Founded in 1969 to inspire creativity and encourage excellence in the fiber arts, Handweavers Guild of America brings together weavers, spinners, dyers, basketmakers, fiber artists, and educators. HGA provides educational programs, conferences, and an award-winning quarterly publication, Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot, to its members as it seeks to increase awareness of and appreciation for the fiber arts. We are a member of HGA, and individuals may also join to enjoy member discounts in the HGA shop and registering for Convergence.
The MidAtlantic Fiber Association (MAFA) represents and supports a community of fiber arts guilds in the greater Mid-Atlantic region with the goal of promoting fiber arts education. Although MAFA is best known for its biennial conference, the all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization provides ongoing financial grants, fellowships and scholarships to promote education, development and public outreach in the fiber arts. We are a member guild of MAFA.
Handwoven Magazine – a magazine that is published 6 times a year, containing articles of interest to handweavers, particularly specific projects with complete drafts and instructions.
Heddlecraft – an online magazine for weavers who already know how to weave and desire to learn more about weave structures and weaving.
Weaving Supply Businesses
The Woolery – Located in Frankfurt, KY, with both a physical store and online shopping .
Yarn Barn of Kansas – Located in Lawrence, Kansas, with both a physical store and online shopping .
WEBS – America’s Yarn Store. Located in Massachusetts, with both a physical and online store.
Halcyon – Located in Maine, with both a physical and online store.
Handweaving.net – Handweaving.net is a digital weaving archive with drafts, historic weaving documents, and more. This website contains over 70,000 hand weaving drafts, many of which are public domain.
Crafting with Your Hands – this is a page on a commercial website selling wristbands, but it has a good collection of links to all sorts of information about weaving, much of it very useful for young crafters. In fact, it was discovered and recommended by a girl scout, from FairviewSCA. Thank you, Anna!