Some Links to Inspire • Learn • Share
Virtual Travel and Learning
If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about the wool fibers you knit, crochet or weave with we found a link that you can explore. The Fundamental Wool Appreciation Course is free and is a great place to learn about where wool fibers and fabrics come from. It is brought to you by the Woolmark Learning Centre.
The National Needlearts Association (TNNA) has many useful blogs and webinars: https://www.tnna.org/resources/tnna-webinars
The American Crafts Council (ACC) is a non-profit that preserves, cultivates and celebrates craft. Their website is a useful reference for finding museums, workshops, and organizations dedicated to craft. https://craftcouncil.org/resources
The Craft Yarn Council (CYC) represents leading yarn companies, accessory manufacturers, magazine and book publishers and consultants in the yarn industry. They sponsor promotional and educational programs, and worked with others in the industry to set up a series of guidelines and symbols that brought uniformity to yarn, needle and hook labeling, patterns and yarn labels. https://www.craftyarncouncil.com/
A non-profit organization supporting the fine arts medium of contemporary handwoven tapestry. An amazing library and resource for inspiration and design ideas.
Explanation of the commonly used yarn and weight system is available at: https://www.craftyarncouncil.com/standards/yarn-weight-system
Events, Conferences and Festivals
Handweaver’s Guild of America (Convergence):July 2022 https://weavespindye.org/
Taos Wool Market: http://taoswoolfestival.squarespace.com
Salida Fiber Festival: https://www.salidafiberfestival.com
Flag Wool and Fiber Festival: http://www.flagwool.com
Estes Park Wool Market: https://www.estesparkeventscomplex.com/wool-market.html