See Small Expressions 2023

July 5, 2023 – September 3, 2023 at the Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum in La Conner, Washington. 

September 21, 2023 – November 9, 2023 at Haywood Community College in Clyde, North Carolina

November 30, 2023 – February 15, 2024 at Yadkin Valley Fiber Center in Elkin, North Carolina.

March 18, 2024 – May 31, 2024 at Sarratt Gallery at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.

Don’t see a location near you? Encourage a local gallery, university, museum, or other venue to consider hosting Small Expressions in the future. Venues can fill out our request form.

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Celebrate Spinning & Weaving Week

Participate in the Show Off Your Stuff Informal Fiber Art Show

Sunday, October 8, 2023,  3 – 4 PM ET


Strut your stuff as you walk the virtual runway during the Handweavers Guild of America, Inc’s (HGA) Spinning and Weaving Week! All fiber enthusiasts, whether beginner or advanced, are invited to share and appreciate each other’s inspirational garments, wearable art, accessories for the home, and functional work through our virtual Show Off Your Stuff Informal Fiber Art Show.

Participants are encouraged to model their latest wearable creations or to show their functional designs in this fun and supportive online environment. Participation is free. The show will begin at 3:00 PM ET on Sunday, October 8, 2023, and will continue until all pieces have been shown. Come share your work with the other members of the HGA community!

Participants showing their work receive free admission to Spinning & Weaving Week in 2024!

Curious about what a virtual fashion show looks like? Watch our 2020 show!

Register to Show Your Work

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Textiles & Tea

The Handweavers Guild of America, Inc.’s (HGA) interview series, Textiles & Tea, takes place every Tuesday at 4 PM (ET). We’ve invited some of the most respected fiber artists in the field today to join us for an hour long conversation where we will discuss their artwork and their creative journey. Make a cup of your favorite tea and join us as we talk about fiber, creativity, inspiration, process and so much more.

Textiles & Tea is a complimentary program of the Handweavers Guild of America, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. By registering you receive links to view the broadcast simultaneously on Zoom and Facebook (no account necessary). These broadcasts are recorded, free to view, and open to all. You can support our programming with a donation to HGA’s Fiber Trust. For more information about Textiles & Tea, our programs, and membership, visit or call (678) 730-0010.

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Celebrate Spinning & Weaving Week with Studio Tours and Sponsorship Opportunities Available October 2-8, 2023

The Handweavers Guild of America, Inc. (HGA) is thrilled to offer 6 Artist Studio Tours as part of our Spinning & Weaving Week Celebration. Take a look inside the minds and workspaces of these unique and varied artists. These studio tours will feature artists from all of our creative disciplines: weaving, spinning, dyeing, and basket making. All events are scheduled for 4 p.m. Eastern Time Zone (ET), and the recording will be available to registered attendees to watch on demand for 90 days following.

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Textiles and Tea Today with HGA!!

This is in sync with OWG’s speaker at our meeting this past Friday!!!

Maria SigmaApril 25, 2023  |  Maria Sigmagenerously sponsored by Jacksonville Weavers Guild, Inc. in Memory of Barbara Wroten and Sandy StranahanMaria Sigma is an award-winning textile designer and weaver specializing in zero-waste, ethical hand-woven textiles for interiors. She studied at the Chelsea College of Art & Design and, after graduating in 2014, developed her own weaving practice in London. She is the author of Weaving: The Art of Sustainable Textile Creation and teaches a “Weaving from Waste” workshop. Maria has collaborated with interior designers, architects, fashion designers, furniture makers, magazines, and galleries such as Susie Atkinson Interior Design Studio, MAKE Hauser & Wirth Somerset Gallery, and Hole & Corner Magazine. Inspired by her Greek heritage, love for math, and craftsmanship, Maria makes vibrant but minimal, contemporary textiles. She strives to decrease yarn waste and unnecessary cuts, carbon footprints, and the use of machinery, water, and electricity. By adhering to a ‘zero waste’ philosophy, she aspires to make hand-weaving an even more sustainable craft. 
Register for Maria Sigma
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2023 Handwoven Towel Exchange

Registration Open! Check out these links for all the information on this fun event!

The Handweavers Guild of America, Inc. (HGA) invites you to participate in our 2023 Handwoven Kitchen Towel Exchange!

This age-old tradition of weaving and exchanging towels with fellow weavers is a wonderful way to learn more about color, pattern, and construction. Let’s share our love of weaving and our love of sharing. 

Register Here
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Textiles & Tea

April 18, 2023  |  Brenda Osborn

Brenda Osborn has been weaving for more than 45 years since she took a college semester class in 1976. In the late 1990s, she turned her attention to tapestry weaving, and shortly afterward she joined the Wednesday Group, whose members were devoted tapestry weavers, led by Archie Brennan and Susan Martin Maffei. Brenda collaborated with Archie Brennan over the course of more than a decade to document his life and work in a book that was released in 2022 by Schiffer Publishing. In the 1990s Brenda began to make kumihimo on both the marudai and takadai, under the tutelage of Rodrick Owen. Her current tapestry work combines traditional Gobelins tapestry techniques with kumihimo. Brenda has participated in numerous exhibitions in the U.S. and in northern Europe and has received numerous awards. Brenda has taught weaving and given programs to guilds in the New York/New Jersey area and southern New England, and she has taught ongoing classes at local fine craft schools in Connecticut.  She has maintained a blog about fiber arts for more than a decade.


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HGA’s Small Expressions 2022 Touring Exhibit

If you are traveling to or thru Los Angeles, CA  between April 22 and June 3, 2023, be sure to plan to see HGA’s Small Expressions 2022 Touring Exhibit whose final stop will be at Studio 203 in Los Angeles, California.

Small Expressions is an annual juried exhibition showcasing contemporary small-scale works (not to exceed 15 inches in any direction) using fiber techniques in any media. Small in scale but visually compelling, HGA’s Small Expressions exhibit features work that speaks to the intricacy of expression, intimacy of design, thoughtful communication, and visual excitement. The artists in this exhibit create a big impact through small pieces.

 Exhibition hours: Open by appointment only. Admission to Small Expressions is free. Studio 203 is located at 3440 Motor Ave., Suite 203 in Los Angeles, California. For parking and directions visit their website,, or call (310) 845-6378.

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