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Estimated completion date - April 1, 2023 (no fooling)

March Program: Maria Elena Buszek, Ph.D

    • March 13, 2023
      Day Presentation: Extra/Ordinary Craft and Contemporary Art
    • March 14, 2023
      Evening Presentation: Craft in the Community

Maria Elena Buszek, Ph.D. is a scholar, critic, curator, and Professor of Art History at the University of Colorado Denver, where she teaches courses on modern and contemporary art.

Dr. Buszek is also a prolific independent curator, who has previously worked at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Recent exhibitions include Danger Came Smiling: Feminist Art and Popular Music at the Franklin Street Works, Inner Ear Vision: Sound as Medium (with Raven Chacon and Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe) at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, and Sensitive Content (with Alayo Akinkugbe and Helen Beard) at Unit London.

For more information about Maria Elena and the presentation - click here

View all 2022-2023 Programs Here
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April Program: Jill Powers

    • April 10, 2023
      Day Presentation: Bark Fiber: An Eco-Art Story
    • April 11, 2023
      Evening Presentation: Bark FIber Process

Jill Powers creates art with bark fiber and many natural processes.  Jill’s art revolves around the aesthetics and science of ecosystems.  She has created art in response to ecological changes, finding ways to explore ocean and forest ecologies, drought, flood, insects, and geologic changes. Jill gets involved in her subjects in a deep way, exploring her subjects through curiosity and artist research, inspired by learning about the latest science and discoveries. Through her unusual art, she draws people into the stories through the beauty and intrigue of her materials and approaches, and follows up with fun and engaging public programs to extend the impact of the work.

For more information about Jill and the presentation - click here

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April Workshop: Jill Powers

    • April 15, 2023
      An introduction to Bark Fiber

Innovative Techniques for textured surface designers, weavers, stitchers, fiber collage artists, papermakers, + basketry artists

Learn about the unique history of bark fiber, how to cook, prepare, and create with it. After learning the basics, participants will choose between making one or two of the following: Long, straight or wavy linear elements for textural weft material or basketry pieces 

For more information and registration - click here

Guild Library Day & Member Fiber Swap - Members Only

    • May 6, 2023 - 12:00 - 4:00 pm
    • Mountain View Methodist Church

Back by popular demand!

Join HGB for an afternoon of access to our amazing library/media resources and an opportunity to increase or decrease your stash.

The HGB Library will be open from 12:00pm - 4:00pm in Barker Hall 

A Member Fiber Swap will happen 12:00pm - 4:00pm in the parking lot of Mountain View Methodist Church.

Please note: this Member Fiber Swap is for members only (not open to the public) items offered should be limited to fiber, equipment and materials related to guild arts.

That means YARN! And looms, wheels, hand carders, art materials, needles, etc. etc.

Let’s swap!

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May Program: Beth Marx

  • May 8, 2023
    Day Presentation: My Felting Journey
  • May 9, 2023 
    Evening Presentation: Having a Bowl with Beth

Beth Marx has been a felt maker for over 15 years and is still fascinated with the process. Beth can’t remember when art was not part of her life. From the little girl who played art school in the basement of her Ohio childhood home to majoring in art at The Ohio State University, Beth has had her hand in many art mediums but has always had a real affinity for textiles. With an eclectic sense of style and keen eye, she fulfills her passion by creating wet felted garments and accessories in the studio behind her 1920’s bungalow that she has affectionately named Studio 907, the same number as her street address in Long Beach, California.

Special Evening Presentation: Having a Bowl with Beth
For 25 pre-registered HGB members, and many observers, Beth will teach us how to make a shallow bowl without using a resist. Details

For more information about Jill and the presentation - click here

View all 2022-2023 Programs Here
Interested in attending a meeting?
Click here for the schedule and meeting location.

May Workshops: Beth Marx

  • May 5, 2023
    Workshop: The Textured Handbag
  • May 6-7, 2023
    Workshop: Felted Pull Over Top or Poncho

May 5, 2023 - The Textured Handbag
For more information and registration - click here

This textured cross body bag is the perfect accessory to complete your outfit or gift it to your favorite friend or relative. Once you learn this technique, you’ll want to make more and more of these gems. Beth will guide you step by step through the wet felting process as you create your very own unique cross body handbag.

