Spinning and Weaving Week
We're thrilled to offer activities and events for seven days devoted to celebrating spinning and weaving. Our programming will educate, inspire, and support the fiber art community.
October 2-8, 2023
$ 0 - HGA Student Members
$25 - HGA Members
$50 - Non-Members
Take to the worldwide web and share your fiber art idea, project, or experience. We are searching for creative makers who will inspire, surprise and delight the audience with their story in under 15 minutes. We all have stories to tell about our love of and experience with fiber. This is your chance! Public speaking experience is not required.
All sessions will be recorded and available on-demand to registered attendees for 90 days. Not a member? Join Today
Thread Talks Schedule
All scheduled times are Eastern Time Zone (ET).
|1:00 PM||-||2:00 PM||Pat Bullen: Your Place or Mine? Teaching Weaving
Pat Bullen will talk about her history as a teacher, from her first loom, a potholder loom at age 5 (which she still actively uses) through her 60 years of teaching. She's currently doing low cost/no cost, in-your-home teaching classes, providing floor looms and guidance where she can.
|Teresa Costa: The Power of Turnings in Tablet Weaving
Teresa Costa will talk about tablet weaving, helping attendees understand how the tablet weaving textile technique works, so that it will be easier for them to learn it.
|Gigi Matthews: Movie Nights for Guilds: Building Community and Attracting New Members (with Kate Ohara)
|7:00 PM||-||8:00 PM||Edward A. Crowley: The Search For Great Wool: What to Ask Your Wool Producer
Edward Crowley will talk about questions you should ask your wool producer - but didn't know you should ask!
|Kate Ohara: An Interactive Map: Fiber Arts Guilds and Resources in the US
Kate Ohara will talk about an interactive map of U.S. fiber arts guilds and resources. This map highlights the presence of fiber arts guilds and resources across the United States, providing a useful virtual tool for locating guilds and facilitating virtual visits.
|Oberon Waters: Fibre as Art Therapy
Oberon Waters will talk about his experiences as an educator in a niche field. He is a weaving instructor at a supportive living community for blind adults. He will discuss the intersection of art therapy, fibre arts, and disability, and the ways that it can benefit all of us to participate in these communities at their junction. This talk will cover misconceptions about art therapy, misconceptions about blindness, and how important weaving is to a community of people that wouldn't typically be considered.
Please continue to check back as we update the schedule. Spinning & Weaving Week is supported by generous contributions to HGA's Fiber Trust and the donation of our presenters' time, energy and expertise. HGA is an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; EIN #06-08661organization. In honor of this event, please consider a donation.
Be part of HGA's 7-day celebration. This digital extravaganza showcases the fiber arts with vendor demonstrations and product talks, virtual studio tours, speakers, panels, and a fun fashion show bringing together fiber enthusiasts from across the world while providing opportunities to connect online and in the days following. All events are presented over digitally through Cvent with the ability to host an unlimited number of attendees. The 2020 inaugural event included more than 40 hours of programming over 7 days. We anticipate 1,000 fiber enthusiasts will attend HGA’s Spinning & Weaving Week either in real time or by viewing recordings.
Contributions help extend HGA’s programming to more than 10,000 fiber artists and art enthusiasts through our various programs and sustains our programs at their highest level of artistic and educational excellence.
We understand that the dollars you spend need to bring the maximum benefit to your company. Corporate sponsors are offered exclusive benefits and services based on their level of contribution. Our packages are carefully structured at each level to provide the maximum visibility and the greatest mutual benefit but can be tailored to meet your organization’s philanthropic or marketing objectives. For more information, please call (678) 730-0010 or email HGA@WeaveSpinDye.org.
All Spinning & Weaving Week Sponsors will receive the following recognition in addition to the items listed in the packages:
- Name recognition on HGA’s webpage as Sponsor and logo and link to your website
- Logo and name recognition in approximately *8,000 copies of Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot magazine
- E-Blast sent to HGA’s mailing list of more than 10,300 promoting your sponsorship
- Post recognizing your sponsorship on HGA’s Facebook page (10,200+ followers)
- Tweet recognizing your sponsorship from HGA’s Twitter account (1,300+ followers)
- Post recognizing your sponsorship on HGA’s Instagram account (4,500+ followers)
- Continued publicity for 90 days after the week is over through recorded viewing of each event