The Handweavers Guild of America, Inc.’s (HGA) mission is to educate, support and inspire the fiber art community. We provide inspiration, instruction, and networking opportunities for fiber artists of all skill levels. HGA has a variety of Membership types to fit the unique needs of our members. Benefits vary by type.


Memberships are available in 1-year and 2-year terms (except Student which is only available as a 1-year term). Individual and Household Members can save 21% by purchasing a 2-year membership. These memberships include a subscription to HGA's quarterly, printed and mailed, magazine, Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot. For those who would like to "Go Green", we also offer the choice of only receiving digital access to the magazine. Individual Membership Types include:

  • Individual Memberships - For all Fiber Art Enthusiasts
  • Household Memberships - This membership type allows you to add an additional two persons in your household to your membership. The household will receive 1 copy of Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot.
  • Professional Artist Memberships - For the Professional Artist who wants to market their services, this membership includes all the benefits of an Individual membership and more.
  • Student Memberships - A discounted membership for students enrolled in a college or university. Proof of enrollment is required.


Memberships are available in 1-year and 2-year terms. Organizations will save 8%-12% by purchasing a 2-year membership. These memberships have benefits that are designed to meet the specific needs of an organization. Organization Membership Types include:

  • Professional Organization Memberships - For Professional Organizations who want to market their merchandise, programs, and services while showing their support for the fiber art community.
  • Affiliate Guild Memberships - For artist guilds serving the needs of their local community.
Member Benefits

Memberships are non-refundable. Students will need to provide proof of student status (picture of student ID). 

*Benefits are subject to change. Household memberships are limited to three people in one family living under the same roof and receive one subscription to Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot.


Request a Complimentary Issue of Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot

Applicable to non-members or those whose membership expired more than 5 years ago.

For Library subscriptions or more information about membership call HGA at (678) 730-0010. Your support strengthens the fiber art community and by doing so you help HGA in our work to raise awareness and advance the art form. Thank you!