Handweaving.net is a digital weaving archive with drafts, historic weaving documents, and more. This website contains 74720 hand weaving drafts, many of which are public domain.
Ravelry is a free social media website that gives fiber enthusiasts from around the world who knit, crochet, weave, spin, or dye a place to communicate on patterns, equipment, and techniques.
Pinterest is a free image sharing and social media website. Find ideas and motivation by simply browsing the images and then storing the findings on your own “pinboard”.
Tablet Weavers International Studies and Techniques (TWIST) is an organization for tablet/card weavers, with a journal which comes out three times a year.
Fiber Podcasts and Broadcasts
The Handweavers Guild of America (HGA) Textiles and Tea is an live broadcast conversation with some of the most respected fiber artists in the field today. In the 45-minute discussion the focus is on the artist’s work and creative journey. At the end of the conversation, fifteen minutes is allocated for questions from the audience. Textiles & Tea takes place every Tuesday at 4:00 PM (EST) via Zoom, the broadcasts are free to view and open to all. If you miss a broadcast they are available for later viewing.
The stories of cloth, thread and the artists and artisans of the fiber world that make them come to you in the Long Thread Podcast. Each episode features interviews with your favorite spinners, weavers, needleworkers, and fiber artists from across the globe. Get the inspiration, practical advice, and personal stories of experts as we follow the long thread.
For tales of tales of textiles, craft, and culture, join host Allison Korleski as she brings you stories from all corners of the yarniverse with Fiber Nation podcasts. From Victorian murder mysteries to the trenches of the Western Front, from deadly dyes to futuristic fabric, each episode explores the connections between fiber, history, and humanity.
Haptic & Hue explores the way in which cloth speaks to us and the impact it has on our lives. It looks at how fabric traditions have grown up and the innovations that underpin its creation. It thinks about the skills that go into making it and what it means to the people who make it and use it. It looks at the different light textiles cast on the story of humanity.
Facebook Weaving Groups
While there are multiple Facebook groups dedicated to weaving, these two are based on the weaving draft books by the author. Both the Davison four shaft pattern book and the Strickler eight shaft pattern book are in black and white, the Facebook groups show the weavings in color. These are private groups that you must request to join by answering a couple simple questions.
Marguerite P. Davison in Color
Strickler in Color
Handweavers Guild of America (HGA) Convergence® is a week long international fiber arts conference held on even years.
Eastern Great Lakes Fiber Conference (EGLFC) is a biennial conference organized and put on by fiber art guilds in the greater Eastern Great Lakes area. It is held on odd numbered years at the Chautauqua Institution in western New York.
New England Weavers’ Seminar (NEWS) is a biennial four day event that usually takes place during the month of July in old numbered years. It is held at Smith College in Northampton, MA.
The MidAtlantic Fiber Association (MAFA) represents and supports a community of fiber arts guilds in the greater Mid-Atlantic region with the goal of promoting fiber arts education. MAFA is a non-profit, all-volunteer group best known for its biennial conference held during the mid summer in odd numbered years.