Ottowa Valley Weavers’ and Spinners’ Guild– The Ottawa Valley Weavers’ and Spinners’ Guild was created in 1949 by a handful of Ottawa area weavers. Originally called the Ottawa Valley Weaver’s Guild, the group eventually expanded to include spinners and today has over 200 members. The objectives of the Guild are to promote interest and education in weaving, spinning and related fibre arts and to encourage a high standard of craftsmanship and design.
62 Group of Textile Artists – The 62 Group is an artist led organisation. We aim to incorporate and challenge the boundaries of textile practice through an ambitious and innovative annual programme of exhibitions. Since its establishment in 1962 some of the most highly regarded British textile artists have been members of the 62 Group. The membership is now international and is achieved through selection.
Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners, and Dyers – The objectives of the Association are the preservation and improvement of the craftsmanship in hand weaving, spinning and dyeing for the benefit of the public and the promotion of public education in such craftsmanship.
Fine Cell Work – Fine Cell Work is a charity which makes beautiful handmade products in British prisons. Teaching prisoners high-quality needlework boosts their self-worth, instills self-discipline, fosters hope and encourages them to lead independent, crime-free lives.
Complex Weavers – Complex Weavers is dedicated to expanding the boundaries of handweaving, to encourage weavers to develop their own creative styles, to inspire through research, documentation, and the sharing of innovative ideas. We challenge our skills and imagination by sharing information and innovations with our fellow weavers – both directly and through our study groups, Seminars, Journal and biennial exhibition, Complexity.
European Textile Network -The European Textile Network (ETN) is bringing together cultural producers (artists, designers, craft people, authors etc.), carriers of cultural heritage (in museums, archives, libraries etc.), lecturers, researchers and textile enthusiasts in order to promote the exchange of information and experiences, to encourage the cooperation in projects and to arrange meetings. ETN is organising a documentation, information and coordination service.
International Feltmakers Association – is a not for profit organization established to promote felt in all its forms. The association is non selective and welcomes everyone with an interest in feltmaking from the beginner to the professional.
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.
Studio Art Quilt Associates– Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. (SAQA) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote the art quilt through education, exhibitions, professional development, documentation, and publications. SAQA defines an art quilt as“a creative visual work that is layered and stitched or that references this form of stitched layered structure.”Founded in 1989 by an initial group of 50 artists, SAQA now has over 3,000 members: artists, teachers, collectors, gallery owners, museum curators and corporate sponsors.
Surface Design Association – Creative exploration of fiber and fabric. SDA is an Institution which brings together world-acclaimed textile artists, materials experts, scholars, and educators to inform members and the general public about advances in all areas of textiles through presentations, demonstrations and panels, as well as gallery and museum exhibitions.
TextileArtists.org – A platform for artists & enthusiasts. Having searched online, we found plenty of great sites for individual artists and groups or associations, but no real platform showcasing textile art on a broader scope. We wanted to know how individual textile and fiber artists work, learn about how they implement techniques, hear their stories and find out what influences and inspires them.
The Textile and Fiber Art List – TAFA is a membership organization of fiber artists and textile businesses on the web. TAFA showcases member portfolios through its website, provides access to larger markets, offers business resources and fosters community.
The Textile Society –The Textile Society is a unique forum for textile professionals and enthusiasts. The Society promotes the study of textile disciplines and celebrates the history and culture of textiles, both traditional and contemporary.
World Shibori Network – Celebrating the visual languages of PEOPLE, COMMUNITY, CULTURE, and ENVIRONMENT through the global practice of resist-dye traditions and innovations
World Textile Art – WTA’s mission is Textile Art Promotion to strengthen, inspire and promote contemporary textile art manifestations everywhere where WTA is present; Sensibility to promote the sensibility among people from the arts worldwide in order to prevent the perception of our artists from being craftsmen instead of real artists; New Artists to offer new artists the necessary tools to promote their work and their career; and Solidarity Ties to strengthen solidarity ties between artists and art lovers from all over the world.
United States of America
American Quilter’s Society – The American Quilter’s Society is a body of quilters with a heritage that spans more than three decades, encompassing all ages, design styles, and methods. Our members are as diverse as the quilts they create—and at AQS, you’ll find premier quality quilting products, inspiration, and information.
American Sewing Guild – The American Sewing Guild is a membership organization that welcomes sewing enthusiasts of all skill levels and from many different walks of life. Chapters are located in cities all across the country and members meet monthly to learn new sewing skills, network with others who share an interest in sewing and participate in community service sewing projects. Membership in the Guild gives you an opportunity to experience your love of any type of home sewing with others who share your interest.
American Tapestry Alliance – The American Tapestry Alliance (ATA) is engaged in a wide range of educational, exhibition, outreach and promotional programs.
