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Biennial Conference 2019

“Treasuring Our Past,

Discovering Our Future”

in Ft Worth, Texas
May 29 – June 2,  2019

Our conference offers Texas weavers time to treasure our past and discover our future in hand weaving and related fiber arts.

Join us at the statewide conference! Challenging sessions, top quality instructions and inspiration for new weaving adventures.

Existing  Members will have the opportunity to Registration register early.

Join or Renew Membership here: Membership Page

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Check out what’s going on around the state of Texas!


Texas Fiber Events:

Hill Country Yarn Crawl, October 5 – 14 2018, 19 Yarn Shops and shop specials in Austin and San Antonio Area.

CHH Annual Guild Holiday Sale, Oct. 26 – 27, 2018, 10am-5pm, The Guild House, 2327 Commerce, Suite 106, Houston 77002. Great holiday gifts for friends and family!

Kid n’ Ewe and Lamas Too, November 9, 10, 11, 2018  at the Hill Country Youth Event Center in Kerrville, Texas.  Yarn and fiber direct from Texas wool producers.

East Texas Fiber Festival, November 9 & 10, 2018 in Lindale, Texas.

DFW Fiber Fest, April 2019, Dallas, Texas

Yellow Rose Fiber Festival, May 2019, Sequin, Texas

CHT Biennial Conference, coming Summer 2019, Ft. Worth Texas

Open Call , coming Feb 2019

CHT Art Camp, coming March 27 – 30, 2020 in New Braunfels, Texas at Newcombe’s Tennis Ranch. Our biennial “mini” conference featuring Texas instructors. Time together with CHT fiber and textile friends from around the state.

HGA Convergence , coming 2020

Complex Weavers Seminars, coming 2020


News from Texas Guilds

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 San Antonio Weaves at the World Heritage Festival, Sept 8, 2018



Mission Espada, 10040 Espada Rd, San Antonio, TX 78214

San Antonio weavers and spinners will join with the National Park Service to highlight the process of making cloth. Weaving, spinning and dyeing were all part of life the missions during the period of Spanish settlement. 

On September 8 join the San Antonio Handweavers Guild and the National Park Service for weaving demonstrations and family-friendly activities at the only World Heritage site in Texas. Free.

More information at: World Heritage Festival




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 of Fine Arts, Houston, the Hill Archive is a freely-searchable online archive that documents the lives, work, and products of Texas artisans and artists through 1900. Named for the late Houston collector and Bayou Bend supporter William J. Hill, the archive is intended to facilitate research, understanding, and
appreciation of Texas decorative arts, as well as painting, photography, and other media.

One of the more exciting avenues of research made available by the Hill Archive is that of needleworkers and weavers. Records of amateurs as well as professionals are included with images of their work, advertisements, and tools of the trade. This presentation will highlight examples of these records, provide tips for searching and browsing the Hill Archive, and discuss avenues for further research of these 19th century textile artisans.

One of the more exciting avenues of research made available by the Hill Archive is that of needleworkers and weavers. 

The Hill Archive went live in January 2013 with 6,000 records, and its online content now boasts of over 100,000 records. The Hill Archive aims to bridge the gap between the vast array of 19th century Texas decorative arts and the noticeable lack of published research on the artisans and artists who created the objects. As a result, The Hill Archive is a hybrid database that consists of census records, city directory entries, research notes, newspapers, manuscripts, ephemera, correspondence, and objects from a variety of institutions and private collections across Texas.

Michelle Verret Johnson joined the William J. Hill Texas Artisans and Artists Archive as Project Manager in April, 2014. She holds a Master of Library and Information Science from Louisiana State University and a Master of Arts in History from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She is an avid embroiderer and accumulator of family needlework and textiles.

For more info contact: DeeDee Woodbury,




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