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TIEN CHIU - ONLINE COURSE - choosing wefts that let your painted warp colors shine

Does color make you nervous? Learn how color works so you can confidently design gorgeous cloth in the hues you love.

Two new online classes, Color Courage for Weavers, have just been posted. FREE mini-class of 13 lessons and a BASIC class of 43 lessons for $99. Sign up here.

Follow her Warp & Weave blog for more insight and classes to come.



San Francisco textile artist, Barbara Shapiro, is offering several workshops in the coming months.

Put a Hex in your Basket: August 24 to 25 -- At the Mendocino Art Center


To see her work, Order/Chaos, she is included in the members’ online show, Unwrapping Memory, posted by the Surface Design Association.


PACIFIC TEXTILE ARTS at FORT BRAGG is offering 3 rug workshops this summer.


July 27 - 30  is Rug weaving with Nancy Kennedy, a class for weavers with some weaving experience. 

Sept 28 - Oct. 1 is Wedge Weave with Deborah Corsini-- an eccentric tapestry weave used by the Navajo.  This class needs some weaving  experience and is especially of interest to tapestry weavers.

If you take all three rug weaving classes we are offering a tuition discount.  Normal tuition would be $1150  but if you sign up for all three tuition would go down to $950, payable in three parts--  $350 in June, $350 in July, and $250 in Sept.  We do also offer some 1/2 tuitions for volunteer work exchange for any of our classes.

They are also working on a Beginning and Intermediate Fabric Weaving class with Sue Luna in the month of August and this could also be one of the three in the tuition special.

Details for these classes are at


Tuesday - Saturday • September 10 - 14 • 2019

Dyes: A series of five exploratory, focused one day workshops by Catharine Ellis


For those interested in learning about natural dyes and dyeing from a master, join Slow Fiber Studios workshop series with Catharine Ellis this September in Berkeley, CA.

All five workshops are currently full but to be put on the waiting list and to find out more information click here.



2019 DEPARTURE Weavers’ Trail, Bhutan : 15 October - 1 Nov 2019


2020 DEPARTURE Weavers’ Trail, Bhutan : 7 March - 24 March 2020


  • Experience first-hand the unique textile traditions of Bhutan in the company of Sue Lawty, one of Britain’s foremost textile artists

  • Meet local weavers and learn about the rich Bhutanese culture of spinning and weaving

  • Visit small villages and stay in homestay accommodation to experience life with a Bhutanese family

  • See Bhutan’s cultural highlights, join the revelries at a colourful local festival and enjoy walks in the beautiful Bhutanese countryside



May 14-25, 2020 [with option of additional 4 day pre-cruise]

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For several years we have been leading an annual Textile Tour around the stunning Lesser Sunda Islands of Indonesia, which stretch eastwards from Bali. Next year’s tour will be our most extensive itinerary to date.

We will be offering an optional 4 day pre-cruise tour on Timor and Flores, followed by a 12 day cruise taking in the islands of Flores, Lembata, Ternate, Alor, Pantar, Savu, Raijua, Sumba and Rinca.

Every day we will be visiting weaving communities, enjoying exclusive demonstrations of their spinning, dyeing and weaving techniques – including the fascinating supplementary warp used on Sumba in which the patterns are recorded on sticks.

This is also a great trip for those whose partners are not addicted to textiles as we sail through spectacular scenery, visit some amazing villages, get to see inside clan houses, enjoy snorkelling and a beach barbecue, and meet royalty - not to mention the Komodo dragons!

For additional information visit the tour website or email Asian Textile Studies.


July 24-30, 2020 — HANDWEAVER’S GUILD OF AMERICA Convergence® Knoxville, Tennessee

Registration is going to open earlier than ever: October 1, 2019 for general registration. And as always, HGA is pleased to offer priority registration to our Fiber Trust supporters. Your gift of $100 or more to the Fiber Trust offers you many advantages, including Priority Convergence Registration. Donors who have given $100 or more since January 1, 2019 will be eligible to register on September 24, 2019, and donors who have given $300 or more since January 1, 2019 will be eligible to register even earlier on September 17, 2019. For more information see the HGA website.