Category Archives: Galleries and Museums

Galleries and museums featuring fiber arts.

Craft Galleries Canada: galleriesca

Anansi Weavery
Terry ONeill trained at the Galashiels College of Textiles in Scotland and now specializes in handwoven tapestries, rugs and wall-hangings at her studio in Alert Bay, BC.

Fibreworks Gallery
The Fibre Works Gallery showcases textile artists on the west coast of British Columia.

Fibres de Piero
A Quebec site that features a delightful selection of spinnable animals, alpacas and colored angora rabbits.

Ewesful Creations
Jude Pilot shares her lovely hand-dyed and handspun projects with us.

Laura Fry
Laura Fry weaves mostly household textiles, but also accepts special commissions for ethnic dance costumes and yardage. She also has infinite knowledge about wet finishing for handwoven fabrics.

The Tartan Lady
Patricia Magee offers weaving lessons and a wonderful vacation at the same time at her B&B in Courtenay, BC.

Weavers Corner
Janet Wallace, of Weavers Corner, specializes in colourful prayer shawls and blankets of various sizes, as well as hats, bags, sweaters and vests.

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Handmade Adjustable Floor Rag Rug Twining Loom

$110.00 (33 Bids)
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Erica 25" Rigid Heddle Frame Weaving Loom Vintage Wood Frame Northfield

$100.00
End Date: Sunday Oct-13-2019 10:09:51 PDT
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NEWCOMB WEAVERS DELIGHT WEAVING LOOM/ DAVENPORT IOWA

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Craft Galleries South America: galleriessa

Weaving in the Andes
A woven journey to Peru.

Zapotec Rugs
The Zapotec have a long tradition of weaving in their culture.

One World
A commercial site that specializes in textiles from the Andean regions of Bolivia.

Maya Textiles
A visual essay of Mayan textiles that combines Mayan weaving, photography and text to present the culture and history of the people.

Mayan Hair Sashes
Colourful photos of Mayan backstrap weaving in Jacaltenango, Guatemala.

Olga Fisch Folklore
Olga Fisch, a Hungarian artist, recognized the vast potential of the folk artisans of Ecuador. The rug making process is described and the colourful rugs and tapestries show the creative talent of these textile artists.

Patagonia Gifts
Artisan Mapuche weavings and wall hangings spun on traditional spinning wheels (rueca) and dyed with vegetable dyes.

Endangered Threads
Educational documentaries recording endangered indigenous art forms, especially those in imminent threat of disappearing due to global economic expansion and the resulting homogenization of cultures.

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ashford traditional spinning wheel

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Ashford Joy Portable Spinning Wheel with Carrying Case and Paperwork

$243.00 (57 Bids)
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ANTIQUE SPINNING WHEEL / WALNUT / 33” HIGH

$159.95
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Craft Galleries US: galleriesus

Atlantic Blanket Company
Martha Stewart takes a field trip to the Atlantic Blanket Company in her Dec. 5/2000 episode. John and Carolyn Grace were lawyers who wanted a change of lifestyle. They now specialize in lightweight wool blankets.

Brahms Mount Textiles
Brahms Mount specializes in handwoven blankets of natural linen and cotton yarns.

Brown Grotta
Brown Grotta supports fibre artists through the publication of catalogs, the
sale of books and videos and the coordination of exhibits.

Horsedancer Designs
Yarns spun by a warm, cozy fire. Navajo plied, drop spindle, hand-dyed, Navajo Churro, wool, llama, mohair, silk, cotton or blends of silver and gold metallic.

Iwona Creation
Iwona Rypesc-Kostovic’s unique art-to-wear creations feature expressive
collages made from hand-woven and custom dyed textiles framed by the subtle structures of her designs.

Katherine Alexander
Katherine Alexander makes creative use of unusual and eclectic yarns in her knitted and woven pieces. She hand-dyes and spins silk, wool and bast fibres for her imaginative fabrics.

Kayla Kennington
Kayla Kennington creates extraordinary hand-dyed silk clothing/artwear, spirit dolls and high-tech engineered complex works of textile art.

Sam Kasten
In the Jan. 19/2001 episode, Martha Stewart visited with weaver Sam Kasten. He works with a team of 10 weavers, creating upholstery, draperies, rugs and wall coverings using natural yarns such as silk, cotton, linen and ramie.

Textile Arts Collection
Mary Hunt Kahlenberg has a selection of textile samples from Navajo to Pre-Columbian and other cultures.

