Related Sites

Handweavers Guild of

The Handweavers Guild of America, Inc. Learn all about Convergence, the organization’s biennial conference, and the many other ways HGA serves the weaving community.


Interested in multi-shaft looms and complex weave structures? Check this web site for more information about Complex Weavers.

Surface Design

The SDA goals are to educate, inspire, and provide opportunities in the field of surface design.

American Tapestry

The ATA is a non-profit organization supporting the fine arts medium of contemporary handwoven tapestry.

Association of Northwest Weavers’

ANWG is a non-profit organization supporting the Fiber Arts in the northwest US and western Canada. ANGW holds a biannual conference in odd numbered years. CNCH members can register for ANGW conferences at the member rate, a reciprocal agreement.

The site contains almost 60,000 handweaveing drafts (downloadable) with more added daily, as well as 8,000 documents from the Digital Archive on Weaving, Textiles, Lace, and Related Topics.

This is a multi media website with a magazine format and all that the word magazine implies (articles, product and book reviews, ads etc), a podcast (WeaveCast), and a blog., an online social network designed to meet the unique needs of handweavers, launched its beta test on June 8, 2009. Designed to bring handweavers together from around the world.

Anne Blinks Textile Study

Anne Blinks left many textiles she had created or collected over the years. Of these, there was a large group of pieces representing Anne’s special interests, consisting of samples, replicas and some finished pieces. These became the basis for a project of the Santa Cruz Handweavers’ Guild to make them available to other weavers and guilds.

San Jose Museum of Quilts and

The museum provides a serious venue for all artists working with textiles, filling a void left by larger institutions with a narrower view of what defines artistic expression. Its exhibits and programs promote the appreciation of quilts and textiles as art and provide an understanding of their role in the lives of their makers, in cultural traditions, and as historical documents.

Textile Arts

The Textile Arts Council is a support group of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, created to advance the appreciation of the Museums’ textile and costume collections within the Bay Area community. This Mission is persured through scheduled lecture programs, visits to working artists’ studios, hands-on workshops, and international travel opportunities.

Embroiderers’ Guild of

The Embroiderers’ Guild of America’s (the Greater Pacific Region) mission is to stimulate appreciation for and celebrate the heritage of embroidery by advancing the highest standards of excellence in its practice through education, exhibition, preservation, collection and research