Spinning and Weaving Week

The crafts of spinning, weaving, dyeing, and basket weaving are as ancient as our history; they are the threads that bind us to our ancestors and to each other. Our crafts know no national boundary. They are a part of the heritage of the world. The Spinning and Weaving Week celebration reflects the truly international membership of the Handweavers Guild of America, Inc., and the international traditions of our crafts. We invite fiber artists around the world to join together in celebration of our common heritage.

Spinning and Weaving Week is celebrated every October during the first full week of the month (Monday-Sunday)

Fashion Shows

Cheer on the models as they show their fiber art works and walk down the virtual runway.

Studio Tours

In these one-hour virtual tours, artists will share how they utilize their space to create their craft and answer audience questions.

Art Sparks

Sample classes or mini-workshops to introduce participants to a new art form, technique, or equipment.

Thread Talks

Creative makers share their fiber art ideas, projects, and experiences in under 15 minutes. Attendees will be inspired, surprised, and delighted by their stories.


Covering topics that range from marketing yourself as an artist to artist residencies to HGA programs and more, these discussions aim to provide insight and awareness on the topics covered.


Professional members offer sales, specials, and promotions. Interact with vendors in our virtual exhibit hall. Learn about new products and watch demonstrations in Marketplace LIVE.

Schedule and Registration

7 days of virtual programming. See the schedule and register to attend.