Fiber Notes Jan 22 2019

Lily Hope, Mellon Indigenous Artist at UVa’s Fralin Museum of Art, January 22-25, 2019

Lily Hope weaves Ravenstail and Chilkat textiles. Her ensemble, Little Watchman (on display in the exhibition Reflections: Native Arts Across Generations at The Fralin Museum of Art) blends the two styles. Lily is Tlingit Indian, of the Raven moiety; following her matrilineal line, she’s of her grandmother’s clan, the T’akdeintaan,  originating from the Snail House in Hoonah, Alaska. She teaches both styles of weaving in the Juneau community, in the Yukon Territory, down the coast of SE Alaska and into Washington and Oregon, and lectures on the spiritual commitments of being a weaver.

Lily Hope is a Mellon Indigenous Arts Visiting Artist at UVA from January 22-25, 2019. The residency program schedule includes:

Questions about the program? Contact curator Adriana Greci Green or administrator Amanda Wagstaff,

February 1 is the Deadline to apply for HGA & Dendel Scholarships for Fiber Arts Students

Each year the Handweavers Guild of America, Inc. (HGA) provides over $4,000 in Scholarships for students enrolled in accredited academic programs in the United States and Canada. With the goal of furthering education in the fiber arts, including textile research, history and conservation; scholarships are awarded on artistic talent and technical excellence rather than financial need. If you are a student we hope you will consider applying. If you know of a student who may qualify, we hope you will forward them this email. This year’s Scholarship deadline is February 1, 2019. Apply Now.

HGA’s scholarship program is part of our mission to educate, support and inspire the fiber art community. We recognize that students are an integral part of our fiber art community and as such we invite students to get involved in the many opportunities HGA has to offer.

  • Join HGA for our international fiber arts conference: Convergence® 2020 in Knoxville, July 24 – 30, 2020. Convergence® Internships connect Student Interns with internationally known Convergence® Leaders to assist in their classes. Students will have the opportunity to participate in the full Convergence® experience, including taking classes in their spare time. Transportation and accommodations, with limitations, is provided.
  • Students are invited to enter their work in one of HGA’s juried exhibits. Entry fees are waived for all students registered in accredited academic fiber programs.
  • HGA offers discounted annual student memberships for $25. Benefits include grant opportunities; 4 issues of our member magazine, Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot; and much more. Join now.

For more information about HGA and our student opportunities, visit our website,, or call (678) 730-0010.

Remember MAFA 2019 Conference Registration opens at 9am on February 2nd!

Find complete conference info here

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