Member Organizations


Albuquerque Fiber Arts Council, Inc.

This nonprofit network for New Mexico fiber arts groups was established in 1999. Their website lists guilds statewide. Subscribe to Fiber Arts Newsletter (F.A.N.) and find a nearby guild for lectures, classes, exhibitions, and study groups.

Española Valley Fiber Arts Center

The Center preserves and promotes the rich textile heritage of Northern New Mexico. Members receive discounts on yarn, equipment, books, and classes; the quarterly newsletter and free ads; lending library and equipment use; and sale of work in the gallery and at shows. Working memberships are available.

Intercultural Navajo Churro Alliance

From sheep and breeders to fiber artists and their finished products, INCA strives to revitalize the wool market, creating a sustainable micro-economy to benefit those raising and creating products from the wool of Churro sheep.
Website Pending

The Navajo Churro Sheep Association

The NCSA was formed in 1986 to preserve and promote the breed. Members receive the quarterly, The Catch Pen, the annual flock book of registrations and transfers, breeder listings, web site information, and annual meeting invitations.

New Mexico Fiber Artisans

NMFA serves as a collective voice for those who create and market fiber arts statewide. Updated annually, the directory lists member artisans, businesses, galleries, growers, guilds, clubs, and organizations. Members are featured on the web site and receive advertising discounts.

Southwest Women's Fiber Arts Collective

This grassroots non-profit stimulates and supports cottage industry in southwest NM. Members receive discounted classes, a newsletter, lending library use, equipment use and rental, a web site directory listing, free web and newsletter ads, retail space at The Common Thread, an online gallery, and regional shows.


General Fiber Arts

Craft Mafia

This networking organization of craft business owners is located in cities across the United States. Since the establishment of the Austin Craft Mafia in 2003, more than thirty sister groups have been established.

This web site provides support to those involved in fiber arts. It includes free resources and services for individuals, clubs, associations, and organizations, and an international list of guilds. Search the listing for guilds in New Mexico.

Friends of Fiber Art International

Friends aim to tell the world that fiber art is “the collectable of the 21st century”, through educational opportunities. Members including collectors and artists receive a print newsletter, program notices, and online exhibition opportunities.

Handweaver's Guild of America

Encouraging excellence in fiber arts, HGA brings together weavers, spinners, dyers, basketmakers, fiber artists and educators. Members receive the quarterly Shuttle, Spindle, and Dyepot, grant and exhibition info, and travel opportunities.

TAFA: The Textile and Fiber Art List

TAFA offers an illustrated database of businesses, development projects, cooperatives, online shops, wholesalers, museums, organizations, writers, publishers, and collectors invested in the creative, social, and environmental potential of fiber art. It showcases member portfolios, provides access to larger markets, and offers business resources.

Textile Society of America

Established in 1987, TSA provides an international forum to exchange and disseminate information about textiles. Members receive access to the members section of the web site, the forum for professional development, advance notice of TSA activities, invitations to biennial symposia, and the newsletter.

Weave Real Peace

This networking organization of weavers, academics, and interested supporters focuses on improving the quality of life of weavers and artisans in developing countries. Members receive a quarterly newsletter, online discussion forum, annual meeting invitation, membership directory, and traveling slide show access.


American Quilter's Society

The AQS provides a forum for quilters through books, magazines, product offers, quilt shows, contests, and workshops. Members receive American Quilter Magazine, and discounts on featured books and products.

American Tapestry Alliance

This non-profit educational organization promotes the appreciation of woven tapestries. Members receive the quarterly, Tapestry Topics, monthly bulletins, discounted advertising and entry to events, and an annual membership directory.

Embroiderers Guild of America

This national non-profit promotes the study and preservation of embroidery. Members receive Needle Arts newsletter, a calendar of events, educational opportunities, lending library use, group and individual correspondence courses, an invitation to the national seminar, and the annual report.

International Feltmakers Association

This U.K.-based association promotes felt in all its forms. Members receive four issues of the journal Felt Matters each year, a 40-page color journal that includes reports on workshops, symposia, events, and book reviews.

The Knitting Guild Association

The largest knitting association in the country is a forum for ideas, products, markets, patterns, and communication. Members receive the quarterly, Cast On Magazine, eligibility for correspondence courses and the Master Knitting Program, free entry to conference shows, and members-only web site info.

National Quilting Association

The NQA promotes the art, craft, and legacy of quilt making. Members receive the Quilting Quarterly, eligibility for grants, scholarships, and certificates, and reduced fees for classes and entries at the NQA Annual Show.