Scholarships Available to 2018 Art Camp

Written by Sandra Gonzales, Scholarship Committee It is still mid-winter but spring will be here soon and with it Art Camp.   This year the venue is new, the John Newcome Tennis Ranch in New Braunfels, but the same workshop quality is there for your enjoyment and educational pleasure.   If you are hesitating, thinking that your…

Tassels: Today’s Current Trend

Tassels: Today’s Current Trend

One thing we can always count on, put a tassel on anything and suddenly that object goes from being ordinary to being a celebration. Cate Buchanan joins the instructor team at Art Camp 2018 to share her skill in creating these yummy little adornments.   Tassels have been around for a long time. Examples of tassels…

If Spring is on the Way, then It̵...

If Spring is on the Way, then It’s Almost Time for Art Camp

CHT Art Camp March 23-26, 2018 Registration Ongoing! Congratulations to everyone for surviving the time between Thanksgiving and the first few days in January.  I feel as if I have been through the spin cycle of my washing machine!  I have had a wonderful time with friends and family and a bit too much food. …

New Class Features at Art Camp 2018

New Class Features at Art Camp 2018

New  Evening Programs Offered This Year! The new location at John Newcombe Tennis Ranch isn’t the only update to CHT Art Camp this year. Now you now have some new class options! First new feature are the Evening Programs. The programs are simple, undemanding and fun! Two classes are offered each evening in the main gathering…

Art Camp — Countdown to Regist...

Art Camp  — Countdown to Registration Opening on November 15

Registration for Art Camp is on November 15th, just a few days from now. What can you do now to be ready to register for Art Camp?  The first step is to log on to your account on weavetexas.org and read all the great information about Art Camp.  If you are not a member of…

Chandler on “How Can We Connect...

Chandler on “How Can We Connect?”

We know that the creation of textiles through spinning, dyeing and  weaving connects all cultures.  This summer, Deborah Chandler inspired us with her ideas on how we can connect and support other cultures through a shared interest in textiles at the conference keynote address. She gave us a lot of good suggestions and ideas for how…