Magento CommerceHandweavers Guild of America



HGA’s Convergence® 2016 Conference   

HGA is in negotiations for the Convergence® 2016 conference. Location and dates will be released here at and in our  "Convergence Conference" newsletters when the information is available. Sign up at the Newsletter link in the footer below.

If you weave, spin, dye, make baskets, or use one of the many other fiber techniques we love, plan to be with us for this premier fiber experience!  


HGA’s Convergence 2014 Conference

July 14 - 19, 2014, Providence, Rhode Island, USA  

Thank you!

-- to our delegates, day visitors, vendors, teachers, artists, and volunteers who helped make HGA's Convergence® 2014 Providence conference happen!

HGA welcomes you to the ultimate international fiber art experience, HGA’s Convergence&reg conference, where you can meet people face to face and touch real cloth, not just exchange texts or look at images. Immerse yourself in the inspiration and stimulation of exhibits, classes, textile tours, and shopping—all in the vibrant arts community of Providence, Rhode Island.


Photos: Both Providence Skyline and Rhode Island Convention Center (Fall) photos: Nicholas Millard, courtesy of the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau; Slater Mill Museum, courtesy of the Slater Mill Museum; Electronic Industrial Jacquard Loom at Rhode Island School of Design Textile Department, photo: David O’Connor.


On HGA’s first trip to the Northeast US in more than twenty-five years, we look forward to connecting with our members in the Northeast and to bringing fiber enthusiasts from all over the world to experience the textile history and innovation for which this region is known.

The Ocean State combines miles of stunning beaches with thriving nightlife, distinctive cuisine, trendy shopping, and an endless list of things to do, all within a short drive. Rhode Island's vibrant arts community hosts more than 50 museums along with innovative theater, music, and dance.

Join thousands of fiber enthusiasts and hundreds of vendors from all over the world, exhibiting and sharing their knowledge. Convergence classes include novice to advanced instruction in a variety of fiber techniques including:

  • weaving
  • spinning
  • dyeing
  • basketry
  • braiding
  • feltmaking
  • knitting
  • garment construction and sewing with handwovens
  • digital imagery
  • color and design
  • and much more!


Subscribe to HGA’s email newsletter for updates. Sign up field is at the bottom of the page.

Water Place, photo by Marianne Lee
courtesy of Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau