Education & Workshops


Felting Workshop  with Barbara Attwell

Presented by the Contemporary Handweavers of Houston

May 6 – 7, 2017
9am – 4pm, with a lunch break

Professional artist Barbara Attwell will lead a wet felting workshop that both introduces and reviews the basics of the process, along with advanced techniques such as complex resists for 3D felting, creating textures, making and attaching shapes, using prefelts, and making cording and balls. A comfort level with fiber or felting is encouraged.

Workshop includes a Wall Hanging and a 3D Vessel. We will learn layout, various rolling techniques, the use of silk, bamboo, and stash to add texture, and resists to create pockets, the use of prefelts and Shiboril, seamless felting, simple and multiple resists to create cavities, complex resists to add more shapes, and to make and attach ropes, stems, and balls.

  • Cost for the workshop is $225, plus $30 Supply fee if needed.

Please email or phone your intentions to attend to Yvonne Wilson,, 281-744-2211.


Summer Arts Camp for Kids

Brazos Spinners & Weavers Guild

Summer 2017

Where do our clothes come from?: Students will learn about different fibers, dyeing with non-toxic dyes, spinning, braiding, felting and weaving. Many of the fibers we will be using are grown here in the Brazos Valley. Students will have finished projects to take home each day.

Class size is limited to 10 students with a minimum of 5.

All supplies and equipment are included in the class price. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Students may bring their own snacks.

$175 per week        Hours: 9-12

For students entering Grades 3-12

Individual Instruction:

$15/hour — For those students interested in learning more about spinning, weaving, felting, braiding, dyeing and other fiber arts, individual classes are available.

All ages 8 years-adult
Times to be arranged.

For more information and to see other classes 2-3 hours long, visit the Brazos Spinners and Weavers website: or call us at 979-822-5684.

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CHT Scholarship Program

The CHT Scholarship program has been established to support individuals in their pursuit of fiber arts in the state of Texas.
  • Current members of CHT
  • Nonmembers of CHT at time of application. Must become a member to receive a scholarship.
  • Students enrolled in fiber or art related programs.
  • Current weavers and other fiber art practitioners.
  • Fiber arts includes: Basket making, Crocheting, Dyeing, Felting, Garment making using handmade fabrics, Knitting, Kumihimo, Lacemaking, Spinning, Tapestry, and Weaving.
  • Teachers of art and fiber related programs.
  • Historians focusing on the craft of weaving for research and teaching.
  • Learning new skills
  • Improving existing skills
  • Developing a program to teach fiber related classes. Funding a workshop attended by multiple people.

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