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As weavers throw the shuttle from side to side, we’re all weaving the cloth of time – the weavers who came before and the weavers who will come after, connected with each pass of the shuttle. Past, present, future.

Join Contemporary Handweavers of Texas for our biennial conference, Nothing but Blue Skies, to celebrate time’s traditions, the essence of weaving and its storied history, and to embrace its future.

Priority registration opens February 1, 2023

General registration opens February 15, 2023

Teachers ~ Classes

Pre-Conference Workshops:

Karen Donde
Molly Elkind
Nathalie Miebach
Barbara Walker
Kathrin Weber


| Weaving

| Tapestry

| Basketry

Ply-Splitting

Dyeing

 

Conference Classes:

Mary Berry

Karen Donde

Molly Elkind

Deborah Harrison

Giovana Imperia

Nathalie Miebach

Carol Moseley

Lynn Smetko

Marti Swanson

Laura Viada

Barbara Walker

Kathrin Weber

Lynn Williams

Jessica Wilson

| Spinning
| Weaving
| Tapestry
| Weaving
| Kumihomo
| Basketry
| Beading
| Design
| Felting
| Weaving
| Weaving
| Dyeing
| Design
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Venue ~ Houston Marriott Sugar Land

16090 City Walk | Sugar Land, TX 77479 | 281-275-8400

Welcome to a landmark, just 15 minutes southwest of downtown Houston, where contemporary comfort and classic Texas charm converge. The Houston Marriott Sugar Land is located in the heart of the vibrant Sugar Land Town Square, surrounded by fabulous dining and delightful shopping venues all within walking distance.

Members Exhibit and Fashion Show

Start those looms, wheels, and dye pots!

 

Have you been exploring color and are excited about showcasing your discoveries in a new creation? Maybe you have taken a deep dive into a structure that has your creative juices flowing and are ready to take it to the next level. Is there a new pattern that you are dying to interpret in your handwoven fabric?

 

We all want to see your ideas come to life! Whether you are a beginning, intermediate, or accomplished weaver, this is a wonderful opportunity to display your work. More details will be released during registration, but here are some basic guidelines to help you get started:

 

Weaving, spinning, dying and felting entries are accepted.

 

2D and 3D art concept entries in any of the above processes. Household and utilitarian textiles are appropriate.

 

Wearables that will be featured in the fashion show can include fashion accessories and garments.

 

Awards will be given. Start today!

Vendor Hall + Member's Sale

In addition to many exciting vendors selling fiber arts supplies and handmade items, Nothing but Blue Skies will also feature CHT Member’s Sale! The Vendor Hall and Members’ Sale will be open to the public.

 

Information on how to enter will be released with registration. See your newsletter for information on accepted items.

Challenge Project: Members' Exchange Weather Pattern Napkins

Texas is the largest state in the continental United States and has a variety of climate zones. In fact, Texas has eight unique climatic zones, creating many types of weather throughout the state. This is the inspiration for our Member’s Exchange Challenge Project. Using the weather as a guide, participants in the exchange will design and weave a set of four napkins inspired by a weather event, occurrence, or pattern. Find out more. 

We can't wait to see you!

Questions? Contact [email protected]