HGA SUPPORTS the fiber art community with Scholarships, Grants, Textile Resources and more...

HGA EDUCATES the fiber art community with Conferences, Certificate Programs, Textile Kits and more...

HGA INSPIRES the fiber art community through ExhibitsShuttle Spindle & Dyepot magazine and more...

Welcome To Handweavers Guild of America, Inc.

HGA is an international membership association created to encourage excellence, inspire creativity, and preserve fiber arts traditions through education and community. Our mission is to educate, support and inspire the fiber art community. We invite weavers, spinners, dyers, basket makers, and all fiber art enthusiasts to join us!

Founded in 1969 to inspire creativity and encourage excellence in the fiber arts, the Handweavers Guild of America, Inc., 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.

HGA offers opportunities for learning, exhibition, artist promotion, and more.

Member Programs

HGA provides inspiration, instruction, and networking opportunities for fiber artists of all skill levels.


Connect with the fiber art community with HGA’s directories, publications, calendar and more.


Convergence® is heading to the Smoky Mountains for 2020! HGA is excited to announce Convergence® will be in Knoxville, Tennessee July 24-30, 2020 at the Knoxville Convention Center.


As part of our effort to increase awareness of and appreciation for the fiber arts, HGA sponsors exhibitions of fiber art each year.

Convergence® is heading to the Smoky Mountains for 2022!

July 15-21, 2022
Knoxville Convention Center, Tennessee