Village Weavers
Village Weavers is comprised of over 100 artisans, in San Antonio, TX.
Craft Galleries US
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Handmade Adjustable Floor Rag Rug Twining Loom

$110.00 (33 Bids)
End Date: Wednesday Sep-18-2019 18:26:09 PDT
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Erica 25" Rigid Heddle Frame Weaving Loom Vintage Wood Frame Northfield

$100.00
End Date: Sunday Oct-13-2019 10:09:51 PDT
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NEWCOMB WEAVERS DELIGHT WEAVING LOOM/ DAVENPORT IOWA

$600.00 (0 Bids)
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Craft Galleries Asia: galleriesas

Atayal Weaving
Kathleen Forance Johnson shares her travels and weaving experiences with Atayal weavers of Taiwan.

Jacobsen Oriental Rugs
Visit Kathmandu and view vegetable dyeing of wool with lots of photos showing rug weaving in Nepal.

Kaffe Fassett Studio
A fascinating account of Kaffe Fassett’s adventures in India, working with handweavers to produce fabrics for quilts.

Olga Knyaz Tapestry
Russian tapestry weavers specialize in commissioned art work, landscapes, family portraits and carpets.

Special Weaves In India
Master weavers and skilled artisans in remote villages pass on their skills, demonstrating gold Paithan weaving. Gold is pounded into a fine thread and wrapped around a silk core. The thread is wound onto small bobbins and woven into the fabric.

Weaving
There are fabulous photos of backstrap weaving and ikat in Indonesia.

Textile and Fiber Art Galleries

Textile Art Galleries – EU
Textile Art Galleries – Africa
Textile Art Galleries – Asia

Handweaving Books

Weaving Made Easy: 17 Projects Using a Simple Loom
The small, portable rigid heddle loom can be used to easily produce loose, drape-friendly fabric as well as dense, sturdy material.
UK: Weaving Made Easy
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Craft Galleries Europe: gallerieseu

Breanish Tweed A
small family handweaving business that makes lambswool and cashmere fabrics.

Cotswold Woollen Weavers
Visit the Cotswold mill and view lovely woolen throws and tartans made at an 18th Century mill, not a mega-conglomerate.

Harris Tweed
Harris tweed is made from pure new wool, spun, dyed and handwoven in the outer Hebrides of Scotland.

Jacqueline James Handwoven Rugs
A lovely selection of handwoven rugs and wall-hangings. Jacqueline James has also woven liturgical pieces for several churches in the UK, such as Westminster Abbey, York Minster and Blackburn Cathedral.

Peter Collingwood: Macrogauzes
Macrogauzes are a new type of textile woven on a loom, where the warp departs from its usual practice of lying parallel to the selvage, creating innovative 3 dimensional effects.


Riitta Sinkkonen Davies

Specializing in linen weaving, table linens, rugs and smaller items.

Silk Weaving Mill
Visit this interesting silk weaving mill. (The site is in Swedish.)


Snail Trail Handweavers

Martin and Nina Weatherhead give courses in weaving, spinning and dyeing at
their studio.

Svalan
A Swedish site that has woven items as well as Poppana and other yarns. An email address is supplied, so you can write to them in English, requesting information on their yarns.

Weaveplan
A commercially-oriented site featuring the design work of Eileen Ellis.

Textile and Fiber Art Galleries

Textile Art Galleries – EU
Textile Art Galleries – Africa
Textile Art Galleries – Asia

Handweaving Books

The Woven Bag: 30+ Projects from Small Looms (Writers Digest Guides)
Each bag is created using small looms, such as potholder looms, frame looms and knotted mesh looms.
UK: The Woven Bag

The Big Book of Weaving: Handweaving in the Swedish Tradition: Techniques, Patterns, Designs and Materials
This book covers basic subjects such as warping a loom and making bobbins of weft, as well as more elaborate, highly decorative projects: baby blankets, shawls, table cloths, and linen hand towels.
UK: Big Book of Weaving

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Craft Galleries Africa: galleriesaf

African Crafts
A delightful slideshow presentation that demonstrates the making of cloth, from the cotton flower pods to the woven fabric.

Davi Lojo – Children’s Story
Don’t miss this delightful children’s story showing how Kente cloth is produced.

Kuba Cloth
Kuba cloth is a traditional type of fabric woven by the Kuba people. Men generally weave the base layer of fabric on an upright single heddle loom using raffia. The fabric is then dyed, embroidered and embellished by the women.

Adire African Textiles
Single heddle looms.

African Mud Cloth
Kimberly Michelle Jones gives a detailed description of how mud cloth is woven and dyed using a special solution of pounded leaves from the Bogolon tree.

