Textiles & Tea in March

by | Feb 24, 2022

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.
March’s Featured Artists
March 1, 2022: Marcy Petrini
generously sponsored by Lunatic Fringe Yarns

Marcy Petrini has been teaching weaving the last 38 years for the Craftsmen’s Guild of Mississippi which bestowed her the Lifetime Achievement Award. She has been the feature writer for Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot for the last 20 years; she has taught at most Convergences® since 1996. She also has been doing Zoom presentations.



March 8, 2022: Angie Parker
generously sponsored by Austin School of Fiber Arts

Angie Parker established her business creating distinctive and intricate rugs and textile art in 2014,  and she specializes in hand-weaving using long established techniques, such as Krokbragd. After being taught rug weaving by the late Susan Foster at art college in the 1990’s, she pursued a career in costume for a number of years whilst continuing to weave on small scale collections.  She combines her weaving with an instinctive and daring approach to color and it’s the creative process of importing a contemporary element to the time honored techniques of weaving and the responses from the viewer which most excite her. A year spent living in India and more recently, the dynamic graffiti and houses in her Bristol neighborhood, have influenced the fabulously joyful palette which is intrinsic to her weaving.


March 15, 2022: Norma Smayda
generously sponsored by a Student of Norma Smayda

Norma Smayda, a weaver, teacher, exhibitor, and juror, learned to weave in Norway and occasionally returned to teach. In 1974 she established and continues to run the Saunderstown Weaving School. She has an MFA in Visual Design from UMass-Dartmouth, and has received the HGA Award of Excellence, the NEWS Weaver of Distinction, and the WGB Distinguished Achievement Award. Norma has written articles for various weaving journals and has had work featured in several books. Norma’s special interests include Scandinavian weaving, the works of William Henry Harrison Rose and Bertha Gray Hayes, and ondulé weaving with the fan reed. She coauthored Weaving Designs by Bertha Gray Hayes in 2009, and published Ondulé Textiles in 2017. She especially likes weaving functional pieces and reducing complicated designs to as few shafts as possible.


March 22, 2022: Daryl Lancaster
generously sponsored by Grace Tully

Daryl Lancaster, a hand-weaver and fiber artist known for her award-winning hand-woven fabric and garments, has been constructing garments for more than half a century. She gives lectures and workshops to guilds, conferences, and craft centers all over the United States. The former Features Editor for Handwoven Magazine, she has written more than 100 articles and digital content, frequently contributes to various weaving and sewing publications, including Threads Magazine. She now has a YouTube channel, The Weaver Sews, where she shares her extensive experience sewing handwoven garments.


March 29, 2022: Alice Schlein
generously sponsored by Michaela McIntosh

A self-taught weaver for the past 40 years, Alice Schlein weaves in her South Carolina studio. She has taught at numerous schools and conferences, including The Penland School and at Convergence® and Complex Weavers Seminars. Her work has been exhibited widely. She is a former contributing editor of Weaver’s Magazine, The author of Network Drafting—An Introduction and Co-Author (with Bhakti Ziek) of The Woven Pixel: Designing For Jacquard And Dobby Looms Using Photoshop®.



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 www.WeaveSpinDye.org or call (678) 730-0010.