Events

23756910_bsmw

Did you know we have a
biennial conference?

CHT 2017 Conference in Houston, TX
May 31 -June 4, 2017

Don’t miss out on a ton of fun at our statewide conference! Check out the conference page on this website for more information!

Members only Registration coming February 1, 2017, Open Registration begins March 1, 2017.

Find and Like us on  Facebook and Twitter for current updates!

Current and Upcoming fiber events around Texas:

 

    • COLORS OF THE OASIS — CENTRAL ASIAN IKATS  On view at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts now through June 4, 2017. When you’re in Houston for the conference, be sure to save some time to see this absolutely gorgeous exhibit of Uzbek Ikats from the collection The Textile Museum.
    • Open Call , February 21 through May 31, 2017  The Texas Biennial is an independent survey of contemporary art in Texas, founded to provide an exhibition opportunity open to all artists living and working in the state. The sixth edition of the Biennial will take place in the fall of 2017, with a series of exhibitions focused on relevant conversations around the state, and parallel programming at venues across the state.
    • Hill Country Yarn Crawl, October 2017, 19 Yarn Shops and shop specials in Austin and San Antonio Area.
    • Kid n’ Ewe and Lamas Too, November 2017 at the Kendall County Fairgrounds in Boerne, Texas. Yarn and fiber direct from Texas wool producers.
    • CHH Annual Guild Holiday Sale, November 2017, The Guild House, 2327 Commerce, Suite 106, Houston 77002. Great holiday gifts for friends and family!
    • DFW Fiber Fest, April 2018, Dallas, Texas
    • CHT Art Camp, April 13-18, 2018 in Brownwood, Texas. Our biennial “mini” conference featuring Texas instructors. Time together with CHT fiber and textile friends from around the state.
    • HGA Convergence 2018 is scheduled for July 6-12, 2018 at the Peppermill Resort in Reno, NV. Make plans to join in biannual celebration of all things fiber.
BREAKING NEWS!!!!!
Rosalie Neilson’s new book , “An Exaltation of Blocks” designed to accompany
her conference workshop of the same name, is at the printer
and will be available to the public in time for our  
Houston conference, May 31 – June 4, 2017!!

Read more here

Find out all about Conference Classes and Instructors along with a downloadable brochure
at Conference 2017 page 

 

San Antonio Weaves at the Alamo

First Saturday at the Alamo, San Antonio, Texas is always a living history day. On May 9, 2016 the featured topic was “Homespun: Fibers & Fabrics of the 19th century”, exploring all stages of the production of textiles on the Texas frontier from the harvesting of raw organic materials to finished products. Living History volunteers, including members of CHT and SAHG, demonstrated spinning, weaving, dyeing, knitting, quilting and other skills that were part of life on the Texas frontier.

CHT and SAHG members weaving and spinning with Alamo visitors:
CompositeHillNowakDeArmentSchacht

Clockwise from top left: Gretchen Hill, John Schmacht, Nancy Nowak, John DeArment spinning and weaving with Alamo visitors

 

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

Does your guild have an event you want to promote on our site?

Contact the Webmaster about including your information!

WEST Austin Studio Tour 2017

Saturdays and Sundays
May 13 – 14 & May 20 – 21
from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
2802 Benbrook Drive, Austin, TX 78757

Weaving, spinning, dyeing, and felting demonstrations. Exhibit of works by guild members, including:

Mary Macaulay – felted jewelry, hats, slippers, flowers, scarves.  Some hangings too
Aimee Kandl –  hand-dyed yarns inspired from natural and manmade landscapes
Meg Wilson – Wire woven bracelets, nunofelted scarves, handwoven towels.
Sarah Monger -Hand made blending boards and pottery yarn bowls and mugs.
Gail McGlamery – Hand-dyed rovings, hand-blended rolags, hand-spun art yarns, scarves
Linda Yeatts –  Hand-woven clothing & wraps, hand-knitted accessories, custom-dyed yarns made into sculptured art.

Info at: West Austin Studio Tour 2017

Members of the Weavers & Spinners Society of Austin
Weaving and Spinning supply garage sale!

Sponsored by the Weavers and Spinners Society of Austin.

 

Sun City Spinning and Weaving Selling Loom and Mill

4-Shaft Leclerc Metier Initiation Loom No. 1008

 

This is a fully assembled loom dating to about 1984 from Canadian loom maker, Leclerc, with a direct tie-up mechanism between the 4-shafts and 4 treadles. This has a 32” weaving width with a floor footprint of 38” x 40” and can be folded down for transport. It will include one reed and comes with a manual depicting assembly instructions and part numbers. The price is $300.

Warping Wheel

The warping wheel can easily be disassembled for storage or transport into a round base. The four uprights will fold.  Arms with attached warping pegs will keep the uprights firmly in place. (The cabinet beneath is not included.) The price for this is $50.

Fabric and Fiber Bldg., 2 Texas Drive, Bldg. B, Georgetown, TX 78633

Contact: Judy Phillips: 512-943-9192, rhjb1551@outlook.com

or  Jill Haus: 573-220-5840, jillhaus5@gmail.com

 

CHH Award Recipient
Amy Tromiczak

4bb5ee9cff598fc4b23173a9e0ec9460

Modern Landscapes 1 – Amy Tromiczak
Handwoven alpaca and wool, cashmere embroidery and indigo-dyed silk inlay. 11 x 13 inches

Contemporary Handweavers of Houston congratulates Amy Tromiczak. Juror, Nicole LaBouff selected Amy’s piece, Modern Landscapes 1, for the CHH Award at HGA’s Small Expressions 2015. Nicole LeBouff PhD, is Assistant Curator of Textiles, Department of Decorative Arts, Textiles, and Sculpture of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA). HGA’s Small Expressions was on exhibit at the Textile Center during the Midwest Weavers Conference held in Minneapolis, Minnesota in June.

CHH began sponsoring the award in 2014 to encourage excellence in technical skills in handweaving, including form, function and finishing.

To learn more about Ms. Tromiczak’s work, see her website.