Fiber Art Galleries and Studios

Textile Art Galleries – EU
Textile Art Galleries – Africa
Textile Art Galleries – Asia

Handweaving Books

Wrapped in Pride: Ghanaian Kente and African American Identity (UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History Textile Series)
Originating among the Asante peoples of Ghana and the Ewe peoples of Ghana and Togo, this brilliantly colored and intricately patterned strip-woven cloth was traditionally associated with royalty.

African Textiles: Color and Creativity Across a Continent
Five sections detail the textile history and traditions of west, north, east, central, and southern Africa, examining materials, dyes, decorations, patterns, and techniques.

The Essential Art of African Textiles: Design Without End (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
The influence of African textiles on contemporary artists is also explored, featuring artworks by eight individuals who work in media as far-ranging as sculpture, painting, photography, video, and installation art.

Bogolanfini Mud Cloth (Schiffer Books)
Geometric, abstract, and semi-abstract patterns are hand painted with mud dyes on hand woven cloth

The Woven Bag: 30+ Projects from Small Looms (Writers Digest Guides)
Each bag is created using small looms, such as potholder looms, frame looms and knotted mesh looms.
UK: The Woven Bag

The Big Book of Weaving: Handweaving in the Swedish Tradition: Techniques, Patterns, Designs and Materials
This book covers basic subjects such as warping a loom and making bobbins of weft, as well as more elaborate, highly decorative projects: baby blankets, shawls, table cloths, and linen hand towels.
UK: Big Book of Weaving

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Textile galleries UK: galleries-uk

Breanish Tweed
A small family handweaving business that makes lambswool and cashmere fabrics.

Cotswold Woollen Weavers
Visit the Cotswold mill and view lovely woolen throws and tartans made at an 18th Century mill, not a mega-conglomerate.

Harris Tweed
Harris tweed is made from pure new wool, spun, dyed and handwoven in the outer Hebrides of Scotland.

Jacqueline James Handwoven Rugs
A lovely selection of handwoven rugs and wall-hangings. Jacqueline James has also woven liturgical pieces for several churches in the UK, such as Westminster Abbey, York Minster and Blackburn Cathedral.

Made in Scotland
Made In Scotland handweavers make an exclusive range of individually designed handwoven goods using natural handspun yarns.

Peter Collingwood: Macrogauzes
Macrogauzes are a new type of textile woven on a loom, where the warp departs from its usual practice of lying parallel to the selvage, creating innovative 3 dimensional effects.

Riitta Sinkkonen Davies
Specializing in linen weaving, table linens, rugs and smaller items.

Snail Trail Handweavers
Martin and Nina Weatherhead give courses in weaving, spinning and dyeing at
their studio.

Weaveplan
A commercially-oriented site featuring the design work of Eileen Ellis.

Fiber Art Galleries and Studios

Textile Art Galleries – EU
Textile Art Galleries – Africa
Textile Art Galleries – Asia

Tapestry Weaving Books

Tapestry Weaving
This tapestry book contains everything you need to know about the materials you need to get started, how to start and how to create wonderful patterns, landscapes and images.

Tapestry Weaving: Design and Technique
This how to tapestry book offers a step-by-step guide to setting up a small frame loom and starting to weave; basic and advanced techniques and how to create shapes and textures; advice on taking work into the third dimension, whether bas relief or fully sculptural; information on the qualities of different materials; design ideas for tapestries; and instructions on how to follow supplied designs. This guide will be useful to the absolute beginner, but experienced weavers will also find new ideas and techniques to tempt and inspire them.

Tapestry Handbook: The Next Generation (Schiffer Books)

Weaving Tapestry in Rural Ireland: Taipeis Gael, Donegal

Norwegian Tapestry Weaving
Includes: history and joining techniques of Norwegian tapestry (especially the Norwegian dovetail),looms, designing, weaving methods and finishing.

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Handmade Adjustable Floor Rag Rug Twining Loom

$110.00 (33 Bids)
End Date: Wednesday Sep-18-2019 18:26:09 PDT
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Erica 25" Rigid Heddle Frame Weaving Loom Vintage Wood Frame Northfield

$100.00
End Date: Sunday Oct-13-2019 10:09:51 PDT
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NEWCOMB WEAVERS DELIGHT WEAVING LOOM/ DAVENPORT IOWA

$600.00 (0 Bids)
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ashford traditional spinning wheel

$175.00 (0 Bids)
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Ashford Joy Portable Spinning Wheel with Carrying Case and Paperwork

$243.00 (57 Bids)
End Date: Friday Sep-20-2019 12:06:52 PDT
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ANTIQUE SPINNING WHEEL / WALNUT / 33” HIGH

$159.95
End Date: Monday Oct-7-2019 17:09:43 PDT
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