Association of Northwest Weavers’ Guilds – The Association of Northwest Weavers Guilds (ANWG) is an association of fiber arts guilds located within the Pacific Northwest United States and Western Canada. ANWG provides services and support to its Member Guilds with the idea that combining resources and providing an economy of scale, services can be provided that would not be possible for the individual guilds to provide on their own.
Handweavers Guild of America – Founded in 1969 to inspire creativity and encourage excellence in the fiber arts, the Handweavers Guild of America, Inc., brings together weavers, spinners, dyers, basketmakers, fiber artists, and educators. HGA provides educational programs, conferences, and an award-winning quarterly publication, Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot, to its members as it seeks to increase awareness of and appreciation for the fiber arts.
National Basketry Organization – The National Basketry Organization is a non-profit organization that unites people interested in basketry to provide education and to promote basket making. Founded in the late 1990’s, the organization now has approximately 600 members, most of whom live in the United States and Canada. Although most of NBO’s members are basket makers, membership includes collectors, gallery owners, scholars, craft and art schools and museums.
Textile Society of America – The Textile Society of America, Inc. provides an international forum for the exchange and dissemination of information about textiles worldwide, from artistic, cultural, economic, historic, political, social, and technical perspectives.
California Fibers – Professional Southern California fiber artists, creating and exhibiting since 1970.
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.
Art Quilt Association (AQuA) – The Art Quilt Association (AQuA), based in Grand Junction, Colorado is comprised of more than 50 fiber artists. Specializing in quilts as art rather than bed coverings, the goal for AQuA is to explore textile manipulation and the diversity of mixed media as an art form. Anyone from any location is welcome to become a member of AQuA.
Front Range Contemporary Quilters – FRCQ emphasizes art quilts. Although the original work by our members may be cutting-edge and sometimes experimental, it is always uniquely expressive and is fabricated using a personal a creative process.
Fiber Artists Miami Association – Fiber Artists Miami Association, FAMA was founded July 4, 2020. FAMA is a newly formed textile artist collective that builds community through fibers and reimagines Miami. The Novel CoronaVirus 19 pandemic and national social unrest was the trigger to building FAMA on state-level passive activism armed with a thread and needle only. When our city was closed due to the pandemic, several artists met online to console each other using the power of the arts, the group formed a bond through daily embroidery workshops and other techniques that led to the formation of the collective.
Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance – SEFAA’s mission is to cultivate our regional fiber arts community, and we do so by celebrating, supporting, and perpetuating all fiber art forms and by fostering collaboration and cooperation in the fiber arts community. We are based in Atlanta GA and offer classes, workshops, exhibitions, events, rental space and much more at the SEFAA Center.
Illinois Prairie Weavers Guild – The Illinois Prairie Weavers Guild are weavers, fiber, and textile artists who teach, encourage and inspire each other. Our membership includes highly accomplished weavers who own weaving businesses, teach weaving or have been published or honored by the greater weaving community. We also bring in nationally known speakers for programs and workshops.
The Kentucky Quilt Project – The Kentucky Quilt Project, Inc. (KQP), a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, was founded in 1981 and created the first of the state quilt documentation projects. It ultimately inspired the documentation of quilts at thousands of quilt days, generating projects that resulted in extensive research, exhibitions and publications. With the quilt projects spanning from 1980 to the present, more than 200,000 quilts have been documented in almost every state and a multitude of other countries.
Louisville Area Fiber and Textile Artists – Founded in 1995, Louisville Area Fiber and Textile Artists (LAFTA) is an organization of visual artists whose work encompasses a variety of surface design and construction techniques, focusing on fibers, textiles and beads.
Contemporary Fiber Artists of Louisiana – The purpose of Contemporary Fiber Artists of Louisiana is to encourage its membership as artists, as well as educate others about contemporary fiber arts. Our goal is to promote contemporary works, explore creative influences and develop a network of professional venues.
Maine Fiber Arts – Our goals are to create greater opportunities for artists to exhibit work, to apprentice, to mentor, to teach crafts to children, to find school residencies, to sell fleeces and fiber products, to find guilds and study groups, to learn about events, and to become better connected.
Ann Arbor Fiberarts Guild – The Ann Arbor Fiberarts Guild (AAFG) provides opportunities for fiber artists to meet and exchange ideas, and to learn about fiber art through lectures and workshops. In addition to monthly meetings, the Guild promotes the enjoyment of fiber arts through information and demonstrations. We also sponsor sales and exhibits of our members’ work, and participate in the Ann Arbor State Street Area Art Fair.
Textile Center of Minnesota – A major regional center of textile arts, theTextile Center’s mission is in advancing its exhibitions, education programs, fellowships and services to support working fiber artists.
Feltmakers Federation – We are a group of feltmakers in the midwest dedicated to preserving the art of feltmaking. We exhibit, teach, and are active in community outreach bringing together wool, water, and soap.
