Australia Rugmakers Guild – The Australian Rugmakers Guild is a national organisation of creative people who come together in friendship to share ideas; and to explore different techniques of the art of rugmaking using a variety of fibres. The digital newsletter is open to the public with the aim of promoting the craft of rugmaking throughout Australia and the South Pacific and to document the revival of traditional rughooking in Australia.
AVL – Global manufacturer of technologically advanced, finely crafted weaving equipment for the novice to the expert. AVL serves customers in the crafts, education, industrial sampling and production handweaving markets.
Backstrap Weaving – I have meticulously documented all the techniques I have learned in South America over the years with diagrams and step-by-step photos and it is only recently that I have found a forum in which to share all this with other weavers around the world.
Curious Weaver – Curiousweaver studio is woven together by Kaz (Karen) Madigan. A weaver for almost 40 years, since 2011 she has been specialising in Saori weaving and is the first registered Saori studio in Australia.
Etsy Beadweavers – The Esty BeadWeavers is made up of bead artists who aspire to successfully market their beadwoven creations on Etsy.com and elsewhere.
FAN Blog – Fiber Art Now blog about textiles and fibers
FibreShare – FiberShare is an international yarn and fiber swap open to all crafts with a focus on fostering connections beyond the screen while contributing to the growth of the Fibre-community. They have a quarterly swap – check their website for sign up windows.
Free Bead Patterns & Ideas– A blog about bead weaving patterns. Find new ideas to make wonderful handmade jewelry like necklaces, bracelets, christmas ornaments and more.
Hand & Lock – Hand & Lock has been producing the finest embroidery for the British royalty, military, and fashion houses such as Dior, Hermes, and Louis Vitton. Now, Hand & Lock are no longer just craftsmen and women but also teachers and promoters of the fine art of embroidery. With a long heritage to protect and timeless craft to preserve the team now operate classes around the world teaching the traditional skills of embroidery and banging the drum for quality British craftsmanship.
Handweavers Guild of America – The Handweavers Guild of America, Inc.’s (HGA) mission is to educate, support and inspire the fiber art community. We provide inspiration, instruction, and networking opportunities for fiber artists of all skill levels. HGA produces a quarterly magazine for its more than 3,500 members, Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot; Convergence® a biennial international fiber arts conference; Small Expressions, an annual juried exhibition of small fiber artworks; and many more opportunities for artists including grants, scholarships, and a certification program in handweaving, handspinning, dyeing, and basket making.
Interweave – Interweave is one of the nation’s foremost art and craft media companies with businesses in magazine and book publishing, interactive and social media, television and video programming, online education, live events, and online shopping.
Loom & Spindle -Sharing our passion for free-form weaving and fibre crafts by offering a select range of weaving and hand spinning equipment.
Lost in Fiber – Environmental fiber artist and writer Abigail Doan’s fiber blog.
Love Across the USA – Love Across the USA is a community public art project with the goal of bringing women, men, and children together through community workshops and public art installations. It is only as a united group that we can promote positive women’s voices and create real change.
Mirrix: Tapestry & Bead Looms – Mirrix Looms are bead and tapestry looms for everyone from the novice crafter to the professional artist. These looms are wonderful tools that can help create everything from beaded bracelets to purses and woven wall-hangings.
mrxstitch – a fabulous site featuring Jamie Chalmers and a collective of people writing about contemporary fiber and needle arts.
Needle ‘n Thread – Embroidery is one of the most beautiful visual arts. I love teaching, and Needle ‘n Thread is my opportunity to teach a wider audience something that I’m really passionate about – the art of hand embroidery.
Pink Maharani – pink maharani was started with the values that we create something where we place people, animals and the planet always first. We do this by not compromising on neither quality nor aesthetics. We strive to make the finest handwoven cashmere, which is both beautiful and impactful.
Plain Weave and Beyond – Elisabeth Hill – I have been weaving since 1995, and I have received my Master Weaver certification from Hill Institute in Florence, MA. I am a technical editor for and frequent contributor to Handwoven Magazine.
