Upcoming Events and Workshops

    • 29 Sep 2021
    • 15 Oct 2021
    • Downtown Art Center, 2nd floor Gallery, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Honolulu, HI 96817
    Register

    CALL TO ARTISTS!

    Register online now through September 23, for the Hawaiʻi Handweavers' Hui 2021 Biennial Juried Exhibition - INSPIRATIONS.

    Please read Prospectus before registering.

    PROSPECTUS


    The Hawaiʻi Handweavers’ Hui is excited to partner with the Glass Fusion Collective in the joint exhibit “Inspirations”. Though two very different mediums, both rely on color as one of the main components. The venue of the Downtown Art Center is an inspiration in itself as the space has windows along one side allowing for natural light to interact with the pieces.

    MAP Downtown Art Center


    Juror Suzi Ballenger

    Suzi Ballenger completed her MFA at University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth and has worked in New England as a weaver and teaching artist since 1996. She has invented and trademarked specialized tools for weaving. Ballenger’s ongoing research in hand papermaking is informed by her love of thread and fiber and was supported by workshops at the Honolulu Museum of Art, Hawaii and an internship at Dieu Donné Paper Studio in Brooklyn, New York. Ballenger currently serves as President of the Board of Directors of the Handweavers Guild of America, Inc., an organization of more than 3,500 members.


    Juror's Statement

    Inspiration is formally defined by various dictionaries*as: An unconscious burst of creativity; Growth of energy or spiritual power; An ability to form mental images of things that are not physically present or have never been conceived of; The “in-breath”. (*Merriam-Webster Dictionary, Oxford Languages Dictionary, Dictionary.com, Medical-dictionary.com)

    The tactile language of fiber is an exceptional metaphor for responses to inspiration. Presenting a subtle concept in physical form requires a creative understanding from the artist that also encourages the viewer to look deeply at what excites them personally. This sense of freedom can be translated as color, material, pattern, structure, simplicity, or extraordinary/out-of-the-box technique. The most moving and visually engaging textile/fiber art presents a strong narrative seamlessly connected with technique. It is hoped that these works will catch your in-breath, spur ideas and stimulate further responses.

    Suzi Ballenger

    For more information please contact hawaiihandweavershui@gmail.com 

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    • 03 Oct 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Downtown Art Center, 2nd floor Gallery, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Honolulu, HI 96817

    Hawaiʻi Handweavers' Hui members will demonstrate spinning fiber. A weaving loom will also be set up. This event is free and open to the public. Join us!

    Contact hawaiihandweavershui@gmail.com for more information.

    • 22 Oct 2021
    • 05 Nov 2021
    • Pictures Plus and Plus Interiors, 75-1006 Henry Street, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

    Award winning selections from the INSPIRATIONS exhibition held at the Downtown Art Center in Honolulu will be on display along with the original work of Hawaiʻi Island artists. The exhibit is open to the public Tuesday - Friday, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Saturday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Join us!

    MAP Pictures Plus


    Juror Suzie Ballenger

    Suzi Ballenger completed her MFA at University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth and has in New England as a weaver and teaching artist since 1996. She has invented and trademarked specialized tools for weaving. Ballenger’s ongoing research in hand papermaking is informed by her love of thread and fiber and was supported by workshops at the Honolulu Museum of Art, Hawaii and an internship at Dieu Donné Paper Studio in Brooklyn, New York. Ballenger currently serves as President of the Board of Directors of the Handweavers Guild of America, Inc., an organization of more than 3,500 members.



    Juror's Statement

    Inspiration is formally defined by various dictionaries*as: An unconscious burst of creativity; Growth of energy or spiritual power; An ability to form mental images of things that are not physically present or have never been conceived of; The “in-breath”. (*Merriam-Webster Dictionary, Oxford Languages Dictionary, Dictionary.com, Medical-dictionary.com)

    The tactile language of fiber is an exceptional metaphor for responses to inspiration. Presenting a subtle concept in physical form requires a creative understanding from the artist that also encourages the viewer to look deeply at what excites them personally. This sense of freedom can be translated as color, material, pattern, structure, simplicity, or extraordinary/out-of-the-box technique. The most moving and visually engaging textile/fiber art presents a strong narrative seamlessly connected with technique. It is hoped that these works will catch your in-breath, spur ideas and stimulate further responses.

    Suzi Ballenger

    For more information please contact hhhbigisland@gmail.com




    • 07 Jan 2022
    • 09 Jan 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
    • 16
    Register

    Register Online September 15 - December 1, 2021

    Join us forIt's in the Warp: Color and Design in Rep, with Rosalie Neilson

    This weaving workshop is open to the public. It utilizes 4 and 8 shaft looms, and is appropriate for all skill levels. Participants must be able to set up a loom and understand the basics of plain weave. Hawaiʻi Handweavers' Hui members receive a discounted class fee. Those who wish to become members may click HERE to join before registering for the workshop.

