We couldn’t possibly put all our favorite links into the sidebar, so here are a few more for your consideration:
GUILDS: Some of our members belong to more than one Guild or have moved to this area and have fond memories of their former guilds.
Western North Carolina Fibers/Handweavers Guild, Inc. One of our favorite resources for great teachers and good friends
Triangle Weavers Our neighbors up the road in Chapel Hill.
ADDITIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND CONFERENCES: EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES:
Arizona State University–An Archive of weaving/textile books, articles and academic papers
Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts--A quiet oasis of learning amid the hustle and bustle of Gatlinburg, TN
Handweaving.net--The ultimate place to go for handweaving archives and drafts. (At last count 58,885.)
John C. Campbell School Folk School–A wonderful center of learning in southwestern North Carolina.
Knitting Daily–Join this free site from Interweave Press. It’s the go-to place for knitters
Penland School of Crafts--An international center of craft education in the mountains of North Carolina
Spinning Daily–Also from Interweave Press, this is another site packed with good information. Take advantage of this sites free e-books
Ravelry–Join this free site for all the latest on knitting and crocheting
Weavalution–An online social network for handweavers from around the world. The site contains just about anything to do with weaving, including workshops, projects and so much more
Weaving Today–Another great resource for weavers from Interweave Press. This site also offers webinars and informative free e-books from time to time–well worth down loading.
The Carolina Fiberfest–Our very own celebration of fiber held in Raleigh, NC
The House in the Horseshoe is an NC Historic Site
The Bryant House and the Shaw House are administered by the Moore County Historic Association
MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES:
The American Textile History Museum–Located in Lowell, MA this museum offers a wide range of textile classes and exhibitions.
The Textile Museum–This museum is in the process of moving to new quarters in George Washington University, Washington, DC. No special exhibitions at the moment, but their site is well worth a visit.
The Southern Highland Craft Guild–Black Mountain, N.C., is home to the National Park Service’s Folk Art Center, and home to the archives and activities of the Southern Highland Craft Guild. which has a long tradition of fostering the crafts and creative traditions of the Southern Appalachian Region.
The McLean Textile Gallery, located in McLean, Virginia, a suburb of Washington D.C., will be displaying the best of wall hung fiber art. Quilting, felting, knitting, weaving, silk painting…any fiber art is eligible. Our exhibits will showcase the best of what fiber artists can create! This is a new *national* call for entry to showcase wall-hung fiber art in exhibitions during 2022. Each exhibition will be 4 weeks long. Both solo and group shows are eligible. Groups may consist of 2 or more artists, submitting a single application. Beginning in 2022, the Gallery will expand to three rooms. Accepted artists may indicate their preference for any or all of the rooms. Jurors are Eileen Doughty and Cindy Grisdela. Complete information about the Gallery and fees, and the online entry form, are at https://www.callforentries.com/national-call-for-entry-to-showcase-wall-hung-fiber-art.html The Gallery’s website is https://themcleantextilegallery.com.
Deadline is October 15, 2021.
PLACES TO SELL HANDMADE ARTICLES: A Google search will find many sites on which to sell your handmade items. The two listed below are old favorites:
Ebay–An old standby.
Etsy–A favorite site for many to browse and buy.
Ravelry–Another favorite of ours, Sign up to browse though their endless selection.