Schact Spindle Company Blog– Schact builds their looms in a 35,000 square foot factory with 50 employees, and are one of the world’s leading makers of handweaving looms and spinning wheels. We have been designing handweaving and handspinning equipment since 1969.
Seed Bead Designs – This is a blog featuring original seed bead patterns and designs by Bead Crumbs. Sharing whimsical brick stitch/peyote stitch bead weaving ideas and other crafting projects.
Society for Embroidered Work – The aim of S.E.W is to promote and support artists who have an element of stitching in their artworks, hand or machine and traditional or contemporary forms of embroidery.
Stitch by Stitch – Stitch by Stitch creates contemporary handmade soft furnishings, cushions, quilts, blankets, and rugs working with artisan weavers, embroiderers and quilt makers in Kutch, Gujarat, India and Nepal. We are especially interested in hand woven, hand spun, natural fibres, traditional textile techniques, natural dyes and reinterpreting age-old textile skills to create modern textiles.
Surface Design Association Newsblog – SDA NewsBlog features stories of interest to our international community of makers, innovators, educators, writers, curators, collectors…and anyone engaged in creative exploration of the textile arts.
Susan’s Fibers – From 1979, Susan’s Fibers supplies tools, materials, and has classes and retreats.
Textile Artist – We aim to become the number one online resource and community for artists working with textile techniques as well as textile art enthusiasts. TextileArtist.org is a place to be inspired, learn from the best, promote your work and reach other creatively-minded people.
Textile Arts Los Angeles – Textile Arts | Los Angeles cultivates and promotes textile art and design. As a professional membership organization, we encourage dialogue, share resources, and build community in order to elevate the practice of the textile arts, create opportunity for our members, and advocate for this vibrant and enduring artform.
Textile Curator – Textile Curator aims to showcase the outstanding quality, variety and talent of international contemporary textile artists.
Textile Forum Blog – Beatrijs Sterk reports on themes of textile creation, education and textile cultural heritage via this blog, addressing all those interested in textile culture. There is space for guest editors, preferably those writing on the recent history of textile art in their country.
Textile-link – Many extraordinary textile objects of over 1,500 textile artists from all over the world have found a place in one of the five books of Textile-link. Would you like your art objects, jewellery, interior design objects, clothing, accessories and other art expressions to stand the chance to have a spot in one of the next inspirational books from Textile-link? Then create a digital archive on our website. Upload images of your best work and experience how easy this is to do. Participation is always free. Together we make books!
The Loom Room – Stacey Harvey-Brown has been teaching weaving since 2005, firstly at The Loom Room in the UK and now, from her new studio near Nérac, in the heart of Gascony, SW France.
The Textile Blog – John Hopper is writer, facilitator, and flag waver for the creative arts as being central to the human experience.
The Textile Cuisine and textile_Cuisine – Bozena Wojtaszek is a Polish, independent textile artist translating kitchen landscapes and everyday beauty to art. Be sure to check out both sites – one is a blog and the other a Pinterest type board that aggregates lots of fiber photos & links.
The Weaving Works – Founded in 1974, owner and professional weaver, Marcy Johnson, opened the store in a small corner shop in Seattle’s University District to supply her students and local weavers with affordable quality materials. Over the years, The Weaving Works has grown into a store and school supporting all aspects of the textile arts.
Top 100 Weaving Blogs & Websites for Weavers & Weaving Enthusiasts – (Note – we have folded this list into our Resource pages. To see the list in full, go here.) The Best Weaving blogs from thousands of top Weaving blogs in our index using search and social metrics. Data will be refreshed once a week. These blogs are ranked based on following criteria:
Google reputation and Google search ranking
Influence and popularity on Facebook, twitter and other social media sites
Quality and consistency of posts.Feedspot’s editorial team and expert review
Unravelling – Meg Nakagawa’s blog – a handweaver in Nelson, New Zealand.
Vritti Designs – We enormously endorse the Indian craft and craftsman hence all our products showcase the rustic tradition, skill, and culture of India. We adhere to use only natural, organic & ecofriendly raw material which makes ‘Vritti’ the environment friendly organization.
Weave a Real Peace – To foster a global network of enthusiasts who value the importance of textiles to grassroots economies.
Raise awareness of the importance of textile traditions to grassroots economies
Mobilize textile enthusiasts
Create conversations that result in action
Weaverly – I’m Alice Schlein, a weaver and book maker in South Carolina. Occasionally I write about Photoshop, Network Drafting, bread baking, and whatever else strikes my fancy.
Weavolution – Is an online international weaving community in which you can connect with people who share the passion of weaving.
Weft Blown – Weft Blown is run by Ange Sewell, the Weaver of Scottish Weather. Weft Blown specialises in creating handwoven textile accessories to wear and for the home. We also supply weaving, spinning and carding equipment to fellow yarn and fibre enthusiasts.
Wonder Woven – Wonder Woven LLC is a weaving studio in Santa Monica, CA focused on crafting beautiful and comfortable wraps for wearing your baby or toddler. It is the creative endeavor of Tracy Desrosiers Bromwich, a liscensed architect and mother of 3.
A Spinner Weaver – Annie MacHale’s blog – For over 35 years I have been weaving on an inkle loom. This type of loom makes narrow pieces, no more than 6” in width. Within this narrow constraint, there are endless possibilities for combining colors into patterns.
Argoknot – A journal of my weaving, spinning and knitting life.
Cariboo Handweaving – Living in the Cariboo region of central British Columbia, I weave luxurious wool blankets, soft cotton blankets of all sizes, hand and bath towels, and classy scarves.
Cassie Stephens – Elementary art teacher extraordinaire, Cassie Stephens has tons of fiber lessons on her blog for her elementary art students. Plus, she creates so many art theme fashion ensembles, you won’t want to miss this blog!
Contemporary Tapestry Weaving – Fine art tapestries designed and handwoven by tapestry artist Ulrika Leander for public and corporate buildings and private homes.
Crazy as a Loom– I am an ‘older’ woman, who refuses to get old. I think I am really twelve, and my family will often agree. I have found my passion in weaving, and have left one career to begin another.
Daryl’s Blog – Between the sewing machine and the loom, my journey in the fiber arts has taken over 45 years.
Deanna’s Weaving – I am a weaver. This blog will chronicle my experiences in weaving and other fiber crafts I enjoy.
Denise Kovnat – Random Acts of Color Blog – I live in Rochester, NY, where there’s lots of water — Lake Ontario, the Genesee River, and the wonderful Finger Lakes — and lots of winter! Weaving and the fiber arts sustain me through all the seasons.
Dimensional Weavings – I am a fiber artist. I create 3 dimensional weavings using reclaimed and recycled materials.
Durham Weaver: A Weaver’s Journal – I am a designer weaver and love to use natural yarns in my work, such as linen, silk, alpaca, cashmere and merino wool. I am fascinated by the long history of weaving and research ancient textiles and the techniques used to produce them.
House Weaving – Part architectural designer, part fiber artist living in Portland, Oregon.
Jean Williams Handweaver – My journey into weaving began by watching one grandmother crochet, another quilt, seeing the rag rugs woven by my parents on the old loom in the basement. Weaving satisfies a curiosity for me.
Lori Zimmerman – is a fiber artist whose work incorporates painting, photography, hand embroidery and collage. She works on both paper and fabric, and often uses non-traditional materials. Lori’s work is inspired by nature, the beauty of aging and the universal desire to mend or heal one’s self and one’s world.
Matt Tommey– Basketry artist blog, woven sculpture from nature.
Sosumi– Handwoven textile design – we design and hand weave fashion items for the person and the home.
Stitch & Loom – Our mission at Stitch & Loom is to offer you the perfect rug and other woven goods ethically and sustainably. We partner with skilled artisans who handcraft textiles using sustainable materials and traditional weaving methods.
Susan V. Polansky – Susan is an artist working in the realm of stitched fabric collage. Most of her work is very detailed and realistic. Her work has appeared in national publications and exhibits (such as Quilt National).
Tapestry 13: Works in Progress – I am an artist who observes and responds to my surroundings for inspiration. My primary artistic medium is handwoven tapestry, an ancient method of working with fibers to create images.
