2 SPACES AVAILABLE: Master Weaver Program, Level 1

Olds College is now offering the Level 1 course of the Master Weaver Program as an Off Campus course, in Tenino, Washington (about 15 miles south off Olympia). Olds College, based near Calgary, Alberta, is one of the few colleges in North America offering textile classes: master weaving classes and master spinning classes among them.

The course is 5 days of face to face workshops and 125-175 hours of independent study on homework assignments. Completion of this year long study allows one to progress to Levels 2, and subsequently, Levels 3 and 4.

Dates are 4/30/2018 – 5/4/2018.
Tuition for Level 1 Off campus is $850 Canadian, approximately $690 US.
For more details, see https://www.oldscollege.ca/programs/continuing-education/fibre-arts/master-weaver-certificate/index.html

REGISTER at https://oldscollegece.augusoft.net/
CONTACT Carrie Seachord of the Olympia Weavers Guild for more information.

Shuttle Spindle Dyepot Sprint 2018 preview

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Coming Soon…

Spring issue of Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot

HGA’s 2018 Professional Member Directory and Fiber Art Resource Guide
The inaugural Professional Member Directory and Fiber Resource Guide features the profiles of 138 Professional HGA members who specialize in the fiber arts. A valuable resource for all fiber artists and guilds.
Travel and Workshop Section
Spring is coming and Summer is not far behind. Now is the time to plan your upcoming fiber activities. This section contains valuable information on workshops, tours, classes and more.
Karen Burns­­––Those Fabulous MGM Costumes
By Gussie Fauntleroy
After Karen Burns performed in the extravagant stage production of MGM Hello Hollywood Hello, she obtained a majority of the fabulous costumes. These extraordinary costume will be part of Convergence® Reno 2018. Learn more about this incredible collection and their history.
Demystifying Color Mixing
by Tien Chiu
One of the biggest challenges in designing handwoven cloth is choosing the colors and weave structures that will produce an attractive fabric. Tien walks us through the process to better understand how to make color choices to get excellent results.

Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot magazine is published and delivered to HGA members four times a year. Not a member? Become a member today and receive your first issue. Join now.



2017 Show and Sale (slideshow)

A tour through the display at the setup of the 34th Annual Show and Sale held on 10-12 November, 2017.

OWG 2017 Show and Sale

All items in our annual show and sale are handmade by guild members.  A big thanks to the Show and Sale committee members for staging and managing the sale, all members who contributed their handiwork, and to the many patrons who made this years show a big success.

Photos by Erica Plotkin, video editing by Larye.   Viewable in full-screen High Definition.

HGA Convergence, Reno, July 6-12, 2018

July 6 – 12, 2018 
We hope you are as excited as we are about HGA’s 2018 Convergence® conference taking place July 6-12, 2018 in Reno, Nevada. The Convergence® Delegate Registration Bookwill be an insert in the next issue of Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot magazine (currently at the printer) and is available for download now. You can also go to our website to reviewSessionsSpecial EventsTours, and more. Here are some important dates to remember:
  Online Registration Opens for Convergence® Value Packages (CVP)
November 29, 2017
  Priority Registration Opens as 12 PM EST for Sessions, Special Events, Tours, etc.
December 6, 2017
  General Registration Opens at 12 PM EST for Sessions, Special Events, Tours, etc.
January 29, 2018
  Entry Deadline for Small Expressions Exhibit
February 5, 2018
  Entry Deadline for The Playa Mixed Media Exhibit
February 12, 2018
  Entry Deadline for Truckee River Yardage Exhibit
February 19, 2018
  Entry Deadline for Great Basin Basketry Exhibit
February 26, 2018
March 1, 2018
  Application Deadline for Convergence® Internships
June 4, 2018
  Reserve your room at the Peppermill by this date to Guarantee the HGA Rate
July 6, 2018
Purchase the Convergence® Value Package (CVP)
and Save 25% when you Register for Sessions!
In addition to the savings on Session registration, the CVP includes daily admission to theMarketplace and the Art Exhibits ($70 value), 1 ticket to the Fashion Show ($75 value), 1 ticket to the Keynote Presentation ($35 value), and an HGA Tote Bag sponsored by Heddlecraft magazine ($15 value).
Convergence® events and activities are open to the general public, however an HGAMembership is required to register for Sessions. To review your membership, login to yourOnline Account. Members must login to receive the member price on the Convergence® Value Package (CVP). Registration is taken on a first-come, first served basis, and Fiber Trust members who have given a financial gift of $100 or more in 2017 qualify for Priority Registration. Join the Fiber Trust online or call (678) 730-0010.
Thank you for supporting HGA. We look forward to seeing you in Reno!
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