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Why should I join HGA?

Membership in HGA includes the following benefits:

Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot magazine:

  • HGA’s award-winning, quarterly magazine with articles on design, history, wearable art, museum exhibitions, artists, shows, books, techniques, and museum, guild, and member information.
  • SS&D Online — Your digital companion to the printed copy of Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot with current and archival issues available to HGA members who request access.

Certificate of Excellence:

  • A rigorous program available for handweavers, handspinners, dyers, and basketmakers, certifying proficiency in their chosen field.

HGA Grant Opportunities:

  • Available to members for study in non-accredited fiber art classes, workshops or conferences.

HGA Award:

  • Given in recognition of outstanding works exhibited by fiber artists at regional, national, or international juried exhibits.

HGA Member Travel Opportunities:

  • Join other HGA members for exclusive travel and excursion packages to museums, exhibits, events, and more!

Convergence® conference:

  • HGA’s biennial meeting of fiber artists from all over the world, offering lectures, seminars, workshops, exhibits and a vendor hall.

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  • Your global cyberspace connection to HGA information with guilds and fiber artists around the world.

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Textile Kits & Videos:

  • Textile samples and commentary on a variety of subjects available for both personal and guild use.

Small Expressions Exhibit:

  • Special discounted entry fee for members for HGA’s annual international juried show of small-scale works created using fiber techniques.

Teaching and Learning through Correspondence:

  • Designed just for you — a one-on-one study program with a mentor tailored to meet the student’s needs.


  • HGA members enjoy a 10% discount on most items when shopping for exhibition catalogs, books, and merchandise in HGA’s online shop

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