“Re-imagining Our Past” S...

“Re-imagining Our Past” Study Group is Active!

2019 CHT Conference: “Re-imagining Our Past” Study Group The 2019 CHT Conference Sample and Hand-towel Exchange is active and open to all CHT Members!  Simply contact Margaret Arafat HERE with your intent to join the Group, and you will be issued an “invitation” to join our groups.io site.   Join us in reimagining our past! Once you…

CHH presents The William J Hill Texas...

CHH presents The William J Hill Texas Artisans and Artists Archive

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…

Where to Find Supplies?

Where to Find Supplies?

The other day, a new weaver asked me where weavers buy supplies and I remembered asking that question of other weavers when I started weaving. Fortunately, I could give her the link to the CHT 2017 Conference Vendor Page. It is an outstanding list of merchants who specialize in supplies and tools for weaving and…

Weaving and Spinning Part of World He...

Weaving and Spinning Part of World Heritage Celebration

On September 8 join the San Antonio Handweavers Guild and the National Park Service for weaving demonstrations and family-friendly activities at the Mission Espada, one of the five Spanish missions in the city. San Antonio weavers and spinners will join with the National Park Service to highlight the process of making cloth by spinning and weaving…

On-Loom Workshops Available in SA

On-Loom Workshops Available in SA

San Antonio Handweavers Guild has a few spaces available at two exciting upcoming workshops.  They welcome members of CHT to join them  for these two unique experiences: The Art of Transparency presented by Laura Viada Thursday May 3 —  Saturday May 5, 2018 Laura is the winner of the Best of Show Award at 2017 Contemporary…

Call for Conference Proposals —...

Call for Conference Proposals — 2019 Biennial Conference

Treasuring Our Past, Discovering Our Future Our conference offers Texas weavers time to treasure our past and discover our future in hand weaving and related fiber arts.  Call for Proposals Description: Do you have a skill or talent that you can share with the Texas weaving community? Or, do you know someone who has a talent or…

A Workshop with Betty Vera hosted by ...

A Workshop with Betty Vera hosted by DH&SG

More than Just Black and White: Weaving Beautifully with Neutrals A Workshop with Betty Vera The Dallas Handweavers and Spinners Guild is hosting Betty Vera for an awesome workshop in Dallas, Fri., May 18 – Sun. May 20.  It will be located at the C.C. Young Retirement Center close to White Rock Lake. This 3 day on loom workshop…

Scholarships Available to 2018 Art Ca...

Scholarships Available to 2018 Art Camp

Written by Sandra Gonzales, Scholarship Committee It is still mid-winter but spring will be here soon and with it Art Camp.   This year the venue is new, the John Newcome Tennis Ranch in New Braunfels, but the same workshop quality is there for your enjoyment and educational pleasure.   If you are hesitating, thinking that your…

So, What is Art Camp and Why Should I...

So, What is Art Camp and Why Should I Attend?

Posted by Jenny Barker, Chairman Art Camp 2018 CHT was founded in October of 1949 to promote interest in handweaving and related crafts. CHT supports individuals and guilds in Texas through education and networking of the history, the craft, the art, fashion and innovation in weaving, spinning and related fiber arts techniques. Some History (and…

Tassels: Today’s Current Trend

Tassels: Today’s Current Trend

One thing we can always count on, put a tassel on anything and suddenly that object goes from being ordinary to being a celebration. Cate Buchanan joins the instructor team at Art Camp 2018 to share her skill in creating these yummy little adornments.   Tassels have been around for a long time. Examples of tassels…