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Each week the Handweavers Guild of America, Inc. (HGA) hosts Textiles & Tea, a conversation with some of the most respected fiber artists in the field today. In our 45-minute discussion we focus on their artwork and their creative journey. We allow 15 minutes at the end of our conversation for questions from the audience. Textiles & Tea will take place every Tuesday at 4:00 PM (ET) and is broadcast via Zoom and Facebook Live. These broadcasts are free to view and open to all.

Careers in Textiles Symposium
March 18 - 19, 2022
What is a Career in Textiles? The Handweavers Guild of America, Inc.'s (HGA) two-day online symposium spotlights leading professional and industry trend setters, sharing their experiences and providing insights on the diverse and changing landscape of textiles and fiber art. The symposium is open to all, but is geared towards young professionals, recent graduates, and students. Registration is FREE for Students and HGA members and $20 if you are not a member of HGA. Donations to support this program are encouraged. Click here to register.



Janet Echelman

About Gabriel Dawe who had an exhibit at The Newark Museum several

years ago. He does installations with thread.



New York Textile Month

Virtual and In-Person - through September 30, 2021, and beyond for some

exhibitions, includes workshops, talks, and demos

Bergen County Quilt & Coverlet Show - Ridgewood, NJ

Quilts and Coverlets, 1800-1976, from Bergen County, New Jersey, Museums

and Private Collections - Various Events: Museum Visits, Tours, Lectures, etc.

2 days: October 1st and 2nd, 2021

HGA Convergence - Knoxville, TN

July 15-21, 2022 - In person - General Registration opens October 2, 2021

132 classes – weaving, dyeing, spinning, basketry, fiber arts

One-day bus tours to regional craft centers

Panel discussions and talks

Skein competition, towel exchange, sheep to shawl

Vendor marketplace


Must be a member of HGA to register. To join click here

HGA Spinning and Weaving Week - Virtual

October 4-10, 2021

Studio Tours, Panel discussions, Thread Talks, Marketplace, Exhibits,

Fashion Show

10th Annual Kings County Fiber Festival - Brooklyn, NY

Saturday October 9, 2021

Embracing fiber artists and fiber resource providers ….. includes crocheters,

dyers, felters, knitters, quilters, spinners, and weavers, and artists creating

design works that incorporate fiber as an integral material.

41st NY State Sheep and Wool Festival - Rhinebeck, NY

Virtual and On-Site - October 16-17, 2021 - Registration is Open

Sheep & Goat shows, Fiber competitions, Breed Talks, Workshops & Demos

Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ

The Social Fabric: Black Artistry in Fiber Arts,

An Exhibition in Homage to Viki Craig - through October 24, 2021

50 works by 27 artists


New Jersey Fibershed Fleece & Yarn Sale - Pittstown, NJ

October 24, 2021 (Rain date October 31st)

Fleece, yarn, fiber, talks, fleece-to-yarn demo, honey & farm goods for sale

26th Annual Weaving History Conference

Virtual Conference - October 25-27, 2021- Registration Deadline Oct. 20.

Quite a few interesting topics including two talks about Mary Meigs Atwater

New York Botanical Gardens - The Bronx, NY

KUSAMA: Cosmic Nature - through October 31, 2021

Yayoi Kusuma’s uses fiber for many of her fantasy-like nature-inspired art.

Highly recommend you get tickets for the garden and the galleries.

The Daring Diagonal Virtual Museum

Jean Nordlund, Consummate Weaver - Virtual Exhibit


Montclair Art Museum - Montclair, NJ

Color Riot! How Color Changed Navajo Textiles - through January 2, 2022

Celebrating the courage and vision of Navajo textile designers, featuring 70 bold

artworks from 1860–1930 and contemporary works.


Museum of Arts and Design (MAD), NYC

Craft Front & Center - through February 13, 2022

From the Museum’s permanent collection of clay, fiber glass, metal & wood

Brooklyn Museum - Brooklyn, NY

Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams - through February 20, 2022

The history and legacy of the House of Dior, with designs by Dior and the

designers who succeeded him.

The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

- NYC - through September 2022

Part one, In America: A Lexicon of Fashion

Establishing a modern vocabulary of American fashion based on its expressive

qualities in men’s and women’s fashions from the 1940’s through the present

Part two, In America: An Anthology of Fashionopening in the American

Wing period rooms on May 5, 2022—will present sartorial narratives that relate

to the complex and layered histories of those rooms.