Posts in category Unconventional Materials and Methods

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…

Finding Inspiration

Finding Inspiration

I’ve noticed that weavers are able to find inspiration in unlikely places. For example, recently I noticed a couple of striking inches on a weaving loom at the Southwest School of Art in San Antonio. When I looked closely, I realized that Vesna Zrinski had found a clever way to recycle one of the summer…

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/

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…

Anastasia Azure – Weaving the U...

Anastasia Azure – Weaving the Unexpected

Weaving Fascinating Objects with Traditional Methods and Contemporary Materials Anastasia weaves with wire and non-traditional materials, such as monofilimant and plastics to create stunning and unusual jewelry and sculpture.  She will teach a pre-conference workshop on Weaving with Unusual Materials, and a conference workshop on Woven Metal Jewelry.   Anastasia breaks away from tradition materials…

Michael Rohde – Rugs, Tapestry,...

Michael Rohde – Rugs, Tapestry, Wedge Weave, World Vision

Since 1973, weaving has been Michael Rohde’s passion. Though he has lived in California for many years, some of us in Houston remember when Michael was once a member and president of CHH. In 2017 he returns to the Texas weaving family in a featured role at the biennial conference. Michael’s passion for weaving spans…

Anastazia Azure featured in Fiber Art...

Anastazia Azure featured in Fiber Art Now, Summer 2016

Anastasia Azure, who is scheduled to teach at our CHT Biennial Conference May 31 – June 4, 2017,  is featured in the Summer 2016 issue of Fiber Art Now. You can read about her and  see her work on the cover and in the pictures. Anastasia is teaching a Pre-conference workshop on Weaving with Unusual…