Kansas City Weavers Guild– The Kansas City Weavers Guild members are weavers, spinners, knitters, crocheters, dyers, basket makers, quilters, sewers, doll makers, tatters, felters, sheep and goat herders, jewelry makers, and lace makers. We paint, dye, embroider, embellish, batik, bead, marble, and cross stitch. If you work with fiber, we have a place for you!
Missouri Fiber Artists (MoFA) – We are makers, creators, and artists whose work primarily features natural or synthetic fibers, including textiles, fabrics, paper, reed, yarn, thread, and more. Through Missouri Fiber Artists, we unite as a community that shares a love of fiber. Our work often is intended to evoke meaning that goes beyond the materials.
Hand Weaver’s Guild of Lincoln – The Hand Weavers Guild of Lincoln (HWGL) is a diverse group of beginning to advanced weavers and artists who share an interest in the art of handweaving, spinning, and other fiber arts. The Guild offers educational opportunities and the exchange of ideas.
Reno Fiber Guild – A blog about the Reno Fiber Guild – weavers and spinners organization in northern Nevada.
Las Tejedoras Fiber Arts Guild – Las Tejedoras is a northern New Mexico association of fiber artists that meets monthly (September-May) in Santa Fe. Founded in 1972 with just twenty members, today we have over 100 members of all levels of experience and fiber art disciplines to include: weaving, spinning, dyeing, quilting, felting, knitting, crocheting, beading, rug making, embroidery, fabric painting, etc.
Southwest Women’s Fiber Arts Collective – Incorporated in 2005, the Southwest Women’s Fiber Arts Collective is a grassroots non-profit, 501(c)3 organization. Our goal is to stimulate and support successful cottage fiber industry in the Southwest. We provide communication and information among artisans and guilds about art & craft shows and sales, workshops, classes, and teachers. By creating a networking structure we improve opportunities for everyone working in fiber arts to gain skills and financial independence.
Textile Study Group of New York – The mission of non-profit Textile Study Group of New York Inc. is to educate and promote a wider appreciation of fiber art among the larger art community and the public in general and to inspire and support artists who share a mutual commitment to fiber as a medium for artistic expression.
Weaving and Fiber Arts Center – This large, beautiful studio is the educational arm of the Weavers Guild of Rochester, Inc. We are a non-profit studio devoted to teaching weaving, knitting, spinning, felting, dyeing, lace-making, crocheting, tatting, sewing, card-weaving and any number of other fiber arts courses year-round, amounting to hundreds of classes yearly that draw students from all over upstate New York and beyond. We are a 501(c)3 organization run entirely by volunteers and we have been in existence since 2002.
Fiber Artists of Oklahoma– Fiber Artists of Oklahoma welcomes membership from anyone, from hobbyist to professional, who loves to work with fiber, or merely wishes to support the fiber arts.
Tuesday Weavers – We are the Tuesday Weavers, a lively group of weavers from all levels and all walks of life. We meet every Tuesday at the Appalachian Arts Craft Center in Norris, Tennessee for weaving, learning, fellowship and a lot of laughter.
Austin Fiber Artists – We are a group of Austin Fiber Artists interested in sharing our art with the Austin community and others. As a 501(c)3 we strive to benefit the Austin Art Community through workshops, meetings and special events.
Contemporary Handweavers of Houston – Contemporary Handweavers of Houston (CHH) is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to promoting interest in handweaving, spinning and related textile arts.
Contemporary Handweavers of Texas – CHT is a non-profit organization, founded in October 1949, that promotes interest in handweaving and related crafts. CHT supports individuals and guilds in Texas through education and networking of the history, the craft, the art, fashion and innovation in weaving, spinning and related fiber arts techniques. Check out the video that shows highlights from their Biennial state conference that was held in Austin, TX, June 24-28, 2015.
Dallas Area Fiber Artists – Dallas Area Fiber Artists (DAFA), a dynamic and progressive organization with the passion and talent required for appreciation of fiber art. We are a nonprofit organization with creative and enthusiastic members who promote fiber art through education, workshops and exhibitions.
Fiber Artists of San Antonio – FASA Mission is: to maintain and advance fiber as an art form through the education of its members and the general public; to promote appreciation and encourage support of fiber as an art form by the public through exhibitions and educational activities, all organizational meetings and activities will further serve educational, charitable and cultural purposes within the meaning of 501(c)(3) of the Code.
Fort Worth Weavers Guild – Organized in 1955, the Fort Worth Weavers Guild promotes interest in handweaving and encourages members to the highest standards of craftsmanship. Anyone interested in weaving is welcome to join!
Quilter’s Guild of Dallas – The purpose of this Guild shall be to preserve the heritage of quilting, to be a source of information and inspiration, to perpetuate a high quality of excellence in quilting and related arts, and to be a gathering for people with a common interest.
San Antonio Handweavers – The San Antonio Handweavers Guild consists of individuals who exhibit a wide range of interest and expertise in the Fiber Arts, Weavers, spinners, basket makers, dyers, and other artists.