Members Awards – CHT 2017

Members Awards – CHT 2017

It was a pleasure and and 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…

Cotton, a Revolutionary Fiber –...

Cotton, a Revolutionary Fiber – Free Talk by author Stephen Yafa

Sunday, March 5, 2017 2:30 PM Congregation Beth Israel Auditorium 3901 Shoal Creek Blvd  Austin, Texas 78756 Free! Come hear author Stephen Yafa talk on one of our favorite fibers, one that has “created fortunes, wrecked civilizations, and put America on the map!” In “BIG COTTON: The Biography of a Revolutionary Fiber” author Stephen Yafa…

Zicafoose at Houston MFA

Zicafoose at Houston MFA

MARY ZICAFOOSE TO GIVE LECTURE at HOUSTON MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS Internationally recognized artist and tapestry weaver, Mary Zicafoose, will present a public lecture at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts on March 16, 2017, at 6:30 p.m.  The lecture is being held in conjunction with the MFAH exhibition Colors of the Oasis: Central Asian Ikats,…

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/