Austin Fiber Artists – Our goal is to promote fiber art and artists in the Austin, TX area. Our members explore all facets of fiber arts.
Australian Rugmakers Guild – The Australian Rugmakers Guild invites you to their Facebook page and website to learn more about the revival of traditional rugcrafting in Australia and meet the growing community of innovative contemporary fibre artists in Australia / New Zealand who are quietly moving this traditional craft into a number of exciting directions.
browngrotta arts – browngrotta arts has promoted international art textiles and fiber sculpture through exhibits and publications for 25+ years.
Complex Weavers – Complex Weavers is an international organization for weavers who want to delve deeper than plain weave, who are always curious to know more, and who love to share their interests with other weavers through our Journal, study groups, and conferences
HGA Basket Makers Group – HGA invites Basket Makers to join our Basket Makers Group with the purpose of fostering community and discussion about basket making. We hope you will use this group to share your projects, seek advice from your peers, and to find inspiration.
HGA Dyers Group – HGA invites Dyers to join our Dyers Group with the purpose of fostering community and discussion about dyeing. We hope you will use this group to share your projects, seek advice from your peers, and to find inspiration.
HGA Weavers Group – HGA invites Handweavers to join our Weavers Group with the purpose of fostering community and discussion about handweaving. We hope you will use this group to share your projects, seek advice from your peers, and to find inspiration.
Love Across the USA – Love Across the USA is a community public art project started by Olek with the goal of celebrating positive women’s voices throughout U.S. history.
mrxstitch– Mr X Stitch is the number one contemporary embroidery and needlecraft blog on the planet! Each week we bring you posts about people who are pushing boundaries of the threadiverse; people who make amazing art using the power of stitch.
Needle Felting – This is a supportive group for all Needle Felters from beginning to advanced. A place to share your work, tips and techniques, ask questions, comment and encourage each other!
Paper Threads, Yarns and Textiles – This group is for sharing and enjoying information about paper threads, paper yarns and paper textiles. The goal is to mutually inspire, inform, share ideas and resources.
Surface Design Association – Members only group – Are you a member of Surface Design Association? If you’re interested in the creative exploration of fiber, fabric, textile arts and new materials, we invite you to join our international community of makers.
Textile Arts – Our mission: To elevate textile fine art beyond the craft arena into the realm of conventional galleries. View the latest works from both well known and emerging artists.
Textile Center Los Angeles – Textile Center LA (TCLA) is a community of like-minded makers, educators, learners and organizations who have come together to network and create community in the Los Angeles area.
Textile Forum Magazine – The Textile Forum publishers (1982-2013) are now publishing the Textile-Forum-Blog.org
The Textile Study Group of San Diego – The Textile Study Guild of San Diego (TSGSD) is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to learning, sharing and promoting the knowledge and practice of Textile and Fiber Art techniques. The primary mission of the guild is to educate the general public in the various arts of textile and fiber.
UNT Fibers – University of North Texas Fibers public group
Wearable Art – Wearable Art here includes all forms of wearable items from garments to hats, shoes jewelry, eyeglasses, hair jewelry, etc. If you have a technique to share, please do. List your favorite resources for fabrics, notions, paints. Post what you like about your work, or maybe someone else’s work that inspires you. Link to pinterest or your own blogs or websites.
Weaving – Group to discuss anything pertaining to handweaving. Questions welcome, project sharing encouraged, and general weaving joys and disappointments.
Weaveolution – Weavolution is the online, international handweaving community where you can connect with others who share your passion for the craft.is to become a centralized, accessible source for information about hand weaving.
Welcome to Weaving – WELCOME TO WEAVING is a group for modern weavers to share techniques, ask for feedback and give encouragement. Whether you are a beginner or professional, everyone is welcome!
Wet Felt Makers – This is a group for people who like to make wet felt or are interested in learning about making wet felt. If you use wet felting in another craft you can share that too.
World of Thread Festival – The biennial World of Threads Festival is a showcase of local, national and international contemporary fibre and textile art. The festival is based in Oakville, Ontario where it began in 1994.