    Upon registering for the workshop, a detailed supply list and set up instructions will be emailed to the participant. If there are any questions regarding supply requirements before registering, please contact kamuelaweaver@gmail.com

    In addition to registering, participants purchase necessary weaving supplies, and pay a $30 materials fee to the instructor at the workshop. Materials include three spiral-bound notebooks, a netting shuttle, and supplies for color wraps. 

    Loom set-up will be done prior to the workshop at the Downtown Art Center on January 5 and 6, 2021.

    MAP Downtown Art Center - Parking in building, Chinatown Gateway Garage, enter on Bethel Street: Weekday rate is $3.00 for two hours, $1.50 for additional 30 minutes, $21.00 maximum fee; Weekend rate is $.50 for 30 minutes, maximum fee of $3.00.


    MAP to HHH Classroom


    Rosalie Neilson uses color and geometric design in her weaving and kumihimo braiding. As a designer and teacher, she publishes regularly in weaving and braiding journals and maintains an active teaching schedule throughout the United States, Canada, and England.

    Her published works include "The Thirty-Seven Interlacements of Hira Kara Gumi," "The Twenty-Four Interlacements of Edo Yatsu Gumi," "Kongō Gumi: A Cacophony of Spots—CoilsZags—Lines," and "An Exaltation of Blocks." In addition she is featured in a 2-hour rep weave video by Interweave Press (now owned by Long Thread Media). www.rosalieneilson.com


    Explore the multitude of designs possible in warp-faced rep by using two different colorways and two different weights of weft. Learn an easy way to tie a wide warp onto the front cloth beam rod, in addition to a versatile treadling method to maximize the number of patterns. Discussions will focus on color, movement of blocks, skeleton tie-ups, and threading systems.

    Drafts for 4- and 8-shaft looms will be sent in advance, along with color suggestions for the two different colorways of pattern and background. (Preliminary information will be sent via email). Weavers will warp and thread their looms prior to the workshop and work exclusively on their own loom throughout the 3-day workshop. Weavers will also learn the Cavandoli knot and participate in a color wrap session.

    For more information on the workshop contact: kamuelaweaver@gmail.com

    ______________________________________________________________

    HHH TERMS OF USE for Weaving Workshop 2022.pdf

    HHH COVID POLICY.pdf



    • 10 Jan 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
    • 12
    Register

    Register Online September 15 - December 1, 2021

    Join us for, Kumihimo: 16 Element Braids, with Rosalie Neilson

    This workshop is open to the public. It makes use of marudai, the traditional Japanese braiding equipment, and is designed for participants familiar with 8-element braid structures who want to branch out into making more complex braids.

    Participants will create a sampler of 16-element braids using two colors of silk or synthetic silk. Braids include "Oimatsu," "Naiki," "Tsukushi," 3 variations of "Mitake Gumi," and "Kongō Gumi." Resources for braid designs include the class handout, and the book, "Kongō Gumi: A Cacophony of Spots - Coils - Zags - Lines."

    Hawaiʻi Handweavers' Hui members receive a discounted class fee. Those who wish to become members may click HERE to join before registering for the workshop.

    Upon registering for the workshop, a detailed supply list will be emailed to the participant. If there are any questions regarding supply requirements before registering, please contact kamuelaweaver@gmail.com

    In addition to registering, participants purchase necessary braiding supplies. There is a $20 handout fee, for a coil bound booklet, payable to the instructor at the workshop. Participants must provide their own marudai equipped with 16 spools.

    MAP Downtown Art Center - Parking in building, Chinatown Gateway Garage, enter on Bethel Street: Weekday rate is $3.00 for two hours, $1.50 for additional 30 minutes, $21.00 maximum fee.

    MAP to HHH Classroom


    Rosalie Neilson uses color and geometric design in her weaving and kumihimo braiding. As a designer and teacher, she publishes regularly in weaving and braiding journals and maintains an active teaching schedule throughout the United States, Canada, and England. Her published works include "The Thirty-Seven Interlacements of Hira Kara Gumi," "The Twenty-Four Interlacements of Edo Yatsu Gumi," "Kongō Gumi: A Cacophony of Spots—CoilsZags—Lines," and "An Exaltation of Blocks." In addition she is featured in a 2-hour rep weave video by Interweave Press (now owned by Long Thread Media). www.rosalieneilson.com


    For more information on the workshop contact: kamuelaweaver@gmail.com

    _________________________________________________________

    HHH TERMS OF USE for Kumihimo Workshop 2022.pdf

    HHH COVID POLICY.pdf



    • 13 Jan 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Conference Room, Sangha Hall, Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin, 424 Kilauea Ave., Hilo
    • 9
    Register

    Register Online September 15 - December 1, 2021

    Join us for, Kumihimo: 16 Element Braids, with Rosalie Neilson

    This workshop is open to the public. It makes use of marudai, the traditional Japanese braiding equipment, and is designed for participants familiar with 8-element braid structures who want to branch out into making more complex braids.

