Call for Entry – Texas Fiber Sh...

Call for Entry – Texas Fiber Shows

Dear Texas Weavers, Spinners, Dyers, Felters, and  Artists of All Things Fiber, There are two current Calls for Entry for Texas Fiber Art. Submit your art; show off your talents!! SEAD Gallery, Bryan, Texas Fiber Artists of San Antonio (FASA)   SEAD Gallery , Bryan Texas, announced “Intersections,” their first juried fiber arts show! Deadline to enter images,…

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…

Katazome Workshop

Katazome Workshop

Presented by the Contemporary Handweavers of Houston October 6 – 9, 2017 Registration is Open Akemi Nakano Cohn will be in Houston during October 2017 to teach a Katazome Workshop. This workshop will focus on all of the processes for Katazome, with special emphasis on stencil design and cutting. The Workshop: Many popular images are…

Members Awards – CHT 2017

Members Awards – CHT 2017

It was a pleasure and an honor to see the work of our fellow weavers, spinners, felters, and basketry artists at this year’s conference in Sugar Land, Texas.  The items entered into this year’s Fashion Show and Members’ Exhibit displayed remarkable artistry, craftsmanship and skill. Each piece inspires  fellow members of the CHT community to…

CHT Conference Begins — See you...

CHT Conference Begins — See you There!!!

CHT Conference, Crossing Threads, Connecting Cultures, 2017 begins in 2 days at the Sugar Land Marriott Town Square! CHH has put together a fantastic line up of teachers and classes for us. Even if you can’t join in the fun for the classes I encourage you stop by and join the fun at our marketplace full of vendors…

Cat Toys — Good for Cats, Good ...

Cat Toys — Good for Cats, Good for Texas Weavers

We have word today that Blaine and his crew have finished the cat nip filled cat toys in conference colors!  And soon one of these adorably whiskered mice can be yours! (if you hide it from the cat, that is.) They can be purchased in the CHT booth, located in the vendor hall, as a…

Handwovens into Garments

Handwovens into Garments

Maybe it’s just me, but based on many conversations with other weavers, I think there are many others out there — It is HARD to cut into my handwoven yardage to make a garment!  I look at that lovely fabric and really do want to make it into something that I can wear and show the…

Dazzling Colors of The Oasis in Houst...

Dazzling Colors of The Oasis in Houston

Colors of the Oasis: Central Asian Ikats is a stunning exhibit that is currently at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts. The collection will be in Houston through June 4 and is a must see for those attending CHT Biennial Conference Crossing Threads, Connecting Cultures May 31 – June 4. This collection is on loan from…

Complex Results Using Simple Structur...

Complex Results Using Simple Structures

Rosalie Neilson loves using color and geometric design in her weavings, her specialty being rep weave. An avid designer and teacher, Rosalie was featured in a 2-hour DVD by Interweave Press entitled “Rep Weave.” She publishes regularly in weaving and braiding journals and maintains an active teaching schedule throughout the United States, Canada, and England.…

The Human Experience – Connecti...

The Human Experience – Connecting through Textiles

“But How Do I Connect?” As textile people, we know that in terms of human production and consumption, first comes food, then come textiles. From tropical loin cloths to Arctic parkas, from floor coverings to housing, and from 3rd grade potholders to medieval tapestries, textiles are universal. We need them, we love them, and if…