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)


October 2-8, 2023

$  0 - HGA Student Members

$25 - HGA Members

$50 - Non-Members

2023 Exhibitors

Please be sure to support the fiber art community by supporting these businesses.

All sessions will be recorded and available on-demand to registered attendees for 90 days. Not a member? Join Today

Marketplace LIVE Schedule

Mon, Oct 2

All scheduled times are Eastern Time Zone (ET).

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Marketplace LIVE: Peters Valley School of Craft

We offer immersive hands-on workshops mid-May through mid-September with visiting artist instructors from around the world. Learn more about our up coming classes, residencies, exhibitions, retail gallery and craft fair.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Visit the Exhibitors
8:00 PM - 8:30 PM Marketplace LIVE: Christine Miller

Christine can take your weaving to the next level - learn how to Weave with Wire in her course or workshop! Find out about the new book just published by Schiffer, Weaving with Wire: Creating Woven Metal Fabric.

Tues, Oct 3
Wed, Oct 4
Thurs, Oct 5
Fri, Oct 6
Sat, Oct 7
Sun, Oct 8

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.


Spinning & Weaving Week Specials, Sales, and Promotions!

October 2-8, 2023

In celebration of Spinning & Weaving Week, these HGA Professional Members are offering sales, specials and promotions. Click on the member for more information and a link to their website. Professional Members: Register your Promotion

Please Note: Sales policies are unique for each member and may be limited to only purchases made October 2-8, 2023. Please check with each member for details.

Advertise your Business in our Virtual Exhibit Hall

Take advantage of the expanded virtual offerings for vendors during this year's Spinning & Weaving Week. We have options to meet vendors' varying needs and price points, including discounts for those who hold professional HGA memberships (Join Today). Choose from one of the two following options in our virtual exhibit hall:

    • Register Vendor Page ($0 Professional Members / $25 Non-Members)
      Your business will be listed in our exhibitor list and will include a dedicated vendor information page to advertise your business. Includes your business logo, contact information, links to your website/online shop and social media, a description of your services, and if you wish, a pre-recorded video and a few photos of your products. This page will be available to registered attendees for 90 days following the event.


    • Register Vendor Page and Interactive Virtual Exhibit Booth ($0 Professional Members / $75 Non-Members)
      In addition to all the benefits of a Vendor Page as described above, Interactive Exhibit Booths provide you with the opportunity to interact live and in real real-time with our attendees in a virtual room (through video format, via chat/messenger, and by appointment). The Virtual Exhibit Hall will be open Monday-Sunday with unopposed hours between Noon and 1 PM ET Monday - Friday. You set the hours your virtual room will be open, but we encourage you to be in your booth during these unopposed hours.


  • Register Marketplace LIVE ($75 Professional Member/$100 Non-Member): In a 25-minute session (or purchase two back-to-back for a 55-minute session), share your business and products, answer questions, and interact with Spinning & Weaving Week attendees.


Promote your Business through Sales or Promotions

HGA invites our professional members to promote your business by participating in our Spinning & Weaving Week Celebration. During the week of October 2-8, 2023, you are encouraged to offer a promotion or special savings such as a discount, buy one get one free (BOGO), free item with purchase, etc. HGA will then advertise your sales and promotion through our emails (reaching nearly 11,500) and social media (Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter). Following Spinning & Weaving Week, your business will be listed as a participant in our Winter issue of Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot magazine. Don't have a professional membership? Join Today.

  • Register your Special Savings or Promotions ($0 for Professional Member)

Sponsorship Opportunities

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 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

Download Additional Resources

Share your Spinning and Weaving Week ideas and success stories! Call (678) 730-0010 or email HGA@WeaveSpinDye.org.