    Participants will create a sampler of 16-element braids using two colors of silk or synthetic silk. Braids include "Oimatsu," "Naiki," "Tsukushi," 3 variations of "Mitake Gumi," and "Kongō Gumi." Resources for braid designs include the class handout, and the book, "Kongō Gumi: A Cacophony of Spots - Coils - Zags - Lines."

    Hawaiʻi Handweavers' Hui members receive a discounted class fee. Those who wish to become members may click HERE to join before registering for the workshop.

    Upon registering for the workshop, a detailed supply list will be emailed to the participant. If there are any questions regarding supply requirements before registering, please contact kamuelaweaver@gmail.com

    In addition to registering, participants purchase necessary braiding supplies. There is a $20 handout fee, for a coil bound booklet, payable to the instructor at the workshop. Participants must provide their own marudai equipped with 16 spools.

    MAP Sangha Hall, Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin


    Rosalie Neilson uses color and geometric design in her weaving and kumihimo braiding. As a designer and teacher, she publishes regularly in weaving and braiding journals and maintains an active teaching schedule throughout the United States, Canada, and England. Her published works include “The Thirty-Seven Interlacements of Hira Kara Gumi," "The Twenty-Four Interlacements of Edo Yatsu Gumi," "Kongō Gumi: A Cacophony of Spots—CoilsZags—Lines," and "An Exaltation of Blocks." In addition she is featured in a 2-hour rep weave video by Interweave Press (now owned by Long Thread Media). www.rosalieneilson.com


    For more information on the workshop contact: kamuelaweaver@gmail.com

    _________________________________________________________

    HHH TERMS OF USE for Kumihimo Workshop 2022.pdf

    HHH COVID POLICY.pdf



    • 14 Jan 2022
    • 16 Jan 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • Lehua Room, Kilauea Military Camp, Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park, 99-252 Crater Rim Drive, Volcano, HI 96785
    • 11
    Register

    Register Online September 15 - December 1, 2021

    Join us forIt's in the Warp: Color and Design in Rep, with Rosalie Neilson

    This weaving workshop is open to the public. It utilizes 4 and 8 shaft looms, and is appropriate for all skill levels. Participants must be able to set up a loom and understand the basics of plain weave. Hawaiʻi Handweavers' Hui members receive a discounted class fee. Those who wish to become members may click HERE to join before registering for the workshop.

    Upon registering for the workshop, a detailed supply list and set up instructions will be emailed to the participant. If there are any questions regarding supply requirements before registering, please contact kamuelaweaver@gmail.com

    In addition to registering, participants purchase necessary weaving supplies, and pay a $30 materials fee to the instructor at the workshop. Materials include three spiral-bound notebooks, a netting shuttle, and supplies for color wraps. 

    Big Isle participants must bring their own 4 or 8 shaft looms to the workshop. Loom set-up time is 8:00 am - 10:00 am on the first day, January 14, 2021.

    Shared cabins at Kilauea Military Camp are available to participants. To reserve a space, please contact Jo Hittner at jhittner@winona.edu.

    A $30 Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National  Park entry fee for a vehicle with passengers is valid for 7 days. 

    MAP Kilauea Military Camp


    Rosalie Neilson uses color and geometric design in her weaving and kumihimo braiding. As a designer and teacher, she publishes regularly in weaving and braiding journals and maintains an active teaching schedule throughout the United States, Canada, and England.

    Her published works include "The Thirty-Seven Interlacements of Hira Kara Gumi," "The Twenty-Four Interlacements of Edo Yatsu Gumi," "Kongō Gumi: A Cacophony of Spots—CoilsZags—Lines," and "An Exaltation of Blocks." In addition she is featured in a 2-hour rep weave video by Interweave Press (now owned by Long Thread Media). www.rosalieneilson.com


    Explore the multitude of designs possible in warp-faced rep by using two different colorways and two different weights of weft. Learn an easy way to tie a wide warp onto the front cloth beam rod, in addition to a versatile treadling method to maximize the number of patterns. Discussions will focus on color, movement of blocks, skeleton tie-ups, and threading systems.

    Drafts for 4- and 8-shaft looms will be sent in advance, along with color suggestions for the two different colorways of pattern and background. (Preliminary information will be sent via email). Weavers will warp and thread their looms prior to the workshop and work exclusively on their own loom throughout the 3-day workshop. Weavers will also learn the Cavandoli knot and participate in a color wrap session.

    For more information on the Big Isle workshops contact: kamuelaweaver@gmail.com

    ______________________________________________________________

    HHH TERMS OF USE for Weaving Workshop 2022.pdf

    HHH COVID POLICY.pdf



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