Sunday Surfing

March 4, 2018 web_weaver 1

Din recommends this article on Cochineal: http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20180202-the-insect-that-painted-europe-red?ocid=ww.social.link.email “King Charles V of Spain saw in cochineal an opportunity to prop up the crown’s coffers “


Textile Artist Badge

November 15, 2017 web_weaver 0

January 14, 2018 Sunday, 10-4 pm Guild House. Crocheting a coaster Kumihimo a keychain Knitting a coaster Felting a coaster Embroidery on a squareMachine Quilt Piecing Kool-Aid Dyeing or Indigo Pot Weaving a bookmark on […]


Katazome workshop

October 30, 2017 web_weaver 0

  Workshop organized by Nadia Khan and taught by Akemi Cohn. Akemi Nakano Cohn www.akemistudio.com www.akeminakanocohn.blogspot.com


Natural Dyeing in Mexico

September 19, 2017 web_weaver 0

Tracy suggested the article “In Mexico, Weavers Embrace Natural Alternatives to Toxic Dyes” for the blog today. Click here to see the full article.


Look what you missed …

September 18, 2017 web_weaver 0

Eight members of the Tapestry Study Group got together and dyed on Sunday at the Guild House. This is Blaine’s table full of yarn bundles just out of the steamer. These two photos above are […]


CHH in the News

July 23, 2017 web_weaver 1

This article appeared in the September/October 2017 issue of Handwoven on page 7. Mary is shown at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts demonstrating how ikat is woven. CHH also held a dyeing session for […]


Museum collaboration

March 6, 2017 web_weaver 3

Where do you go when you want to learn how to explain ikat to the public? how to develop a color palette in natural dyes? Why, to the Contemporary Handweavers of Houston, of course. And […]


Colors of the Oasis: Central Asian Ikats

February 21, 2017 web_weaver 0

Internationally recognized artist and tapestry weaver, Mary Zicafoose, will present a public lecture at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts on March 16, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. The lecture is being held in conjunction with […]

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