May 6-7, 2023 - Felted Pull Over Top or Poncho
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Take your felting to the next level in this intensive but fun two-day garment workshop. If you've ever wanted to learn to make a seamless felted garment using a resist, make your own patterns, de-mystify shrinkage calculations and learn how to use Beth's "Easy Peasy Shrinkage Calculation Sheet", then this workshop is for you.

Join or Renew Today!

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Membership in the Handweavers Guild of Boulder is open to anyone who has an interest in or is actively engaged in textile and fiber arts.

HGB Members Represent a Variety of Textile and Fiber Techniques

• Weaving and Interlacement • Felting—Wet, Needle & Nuno • Knitting & Crochet • Lace, Macramé & Knotting • Bead & Wire Weaving • Basketry • Rug Hooking • Spinning • Sprang • Embroidery, Stitching & Surface Design • Quilting, Piecing & Appliqué • Fabric Painting, Dyeing & Surface Design • Handmade Paper • Fiber Preparation & Dyeing

Membership in the Handweavers Guild of Boulder is open to anyone who has an interest in or is actively engaged in textile and fiber arts.

Whether you are new to fiber arts and textiles, or an accomplished artist, we are confident that you will find an enjoyable, creative, and inspirational place within the Handweavers Guild of Boulder.

Upcoming Events

Guild Programs - Day & Evening Meetings  View 2022-2023 Program Listing Here
HGB Fiber Art Show & Sale - November 1-5, 2023 - visit


The Handweavers Guild of America (HGA)Textiles & Tea - Each week HGA hosts a conversation with some of the most respected fiber artists in the field today. Textiles & Tea takes place every Tuesday at 4:00 PM (EST) and is broadcast via Zoom. These broadcasts are free to view and open to all. Click on the link for additional information.

Website Announcements - Submission Guidelines
Contact if you have an item for this website announcements section pertaining to fiber events of interest to Guild members. 

The Beat - HGB Newsletter - Submission Guidelines
Click here for information on announcements/advertising in the HGB newsletter. 
Click here to access announcement request form.
Please note, HGB members may place a free personal 30 word or less advertisement in the newsletter.

Colorado Gives Day
The Handweavers Guild of Boulder has been participating in since 2019, providing a safe and secure platform to non-profits in the State of Colorado to receive charitable donations.  Please join us on December 6, 2022 for Colorado Gives Day.  Link here for the Handweavers Guild of Boulder profile page and thank you for your ongoing support!

HGB COVID POLICY (adopted by the HGB Board June 9, 2021): The Board will continue to closely follow local public health guidelines and to make plans with the health and safety of our community in mind as we move forward. Handweavers Guild of Boulder small groups, such as Study Groups, workshops, or committees, may meet in-person.  The HGB Board recommends that each group use a democratic process to ask its members to decide whether to meet in-person or to continue with virtual meetings.  (The HGB Zoom account will remain available for member group use.)  The HGB Board recommends that masks and social distancing are used if an in-person option is taken.

(Addendum adopted by the HGB Board June 28, 2022): Face coverings will be required on the first day of the HGB Fiber Art Show & Sale Check-in for all members in the building on that day (Monday, October 31, 2022) to protect each other and particularly members with health conditions.   Face coverings will also be required on the morning of additional Check-in  (Friday, November 4, 2022) and during Check-out beginning at 3pm Sunday, November 6, 2022.  The HGB Board continues to encourage face coverings be worn indoors during other times of the event.  

HGB Non-discrimination Clause
Update to the HGB By-Laws, Article IV, Section 1 Approved 10/10/22 by HGB Membership

Membership of the Guild shall be open to persons in sympathy with, interested in, or actively engaged in the art of handweaving and related arts/crafts. There shall be no discrimination on the basis of sex, age, ability, race, ethnicity, color, ancestry, genetic information, national origin, native language, religion, creed, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, transgender status, marital status, veteran status, military status, political service, affiliation or disability.

The Handweavers Guild of Boulder is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization focused on textile and fiber arts education.

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