Online Resources

Regional Fiber Conferences and other Online Resources

Regional Fiber Conferences

June 28 – July 2, 2017 Northwest Weavers Conference, Association of Northwest Weavers Guilds (ANWG). Pre-conference workshops, June 28 – 30. Conference, July 1 – 2. University of Victoria, Victoria B.C. 

March 16 – 19, 2017. Florida Tropical Weavers’ Guild (FTWG) Conference. Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center, Leesburg, Fla.

April 20 to 23, 2017. Southeast Fiber Forum (SFFA). Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg Tenn.

June 12-17, 2017. Midwest Weavers Conference (MWC), Textiles at the Crossroads. Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana.

July 13 – 16, 2017. New England Weavers Seminar (NEWS) 2017. Smith College, Newhampton, Mass.

July 27 – 30, 2017. Intermountain Weavers Conference (IWC). Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colo.

Online Resources

Handweavers Guild of America

Handweaving.net  — Handweaving.net is a digital weaving archive with drafts, historic weaving documents, and more. This website contains 62851 hand weaving drafts, many of which are public-domain.

On-Line Digital Archive of Documents on Weaving and Related Topics (Ralph Griswolds’ site)

Complex Weavers

Vermont Weavers’ Guild

New England Weaving Guilds

Weaving and Spinning Magazines

Interweave Press (Magazines for various disciplines), includes among others:

VÄV Scandinavian weaving magazine

VÄV North American subscriptions

New Zealand “Creative Fibre” magazine

The Weavers Friend – a publication for rug weavers

Weaver’s Craft Magazine

Other Weaving and Fiber Organizations

New Zealand Creative Fiber Organization

Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners, and Dyers

German weaving, spinning, felting, and dyeing links

Weaving and Spinning Schools

Harrisville Designs, Harrisville NH

Yarn Suppliers

WEBS P.O. Box 147, Northampton, MA 01061-0147 800-367-9327

Halcyon 12 School Street, Bath, ME 04530 800-341-0282

Craft Emergency Relief Fund (CERF+)

The Craft Emergency Relief Fund (CERF+) was founded on a single simple premise: people caring for one another during tough times. Building upon the grassroots gesture of passing the hat at craft shows for artists dealing with emergency situations, CERF+ created an ongoing pool of funds that are available to professional craft artists when they suffer career-threatening emergencies. In addition to the financial assistance, they help acquire donated goods and services for beneficiaries from individuals, organizations and businesses. CERF+ also provides resources for artists, including a new tool just announced: The Business Insurance Guidebook for Artists distills the key points of business property, liability, and disaster insurance into a pocket-sized booklet.

Thanks to the generosity of MAFA guilds and individuals interested in helping fiber artists with emergency needs, CERF+ now has a Fiber Arts fund. The Harmony Weavers Guild, which led the initiative to get this fund established with $2000 in donations, encourages MAFA guilds to continue donating to this fund, to ensure funds are available if a fiber artist has an emergency situation.

You can learn more about CERF+ here: http://craftemergency.org.